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NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 11:45 am

Who’s In? Who’s Out? Breaking Down The Western Conference Playoff Race

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA’s Western Conference is stacked with teams that have a chance to make a deep playoff run, but only one team can represent the West in the NBA Finals. The NCAA Tournament is right around the corner for all the college fans, but the NBA might have it’s own version with four teams fighting for the final three playoff spots in the West. Read More »

NBA / Feb 27, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The Top 5 Candidates For NBA Executive of the Year

Bob Myers

Bob Myers (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

While the players receive all of the attention on the court, it is the general managers who construct the teams off the court, in hopes of leading their organizations to great success. Without these executives, it is difficult to fathom how professional franchises would properly function.

At the end of each season, the NBA gives out the Executive of the Year award, which is voted on by executives of the league’s 30 teams. The season is now closer to completion than it is to its start, and the race this year is certainly tight. Read More »

NBA / Jan 30, 2014 / 5:00 pm

6 Rebuilding NBA Teams That Could Takeover In The Future

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard

Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)

This NBA season, it seems some teams are in full tank mode. If you just take a look at the Eastern Conference standings alone, you will understand. This year’s NBA Draft prospects are the perfect cash crops for GMs and owners around the league who are looking to rebuild their teams. Read More »

NBA / Jan 29, 2014 / 12:45 pm

The 10 Best NBA Players Under 25

Paul George

Paul George (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The youth of the NBA today is better than ever. The infatuation with this year’s NBA Draft is prime evidence of that. These young guns are building blocks for teams to build around. Regardless of the position they play on the court, these young athletes have a remarkable amount of impact to their respective teams and to the league itself. Read More »

NBA / Jan 28, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Who’s Better: John Wall Or Eric Bledsoe?

John Wall

John Wall (Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports)

Can the student ever truly become the master? Jedi mind tricks aside, don’t be confusing anything: during his recruitment of Kentucky’s famed 2009 freshmen class, John Calipari straight up told Eric Bledsoe he’d never play point guard with John Wall, and straight up told him he’d never be the star, instead offering a secondary role that could limit his exposure. A few years later, Bledsoe ended up in Los Angeles, backing up Chris Paul, and had to be content with once-a-week SportsCenter highlights in blowout Clippers win. Read More »

NBA / Jan 21, 2014 / 11:30 am

The NBA’s 10 Most Athletic Players

Russell Westbrook, Iman Shumpert

Russell Westbrook, Iman Shumpert (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The most athletic players in the NBA today are highlight reels in waiting. These athletic freaks of nature – if you will – process incredible leaping skills and hops, massive wingspans, electrifying speed, amazing explosiveness, and impressive hang time. They continually keep the fans on the edge of their seats, and leave them scratching their heads and saying, “How did he do that?” Read More »

NBA / Jan 15, 2014 / 2:15 pm

6 Reasons Phoenix Can Contend With Or Without Eric Bledsoe

Goran Dragic

Goran Dragic (Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports)

The Phoenix Suns are the cinderella story of the 2013-2014 NBA season. This NBA season has been depressing with the barrage of injuries to seemingly every team in playoff contention. Even the Phoenix Suns, who are the eighth seed in the Western Conference, have been affected by a rash of injuries. With Eric Bledsoe having a piece of his meniscus removed, suddenly everyone is writing the Phoenix Suns off. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 13, 2014 / 11:35 am

Report: Eric Bledsoe Has Meniscus Removed; Could Return In 4-6 Weeks

Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe (Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY Sports)

If you’re an NBA fan, perhaps you’re similar to us, and know a lot more than you used to about the various tendons and joints that make up a human knee. That’s because NBA players keep injuring their freakin’ knees! The latest was explosive Suns point guard, Eric Bledsoe, who suffered meniscus damage in his right knee on January 4. He’s elected to have his meniscus removed rather than reattached, which is good news for the Suns’ playoff chances this year, but casts a portentous sheen over the 24-year-old’s career. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Jan 3, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Eric Bledsoe Responds To Irate NBA Gambler on Twitter

Matt Barnes, Eric Bledsoe

Matt Barnes, Eric Bledsoe (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

Eric Bledsoe was a late scratch before Phoenix played Memphis on Thursday night, and the Suns ended up losing 99-91 despite a terrific game by Bledsoe’s usual backcourt mate, Goran Dragic. Bledsoe was a late scratch because of a knee ailment, and one fan did not take his absence and the Suns’ ensuing loss very well. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Jan 3, 2014 / 1:45 pm

The 5 West Point Guards Most Likely To Be Reserves In 2014 NBA All-Star Game

Eric Bledsoe, Stephen Curry

Eric Bledsoe, Stephen Curry (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

With the recent news of Russell Westbrook‘s third knee surgery within a year, which will sideline the former Bruin until after the All-Star break, an opening in the selection for backcourt reserves for the West in the 2014 All-Star Game has surfaced. It was pretty much safe to say that Westbrook was on his way to his fourth consecutive reserve selection prior to his latest injury. Read More »