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Hidden Subplots of the 2014 NBA Playoffs

Photo: Flickr/Mat Sadler

The Larry O’Brien trophy isn’t the only thing driving this year’s playoff field. There are deeper driving forces beneath the surface, and Derek has uncovered them all just in time for tip-off. Continue Reading

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Report: Grizzlies Guard Nick Calathes to be Suspended 20 Games

The Grizzlies were already at a disadvantage heading into their first-round playoff matchup against the second-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder, a team that features superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. But now, Memphis has taken a hit of their own – effective immediately, guard… Continue Reading

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I Can’t Wait For A Thunder-Grizzlies Rematch

May 13, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) guard Reggie Jackson (15) and forward Kevin Durant (35) walk off the court after game four of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis defeated Oklahoma 103-97 in overtime and lead the series 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve seen this movie before, the one in which David meets Goliath, Rocky Balboa fights Apollo Creed, William Wallace offers the bloods of thousands of Scots in return for a small taste of freedom. It’s the one where the underdog, shorthanded for some reason, fights tooth and nail for a shot at something greater than they could’ve ever imagined. Continue Reading

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Two-Day NBA Playoffs Warning: Ranking the Western Conference Playoff Teams by Shirseys

The NBA Playoffs start in two days (!!!!!!!!) so each day until then we’ll be taking a look at some of the most important storylines leading up to the best two months of the year. Yesterday, we took a look… Continue Reading