As the Sweet 16 tips off Thursday evening, NBA scouts will flock far and wide to evaluate the college ranks’ premier talent. The Crossover is happy to provide the following game-by-game guide for fans to evaluate all of the tournament’s remaining prospects
LaVar Ball seems to be ignoring LeBron James’ warning to keep his kids’ names out of his mouth. Most college basketball fans are familiar with the latest twist in the Ball saga: Ball went on Chris Broussard’s podcast and said that NBA superstars’ sons tend to be less talented than the sons of less famous players. James didn’t like that much, and on Tuesday, he told ESPN that Ball needs to leave his family alone.
Outside Jerry Krause’s suburban Chicago home seven weeks ago, the snow blanketed the backyard and patio. Inside, Krause had been going for an hour and a half at the kitchen table now, an old scout telling the story of a lifetime chase. At 77 years old, his body crumbling because of an excruciating bone disease, Krause could see the end.