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

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

Why Paul George should and shouldn’t be critical of the officiating

While Paul George has had one hell of year, boasting career highs in almost every single statistical category, since the All-Star break, he’s started to look more like Playoff P from last year as opposed to MVPG. Given his recent stretch of bad games where he’s shot 8-25, 7-23, and 5-16, it should come as … Continue reading Why Paul George should and shouldn’t be critical of the officiating

Why Anthony Davis shouldn’t go to the Lakers

If you haven’t been following the Anthony Davis saga that has occurred over the last month or so here’s what you need to know: Anthony Davis currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans (NOLA) He is 25 and already considered a superstar in the NBA He fired his agent midway through September 2018 and hired … Continue reading Why Anthony Davis shouldn’t go to the Lakers

Can the Oklahoma City Thunder Win a Championship?

According to Vegas, the Oklahoma City Thunder currently have the sixth best odds to win a championship this year at 25/1; however, of the five teams ahead of the Thunder, only one is from the same loaded western conference: the Golden State Warriors (2/5 odds). With that being said, the biggest obstacle the Thunder must … Continue reading Can the Oklahoma City Thunder Win a Championship?

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