This week the NBA season kicked off, and the Nets and Knicks are projected to stink once again. Vegas oddsmakers predict the two teams might win 60 games, combined. So if you love basketball, instead of trekking to MSG or Barclays, you may want to look into getting tickets to see St. John’s — a team that actually has a lot of promise heading into this season.
This week, Auburn transfer Mustapha Heron — a highly recruited 6’ 5’’ shooting guard who lit up the SEC for the past two years — was ruled eligible to play for the Johnnies this year after forgoing the NBA draft in order to move closer to his ailing mom in Connecticut.
Heron’s story of passing up millions of dollars and his dream to play in the NBA to spend more time with his sick mom and his family is heartwarming, and reason enough to support this bright young star. But when you couple his incredible talent with St. John’s’ already–NBA-bound star Shamorie Ponds, you have a team that is sure to excite on the court.
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