You can check the standings if you’re interested in the technical winners and losers from the first couple months of the NBA season. Around here, we’re more concerned with the individuals who stood out in November and December, for better or worse.
We already covered the overall winners and losers from the past calendar year, so don’t expect to find LeBron James or Dwight Howard in this space. They dominated the last 12 months, and while they’re still making big news now, we feel they’ve already had their due.
Seriously, how many more times do you need to hear that James won every award and Howard shoved his image off of a cliff in 2012? That’s old news.
Here, we’re featuring guys who have made headlines over just the past 60(ish) days. Some of them are proud to have been big stories, while others probably wish they could have a do-over on the start to their seasons.
We hate to break it to you, but you were lied to as a kid. It’s not how you play the game, it’s whether you win or lose.