Kobe Bryant, or Magic Bryant? Whatever you want to call him, the Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard has drastically changed his style of play over the past two games for the greater good of his reeling team. And it’s working out quite swimmingly, too. After suffering 10 losses out of 12 contests, Bryant dropped his quest to lead the league in scoring and decided to put his focus on more important things – at least for the current make of this team –
An already aggravating season for the Boston Celtics just got worse today. Celtics All-Star guard Rajon Rondo tore the ACL in his right knee and will be forced to shut it down for the rest of the season. It is possible that Rondo could return for the start of the 2013-14 season, but a timetable for that date will certainly not be clear until after surgery.
After extensive research and deep thought, I have determined the responsible parties in the conspiracy to devalue the career of San Antonio’s Tony Parker. He is, you might have often read and heard, underrated and not appreciated – not, at least, as one of the best point guards of the past decade. When discussions of the great NBA point guards are in progress, Parker is an afterthought.
The 2012-13 NBA season is at its mid-point (more or less), and for the California Four it’s been a first half of dominance, surprise, catastrophe, and upheaval. In that order. For more from California ,check out Mark Heisler’s latest Power Rankings. He is, shall we say … down, on the Lakers. Time to review the action, preview what’s next, and hand out some grades…
Searching the Web for the most interesting facts, SheridanHoops.com’s newest daily feature presents five items from last night’s slim slate of NBA games. A current Cavs player broke a former Cavs record, the Clippers and Thunder squared off in a battle to see who rules the West, and the Magic continued their disappearing act. Read this … and then enjoy your day.
A dozen teams have played at least half their schedule and another seven will join them today, when the most of the most significant holidays in this country’s history becomes the season’s unofficial midway point. So Dr. Martin Luther King Day is as good a time as any to examine the current front-runners for the annual awards. Included are links to both our staff’s preseason picks and the current rankings. And as always, we’ve included snide remarks if/when necessary.