Although LeBron James only went back to Cleveland this past offseason, it is now a very distant memory for most that he was with the Miami Heat last season and won two championships with them overall. Simply put, most are over it and accept the fact that he decided to go back home. There is one guy with the Heat organization who is still scratching his head about James’ decision, though, and his name is Alonzo Mourning. Mourning explained his feelings on James’ departure and provided
The San Antonio Spurs are one of the few teams in the league that almost never loses to terrible teams, especially when the calendar reads March. The playoffs are nearing and this is the time of the year when they really clean up their act and dominate with crisp execution. [Read more…]
Kyrie Irving seems to have a knack for having big games when he’s on national television, and Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs on TNT turned out to be no different for the scoring point guard. [Read more…]
Shawn Marion’s career as an NBA player is starting to wind down as he begins to approach his twilight years. The once dominant and one of the truly unique forwards in the history of the game is quickly approaching 37 years of age. For the first time in his career, Marion is playing less than 20 minutes per game for the Cleveland Cavaliers (after averaging almost 32 minutes with the Dallas Mavericks last year) while averaging 4.9 points and 3.5 rebounds.
Despite approaching 39 years of age, Tim Duncan has been one of the most durable players on the San Antonio Spurs roster this season. The ageless power forward has only missed a total of six games, is second in both minutes per game and starts made for his team, and still leads everyone on his team with a 21.7 PER. The relatively injury-free season came to a bit of a halt on Tuesday, though, when Tiago Splitter bounced off an Amir Johnson
Hassan Whiteside has been one of the great and unexpected success stories in the NBA this season, thanks to his at-times brilliant play on the court. Unfortunately, he has begun to show signs of serious volatility that is mostly unwarranted. It started when he retaliated against Alex Len last week during a feisty matchup against the Phoenix Suns and received a $15,000 fine from the league. At the time, the center said he “regret doing that” and that “violence is not
Steve Kerr experimented with some very interesting lineups and rotations early in the season for the Golden State Warriors when David Lee and Andrew Bogut were both out of the lineup due to injuries. It involved going very, very small where Draymond Green became the center of the team. Going with an all-switch team where just about everyone on the floor is 6’7″ only works if one of those guys can protect the rim (assuming the other four on the floor
Quietly, Rudy Gobert has become one of the most feared defensive players in the league. The Utah Jazz center with an absurd wingspan of 7 feet 8 1/2 inches has been building up quite a resume for himself in just his second year in the NBA, leading all players in block percentage (8.2) and defensive box plus/minus. He is also third in total blocks (135) and trails Serge Ibaka by eight blocks despite playing more than 10 minutes less per game,