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.
Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic won Players of the Week. VENGEANCE! Kind of.
Joe Johnson hears it from the Indiana Pacers' home crowd on Saturday night.
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It was more than a single performance that swayed consensus favor from Andrew Wiggins to Jabari Parker.
A guest post from Miles Wray about what might just be one of the most disappointing draft classes in NBA history.
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.
With no all-encompassing narrative, no 27-game winning streaks, no villains to concoct new heroes, the NBA fell into a rut, as all things with a circadian rhythm are wont to do. Late January, most teams suiting up for game 45 of 82; doldrums are an expectation— maybe it's because of the stark contrast to last season, they just feel a little more pronounced. Then Kevin Durant happened.
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From day one, it's been evident that Kevin Durant is really gifted. By really I mean, unfairly-stupidly-ridiculously-damn-gifted. Because of his
On Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out everyone's old friend, the Hack-a-Shaq strategy. For seven straight possessions, the Spurs intentionally fouled Dwight Howard.