Who was better – Magic or Bird?


Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are two iconic players, perhaps the best ever at their respective positions. The 1980s saw the rivalry of Magic vs Bird at center stage of the NBA’s popularity. They won a combined 6 MVP awards and 8 NBA titles. Usually, when they are referenced, it’s Magic and Bird. Today’s we find out who was better – Magic or Bird?   [Read more…]


Is Chris Paul the best point guard ever?

Chris Paul

As I looked through advanced metrics of all-time greats, Chris Paul’s name kept appearing. His metrics suggest that Paul is not just a Hall of Fame-caliber player, but perhaps the greatest point guard in NBA history.     [Read more…]


Tweet of the Night: Magic Johnson has strong praise for LeBron James and explains Warriors’ issues

Magic Johnson

Through the first three games of the NBA Finals, we’ve learned some things about both the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. For one, LeBron James remains the very best the league has to offer and can single-handedly crush all your hopes and dreams. We’re also learning that you can never count out a team that has made it to the Finals, no matter how underhanded they seem, and all of it can be so unexpectedly overwhelming if you’ve never been


Bernucca: LeBron Doesn’t Need Any More Validation

Will this be the third time NBA fans are treated to this scene?

See that guy? That white silhouette inside the red and blue? That’s Jerry West. He’s the NBA logo and has been since 1969, when he was still playing. Jerry West’s nickname was “Mr. Clutch.” Former Boston Celtics radio announcer Johnny Most, who disliked every player not wearing green and white, used to call him “Gentleman Jerry.” To my knowledge, Jerry West and Julius Erving are the only visiting players who ever received polite applause upon entering the lion’s den known as Boston


Bernucca: Gimme Shelter: Fallout from Durant injury will reach Near and Far


The last 12 months represent by far the least amount of basketball Kevin Durant has played in his eight-year NBA career. In a sadly ironic twist, it also represents a time when he has had more intrigue swirling around him than ever before. In the last year, Durant has won NBA MVP and given a moving acceptance speech; quit as the new face of Team USA; created a bidding war between apparel companies in the mid nine figures; become the beacon of


Schayes: Divorce Court for Coaches and Players; A Magic Johnson tale


There are few things that indicate futility more than when a coach loses the connection with his team. When that happens there is nothing to fix, nothing to do, nowhere to turn. It is over. The wonder of team sports is the coming together of a group of people willing to put personal agendas aside for the common goal of winning. When that happens you truly get a whole bigger than the sum of the parts, and magic happens. When people


Bernucca: Suns’ Epilogue on Dragic is Self-Serving Spin


There was a lot of shade in the Valley of the Sun this week. It all started with Goran Dragic, who is far from blameless in this mess. But because the Phoenix Suns sent Dragic packing in a trade, president Lon Babby and GM Ryan McDonough got to write the epilogue and spin it in intelligence-insulting fashion. Dragic is an unrestricted free agent this summer. At 28, it’s his first and last chance at a max contract. And while the idea of