The All-NBA Teams were announced this afternoon, headlined, once again, by LeBron James. He was the only player to receive all 119 First-Team votes. Joining the King on the First Team is Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul. This is the Mamba’s 11th First-Team selection, tying him with Karl Malone for the most ever. Read More »
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Whenever something in sports doesn’t go according to plan, we as fans are quick to place blame. The easy way to explain why the Oklahoma City Thunder couldn’t get back to the Western Conference Finals, much less the NBA Finals, would be to blame Kevin Durant for not being able to carry his team to the next round. Let’s take a deeper look before placing blame.
What became of the Thunder the second Russell Westbrook‘s meniscus tore falls on many parts of the organization. Read More »
Our friends at Champs Sports have decided to bring out a few fresh, brightly colored head-to-toe “Summer of Color” collection for the balmy days that are just around the corner. It starts with Nike and Jordan hook-ups featuring LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant apparel to hook up with new colorways of the Nike Zoom Hyperdisruptor, the new Free 5.0s, the new Citrus and Turquoise Jordan looks, and much more.
They’re kicking it all off with this new commercial starring Russell Westbrook: Read More »
The point guard position in the NBA has quickly become one of the most competitive spots in all of sports. There are so many good lead guards in the NBA that it’s impossible for any player at the position to take a night off.
The position has seen a major increase in talent over the past decade. It’s an ongoing trend. Ever since Chris Paul won the Rookie of the Year award in ’05-06 that teams have realized how valuable lead guards — true lead guards — really are. Read More »
We’ll call this the list Gary McGhee loves to hate…
I’ve been on both sides of the coin before. It’s the embarrassing times you remember. One in particular stands out for me. College. Sophomore year. Preseason. Every fall semester at a D-III college is always the same: there are the returning players and then there are dozens of kids from high school, all coming together and all believing they’ll be one of the three or four kids who actually make the team. They all have some game and they’re all cocky. Read More »
The Houston Rockets are in the same place as the Boston Celtics after winning Game 4 at home, 105-103, on Monday night. They successfully faced down a possible sweep at the hands of the Russell Westbrook-less Oklahoma City Thunder, and set themselves up to play spoiler during Game 5 tonight in Oklahoma City’s raucous Chesapeake Energy Arena. They might be able to survive and put the pressure back on Oklahoma City if they continue to deny Kevin Durant the ball, which is a lot easier to do now that Westbrook is out with a lateral meniscus tear. Read More »
Bringing up the argument of who won the James Harden trade is almost as pointless as the best rapper debate at your local barbershop. There’ll always be one or two guys who co-sign your stand, and there’ll always be a handful who think you’re out of your mind. There will be a lot of pointless arguing and talking in circles. There’s almost never a middle ground. Read More »
An Unexpected Hero Slays The Knicks; Tracy McGrady Finally Makes The Second Round; L.A. Is Embarrassed
Jason Terry admitted it after Boston’s season-saving seven-point overtime win over New York yesterday afternoon. The JET hasn’t had the greatest of seasons, falling off from a super clutch old timer to… just some guy who takes up space, gets tattoos he can’t back up anymore and does annoying fighter plane dances. Read More »
Nate Robinson Puts on a Show for the Ages in an All-Time Playoff Classic; Kevin Durant Battles Houston All By Himself
Here’s the new reality: Do not make Nate Robinson angry; you will not like him when he’s angry. C.J. Watson got Nate angry in the first half of yesterday’s incredible triple-OT Bulls/Nets game with this altercation that very nearly erupted in an all-out brawl (and sent Robinson to the locker room to clean up a cut), sowing the seeds for an all-time Nate eruption later in the game: Read More »
Put all of the timetables, speculation and hope to bed – there will be no Russell Westbrook playoff comeback this season. Word just broke on various outlets that Westbrook has undergone successful meniscus surgery and will not return this season. Read More »