As part of their new NIKEiD Player Exclusive Program, Nike Basketball has unveiled four new player exclusive iDs for Chris Paul, J.R. Smith and Ty Lawson. Along with the rest of the program roster — Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Paul George, James Harden, Jarrett Jack, LeBron James, Deron Williams and Nick Young — these players will work with the design team to create sneakers that’ll embrace specific moments of the NBA season.
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As we noted in the past, it’s possible Eric Bledsoe has already locked up the league’s Most Improved Player award. He’s been that good, that surprisingly good. We all knew he’d put up numbers in Phoenix for a team that was blatantly tanking (and yet now is somehow 7-7 after 14 games). But 20.4 points and 6.8 assists per game good? That’s big time. Read More »
If there’s one thing everyone should learn from the beginning of the basketball season, it’s that overreactions come in a large supply. I mean… after the Sixers started the season 3-0, they appeared No. 1 in many power rankings across the basketball world. Whether that was a huge troll or not, it was still a massive overreaction to a team that won a few early games. The most important thing to remember is that the NBA season is 82 games long. We are only about 12 games in so far. Read More »
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined to score 68 of Oklahoma City’s 115 points against Utah last night, and the Thunder needed every one of them in the 115-113 win. Perhaps the biggest bucket was the last one by Russ: a swiveling, crisscrossed dribble-drive that froze J.J. Hickson just enough to scoot past for a layup. Read More »
Two of the fastest little men in the game, Monta Ellis and Ty Lawson at once seem so different and yet so similar. Lawson is credited with being one of the NBA’s most underrated point guards while Ellis has become the whipping boy for bloggers everywhere, and yet they probably both hold the keys to their Dallas and Denver’s collective playoff chances. Read More »
Hopefully, you’re ready with cheat sheets, rankings and tips for your annual fantasy basketball draft party. If it hasn’t happened already, just know it’s coming. Over the past week, we’ve been breaking down and debating key matchups so when the time comes to choose, you’ll know where to go. 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, the mile high Denver Nuggets. Read More »
Preseason stats don’t mean too much, but it’s great to finally have something to analyze. Our Offseason Top 50 was gathering a little bit too much rust, so now that we’re a few exhibition games deep, it’s time for adjustments. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting. Read More »
The crossover is such a beautiful thing, especially on the college level. From the shake to simply breaking down your defender, crossovers on the college level tend to get the whole arena involved with the usual ohhs and ahhs as familiar soundtracks. As the college basketball season approaches, here is a look at the top 20 crossovers over the past years that deserve your attention… while defenders on the opposite end of these crossovers needed the attention of the team trainers. Read More »
Point guard is the most important position in basketball; this player is essentially the coach on the court, or the NBA-version of the quarterback. Just like the quarterback, middle-to-good quality point guards can score a fat contract if they can put together a strong season or two. Read More »