How do the Miami Heat get even better? According to Dwyane Wade, it's all about the numbers.
LeBron James rockin' out in his car, making goofy noises. What more could you ask for?
In honoring his teammates by hosting Thanksgiving for them, LeBron James is doing the ancient Greeks proud and solidifying his position as the NBA's Zeus.
Consecutive championships and record-setting regular seasons later, it's sometimes hard to remember the time when many wondered whether LeBron James and Dwyane Wade could ever successfully coexist. But James and Wade tossed that concern aside what seems like for good a couple seasons ago, specifically one year after its tipping point in that vexing loss to Dallas in the 2011 Finals. The following campaign was the original months-long showcase of ball-movement, cutting, pace, and space that's come to mark Miami's distinct identity in its quest for a three-peat.
There's a pretty good chance that if you watch the latest NBA Christmas ad, you'll be humming "Jingle Bells" by the end of the day and driving all of your co-workers insane.
It's time for some fun with the SportVU player tracking data! Which players have the most assist opportunities per game, and which of those players see the largest percentage of those passes lead to made baskets?
Carter-Williams electrified a Philadelphia 76ers crowd—one that's still confident their team's plateau is 16 wins— to the tune of four treys, 12 assists and one solitary turnover. He also broke the record for most steals in a debut game with an alarming nine. You know, just for good measure.
Did you miss anything from last night's season opener? No worries, Lion Face/Lemon Face is here to catch you up. The concept is simple: do something good? That's a Lion Face for you. Do something that's
LeBron was very clearly never interested in any of the late game glory, or at least not in recreating the Jordan and Kobe clutch experience. He wanted to use his skills to manipulate the defense into giving his team a good shot. If that meant he took the shot so be it; if that meant he passed to a wide-open Donyell Marshall in the corner, that was okay too. Miles Davis was famous for his understanding of space and silence. There was no excess. The time between notes was just as important as the notes themselves -- the notes played equal to the notes left unplayed. For LeBron, the shots he did take have always been as important as the ones he didn't, both to him as a player, and us as fans. For whatever reason, it's been difficult for LeBron to get the general public to understand this approach. The shots he didn't take always stood out as missed opportunities and the ones he took and missed served as the miner's canary for his clutch-less soul.
LeBron James might want to play in an NFL game before it's all said and done, but he's got nothing on Nate Robinson's NFL dreams.