The 80 games Dwight Howard spent under the glowing lights of Tisel Town were a raging disappointment. Here was someone who was supposed to be the next Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; the next Shaquille O'Neal; the next all-time Laker great. He was supposed to lead the men in purple and gold to great things - championship things - alongside Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol.
On Saturday night, the Houston Rockets made a trip to Milwaukee to take on the woeful Bucks. It shouldn't have been an interesting game because, well, the Bucks are terrible and the Rockets are not, but the men in green gave James Harden and company a run for their money, losing by just six points.
Kevin Durant is pretty awesome.
Robin Lopez is one of the most interesting players in the NBA. For one, he's got kooky hair. Everyone loves kooky, frizzy hair. Secondly, he's that guy who does all the dirty work on the court, which you can only tip your hat to.
Remember Jared Jeffries? The 6-foot-11 power forward who as drafted with the 11th pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2002 NBA Draft? He played for New York Knicks, Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers, too. Yup, he was a scout for the Denver Nuggets last year. Good. Now that we're all caught up, let's get to it.
People do the weirdest things to get a shout-out on Twitter. Some go down the "I love you, you're my favorite player" route, which may get you a retweet or follow depending on who that person is. Others go down the "Hey, you! Yeah, you. You're terrible. I know what I'm talking about" route.
Back on December 4th when the Portland Trail Blazers were taking the NBA world by storm with the best record in the league, they sent out a little something on Twitter that set the basketball blogosphere world on fire: Is it too late to join the Eastern Conference? Asking for a friend.
When the Brooklyn Nets traded for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce this summer, it was the final piece to what was supposed to be something great.
In 2010, there was no high school senior more exciting to watch than Austin Rivers. His godly handles, acrobatic layups, pull-up threes and high flying dunks made for one of the more entertaining mixes you will ever set your eyes on and it made him an instant fan favorite in the basketball world. Even without knowing the level of competition he was going up against on a nightly basis, words of him being a lottery pick in the 2012 Draft spread like wildfire.
Since the New Year rolled along, the Brooklyn Nets have been the best team in the NBA. (No, really. They're 10-2). One of the reasons for their new found success has been the ball movement. Unlike earlier in the season when they couldn't buy a bucket, the Nets have been moving the ball around the perimeter with crisp passes, which has led to plenty of good looks each and every night.