The Detroit Pistons drafted Tony Mitchell with the No. 7 pick in the second round (37th overall) for his athleticism. He wowed at the rookie photo shoot with dunks that made us stop in our tracks. The 39-year-old Rasheed Wallace just retired for the second time this past summer before becoming an assistant coach in Detroit. Both men had a dunk contest after practice the other day. Read More »
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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 »
During a Sunday that saw the Detroit Pistons take on Brad Stevens‘ winless Celtics team, Brandon Jennings officially debuted as Detroit’s new point guard. He was wearing a mask to help protect his impacted wisdom tooth, but the mask looked as fierce as Jennings’ game yesterday, and the Pistons needed him against the woeful Celtics. Read More »
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 »
More exciting preseason action last night as the (finally) healthy Timberwolves took on an extensively renovated Pistons squad. There were some clankers from the outside by Detroit, especially by free agent signee Josh Smith. But when it mattered, the basketball Gods provided Smith some soft iron for the win. 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 »
Gone are the days where two NBA teams who straight-up didn’t like each other could get together and elevate their rivalry with a brawl. Good riddance. Those who enjoy watching titans inflict pain on each other can find plenty of other vices to quench their thirst for violence. In fact, there are entire weekends devoted to it, with the college and professional rankings of football dedicated to humans crashing into each other and hoping they hurt their opponent as much as they want to hurt them. Read More »
With the NBA season less than a week away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the next week, we’ll be taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re introducing you to the new age “Bad Boys” from Indiana… Read More »
Every year, diehard NBA fans look forward to a few things that surround the upcoming year other than the season itself.
We as fans have always looked forward to the national TV Schedule, Christmas games, our favorite team’s opening night matchups, when certain players or teams come to our town, when traded players or free agents who jumped ship travel back to the city they were on the year prior, the release of video games and the superstars and rookies’ ratings in them, fantasy drafts and so on and so on. Read More »
We don’t live in a perfect world, and the NBA doesn’t go according to any prewritten plan. Even though most of us know which teams will be the cream that rises to the top by the end of the 2013-14 NBA season, there are still a lot of unknowns — namely surrounding injuries. With that in mind, we’re pretending the NBA Gods have granted us 10 wishes before the start of the season. The NBA isn’t perfect, but we’re going to try and make it better for all the fans. Read More »