Damian Lillard is Lü Dongbin, a scholar and poet whose dreams changed his perception of the world. Continue Reading
If he’s not playing against the Miami Heat, odds are that Roy Hibbert isn’t going to bother you too much on the offensive end of the court. On the season, the former Hoya is averaging 11.8 points on 9.6 field goal attempts per game. Continue Reading
LeBron James and Steph Curry traded four would-be game-winners in the final 60 seconds of the Heat’s wild 111-110 win over the Warriors in Oakland on Thursday night. Miami squandered a seemingly insurmountable 21-point third quarter lead at the hands of surreal Golden State shot-making and a raucous Oracle Arena crowd, setting the stage for James to steal back the victory with a 27-footer as .2 seconds remained on the game-clock. Continue Reading
Oh, you thought Dirk Nowitzki was done? After an injury plagued season that saw him post his lowest scoring average, usage rate, and win shares per 48 since his second season in the NBA, it seemed as though Dirk… Continue Reading
There’s not much left to say about Kobe Bryant that hasn’t been said but we decided he was undeniably worth writing about, so I kind of decided to go rogue.
Back when I was 14 years old, I watched Raging Bull for the first time. I was raised in a house of movie gurus and this was one I had been dying to see, so the day I finally got the “OK” from my parents was a good one. Continue Reading
When I first saw that Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was selected to the All-Star team I thought it was a bit of a reputation vote. Perhaps this belief stemmed from a lack of paying close attention and focusing on… Continue Reading
Somewhere between the time he jumped “over” a kia in 2011 and Chris Paul separated his shoulder on January 3rd, Blake Griffin’s game was taken for granted. Not his highlights, of course. The jaw-dropping dunks that made Griffin a superstar his rookie year came more frequently than ever. But the crux behind his eroding reputation as a player had as much to do with those posterizations and alley-oops as any sudden deficiencies. Was Griffin, he of dropping raw statistics for consecutive seasons, really much more than the league’s best dunker?
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. Continue Reading