If there was a discussion to be had about who the top two MVP candidates would be for the next couple of years, the names to come up on most people’s lists would be quite predictable: LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Even the most casual fans will have trouble coming up with a case against that one. Ask Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid to name his candidates, though, and you will get a response that only he could come up with. Clearly,
Other than watching Derrick Rose play in a scrimmage game with fellow USA teammates back in the beginning of August, it has been quite some time since anyone has seen the point guard play in a meaningful contest. After missing much of last season due to a torn medial meniscus in his right knee, Rose has been itching to show the world and his haters that he looks to be back and better than ever. He has also been showing off
It’s no secret that former NBA star Stephon Marbury is not a fan of Mike D’Antoni after “playing” for him in his final season with the New York Knicks. To make a long story short, the point guard felt betrayed by D’Antoni after being told that he would have a clean slate with the team in the 2008-2009 season if he came to camp in shape – which he did – only to be publicly humiliated by being benched in favor
The NBA revealed the official schedule of the 2014-2015 season on Wednesday, and that means we finally have some specific dates to look forward to and fun things to discuss about the upcoming year. Our Chris Sheridan starts us off with the Top 10 games to watch out for. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports had his own version of ten games to watch for as well. There really are so many intriguing dates to circle on the calendar with everything that has happened
With the sale of the Los Clippers to new owner Steve Ballmer officially completed, many within the organization can finally breathe a sigh of relief. There had been plenty of rumors over the summer about the possibility of boycotting the season by the players – spearheaded by Chris Paul – if Donald Sterling wasn’t replaced before the season began. Even worse was the possibility of losing Doc Rivers, the team’s coach and President of Basketball Operations, who had seriously considered the
A shocking news rocked the nation on Monday when it was announced that iconic actor Robin Williams was tragically found dead in his home at the age of 63. Reportedly battling severe depression, Williams sadly appears to have taken his own life. Most of our generation grew up watching and enjoying the countless number of classic movies Williams has starred in, including Hook, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Good Will Hunting and so many more.
If you don’t know who Coach Nick of Bballbreakdown is and you’re a fan of the NBA, you’ve been living under a rock. Simply put, Nick is the best out there in terms of breaking down what various teams around the league are doing both offensively and defensively. He’s the reason many casual fans have learned the definition of terms like “horns” and “ice” – common tactics used in the NBA. If you’re a player yourself and looking to improve that
When it comes to figuring out who deserves to make it to the prestigious Basketball Hall of Fame, the first thing to do is to understand the necessary criteria . Unfortunately, trying to figure out the criteria for that is like trying to understand what it takes to make it to the All-Star Game or winning a Defensive Player of the Year award – everyone has a general idea, but there is no handbook explaining what you need to do to achieve