Triple Threat Weekly: Injured State of Mind

As many teams gear up for the final playoff push these last few weeks of the regular season, Jim and Tyler go through the teams who find themselves banged up at the end of March. There are many candidates, but these three seem to really be limping into the post season. Portland Trail Blazers Tyler […]

An Ode to Tark’s 1990 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels

Memories of watching the Chicago Bulls with my Dad began to coalesce in the early 90’s. At the ripe age of 5 years old (going on 6), the ’93 Chicago Bulls championship is the first memory I have of basketball. Since that time 22 years ago, I have become hooked to the sport. With that […]

BOTJ Bracket Challenge 2015

It’s that time of the year again, March Madness is upon us! Join our BOTJ Tournament Challenge on ESPN to compete against us, and invite your friends. Just follow this link: http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2015/en/group?groupID=330848 Or search for “Back of the Jersey” in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge. It’s free, why wouldn’t you do it? Even Ethel from accounting is […]

Triple Threat Weekly: Mid-March Updates

This week for Back of the Jersey’s Triple Threat Weekly, Jim and Tyler scan the league for the most interesting headlines. Kyle Korver’s historic shooting season, Paul George nearing a return for the Pacers and the debate for the candidacies of Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry for MVP. Kyle Korver is on the verge of a […]

Triple Threat Weekly: The Expectations Game

In this week’s NBA Triple Threat Weekly column, Tyler and Jim check in on some of the players who may or may not have flown under the radar this season. Which guys are surpassing, living up to or failing to meet the expectations placed on them at the season’s outset? Exceeding Expectations Tyler James Harden: […]

A Tribute to Jerome Kersey

Many NBA fans under the age of 30 don’t remember Jerome Kersey’s indelible impact on the NBA and the Pacific Northwest. For too many younger folks (myself included), we remember Kersey as a consummate role player on the ’99 Spurs championship squad, that featured several other former stars in the twilight of their respective careers, […]

Triple Threat Weekly: Trade Deadline Aftermath

Following the NBA All-Star game, the action is back but not in the form of traditional basketball – the fan-favorite NBA Trade deadline! Yesterday’s flurry of activity at 3 P.M. had everyone in the basketball world in a complete frenzy. Although there were quite a few big names on the move, Jim Armstrong and Tyler […]

Triple Threat Weekly: Looking Forward to the 2nd Half

Tyler Michels and Jim Armstrong size up a few storylines for the NBA’s second half, including which low Eastern Conference seed is likeliest to knock off a top seed. Who is your 2nd half breakout performer? Tyler D.J. Augustin: Nothing baffled me more this past off season when D.J. Augustin was on the market, and […]

Triple Threat Weekly: January Monthly Wrap-Up

Miss some NBA action the past few weeks? In this week’s edition, Jim Armstrong and Tyler Michels come up with a few conclusions for the month of January. Who has been the NBA’s hottest and coldest teams, along with the player of the month. We will be bringing you monthly wrap-up’s in February, March and […]

Triple Threat Weekly: The Fading Stars of the League

In this week’s edition of the Triple Threat, Tyler Michels and Jim Armstrong address the all-stars who play out the twilight of their respective careers. We drill into who’s hung on too long, who’s game has held up the against father time and which player will soon be assuming coaching duties. Candidates: Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, […]