NBA 1st Round Preview

Finally, for all of the basketball junkies out there, the greatest time of the year is upon us. The final regular season games are complete and the playoff seeding is set in stone. Starting Saturday, half the league will begin the journey to the NBA Finals, but in order to make it there, they will…

Defense, Defense, and Defense

Yes, the league is exhibiting a slight uptick in scoring – but not at the expense of good defense.  We have been misguided by highlights and in-game graphics to believe the NBA has never seen such offensive production.  It’s a lie. Points have increased only in relation to the previous decade.  But let’s be clear, offensive…

Is Lance Stephenson Going to Guide the Pacers to the Playoffs?

My immediate response: HELL YES. While that may be a homer pick on my part, I ask you, why not? The Pacers are 2-1 since Lance has returned to the team with a tough loss against the Cavaliers in double overtime. The two wins were against playoff teams in the Raptors and Bucks. With the…

Player Options Worth Noting in 2017

With a massive spike in cap space in recent summers, NBA free agency has evolved into a turbulent bidding war.  We have bloated contracts (Evan Turner), teams overspending just to hit the cap floor (Orlando Magic), and multi-year deals that could cripple future agency (Timofey Mozgov).   Superstars like Jimmy Butler and John Wall sit…

Is Lebron the Biggest Flopper in History?

In case you missed it, Lebron James suffered faked an injury two nights ago against the San Antonio Spurs. David Lee accidentally bumped him with his elbow after snagging a rebound. Here is the clip of the entire situation: BREAKING: LeBron James died tonight due to a fatal tap in the back. May he rest…

Which NBA Players Are The Original Three Pokemon You Get To Choose From?

When I first considered comparing NBA players and Pokemon, I of course googled “comparing NBA players to Pokemon” to see if it had been done. And if so, how many times? Quickly, google pointed out to me that it had been done several times and in multiple different manners (my favorite was a reddit thread titled “If NBA…

Meet the Jones

The Barry’s have long been considered the largest, oldest, and overall superior family in NBA history.  The great Rick Barry was an NBA superstar for the Warriors.  He led the franchise to its first title in 1975.  But most importantly, he fathered three NBA players: Jon, Drew, and Brent Barry, forming the legendary Barry clan of…

Is the NBA Ready for the Ball Family?

We’re on the brink of the NCAA Championship and the NBA Playoffs, a.k.a. the greatest time of the year for us basketball fans. But in a few short months, we’ll be left without basketball and NBA junkies will be clinging with dear life to every basketball related story. Enter the NBA draft. Fans will be…

Don’t Blink: A Vote for Kawhi Leonard

This is all too familiar: “Nobody is talking about the Spurs…” “The Spurs are flying under the radar…” “Everyone needs to pay attention to Kawhi Leonard…” It’s almost like when a player is not underrated because everyone talks about how underrated he is.  LaMarcus Aldridge wove that wave for years.  “LaMarcus Aldridge is the most…

Dirk’s 30K and the Mavs’ Underrated Reign in the West

We forget how preposterously dominant the Dallas Mavericks have been this century. Their Texas counterpart, the San Antonio Spurs, boast five championships, a 926-370 record since 2000, and of the course the winningest coach and Big Three of the era. But really, Dirk and the Mavs aren’t far behind. Although capturing just one league title in two appearances, Dallas has…

Everything You Need to Know about Ice Cube’s BIG3

With the summer months on the horizon, it’s time to start the hype for the BIG3 basketball league. Ice Cube’s 3v3 league is set to begin in early June and is already STACKED with ex-NBA talent. Although HOF’er Allen Iverson is headlining the campaign, Ice Cube and the BIG3 will continue revealing new players every Monday…

Brace Yourself Laker Fans: Magic is in the Air

Moving on from Mitch Kupchak was undoubtedly a huge positive for the Lakers’ organization. Yes, Kupchak captained five NBA championships as the general manager of the storied franchise, but let’s not pretend he didn’t have supreme players leading the charge – players that would have flocked to Los Angeles regardless of who ran the team….