From a team’s standpoint, Stephen Curry has had somewhat of a forgettable year. Despite winning an impressive 51 games during the regular season, it was an up-and-down year for the Golden State Warriors as they failed to become one of the power-house teams of the Western Conference as many expected. On some nights, they looked about as good as any team in the league. Unfortunately, there were other nights where they looked worse than the Cleveland Cavaliers. Ultimately, they ended up with the
There have been plenty of speculation on whether the “Big Three” in Miami will remain intact beyond this season. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all have the ability to exercise an early termination option for next season to become unrestricted free agents. What they decide may depend largely on what happens in the Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, but there is another plan possibly in play. Make it the “Big Four” by bringing in Carmelo Anthony. It almost sounds crazy,
When the San Antonio Spurs play their brand of basketball and stick to the game plan, there is virtually no team in the NBA that can hang with them. The Miami Heat included. After being criticized by Gregg Popovich in Game 2 for trying to take over the game individually – a formula he promised would ultimately fail them – the Spurs put on an absolute clinic in moving the ball, breaking down the defense and getting fantastic shots one possession after
When LeBron James fails to get the job done in any scenario, regardless of circumstances or injuries, he tends to suffer the consequences – heavy criticism and scrutiny – from the media and fans alike. “Theater of the absurd,” as Erik Spoelstra put it. There may never have been another player in the history of the NBA to be under a bigger microscope than James – even after two championships later – and the trend continued late in the fourth quarter of
The Donald Sterling saga somehow appeared to be coming to a close last week when it was announced that the banished owner would withdraw his lawsuit against the NBA and agree to sell the team to Steve Ballmer for an estimated $2 billion. All of that changed quickly on Monday when Sterling decided to flip a switch and go into attack mode once again. Here is his statement on the matter, from NBC News: I would like to clarify some issues regarding
The Utah Jazz have a new head coach to replace Tyrone Corbin, and his name is Quin Snyder. Snyder, who isn’t exactly a household name, has plenty of experience in the coaching department. Aside from being an assistant coach for the Atlanta Hawks this past season, Snyder worked wonders as a head coach in the D-League and worked as an assistant to plenty of other notable coaches in past years. Here is his resume, from NBA.com:
Players were rolling ice bags on their neck and head during and after Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Tim Duncan said he hasn’t played in this type of heat since he left the Virgin Islands. The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs played under highly-unusual conditions, as the air conditioning in the AT&T Center stopped functioning due to electrical issues, according to Tim Reynolds of The AP:
Thanks in part to Charles Barkley, many fans of the NBA believe that Tim Duncan is the greatest power forward of all-time. Not that it isn’t necessarily true because Duncan is absolutely one of the best power forwards the game has ever seen, but Barkley has been endorsing that idea for a very long time and even went as far as saying Duncan was better than him.