TAG: Bob Pettit
The NBA has been a big man’s league for a long time, dating all the way back to George Mikan and Bill Russell. But as the center position has increasingly moved to the perimeter, the emphasis has shifted to the four man. In today’s game, a great power forward is tasked with everything from blocking shots to stretching the defense and making three-pointers. Read More »
Not everyone can have the same history as the Boston Celtics or Chicago Bulls. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Eastern Conference starting lineups. From Michael Jordan all the way down to Kemba Walker — yes, Kemba Walker — here are the top players at every position for every East franchise. Read More »
Ballots are big news in 2012; for the NBA’s purposes, however, the way it defines “big” on its own ticket is dramatically changing. Today the NBA was reported to reveal that instead of voting for two guards, two forwards and a center for the All-Star teams, it had eliminated the center position. Now you’ll just vote for three big men â€” a victory for forwards playing center everywhere (looking at you, Tim Duncan). Read More »
This title run was for all the skeptics, all the haters.
Suddenly, Dirk‘s playoff career looks pretty good (despite the fact that he was in the middle of one of the worst choke jobs ever seen in the ’06 Finals). His career postseason numbers are still standing in that ultra-elusive 25/10 club (25.9 & 10.4) and in the ridiculous Western Conference â€“ there were a few years where you had to win 50 games JUST TO GET in the playoffs â€“ Dirk has led Dallas to the playoffs in 11 consecutive seasons as the unquestioned alpha dog on his team. Read More »
If you know anything at all about the NBA, you should’ve seen this coming. Up until last night’s All-Star Game, the weekend had been all about Blake Griffin. And even though Kobe Bryant said the rookie could have Los Angeles, we all knew better. There was no way Kobe would let the All-Star stage come and go, especially in his city, without grabbing the spotlight … Bryant (37 points, 14 rebounds) went H.A.M. in the first three quarters, staking his claim to a record-tying fourth All-Star MVP award (Bob Pettit has four) while the West built a lead they would never relinquish. Read More »
With the fact that King James will be named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player this afternoon at only 24 years old, this got me thinking: How many will LeBron have by the time he’s done playing? Read More »