The point guard position is commonly referred to as the player who initiates the team’s offense, the floor general. In recent history, the NBA’s infrastructure has undergone a makeover. Now, it’s all about a lightning quick pace and guards that can score the ball at will. While this has produced some exciting and flashy play, there is one critical argument that needs to be discussed with these point guards. Read More »
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The Nets traveled to Motown on Friday night and the Pistons showed them what they can do. Detroit exploded to a 23-point halftime lead and never looked back. Brandon Jennings scored 26 points to lead six different Pistons players with double-figures. But it was ol’ man point guard Chauncey Billups with the play of the night when he tossed a behind-the-back pass to Andre Drummond for the sick two-handed slam. Read More »
It’s rare when you can have two extremely gifted shooters on your team. The game just flows easier when you have multiple guys that can knock down shots from the stripe. After their breakout performances in last year’s playoffs, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson (also known as “The Splash Brothers”) received the ultimate praise from their head coach Mark Jackson when he said in the Western Conference Semifinals last May, “I said I’ve got the greatest shooting backcourt that’s ever played the game.” Read More »
During the 2003-2004 NBA season, a bunch of ragtag veterans in Detroit shocked a star-laden team from Los Angeles by relying on stellar defense and smart, team-first basketball. They counteracted their below-league-average points per game scoring average and low field goal percentage by playing to their unique strengths, and doing it as one. This was the epitome of a “team.” Read More »
Just a short year ago, we were blessed to watch the USA Men’s basketball team storm into London and pick apart each opponent with a variety of different tactics that emphasized speed and transition defense. Those lineups, at times, were sorely lacking in the height department. We would occasionally find the 6-8 Carmelo Anthony at the center position where he would rebound and “attempt” to guard opposing centers. Read More »
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, the remodeled Pistons. Read More »
Whether fair or unfair, it’s safe to say that today’s athletes are judged foremostly upon their ability to shine when the stakes are the highest.
It’s the same in every sport: playoff greatness is simply far more significant than regular season success. Likewise, performances late in games are consistently put under heavy scrutiny, while a tendency to produce in the early stages of competition is often deemed irrelevant if one is unable to reach that same level when the outcome is on the line. Read More »
There are a lot of ways NBA players invest their money. Some are good, and others are pretty bad. But former NBA player Junior Bridgeman might be one of the few that’s successfully transitioned into a lucrative post-NBA career despite the lack of the millions staked to other, less successful post-NBA business ventures. According to Nation’s Restaurant News, now Bridgeman is partnering with Pistons point guard, Chauncey Billups, to purchase 30 Wendy’s franchises in the St. Louis market. Read More »
This season, we’ll see what feels like an unprecedented number of players and coaches reunited with their former teams. After a flurry of offseason moves, we’re taking a moment to celebrate some of the best “homecomings” of the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Read More »
Since the 1979-80 NBA season, the three-point line has been a part of the game. From that year on players have attempted the long range shot to earn an extra point. Through the years, there have been a few that were able to knock it down more consistently than others, and these players earned cliche nicknames like sharpshooter, knockdown shooter and zone buster. Read More »