Injuries and underwhelming play have completely changed the dynamics of this list. You’re used to seeing backcourts like the Deron Williams-Joe Johnson duo in Brooklyn or the Steve Nash-Kobe Bryant tandem in Los Angeles or Oklahoma City’s pair in Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha. Even the tandem of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler would stand out as one of the league’s top starting backcourts. Read More »
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Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »
Basketball fanatics know that the world is a better place when the NBA is in full swing. While the season has yet to reach its quarter mark, the best basketball on the planet has not disappointed its fans, as multiple game-winners, phenomenal displays of athleticism, and renewed rivalries have all come out of the woodwork in the early season. Read More »
The Heat appear to be sleepwalking through Milwaukee’s visit to the American Airlines Arena tonight, and they’re still up 20 plus points with the game winding down. After a turnover, this alley-oop from Mario Chalmers to LeBron James is the prototypical Heat freight train of death. Read More »
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 Miami Heat team chasing history before another big decision. 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.
Leave it to the NBA to continue to find ways to draw interest in its product, even if the interest being brought is mixed with negative and positive reactions.
It was brought down from the NBA offices Monday night that the league will be giving the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets jerseys with the player’s nickname — instead of the last name — on the back. It’s not a permanent dealing, as it will only be used in certain games. Read More »
The Miami Heat. Every season they come back with more and more pieces. Who thought it couldn’t get better after the acquisitions of Jesus Shuttlesworth and Chris “Birdman” Andersen last season? Well they came back this offseason fresh off another NBA championship, and signed former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden and former No. 2 overall pick Michael Beasley. Safe to say, the Heat are ready to defend their crown this season. King James and company have all the tools to win yet another ring. Read More »
Four years ago, compiling a list of the 25 best players in Miami Heat history meant adding on a few that probably would not have been known of outside of Miami. How times have changed. In four years, the Heat have tacked on All-Star after All-Star, Hall of Famer after Hall of Famer and have made their all-time roster one of the best in the history of the game. Outside of Los Angeles and Boston, they have compiled names that could possibly rival that of any franchise that has existed since the earliest days of the NBA. Read More »
In 2009, an article came out in The New York Times called “The No-Stats All-Stars” by Michael Lewis, the same Michael Lewis who wrote the famed book “Moneyball” that highlighted the Oakland Athletics and the idea of finding hidden value in untraditional manners. The article did the same thing except it spoke of the Houston Rockets and small forward Shane Battier. Read More »