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NBA / May 14, 2013 / 4:15 pm

The Grizzlies Are Starting To Look Like The 2004 Champion Pistons

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph, Dime #19

Defense wins championships. Over the years, the same concept is continuously preached… all the while Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan rule the world with unmatched offense. However, in the end over the past 25 years, that theory has been proven correct more consistently than not. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Apr 29, 2013 / 3:45 pm

We Reminisce: When Tracy McGrady Almost Made The Second Round Of The NBA Playoffs 10 Years Ago

Tracy McGrady

Tracy McGrady (photo. Marc Morrison)

Last night, the San Antonio Spurs completed their sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers in commanding fashion, blowing them out as Dwight Howard self-destructed. With the Lakers roster depleted because of injury — they nearly had as many players in suits on the bench than in uniform — the Spurs handled their business and now get to rest and recover before facing their next opponent. Read More »

NBA / Mar 15, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies: Contender Or Pretender?

Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph (photo. Nike)

The NBA is notorious for having a small number of teams with realistic championship expectations. While nearly half of the NFL can claim to be in the running, the NBA normally only has a handful of true contenders. The Heat, Thunder and Spurs have all established themselves as frontrunners to be playing into June, but there is another interesting group below them of teams that have shown the capability of playing with the elite. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 11, 2013 / 11:15 am

Fantasy Basketball: The 3 Best Pickups Of The Week (2.11)

Byron Mullens

You have to love fantasy basketball. After gushing over Andre Drummond all year, a stress fracture was revealed in his back, keeping him out for 4-6 weeks and killing any fantasy value he would have had. I can’t do anything but apologize for putting all your eggs in Drummond’s basket. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Feb 4, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The 3 Best Pickups Of The Week (2.4)

Andre Drummond

FRESH PICKINGS Andre Drummond (45 percent owned in Yahoo!, 60 percent in ESPN) Every year I wind up with a fantasy crush on someone that I just have to get my hands on and after watching him develop throughout the first half of the season, Andre Drummond is definitely that player. Read More »

Smack / Feb 2, 2013 / 2:00 am

Indiana Has Miami’s Number; Rudy Gay Makes A Splash In Toronto

NBA Hardwood Classics

NBA Hardwood Classics (photo. adidas)

Say what you will about the Heat’s rebounding problems against bigger teams such as Indiana this season, but the Heat’s turnovers are reliably the larger indicator for its wins or losses. That’s why its 102-89 loss to Indiana was a little worrisome even if LeBron (28 points) and Dwyane Wade (17 points) sounded afterward as if they’d just lost a charity game, insisting it’s no big deal at all. Read More »

Video / Jan 31, 2013 / 10:30 am

Tayshaun Prince Fan Finds Out His Favorite Player Was Traded

Tayshaun Prince

This is probably one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Last night, Tayshaun Prince didn’t suit up for Detroit’s game because he had reportedly been dealt to Memphis in the Rudy Gay deal. This guy – a Prince and Kentucky fan – was waiting for him to come through the tunnel. You have to feel for him when he texts his boys asking, “Where is Prince?” Read More »

Smack / Dec 31, 2012 / 3:00 am

The Clippers Haven’t Lost In A Whole Month; Tony Parker Dices Up Dallas

Chris Paul

Chris Paul (photo. Jordan Brand)

There wasn’t as much drama to this Clippers win over the Jazz, but even more significance came with it. L.A., you see, hasn’t lost in a pure month after beating Utah, 107-96. In their 17-game win streak, 16 of them came in December. It’s only the third 16-0 month in NBA history, after the ’72 Lakers and ’96 Spurs, though the ’96 Bulls went 14-0 in January during their 72-10 season. Unlike Friday’s dramatic win in SLC, the Clippers didn’t have to rally from 19 points down. Read More »

NBA, Video / Dec 30, 2012 / 10:04 pm

Brandon Knight Launches A Pass Beyond Half Court

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Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 14, 2012 / 11:30 am

NBA Fantasy Risers & Fallers: 12.14

Stephen Curry

As the first leg of the NBA season comes to a close, player values are starting to fall in place. Of course there are some exceptions, like if some of these players just happened to start off ice cold or riding a hot streak. However, by this time statistics begin to even out. Read More »