Damian Lillard didn’t win this one. And Stephen Curry, a favorite for many, didn’t even make it out of the opening round after connecting on a disappointing 16 shots even with the money ball-only rack on the short corner. Instead it was sweet-shooting Spurs guard Marco Belinelli that won the 2014 Foot Locker NBA Three-point Shootout after an impressive showing in the final round and a tie-breaker against Wizards second-year guard Bradley Beal. Read More »
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The next wave of basketball superstars are on the brink of making an impact. The game is in good hands with LeBron James and Kevin Durant running the show at the moment. But who are the guys that could breakout and become stars in the future? Back in 2011, we devoted a whole issue of the magazine to breakout players–such as Paul George, John Wall and James Harden. Now it’s time for a new list. Read More »
In recent years, the NBA 2K series has become the mecca of sports competition gaming–damaging friendships one Kevin Durant game-winner at a time. For me, it’s the ultimate source of competition in my college apartment. Much like there is a “zone” in real life basketball that players get into, there’s a certain “zone” one can enter during a game of 2K, when all of those pull-up transition threes are dropping and every bounce seems to go your way. Read More »
If there’s one thing to be learned about the NBA, it’s that a championship can’t be won on the back of one player. How obvious was this last season in the playoffs when Russell Westbrook was injured and the Thunder relied completely on Kevin Durant isolations? Even with Durant being one of the top three players in the league, he couldn’t will a team to a playoff series victory by himself. Read More »
Since the Hellenistic era, greatness was always considered an arduous journey that few survived, forcing the hopeful to bring their best, burning away self-doubt, challenge their will to overcome. This journey to greatness is still very much alive today, especially in the modern NBA. All great individual players and teams have been tested by bitter rivals or superior teams. Michael Jordan had the Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons; Magic had Bird and vice versa. Read More »
The NBA’s Eastern Conference is in need of immediate assistance because outside of the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, there are 13 other teams that are on life support.
The Atlanta Hawks are the only other team in the East with a record above .500 and that’s not going to last much longer with Al Horford now out indefinitely. That leaves the likes of the Charlotte Bobcats, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards to compete for the coveted third seed. Read More »
It’s no surprise that NBA players are some of the biggest sneakerheads in the world. You can see them rocking the most exclusive kicks on a daily basis, in part because they’re always around the culture and, more importantly, because they can get basically anything they want. And thanks to Instagram, we’re getting a better look now at what’s on their feet than ever before. Read More »
The Washington Wizards went into Madison Square Garden and handed the Knicks their 17th loss this season, 102-101, after the just-returned-from-injury Bradley Beal drove for the winning layup with under 10 seconds remaining. The Knicks failed to take a timeout after the play — even though they had three — and Carmelo Anthony‘s lunging three-pointer to win it didn’t even draw iron. Read More »
Prior to the NBA Draft, the 2012 class received mixed reviews from all the critics. The draft had a clear number one: Anthony Davis. It had a few potential star guards: Damian Lillard, Dion Waiters and Bradley Beal. It even had the athletic postmen, Andre Drummond and Thomas Robinson. But it seemed to lack real depth. Read More »
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 »