A couple of weeks ago, Foot Locker came out with a new commercial. In it, some teenager is playing basketball at his house and he's talking to himself, living out his hoop dreams by counting down the seconds in some imaginary game, setting himself up for the game-winning shot.
Anthony Davis threw down a nifty dunk at Pelicans practice before telling the people watching at home to put him in the dunk contest.
James Harden and Anthony Davis have a new commercial out where they join forces. What a terrifying concept.
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The New Orleans Pelicans like to run pick-and-rolls a lot. In fact, through their 29 games so far this season, they've used it in 35.3 percent of their offensive sets because it's been that good to them. A lot of that has to do with the fact that they acquired the pick-and-roll fiend that is Jrue Holiday in the off-season.
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Basic individual statistics never appropriate actual on-court value. To a certain degree, all players are
Anthony Davis is out 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his left hand, which reminds us that no player's career is a perfect arc, regardless of how pristine we might envision it.
In which the Knicks lose and New York City traps Jordan.
The season's still early, but our writers have OPINIONS. And these OPINIONS will be heard, DAMMIT.
All superstars aren't created equal.
Kobe Bryant isn't Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul not James Harden, and Kevin Durant hardly LeBron James. That's no slight to anyone; these are basketball's true elite. But the specific individual merits of a given player always differ from those of any other, even though they're never alone in their place on the basketball food chain. That's true of all NBA players, but especially pertinent concerning those at the very top of the pyramid.