/ Nov 24, 2014 / 12:15 pm
The margin between winning and losing in basketball can be a matter of inches. Tens of possessions decide whether a game’s final moments matter, but once they do a humbling reality always becomes abundantly clear: This is a make or miss game. Just ask the Charlotte Hornets. After Chris Bosh hit a tough baseline fadeaway to put the Miami Heat up one with 31 seconds left, Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson just missed far easier shots on the game’s final possession that would have given their team the win. Read More »
It’s always a good time to honor our country’s military, and you can now show support for those heroes on the court by rocking “Veteran’s Day” versions of ClutchFit Drive basketball sneakers from Under Armour. Read More »
Buzz City came back in more ways than one tonight after the newly re-coined Hornets came back from a 24-point second half deficit to win, 108-106, in dramatic fashion. Recently extended Kemba Walker played hero while The Hero to a lot of us, Michael Jordan, gave a victorious fist pump that reminded us of our youth. Read More »
/ Oct 29, 2014 / 9:45 pm
Kemba Walker (photo. @jrsportbrief)
The new-look Charlotte Hornets once trailed the Milwaukee Bucks by 24 points midway through the third quarter on Wednesday. Maybe they just wanted to keep things interesting on opening night? Led by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Lance Stephenson, and Al Jefferson, Charlotte came buzzing back to finally tie the young Bucks late in the fourth quarter – on a three-pointer by Kemba Walker with under two seconds remaining. And in overtime, the Hornets’ point guard of the present and future did himself one better, nailing the winning jumper as the game clock crept to five seconds. Read More »
Welp, we can cross another 2011 draftee off the list of players currently looking for their first big, post-rookie scale contract. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Hornets guard Kemba Walker has agreed to a four-year, $48 million extension that will go into effect starting with the 2015-16 season. Read More »
/ 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 »