In today's edition of the morning links we take a look at the NBA draft, both past and present. First a history of Big 5 players and the draft, Shawn Bradley making the list of the biggest busts and a hint as to who the Sixers could take Thursday. In addition, we've got a story on the greatest NBA playoff series ever and a note on what Shane McMahon is up to.â†µ
Big 5 first-rounders scarce since NBA's lottery era began | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/21/2011
THERE WON'T BE a Big 5 player selected in the first round of the NBA draft for the fifth consecutive season. In fact, only 18 Big 5 players have been taken in the first round since 1985, the first year of the lottery.
NBA Playoffs: Ranking the greatest series ever, 1-5 - ESPN
John Hollinger calls the 1981 Eastern Conference finals between the Celtics and Sixers as the greatest playoff series ever.
NBA draft buzz: Kyrie No. 1 - CBSSports.com
Could the SIxers be zeroing on Texas forward Jordan Hamilton?
Top 10 NBA Draft Busts
Shawn Bradley makes the list!
YouTube - Shane McMahon With Rory McIlroy's Dad At The US Open 2011
Anyone else notice WWE's Shane McMahon hanging out with Rory McIlroy's dad on the last day of the US Open? He's apparently part of his management team. I predict that Tiger Woods sneaks onto the 8th green of the next tourney and gives Rory a chairshot before revealing that Vince McMahon is his new manager.