/ May 6, 2014 / 1:00 pm
This morning it was formally announced what we all knew anyway: Kevin Durant is the 2013-14 NBA MVP. Except, KD wasn’t unanimously voted as MVP this year. Six voters elected to go with LeBron James, who was one vote short of getting every second-place vote. So who voted for ‘Bron over KD? Read More »
According to the New York Post, banned for life Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The 80-year-old owner has become a national disgrace when leaked audio recorded him making racist comments to his then-girlfriend. The recording led to his lifetime ban and promise from commissioner Adam Silver he’d attempt to force Sterling into selling his team. Read More »
/ Apr 25, 2014 / 1:45 pm
The NBA Playoffs will either make or break a team or a player. The postseason provides players and coaches the platform to expose their greatest strengths or the lowest weaknesses on the biggest stage. That is why the playoffs carry an incredible amount of emphasis, which draws in the utmost attention from basketball fans around the globe. Read More »
Blake Griffin (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)
At the end, the difference between the Warriors and Clippers in Game 2 of their first round series was 40 points. After losing Game 1 at home, and with it home-court advantage, the Clippers responded by beating down the Dubs in Game 2 led by Blake Griffin‘s playoff career-high 35 points in less than 30 minutes. Read More »
/ Apr 21, 2014 / 11:00 am
Just over two years ago, had you asked me whom I considered to be the NBA’s elite players, I would have given you three names: Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade.
Fresh off an NBA Finals run in which his Mavericks took down Kobe’s Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder, and the “Dream Team” Miami Heat en route to the championship, Dirk was a shoo-in on the list. Read More »
The Clippers fell at home to the Dubs, 109-105, in a game where Blake Griffin fouled out in the fourth quarter after playing just 19 foul-plagued minutes on the day. Griffin was obviously upset once he was whistled for his sixth foul, but his anger was augmented when he saw the replay. That’s when a Warriors fan sitting court-side got an unwanted shower from Blake’s water cup. Read More »
Kevin Durant, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)
The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. Next up, the race for third place and a pretty overwhelming victor for the two-man battle that decided this season’s MVP award. Read More »
/ Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm
The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs.
For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn, the most important key to the first round is to stay healthy. San Antonio and Brooklyn have veteran rosters and will need the extra rest to stay healthy throughout the playoffs. Read More »
/ Apr 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm
It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.”
While much attention has been focused on the first-round matchups in the Western Conference due to the stellar performances by the majority of Western teams this season, there are intriguing matchups in the East that could translate into even more intriguing matchups in the second round. Read More »
/ Apr 18, 2014 / 1:45 pm
The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. Next up is an unusual triumvirate our writers landed on in a difficult award to empirically measure: The Most Improved Player.
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