As the season approaches, and it’s ever so close now, some teams –- or more accurately their marketing department –- might be putting together the theme song that’ll encompass the mission of their season. Odds are political correctness or merchandizing rights will play a factor, so your humble columnist (Humble? Good one) has thrown in his own suggestions. Here’s a Jay-Z anthem, for six key teams. Read More »
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Preseason stats don’t mean too much, but it’s great to finally have something to analyze. Our Offseason Top 50 was gathering a little bit too much rust, so now that we’re a few exhibition games deep, it’s time for adjustments. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting. Read More »
If I’ve learned anything about writing in sports, it’s that it’s never too early to make predictions.
In this installment of way-too-early predictions, I offer a take on who will end up representing the Eastern and Western Conferences in the 2014 All-Star Game that is not scheduled to take place until February of next year. Read More »
If you’re a Knicks fan like I am, then you probably still aren’t completely recovered from their loss in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to the Pacers. That’s probably because, like me, you still feel as if they should have won that game. Read More »
As we move steadily towards the start of the season, quite a few teams are looking at this season as a potentially franchise-determining endeavor. Miami is seeking a three-peat. Houston Chicago, Oklahoma City, Indianapolis, San Antonio, Memphis, Manhattan and Brooklyn and the L.A. Clippers are seeking to claim the prize for themselves. Each of these teams have put a fair amount of pressure upon themselves. But the NBA is a player’s league. Here are 10 players who have the spotlight on them from minute one, with an already bright glare that has the potential to turn withering. Read More »
“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated” -Mark Twain
It has been the running theme of Dwyane Wade‘s career to be underrated, undervalued and disrespected. From the moment he was drafted and overshadowed by LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony to recently being considered the third-best shooting guard in the NBA, Wade’s name has become synonymous with doubt, decline and regression. Read More »
The engine and brains of an NBA starting lineup rest with the point guard — the orchestrator — and the complementary role often belongs to the shooting guard. When the two talents fit, an NBA backcourt is a bad place to get caught up against on either end of the floor.
With the formation of these “Big Threes,” no longer is it commonplace for a team to only have one player who can dominate the game’s final seconds. However, it’s still a luxury to have. Players like this are usually defined as go-to guys. A go-to guy, in my opinion, is someone who can get you that basket your team needs in the game’s closing seconds when every eye in the arena is focused on them. Read More »
Everybody likes a comeback story, especially if that story involves someone that has been brought down from a place of esteemed height at one point. What people also like is a story of positive transformation. That brings us to the Miami Heat’s two biggest offseason acquisitions, Greg Oden and Michael Beasley. Read More »