1. Phil Jackson Pressures Carmelo Anthony, Hopes He's 'Good for What His Word Is'

    Phil Jackson sure has a way with words. A notable quotable for decades now, the Zen Master often nestles a stronger, albeit subtle message in what he leaves unsaid versus what he actually utters...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 6 months ago 28,185 reads 42 comments

  2. 2014 NBA Playoffs: Recapping Saturday's First Round Action

    The 2014 NBA playoffs tip off with a first round full of intrigue. Acting as both the culmination of and beginning to career- and season-long storylines, the opening slate of hardwood contests has a little something for everyone...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 8 months ago 35,835 reads 6 comments

  3. Shaqtin' a Fool: Swaggy P's Premature Celebration

    Nick Young is no stranger to Shaqtin' a Fool , but as the latest episode proves, "Swaggy P" is quickly moving into JaValian and Perkinsian territory with his exploits. Patience is a virtue, Swaggy...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 9 months ago 41,560 reads 16 comments

  4. Shaqtin' a Fool: The Worst Inbounds Pass of All Time

    This week's episode of Shaqtin' a Fool prompts some pretty poignant and life-altering questions. First, what is Devin Harris doing? Is he passing to himself? Did he forget ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 9 months ago 134,342 reads 66 comments

  5. Dunk of the Night: Paul George Flies Over Philadelphia 76ers

    Paul George went up high and threw down hard on the woeful Philadelphia 76ers Monday night. The Sixers have now lost 21 straight games, and they'll likely remember this portion of their 99-90 defeat to Indiana...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 9 months ago 672 reads 1 comments

  6. Utah Jazz Start Fight by Playing to the Buzzer Versus Houston Rockets

    The old cliche goes: "Good teams play until the final buzzer." But what about those, like the Utah Jazz, who are down by 38 points with seven seconds left and choose to steal the ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 9 months ago 166,510 reads 218 comments

  7. Shaqtin' a Fool: Lob City Has Been Evacuated

    The "Lob City" Los Angeles Clippers run a high-wire act with an unfathomable degree of difficulty. We can appreciate that...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 10 months ago 70,128 reads 22 comments

  8. Plan B If LA Lakers Can't Lure Superstar Free Agents During Next 2 Offseasons

    With both Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant officially done for the year , LA Lakers fans can finally turn their full gaze toward the future...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 10 months ago 49,754 reads 97 comments

  9. Shaqtin' a Fool: Joakim Noah Is Left Hanging

    Isn't Joakim Noah already frustrated enough this season? Why would teammate Tony Snell go and make him more upset? Between dropping triple-doubles like crazy and somehow carrying ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 10 months ago 73,036 reads 51 comments

  10. Shaqtin' a Fool: LeBron James Throws a Strike

    Though he's currently playing forward for the Miami Heat while wearing what appears to be a catcher's mask, LeBron James can play any position in any sport he darn well pleases, thank you very much...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 10 months ago 69,770 reads 24 comments

  11. Shaqtin' a Fool: New York Knicks Unveil 'Slob City'

    The Los Angeles Clippers are famous for "Lob City." As the latest edition of Shaqtin' a Fool points out, the New York Knicks are becoming just as infamous for their new "Slob City" routine this year...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 10 months ago 77,113 reads 49 comments

  12. Shaqtin' a Fool: The Worst Pass in NBA History?

    Comedy is no passing fad, but passing can be high comedy. Just ask Andrei Kirilenko, whose distribution skills were just one of the lowlights in this latest episode of Shaqtin' a Fool...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 10 months ago 92,432 reads 25 comments

  13. Shaqtin' a Fool: Cleveland Cavs Couldn't Beat Team with Only 5 Players

    The Cleveland Cavaliers came up short against an L.A. Lakers team that was comically sans players on Feb. 5. But have no fear: Both sides still contributed to the ample supply of ineptitude for the latest edition of Shaqtin ' a Fool...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 11 months ago 77,064 reads 53 comments

  14. Shaqtin' a Fool: Even Blake Griffin Has His Limits

    Blake Griffin ? Meet the front of the rim. Perhaps you two have never been introduced before. As the latest edition of Shaqtin' a Fool shows us, Griffin indeed has a ceiling to his ridiculously high leaping ability...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 11 months ago 53,353 reads 26 comments

  15. Shaqtin' a Fool: Kendrick Perkins Thinks He's a Point Guard (Again)

    Point guards are the stars of today's NBA . Every team wants an elite one, and apparently everyone wants to be one. That includes Kendrick Perkins, no stranger to Shaqtin' a Fool , trying to display his on-court generalship...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 11 months ago 79,626 reads 60 comments

  16. Shaqtin' A Fool: Blake Griffin Showcases Bad Passing at Its Finest

    Everything just seems so out of proportion this week on the latest edition of Shaqtin ' A Fool . No, Chuck wasn't standing in front of a funhouse mirror; rather, it's that all ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 11 months ago 24,819 reads 17 comments

  17. Shaqtin' a Fool: J.R. Smith Gets Embarrassing

    Oh, J.R. Smith. What would the NBA news cycle be without you? Where once you were simply the muse of New York beat writers, you've since branched out to confounding just about everyone nationwide ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 12 months ago 37,047 reads 30 comments

  18. Shaqtin' a Fool: Swaggy P's Epic Layup Fail

    Nick Young is bold. Nick Young is flashy. Nick Young is entertainment. When Nick Young does a 360-degree layup, he doesn't just stop there; he adds a few extra hundred degrees. Heck, he even comps a little something when shooting free throws too..

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 1 year ago 49,173 reads 19 comments

  19. Shaqtin' a Fool: LeBron James Stops Himself Cold

    This might be my favorite episode of Shaqtin' a Fool ever. Seriously, did we ever think we'd see LeBron James make the blooper reel? And he didn't just botch one of those trademark dunks—he did it twice! If anything, it makes him more human...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 1 year ago 54,886 reads 23 comments

  20. NBA Fantasy Basketball: Sleepers and Surprises After Season's 1st Quarter

    Now that we have enough real games in the books, we can survey the NBA fantasy basketball landscape in concrete terms...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 1 year ago 9,826 reads 1 comments

  21. Shaqtin' a Fool: Bradley Beal or Shaq, Who Wiped Out Worse?

    Bradley Beal and Shaquille O'Neal don't have a lot in common. One is playing in the NBA today; the other is watching it. Beal is one of the league's deadliest snipers; Shaq was a Hall of Famer in the post and decidedly not a shooter...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 1 year ago 57,458 reads 24 comments

  22. NBA Podcast: Early-Season NBA Trades That Have to Happen

    It's never too early to make a deal. Even as NBA teams are just beginning to see how their rosters fit, the writing is already on the wall for plenty of players. Or at least, it should be...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 1 year ago 12,133 reads 27 comments

  23. NBA Podcast: Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the NBA Season so Far

    Expectations were made to be broken. Whether by exceeding them or falling far short, NBA players and teams are already taking what we thought we knew in preseason and turning it on its head...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 1 year ago 11,358 reads 12 comments

  24. Shaqtin' a Fool: NY Knicks Need Acting Classes

    Acting can come naturally or be part of a method, but pretending to be something you're not is usually pretty obvious...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 1 year ago 30,414 reads 20 comments

  25. Timofey Mozgov Got Mozgov'd Again Last Night

    No seriously, Google it. "Mozgov'd" is a word now, part of the NBA lexicon. Friday night saw yet another entry into the vernacular, courtesy of the Phoenix Suns ' Markieff Morris: ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 1 year ago 52,255 reads 66 comments