1. NBA Players Who Filled Big Shoes This Season

    You never quite know when the opportunity will come, but when it does, the best NBA players are ready. This season featured plenty of guys who had to fill big shoes and step into ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about over 1 year ago 310 reads 64 comments

  2. Al Horford Talks NCAA Tournament, Atlanta Hawks Playoffs, Josh Smith and More

    Like his Atlanta Hawks team, Al Horford is relatively unknown to the casual NBA fan. And that's quite a shame...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about over 1 year ago 6,253 reads 7 comments

  3. Shaqtin' a Fool: Carlos Boozer Punches Ref

    Admit it. We've all wanted to punch a ref before. But then, cooler heads immediately prevail, and 99.9 percent move on...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about over 1 year ago 10,078 reads 12 comments

  4. Rotation Players Who Will Be NBA Stars by Next Season

    Sometimes, all it takes is an opportunity. NBA players, even those struggling for minutes, are rarely hard up for talent...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about over 1 year ago 49,702 reads 207 comments

  5. Ranking Each NBA Playoff Contender's Potential

    The standings tell us where the NBA teams are right now, but they don't reveal how far they can go once the playoffs roll around...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about over 1 year ago 4,577 reads 2 comments

  6. Building the Ultimate NBA Fast Break

    The rules are simple. NBA Assistant Editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes each picked a trio of stars to run their dream "three-man weave" fast break. A point guard, wing and big were all needed as part of any group...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about over 1 year ago 22,142 reads 127 comments

  7. Shaqtin' a Fool: Calling Out Chris Paul's Worst Flop Ever

    Chris Paul is a competitor, leader of men, all-world point guard , famous sibling and doting father . Better add award-winning thespian to that list. Wait, strike that thought and the awards...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about over 1 year ago 2,223 reads 35 comments

  8. Can Anyone Challenge Damian Lillard for NBA Rookie of the Year?

    There are a handful of guys who could have challenged Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard for NBA Rookie of the Year. However, not only is Lillard good, he's also been pretty lucky this season...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 12,748 reads 31 comments

  9. NBA Teams in Big Trouble Come Playoff Time

    Making the NBA playoffs is great and all, but actually doing something once there is the goal for everyone who isn't an also-ran franchise. As the postseason field coalesces, the final weeks give us a good idea of what to expect...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 8,548 reads 8 comments

  10. Shaqtin' a Fool: Russell Westbrook Goes Bad

    There's good Russ, and then there's bad Russ. Oklahoma City Thunder fans often wonder which Russell Westbrook they'll get on any given night. There's no questioning which one is present on the latest installment of Shaqtin ' a Fool ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 16,956 reads 24 comments

  11. NBA Teams Hit Hardest by Injuries During 2012-13 Season

    Injuries are a part of every NBA season. But man, doesn't it seem like they've really screwed over a bunch of teams this year? Whether it's stifling a potential playoff run or ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 8,055 reads 43 comments

  12. Shaqtin' a Fool: Serge Ibaka's Shot Felt 'Round the World

    Sometimes things can get a little testy in the heat of battle. Sometimes you're busy hooking a guy's arm so he can't get the rebound...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 19,838 reads 22 comments

  13. NBA Teams Facing Toughest Offseason Decisions

    Though the NBA 's regular season is still winding down, these franchises face some difficult decisions long term...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 13,663 reads 18 comments

  14. The NBA's Best Under-25 Stars Today

    We're already in a period of rebirth and renewal for the NBA . Today's stars are numerous, accessible and hyper-athletic. But the future is even brighter...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 19,522 reads 78 comments

  15. Shaqtin' a Fool: JaVale McGee Blasts Teammate in Face

    JaVale McGee cannot win for losing. Even when making a seemingly routine basketball play, it still transcends into comedy before you know it. That means the latest Shaqtin ' a Fool segment is all over this one...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 1,080 reads 14 comments

  16. Alonzo Mourning Dishes on His Career, the Miami Heat and Today's NBA

    Intensity, determination and grit were always synonymous with Alonzo Mourning . They are still great descriptors for "Zo" today, yet Mourning has always been so much more than simple adjectives...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 21,531 reads 34 comments

  17. Shaqtin' a Fool: LeBron James' Best Blooper Ever

    He might be putting up video game numbers with a robot's efficiency, but LeBron James is still human. That means he still screws up on the basketball court (though a lot less ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 10,725 reads 14 comments

  18. NBA Teams with the Biggest Holes to Fill in the NBA Draft

    It's never too early to start thinking about the 2013 NBA Draft. That is, i f your team is bad, already out of the playoff race and considering a certain word that starts with "t" and rhymes with "Hank...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 28,250 reads 92 comments

  19. NBA Podcast: Complete Predictions for the Western Conference Playoffs Race

    It's a long way to the top of the Western Conference. While the San Antonio Spurs continue to crank out the hits, it's the Oklahoma City Thunder who topped the charts last year. Yet, the L...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 5,798 reads 3 comments

  20. Should Derrick Rose Return This Season?

    Sliding down the standings with 25 games remaining until the NBA playoffs begin, the Chicago Bulls need a shot of energy, hope and scoring. They need Derrick Rose back...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 20,403 reads 81 comments

  21. NBA Podcast: Complete Eastern Conference Playoff Predictions

    It's not hard to see that the Miami Heat are easily the Eastern Conference's best. After that, things get really interesting...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 15,686 reads 6 comments

  22. Steve Kerr Talks NBA Playoffs, Super-Teams & 2013 Allstate NABC Good Works Team

    On this episode of Basketball by Association , NBA Assistant Editors Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes are joined by five-time NBA champion and current basketball broadcaster, Steve Kerr...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 9,413 reads 11 comments

  23. Shaqtin' a Fool: Charles Barkley Gets Posterized

    Charles Barkley recently turned 50 years old. Apparently, Shaquille O'Neal (in absentia) figured this was the perfect time to let him have it...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 14,117 reads 9 comments

  24. Shaqtin a Fool: JaVale McGee Returns with Another Classic

    No stranger to TNT's weekly Shaqtin ' a Fool segment, JaVale McGee makes a not-so-triumphant return while showing off his acting "skills...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 10,144 reads 11 comments

  25. Playing 'Keep or Trade' with Biggest Names on the 2013 NBA Trade Block

    Just because a big name is available at the NBA trade deadline doesn't mean that the player in question should be dealt. In some cases, the potential returns just won't be enough...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 31,171 reads 70 comments