The point guard position is commonly referred to as the player who initiates the team’s offense, the floor general. In recent history, the NBA’s infrastructure has undergone a makeover. Now, it’s all about a lightning quick pace and guards that can score the ball at will. While this has produced some exciting and flashy play, there is one critical argument that needs to be discussed with these point guards. Read More »
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During tonight’s TNT double-header they announced the reserves in the 2014 All-Star Game, and one name was noticeably absent out West. Tim Duncan missed out on his 15th All-Star selection despite helping the Spurs to the second-best record in the Western Conference, but his teammate, Tony Parker, made it as a reserve. There are also four first-time All-Stars among the reserves, all but one coming from the Eastern Conference. Lets get to them… Read More »
When you are playing basketball, there is always that time when you catch yourself imitating a move one of your favorite players did. I can remember when I was younger trying to imitate Jamal Crawford’s shake-n-bake move, a move he usually pulls off on a fast break when he will dribble the ball behind his back and bring it back around as fast as he can, losing his defender. Let’s just say it did not work out for me (reason No. 76 why I am a writer). Read More »
Can we just skip the All-Star Game and the next three months of basketball and just get to the Western Conference playoffs already?
In fact, just simulate the East to the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, so that there’s more air time for the playoffs out West. Just listing these names alone has peaked my excitement and intrigue into the possibilities and scenarios we may encounter once the postseason begins. Read More »
Not everyone can have the same history as the L.A. Lakers or even the San Antonio Spurs. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Western Conference starting lineups. From Wilt all the way down to Wally — yes, Wally Szczerbiak — here are the top players at every position for every West franchise. Read More »
The Spurs and Pelicans played a close game on Monday night, with neither team gaining much of an advantage through most of the game. But that close margin favors an experienced squad like San Antonio, and the Spurs won, 101-95, behind stars, Tony Parker and Tim Duncan. Despite scoring 27 in the win, overlooked MVP candidate Parker ran into a little trouble on a layup attempt against a rotating Anthony Davis and his Stretch Armstrongs. Read More »
I’m almost certainly going to be ridiculed for saying this, so I ask for forgiveness in advance, but I’m not quite sold on Kevin Durant‘s MVP legitimacy.
I know, I know. He’s currently averaging a league-best 29.5 points per game and is already a three-time scoring champion, he’s shooting 49 percent from the field (pretty impressive for a guy who shoots mostly jump shots), and he’s averaging what would be a career-high 8.1 rebounds per game. Read More »
After December’s initial All-Star balloting results, the NBA’s third ballot tallies were released today, and the biggest move was Golden State’s Stephen Curry leapfrogging LA’s Chris Paul into second place among the backcourt selections out West. Despite Kobe Bryant asking voters to select someone younger to represent the West, he’s still the No. 1 vote-getter among Western guards. Check out the rest of the voting numbers after the jump. Read More »
It’s never too early to begin thinking about the playoffs.
Sure, the regular season has been great so far, if you’re ignoring that one of the conferences currently has three teams with a winning record, but that doesn’t mean we can’t already begin thinking about the potential the playoffs have in store for us. A lot can happen in those seven games. It can make or break a franchise, sending one into the vaults of the elite and the other into a downward spiral that may result in the breakup of the team. It can also make or break a player, essentially putting their entire legacy on the line if that player’s influence on the team is that great. Read More »
With the recent news of Russell Westbrook’s third knee surgery within a year, which will sideline the former Bruin until after the All-Star break, an opening in the selection for backcourt reserves for the West in the 2014 All-Star Game has surfaced. It was pretty much safe to say that Westbrook was on his way to his fourth consecutive reserve selection prior to his latest injury. Read More »