Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.
The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »
/ Dec 10, 2013 / 10:30 am
Blake Griffin (photo. Foot Locker)
Blake Griffin has to be the funniest player in the NBA. He KILLS every commercial he’s ever in — like the recent GameFly joint where he came through a TV with a jet-pack. Team him up with Foot Locker (in this case, Kids Foot Locker), who always bring the goods, along with Chris Paul and lil’ Chris, and you have something special. Read More »
Clippers forward Blake Griffin has become ubiquitous during NBA games, even when the Clippers have an off night. That’s because he’s been featured in approximately four bazillion ads over the last couple years. We don’t mind as much because they’re almost always funny — featuring ironic, almost dry humor – and his newest one for GameFly is more of the same. Read More »
On TNT Thursday night, Kenny Smith spent some time explaining why he doesn’t think the Los Angeles Clippers — even with new coach Doc Rivers — are a title-contender. But one play by the Clippers on Thursday night, featuring Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, was definitely title-worthy. Read More »
/ Dec 4, 2013 / 5:00 pm
Five years may not seem like a long time (considering LeBron is in his 11th season already), but little known rookies can turn into household superstars in that small time frame. Just consider that five years ago players like Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, Kevin Love, Roy Hibbert and Eric Gordon were young rookies looking for their place in the NBA. Read More »
/ Nov 18, 2013 / 11:45 am
Basketball fanatics know that the world is a better place when the NBA is in full swing. While the season has yet to reach its quarter mark, the best basketball on the planet has not disappointed its fans, as multiple game-winners, phenomenal displays of athleticism, and renewed rivalries have all come out of the woodwork in the early season. Read More »
Blake Griffin (photo. Jordan Brand)
There are few things more enthralling and adrenaline-inducing than the art of the poster dunk. It may only be worth two points, but the feelings of awe and emotions of demoralization only seems to increase its worth. A dunk of such devastating magnitude could easily turn the tides of a game, switching momentum from one team to another. Read More »
/ Nov 11, 2013 / 4:15 pm
All stats from games prior to Friday
Even when sample sizes are small and records give no indication of anything worthwhile, the first week or two of the NBA season can still show audiences which teams are contenders and which are merely pretending.
The contenders, the teams that built off of either their offseason success as a result of keen free agency moves or those that are thriving off of the development of certain players, are already giving notice that they are a squad worth recognizing. Read More »
/ Nov 8, 2013 / 3:30 pm
The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t had expectations this high in years. Since Chris Paul joined the team they have made strides, becoming a title contender and increasing their win total by at least eight games in each of the last two seasons.
Despite having an average start to the season, the Clippers have shown glimpses of a team ready to push their way into being a top team in the NBA. Read More »
Despite a ho-hum game from LeBron James, at least for him, the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Clippers tonight in Miami’s American Airlines Arena. The 102-97 loss for LA was doubly tough because Blake Griffin had one of his finest games of the season, and certainly one of his best dunks. Read More »