The Philly-Cleveland matchup last night was the back end of a home-and-home after Andrew Bynum‘s return to Philly on Friday night. The Cavs suffered a tough 15-point loss that night, but back in Cleveland on Saturday night, the matchup turned away from Bynum’s lost 2012-13 season to the future with a shootout featuring the exciting young point guards for both teams. Third-year guard Kyrie Irving finally bested the rookie Michael Carter-Williams at the end of the second overtime. Read More »
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The NBA has finally returned and after the first few days every team is back in action. Bodies are fresh, players are coming back from injuries and almost everyone is optimistic. The state of the NBA is full of hope.
Unfortunately for many, the NBA is a long season and those great aspirations can be quickly turned around due to injury or just misplaced expectations. Read More »
We didn’t think it was possible. We thought he’d hem and haw his way to at least Thanksgiving and then make a halfhearted attempt to get back into shape before taking the court around Christmas. Sixers fans are nodding. But tonight, with 3:40 left in the first quarter, Andrew Bynum checked in for the Cavs to battle against visiting Brooklyn. Read More »
With the NBA season starting tonight, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the past week, we’ve been taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, let’s talk about a potential “Decision 2.0.” Read More »
For one reason or another, superstars are switching uniforms today faster than lightning can strike the ground. Whether it’s from a trade or free agency, there are multiple free agents that have changed locations in the past few years. When this change happens, it’s an interesting situation. A player that has been with one team for most of their career suddenly gets moved to an entitely new situation. Read More »
We spoke with superstar-in-the-making Kyrie Irving right before preseason began, and he mentioned the origins of the Uncle Drew character he developed for a series of Pepsi MAX spots. Chapter 3 is coming within a week, coinciding with the start of the new NBA season the next day. Let’s guess who might be the newest “young blood.” Read More »
The dribbling skills of Kyrie Irving shouldn’t surprise us. When he shakes a defender like a snake sloughs its skin, we should nod because it’s expected. But even though we’ve seen it before, and we’ll see it again, it never gets old watching him bamboozle defenders with his handle. Against the Sixers, he did it on consecutive possessions. 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, a Cavaliers team with playoff aspirations. Read More »
After the midway point of the fourth quarter in the preseason matchup between the Cavs and Magic in Orlando tonight, No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett was 0-5 from the field for 2 points on a pair of free throws. He’d even missed an early fourth quarter attempt from the top of the key that barely grazed the front of the iron. Then, with more than half of the fourth expired, he banged into the paint and an off-balance shot banked in for his first field goal. It would not be his last. Read More »
Hopefully, you’re ready with cheat sheets, rankings and tips for your annual fantasy basketball draft party. If it hasn’t happened already, just know it’s coming. In the coming week, we’ll be breaking down and debating key matchups so when the time comes to choose, you’ll know where to go. Read More »