The Utah Jazz could, potentially, make a splash next season by going on their own unlikely, Phoenix Suns-like run. Or they could trip, fall, bang their heads, forget where they are heading and find themselves right back here, where the grass grows at a snail-like pace.
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There is no correct way to ingest sports. As you stand ashore the gushing stream of news and notes originating in
Patrick Beverley never did anything to you.
The Memphis Grizzlies have been one of the biggest surprises this season. After a disappointing start, which saw them float around the .500 mark for the first half of the year, they found their rhythm when the heart and soul of their team, Marc Gasol, returned from a sprained MCL in January.
The Pistons are, objectively, bad. But they could turn things around in the near future if they make the right calls this summer.
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