Game 7. That’s all that needs to be said. It feels like every elimination game for LeBron in a Heat uniform has been with his legacy on the line, but in a way, this time it rings true. If LeBron loses tonight, he will have an underwhelming NBA Finals record of 1-3. However, if LBJ puts the team on his back and hoists the Larry O’Brien trophy after the buzzer sounds, the self-proclaimed “2-Time Champion” arrogance will be perceived as greatness. Read More »
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The NBA’s grizzled media stalwarts are mostly impervious to the insipid line of inquiry customarily on display in postgame pressers. The result is a sort of dull consistency to the exchange – pointless questions followed by carefully-rehearsed responses that are nearly indistinguishable around the league, which is why it’s so refreshing when someone breaks the status quo, goes off script and dares to say something candid or forthright. Read More »
Gregg Popovich‘s act can sometimes border on cartoonish, but it’s a welcome jolt of personality in the NBA. It also helps that he’s one of the greatest coaches in basketball history – he can get away with a lot.
Check out his answer today when he was asked about Khawi Leonard‘s confidence level in the NBA Finals: Read More »
Just days before the end of the regular season, the San Antonio Spurs abruptly released Stephen Jackson, at the time one of our Top 10 Active NBA Journeymen.
The basketball world seemed to collectively assume that Gregg Popovich had grown weary of the volatile Jackson and chose to cut him loose instead of keeping him the mix for his potential offensive and defensive benefits.
It turns out that there was a specific obvious reason that Jackson needed to go – Read More »
After a first quarter that saw his team fall behind by 16 points and turn it over on seemingly every possession, Gregg Popovich wasn’t in the mood for an interview. Read More »
To say that the Golden State Warriors fan base has been tortured over the years would be a huge understatement. It would be like calling Jackie Robinson important to baseball. He’s far more. There’s not a word to describe Jackie’s meaning to baseball. The Warriors fans have been beyond tortured, to the point where, again, there is no word to describe it. Read More »
Kobe Bryant Anoints Skylar Diggins “Lady Mamba,” battles “Twitter Idiots”; David Stern Attacks Flopping … and Sean Elliott
With all of the intense, disturbing real-world stuff that went down in Boston all day Friday, basketball games don’t seem so important any more, do they? But here we are. It’s Saturday, the first day of the NBA Playoffs, and after the last week, we probably all need a major dose of basketball played by the world’s greatest athletes to take our minds off of current events.
This is what the schedule looks like: Read More »
In preparation for the start of this weekend’s NBA Playoffs, we thought that would be interesting to take a look at this postseason’s x-factors. While it is more conventional to say that Player X is the x-factor for their franchise entering the playoffs, you always need to dig a little deeper, go a little bit more in depth by taking a look at other specific variables within different team’s situations that have the capacity to swing a series. Read More »
We’re already in the last month of the season, and while most teams still have around 10 games remaining, we thought it was time to give our seasonal awards before we get into the thick of playoff seedings and matchups (although, we’ve predicted those as well). So, without further ado, here are our picks for the All-NBA Teams, MVP, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Read More »