Once upon a time, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers were the champs and regularly owned the Western Conference. Suffice to say, that included the domination of the Golden State Warriors. The script flipped sometime ago, though, and it’s been the Warriors who have had the Lakers’ numbers over the last three years with an overall record of 9-2 in their last 11 meetings. [Read more…]
When ESPN ranked the Top 10 point guards of all-time on Tuesday, some were unhappy with certain omissions. Others simply didn’t agree with the order. Because a lot of this involves personal opinion and preference without a proper guideline, it’s hard to say what the right order really is. Are you judged on longevity? How dominant you were in your prime? A combination of those things and the number of championships won? Number of All-Star selections? No one really has an answer
Anytime you do a Top-10 anything, there’s bound to be disagreements and some level of controversy. ESPN, well known for ranking players prior to the start of the season, is posting Top-10 players of all-time at every position and started with point guards on Tuesday. [Read more…]
It’s no secret that the Golden State Warriors were able to win their first championship in 40 years largely by going to the unconventional small ball lineup when it mattered the most. For whatever reason, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside took a shot at the concept of small ball during the offseason. It’s unclear if Whiteside was referring to what the Warriors did specifically, but the center was adamant that he could dominate any matchup if a team went small against him. In
After sitting out at least a quarter of the season for the past two years due to knee issues, Dwyane Wade finally appears to be healthy and has missed just one game through the first 35 games. At 33 years of age, Wade should be showing signs of slowing down and he has in some ways. The guard is shooting just 46.6 percent from the field – the lowest mark since his rookie season – and is scoring nearly three points
How good is Draymond Green, really? That’s been the subject of discussion as of late with the power forward making such powerful contributions for the Golden State Warriors, who are 33-2 on the season. On Tuesday, Chris Webber went as far as to say that Green is the best power forward in the Western Conference. That’s obviously saying a lot (at least against popular belief) given all the talent at that position in the West, starting with Anthony Davis and Blake Griffin.
Draymond Green has been on an absolute tear over the past month, and his unique abilities has become impossible to ignore for even the most casual fans. The gritty forward has dropped three straight triple-doubles heading into Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers and has a league-leading seven overall on the season. Green has always been known for being a Swiss Army Knife on the floor, but he has truly put it all together this season on both ends from
It hasn’t been the smoothest ride as the new head coach of the Sacramento Kings for George Karl, but Monday’s win over the Oklahoma City Thunder was a good reminder about the impact he has had over a very illustrious career. The victory – the Kings’ 14th win of the season – gave Karl his 1,156th win, moving him past the great Phil Jackson to put him in sole possession of fifth place on the all-time NBA coaching wins list. Karl