Why do NBA offenses post up Joel Freeland and Udonis Haslem less frequently than they do Ronny Turiaf and Omer Asik? It’s like throwing the ball into Nnamdi’s shadow-tight coverage and crossing your fingers in hopes for the best.
Last week I diagnosed at length the mental and mechanical flaws of some of the NBA's most infamous free throw shots---specifically those of Andre Drummond, DeAndre Jordan, and Dwight Howard. I compared their anxious, twitchy missteps to the smooth, elegant shooting forms of legendary in-game shooter Kyle Korver and legendary out-of-game shooter Tom Amberry (the one-time world record holder for consecutive free throws made, a tally that reaches into the thousands).
Nine months ago, the San Antonio Spurs watched confetti fall from the rafters at the American Airlines Arena after the Miami Heat held off their best efforts to secure their second championship in a row. Two nights before that, 19.4 seconds and one rebound was all that separated them from winning their fifth title in the Tim Duncan era.
Watch Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan read the script for Space Jam at UCB LA last night.
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It's a common expression in sports: the most popular player is the backup. Typically, the backup
While playing in Italy, Matt Bonner once drove through a bike race.
Pulling back the curtain on bloggist competence and Sam Presti's master plan.
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You can mark off 100 meters and then time yourself against the world's greats, or you could set a bar at record height and try to pole vault over it. But with basketball it
The Memphis Grizzlies got off to a rough start this season, but they're peaking at the right time and are looking like a team nobody wants to play against come playoff time.
Matt Bonner answers readers' questions in the Hardwood Paroxysm Matt Bonner Mailbag.