1. Chris Paul Facing Greatest Challenge of His NBA Career

    Chris Paul has spent his entire career pretending the odds were stacked against him. Trailing the Oklahoma City Thunder 3-2 with his NBA playoff fate (and so much more) hanging in the balance, Paul doesn't have to pretend anymore...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 10,571 reads 90 comments

  2. Anatomy of OKC Thunder's Miracle Comeback vs. LA Clippers

    The story of Game 5 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers was supposed to be about Kevin Durant 's shocking disappearance and L.A.'s tightening choke hold on the series...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 1 month ago 68,587 reads 415 comments

  3. LeBron James Making Laughing Stock of Rivalry with Paul Pierce

    Paul Pierce 's mistake wasn't asking to guard LeBron James. It was letting the world know he'd made such a request. Because James lives in the world. He reads things, probably on a Samsung smartphone featuring his own eponymous app...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 23,867 reads 125 comments

  4. How Long Can Indiana Pacers Survive as Playoffs' Most Unpredictable Team?

    If you've given up on trying to figure out the Indiana Pacers , you're not alone. Up 3-1 with a chance to close out their second-round series against the Washington Wizards at home, the Pacers completely collapsed, losing 102-79...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 24,601 reads 156 comments

  5. The Double-Edged Sword of Chris Paul's Leadership

    Chris Paul seems angrier than usual in these NBA playoffs, and it's unclear whether that added aggression, that extra dash of feistiness , will be a good thing for the Los Angeles Clippers in the long run...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 4,495 reads 29 comments

  6. Kyrie Irving Was Not Consulted on Cleveland Cavaliers Firing Mike Brown

    The ax fell on Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown (again), and newly installed general manager David Griffin would like you to know that Kyrie Irving wasn't the one who swung it...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 6,110 reads 44 comments

  7. San Antonio Spurs Show They're Human in Ugly Game 4 Loss

    The San Antonio Spurs squared off against a desperate Portland Trail Blazers team on Monday, and the result was predictable—if not predictive...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 22,147 reads 72 comments

  8. Paul George's Rediscovered Superstardom Elevating Pacers' Playoff Ceiling

    If the Indiana Pacers are serious about becoming the championship team we all thought they were in December, they'll have to do it by riding a rejuvenated Paul George ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 7,857 reads 86 comments

  9. Dream Options for Every NBA Head Coaching Vacancy

    Six NBA teams have openings at the head coach position, which means we're in for yet another offseason of speculation, unrealistic hope and, unfortunately, some serious disappointment...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 41,671 reads 104 comments

  10. Greatest Win in LA Clippers History Must Be Only the Beginning

    The Los Angeles Clippers notched what could have been the most significant victory in franchise history Sunday, riding an incredible fourth-quarter surge to steal Game 4 from the Oklahoma City Thunder by a final score of 101-99...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 25,480 reads 155 comments

  11. How to Attempt to Stop San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker

    If it was easy to slow down San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker , the Portland Trail Blazers would have done it by now...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 17,720 reads 97 comments

  12. Golden State Warriors Reportedly Believe Steve Kerr Won't Coach for Them

    The Golden State Warriors ' head coaching search hasn't been going on for very long, but it may already be time for them to scratch Steve Kerr 's name off the list of candidates...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 31,593 reads 72 comments

  13. LeBron James Following Michael Jordan's Vengeful Path to NBA Title

    The NBA playoffs don't need any additional excitement, but if LeBron James goes on the same kind of retaliatory surge Michael Jordan did when he lost out on a couple of MVP awards in his prime, we could see something truly special...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 60,835 reads 367 comments

  14. Russell Westbrook Reminding the NBA of His Superstar Credentials

    Russell Westbrook is uncompromising, frustrating and just as capable of throwing games away as he is of taking them by the throat. But he's also a flat-out superstar...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 4,560 reads 65 comments

  15. Greg Oden: 'I Know I'm One of the Biggest Busts in NBA History'

    Greg Oden is in a good mental space these days, and it's not just because he's playing basketball for a Miami Heat team that projects as a lock to make the NBA Finals...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 242,897 reads 466 comments

  16. What NBA Team Needs Steve Kerr the Most?

    Every NBA team with an head coaching vacancy wants Steve Kerr , with big-name, big-market franchises like the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors heading up the list of pursuers over the past couple of weeks...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 4,900 reads 17 comments

  17. Do LA Clippers Still Control Series with OKC Thunder Despite Game 2 Loss?

    There's a tendency to overreact after every game of a playoff series, so don't be surprised when the common spin on the Oklahoma City Thunder 's 112-101 win in Game 2 over the Los Angeles Clippers is that Kevin Durant and Co...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 34,889 reads 182 comments

  18. Arena Lights Cut Out in Oklahoma City Before Halftime of Thunder-Clippers

    Just before halftime of Game 2 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers , the arena lights unexpectedly dimmed, causing a delay in the game and a couple of bizarre scenes...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 48,664 reads 34 comments

  19. Nicolas Batum Says Blazers Must 'Be More Angry' to Beat San Antonio Spurs

    Nicolas Batum has a pretty simple formula for improving the Portland Trail Blazers ' performance against the seemingly unbeatable San Antonio Spurs . Credit Batum for keeping things basic...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 2,577 reads 15 comments

  20. Oklahoma City Thunder Hold MVP Ceremony for Kevin Durant Before Game 2 Tipoff

    Kevin Durant brought the house down with his tearful MVP acceptance speech on Tuesday, and then he collected the hardware before the Oklahoma City Thunder 's Game 2 matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 5,236 reads 14 comments

  21. Dikembe Mutombo: Georgetown Greats Should Help Roy Hibbert Fix 'Shocking' Woes

    Everybody's got an opinion on what's gone wrong with Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert , but Dikembe Mutombo 's thoughts on the matter carry some extra weight...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 2,684 reads 3 comments

  22. Marcin Gortat Posterizes Ian Mahinmi in Game 2 of Wizards vs. Pacers

    Marcin Gortat threw down a thunderous right-handed jam over Ian Mahinmi in the first quarter of the Washington Wizards ' Game 2 tilt with the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 24,807 reads 24 comments

  23. Mark Jackson Dismissal Gives Warriors Roster Wake-Up Call It Can Handle

    The Golden State Warriors have some legitimate concerns to address in the aftermath of Mark Jackson's firing, but the integrity of the locker room isn't one of them...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 16,053 reads 42 comments

  24. Spurs Game 1 Dismantling of Blazers Sends Clear Reminder of Yearlong Dominance

    We all spent a lot of time leading up to the second-round series between the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs picking out matchups that favored the upstart Blazers ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 23,236 reads 128 comments

  25. What's Next for Mark Jackson After Being Fired by Golden State Warriors?

    Judging by the faction of the public utterly outraged by his firing from the Golden State Warriors , per USA Today 's Sam Amick (h/t Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 2 months ago 5,369 reads 10 comments