How the tables have turned

After sweeping the season series against the Portland Trail Blazers prior to their starting center Nurkic going down, the tables have turned in the post season. Jumping out to a 2-0 start, behind Dame and CJ’s explosive starts, the Blazers are in the perfect position to sweep the playoff series against Oklahoma City. Coming into … Continue reading How the tables have turned

Westbrook’s fall from grace

In a recent post by ITALKSPORTSANDTHATSIT, James talks about how Westbrook is the most overrated player in the NBA. He goes on to state how despite filling up a stat sheet, his play and personality are less than ideal. While that may seem harsh, and I love the Thunder and Westbrook, I am not only … Continue reading Westbrook’s fall from grace

Magic Johnson steps down as president of basketball operations

With the 2018-2019 regular season having officially concluded with a series of unbelievable performances from the Houston Rockets setting an NBA record for most threes made in a single game at 27 to Jamal Crawford going off for 51 points at 39 years of age, the Detroit Pistons erasing a 22 point deficit to secure … Continue reading Magic Johnson steps down as president of basketball operations

NBA playoff picture with bracket

With the NBA playoffs right around the corner, here are the current standings as of April 5, 2019 along with each team’s record followed by games left in parenthesis. Eastern Conference 1. Bucks, 59-20 (3)2. Raptors, 56-24 (2)3. 76ers, 49-30 (3)4. Celtics, 48-32 (2)5. Pacers, 47-33 (2)6. Magic, 40-40 (2)7. Nets, 39-40 (3)8. Pistons, 39-40 … Continue reading NBA playoff picture with bracket

How NBA players stop the pick and roll (PnR) and off-ball screens

Since basketball’s inception, the pick and roll has been a staple of the game. And with the inception of pace and space offense placing an increased emphasis on 3-point shots, off-ball screens have also become an increasingly popular way to carve our space for shooters. As such, knowing how to defend each scenario is vital. … Continue reading How NBA players stop the pick and roll (PnR) and off-ball screens

Why the Thunder shouldn’t panic

In a recent post by Bedlam Brother, he outlines why Thunder fans need not panic despite the string of losses prior to last Friday where they would go on to defeat the Raptors on their home floor in Toronto and what he believes they need to win more consistently. Despite the seemingly worrying trend, I … Continue reading Why the Thunder shouldn’t panic

The NBA draft lottery paradox

While the lottery winners over the last four years have consistently gone to the team with the worst record regular season record, historically, that has, yet, paradoxically hasn’t necessarily per se been the case. With the inclusion of the string of consecutive winners’s placement included, since 1990, the worst team in the league has indeed … Continue reading The NBA draft lottery paradox

Sell the team, sell the team, sell the team, sell the team

Sources: Knicks fans beside themselves. Driving around downtown Long Island begging (thru texts) Dolan’s family for address to James’ home Just when it seemed like the league couldn’t get any spicier than it already has been this season between the Lakers imploding, Oklahoma City falling from the 3rd seed to the 8th seed in the … Continue reading Sell the team, sell the team, sell the team, sell the team

Why the NBA should be hailed for its transparency

Throughout the last few years, more and more big corporations, businesses, and organizations have seemingly found themselves amidst a series of scandals or controversies. From Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica to Google’s attempt at launching a censored search engine called “Dragonfly” in China and Elon Musk’s “funding secured” tweet that cause the SEC to conduct a probe … Continue reading Why the NBA should be hailed for its transparency

My top 5 most surprising and disappointing teams of the 18-19 NBA season thus far

Inspired by BBallScholar’s post where he lists his top 5 most surprising and disappointing teams this season. While I don’t necessarily disagree with any of the teams listed, I do think there are others that are more deserving. Here is BBallScholar’s list with strikethroughs to represent where my opinion differs whether it be in the … Continue reading My top 5 most surprising and disappointing teams of the 18-19 NBA season thus far

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