/ Oct 2, 2014 / 7:00 pm
To survive in today’s NBA, you need a good point guard. You just do. Of the teams that finished last season with the eight best records, six of them either had an All-Star point guard or LeBron James. The other two teams were the Indiana Pacers (who, without the stability that a good point guard brings, fell apart down the stretch) and the Houston Rockets (eliminated in the first round).
The point guard on a basketball court is like the quarterback on the gridiron. He’s the general, the leader, the boss.
The NBA in 2014 is littered with talented point guards. And just like the “Who’s the best quarterback in the NFL?” arguments, few NBA debates spark disagreement like the “Who’s the best point guard in the NBA?” debate does.
Delusional Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant fans notwithstanding, we’re all generally in agreement that James is, hands down, the best basketball player in the world. The point guard debate is a different monster. There are four or five different guys that, depending on whom you ask, can be considered the NBA’s alpha dog point guard.
The good news is that I’m here to finally settle the debate. Here are the NBA’s top 20 point guards. Read More »
/ May 2, 2014 / 3:30 pm
Michael Jordan played in two of the greatest basketball eras in NBA history and left his mark on the game through his will and attempt to win every game he ever played. If you did not know already, MJ has a competitive drive that is not comparable to any human being. I am talking about a guy that made it to the greatest honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame and still dwelled upon not being able to play. Read More »
/ Apr 28, 2014 / 11:30 pm
With Al Jefferson finally relenting to a painful plantar fascia tear, it was on Kemba Walker to pick up the offensive slack for the Bobcats during Game 4 of their first-round series against Miami. Walker had his best game of the series and even threw himself a beautiful assist off the backboard. Read More »
/ Apr 20, 2014 / 11:19 pm
Kemba Walker and Dwayne Wade aren’t the first offensive options you associate with the Bobcats and Heat these days, not with Al Jefferson and LeBron James handling the majority of the duties for the Bobcats and Heat. Still, both showed off some righteous crossovers in Game 1 on Sunday. So which one was better? Read More »
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)
Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »
/ Apr 11, 2014 / 12:30 pm
The New York Knicks have been the most disappointing team in the NBA this year, sitting in ninth place in the Eastern Conference at 33-45. Last season the Knicks finished second in the East, winning 54 games and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals before falling to Indiana. However, a lot has changed in one season. Read More »
/ Apr 10, 2014 / 3:30 pm
Before Shabazz Napier, there was Kemba Walker. Walker came into the league with a lot of hype and not a lot of opportunity to grow and learn from his mistakes. Playing for Charlotte meant most fans were only going to associate him with the team’s W/L record and for that, the UConn product was a perennial loser. Read More »
I almost never make playful sporting bets with my friends anymore because I never win. It seems Michael Kidd-Gilchrist might suffer from the same affliction. He watched last night’s championship game with former UConn stud and current Charlotte teammate Kemba Walker and when it was all over, his point guard made MKG rock a UConn t-shirt. Cold-blooded. Read More »
The UConn men’s basketball program is one of the most prestigious college basketball teams in history. Despite winning three championships since 1999 under the helm of Jim Calhoun, the Huskies still do not get the same amount of respect as some other multiple championship winners. Each year the Huskies are overlooked despite having an abundance of talent and somehow find a way to win the biggest games. Read More »
/ Apr 7, 2014 / 1:15 pm
The NBA Playoffs provides a unique landscape. After 82 games are played, eight teams from each conference are pitted against each other in the NBA’s version of The Hunger Games. At the front of this battle are the stars of each respective team. Some are coming into the playoffs with high expectations, while some are just happy to be here. Let’s put it this way, the Wizards and Bobcats are happy just to be in the playoffs whereas teams like the Pacers and Thunder won’t be satisfied without holding a trophy. Read More »