Just a short year ago, we were blessed to watch the USA Men’s basketball team storm into London and pick apart each opponent with a variety of different tactics that emphasized speed and transition defense. Those lineups, at times, were sorely lacking in the height department. We would occasionally find the 6-8 Carmelo Anthony at the center position where he would rebound and “attempt” to guard opposing centers. Read More »
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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 Chicago Bulls team that’s finally got their star back on the court. 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.
When I watched the video of Kevin Durant proclaiming James Harden should replace Dwyane Wade in Sports Illustrated’s top 10 NBA players list, a few things processed through my head, in this order:
1. Sweet! This is exactly what the NBA needs: two of its biggest superstars having beef with each other, especially superstars who play on two of the league’s very best teams. 2. Wait, this is clearly fake, right? I mean, Wade and Durant did that awesome Gatorade commercial together last year, and Durant’s tone of voice doesn’t sound very convincing. This has to be some setup for another commercial or advertisement. 3. Well, even if it isn’t real, I think I agree with Durant. Wade’s getting older and Harden is really growing into a true superstar. Read More »
The NBA is a league dominated by stars. However, some of the most important guys are the secondary players, the ones who do the little things that help their team win. Most of the guys on this list are limited in some areas – and that is why they are role players. There are no scoring title winners or All-NBA players on this list – just guys who have a well-defined role who put the success of the team far above their own. Read More »
Let’s establish this first: the NBA isn’t always given its fair due in regards to tough athletes. In an era where flopping has become such a frequent occurrence that fines have been instituted to eradicate them completely, the NBA’s reputation is slowly gaining traction again. Plays like Chris Bosh flopping like a sack of soggy potatoes after a Carlos Boozer post move, or Manu Ginobili flailing through the paint to draw imaginary fouls are indeed terrible, but could start dwindling now that players’ pockets are being attacked. Read More »
Mark Wahlberg‘s a longtime Boston Celtics fan. He also dropped out of high school in the ninth grade.
But things change.
Wahlberg recently earned his high school diploma, taking online courses in-between takes of Two Guns, his new film with Denzel Washington. As for the Celtics, the actor told BullsTV he has his team but still always had respect for Chicago, even saying he was never upset when Michael Jordan beat Boston. That respect factor goes further: he says Derrick Rose is just as good as LeBron James. Read More »
The Bulls are poised to contend for a title this year with a healthy roster, specifically Derrick Rose, and a defensive wing that personifies contemporary NBA desires for a 3 & D stud. Jimmy Butler is that stud, and he comes cheap on his rookie contract, something the frugal Reinsdorf prefers. Maybe Butler’s not raking in multiple millions, but he recently balled with an actor who has, Mark Wahlberg. Read More »
Nate Robinson Explodes to Ruin the Knicks’ Streak; Kevin Durant and a New Sidekick Destroy the Warriors
“The (Other) Streak” is dead. 13 New York Knicks wins in a row undone by predominantly by one Nate Robinson, who came off the bench to give ‘em 35 in 33 minutes in a come-from-behind overtime win for the Bulls in Chicago … [Check out Nate's new custom Jordans] … The wonder of Nate was on full display for pretty much the entire game with plenty of the good (buckets, energy, tenacity) and a heaping helping of the bad (horrrrrible shots at inopportune times, knucklehead passes, constantly straddling the line of about-to-get-a T and/or punched in the face by an opponent, etc.). Perfect example: Read More »
The United Center is known as a home of history. From Michael Jordan to the first Big Ten Conference basketball tournament in 1998, this was always a haven of basketball heaven. And last night, another spectacle engraved itself into the history books. Read More »