1. Breaking Down Why James Harden Deserves a Max Contract Extension

    If James Harden hadn’t disappeared in the NBA Finals, the Thunder probably would have ended up becoming the 2012 NBA champions...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 5,082 reads 14 comments

  2. Why Kobe Bryant Will Re-Assert Himself as Top-5 NBA Superstar in 2012-13

    Is Kobe Bryant a Top-5 NBA superstar in today’s league? This is the polarizing question. Ask some people and they’ll scoff at the question. Of course, he’s a superstar and one of the top ones at that...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 1,987 reads 15 comments

  3. Why New NBA Flopping Rules Will Not Change How Game Is Played

    After many years of scrutiny, howls by NBA fans and a couple of years of the media drawing serious attention to the flopping tactics that nearly every player in the league employs ...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 3,554 reads 29 comments

  4. Where the NBA's Best Teams Will Score from in 2012-13

    We all know that defense wins championships. Since the 1999 lockout-shortened season, there hasn ’t been a single championship team (other than the 2001 Los Angeles Lakers) ...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 20,467 reads 16 comments

  5. Predicting the 20 Most Effective Defenders for the 2012-13 NBA Season

    One of the toughest things to do when analyzing basketball is to determine how good someone is on defense...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 15,904 reads 76 comments

  6. Breaking Down How Steve Nash Will Allow Kobe Bryant to Operate on the Perimeter

    The question surrounding the Lakers right now isn ’t about whether or not Dwight Howard ’s back will be okay or if the Lakers have the bench to complement the stars, ...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 2,679 reads 5 comments

  7. Breaking Down How Deron Williams Can Return to Previous Superstar Form

    What’s wrong with Deron Williams ? Technically, there’s nothing wrong with him. Deron Williams is a spectacular basketball player...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 3,612 reads 28 comments

  8. Predicting Which 2012 NBA Rookies Will Be Studs and Which Will Be Duds

    Every season, a new rookie class comes into the NBA , and every year we have guys that either exceed or completely miss expectations. There are plenty of reasons why guys don't make an immediate impact...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 20,613 reads 72 comments

  9. NBA Power Rankings: Where Every Team Stands Before 2012-13 Season

    It's about that time again! We're two weeks away from the start of training camp. That means it's time to put together a power ranking of NBA teams. We don't have many absolutes at this point in time...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 7,272 reads 8 comments

  10. The Most Overrated and Underrated Players at Every Position in the NBA

    We should be clear about this before we get into talking about which players at each position are the most underrated and overrated guys: It is is completely subjective...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 18,842 reads 148 comments

  11. Breaking Down How LeBron James Is the Most Unique NBA Star Ever

    There is a case to be made for why LeBron James is the most unique NBA star we’ve ever seen. People will often say he’s the same size of Karl Malone except he plays like a guard...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 20,216 reads 35 comments

  12. Predicting the 15 Most Improved Players of the 2012-13 NBA Season

    Who is going to win the 2013 Most Improved Player award in the NBA ? Trying to figure this out is kind of a tricky deal. The MIP award isn't always about who is actually improving...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 433 reads 35 comments

  13. Breaking Down How Miami Heat Offense Will Change with Ray Allen on the Court

    Ray Allen is the greatest three-point shooter of all time, and he’s going to make the Miami Heat even more of a juggernaut. Maybe you disagree and believe that there have been better shooters...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 2,616 reads 6 comments

  14. Power Ranking Every NBA Team Based on Potential Alone

    Here's a little secret about the NBA : The goal is for teams (yes, even the Bucks ) to win the NBA championship. It's shocking, I know. Now, how that gets accomplished seems to be a foggy formula...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about 2 years ago 3,390 reads 24 comments

  15. Dwight Howard or Pau Gasol, Who Should Be the Lakers' Second Offensive Option?

    Now that the Lakers have a fearsome foursome to bully the NBA with, there needs to be a pecking order within the team construct to give them consistency, offensive flow, and a plan of attack...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about over 2 years ago 10,593 reads 52 comments

  16. 5 NBA Youngsters Who May Eventually Play the Villain Role

    Over the last two years, we've seen LeBron James and Dwight Howard incite, not just the ire of a single city, but the discontent of fans all over the league with their refusal to stay with the team that drafted them...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about over 2 years ago 4,045 reads 15 comments

  17. NBA's 10 Most Critical Training Camp Battles

    Now that the Olympics are over and we've acquired the gold medals, the next step in our NBA journey is waiting for training camps to begin...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about over 2 years ago 8,099 reads 38 comments

  18. Lakers vs. Heat: How the D12 Trade Has Turned Miami into Lovable Underdogs

    Who do you hate more right now, the Lakers or the Heat ? Some of you have answered "the Lakers" because you either can't stand Los Angeles, Kobe, Dwight Howard , Lakers fans or big markets...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about over 2 years ago 180 reads 5 comments

  19. 7 Reasons Non-Laker Fans Hate David Stern and the NBA

    This may shock you, but there are a lot of fans out there that dislike NBA commissioner David Stern. People have accused him of rigging the league, setting up a system that causes ...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about over 2 years ago 2,663 reads 2 comments

  20. Russia vs Argentina: Complete Bronze-Medal Game Preview, Analysis and Prediction

    With Russia coming up short 67-59 against Spain and Argentina getting blown out by Team USA 109-83, the two countries will now face off in the Bronze Medal Game to see which walks away with some hardware around their necks...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about over 2 years ago 488 reads 1 comments

  21. Breaking Down How Andrew Bynum Can Thrive as Primary Offensive Option in Philly

    With Andre Iguodala gone, Andrew Bynum will slide into the Philadelphia 76ers lineup as the best scoring option on the team (h/t Yahoo! Sports )...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about over 2 years ago 8,842 reads 53 comments

  22. Dwight Howard Deal Puts Miami Heat and LeBron James on Notice

    Two years ago, the Los Angeles Lakers were looking for their second three-peat in roughly a decade. They weren’t that worried about the Miami Heat ’s new “super team” construction project...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about over 2 years ago 14,036 reads 151 comments

  23. London Olympics 2012: Full Preview, Analysis and Predictions for Spain vs Russia

    We’re now into the basketball semifinals and Russia will face off against Spain for the second time in the 2012 London Olympics , this time with a gold medal-game slot on the line...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about over 2 years ago 813 reads 0 comments

  24. USA vs. Australia: Winners and Losers from Olympics Basketball Quarterfinal

    In a game that seemed far too close for far too long, Team USA eventually pulled away from the scrappy Australians for a comfortable 119-86 victory that flirted with the pregame point spread in the final seconds of the game...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about over 2 years ago 3,636 reads 10 comments

  25. Olympics: Is the Absence of Rubio Keeping Spain from Looking Like Contenders?

    The Spanish basketball team is lacking energy and it could be because Ricky Rubio isn ’t around...

    Zach Harper Written by Zach Harper about over 2 years ago 576 reads 0 comments