/ Oct 2, 2013 / 3:00 pm
The engine and brains of an NBA starting lineup rest with the point guard â€” the orchestrator â€” 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.
With the season right around the corner, and after dropping knowledge on the 15 best frontcourts in the NBA, let’s take a look at a few backcourts that will rank at the top of the league. Read More »
/ Sep 24, 2013 / 2:30 pm
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 »
/ Sep 19, 2013 / 2:30 pm
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 »
/ Sep 9, 2013 / 1:00 pm
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 »
/ Jun 21, 2013 / 12:30 pm
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 »
Mario Chalmers knows all about big shots and big games, so it was no surprise to see him bank home this buzzer-beater to end the third quarter. Read More »
Mario Chalmers is having an up-and-down night so far. He did throw a gorgeous lob to LeBron, but he’s also committing stupid fouls 40 feet from the hoop and getting three-point shots blocked by Danny Green. Yet there’s no argument on what was his worst moment of the game: contesting a Tim Duncan dunk at the rim. Read More »
Game 5 of the NBA Finals has started off like gangbusters with both teams looking to push the tempo … buckets follow.
Here’s an example: Mike Miller pushes it on the break and dishes to Mario Chalmers, who launches a touch pass alley-oop from beyond the arc to a streaking LeBron James. Pretty sick: Read More »
Here’s one way to battle shameless flopping: Continuously bury threes in the flopper’s face while they are doing their act. Watch here as Paul George knocks down a three over Mario Chalmers after he throws himself to the ground. On the way back down the court, George calls him out: Read More »
/ May 20, 2013 / 11:00 am
I don’t think anyone was questioning the Miami Heat’s chances coming into the playoffs. After cruising through the regular season with 66 wins, highlighted by their ridiculous 27-game winning streak, they were able to come into the postseason with very few criticisms. No crippling injuries, no team controversies, and no glaring weaknesses makes them an easy choice to repeat. Read More »