1. Remembering the OJ Drive: The Night the NBA Finals No Longer Mattered

    Hakeem's first title? Or O.J.'s last run? That was the choice that 95 million viewers and I faced twenty years ago, on June 17, 1994...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 3 months ago 478 reads 2 comments

  2. Who Killed the Detroit Pistons?

    What's happened to the Detroit Pistons is a crime. And firing the head coach doesn't solve it. Maurice Cheeks is gone . His coaching staff will likely follow Cheeks out the door by season's end, along with longtime general manager Joe Dumars...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 7 months ago 2,554 reads 16 comments

  3. Joique Bell: The New Detroit Lions Wide Receiver?

    Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell has been called a lot of things during his short NFL career: undrafted; practice squad tackling dummy; deep bench player; backup; starter...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 11 months ago 9,271 reads 38 comments

  4. Detroit Tigers Should Trade All-Star Starter Max Scherzer

    In the 1983 comedy Trading Places, Dan Aykroyd's Louis Winthorpe III brilliantly simplifies the stock market for Eddie Murphy's Billy Ray Valentine by reducing it to four words: "Buy low, sell high...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 11,387 reads 190 comments

  5. Writing's On The Wall For Jeremy Lin After Dwight Howard, Other Rockets Deals

    How many times can a man turn his head / pretending he just doesn't see? Bob Dylan asked that question 40 years ago. Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin must be asking himself the same thing as we speak...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 45,387 reads 517 comments

  6. Re-Drafting LeBron James' Star-Studded 2003 Draft Class

    In honor of LeBron James ' second NBA championship victory—and in recognition of the upcoming draft—let's revisit that most hallowed of NBA rookie crops, LBJ's own 2003 draft...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 249,464 reads 493 comments

  7. Today's NBA Stars Who Wouldn't Have Survived the Jordan Era

    Dennis Rodman is known for his outrageousness. But there was more than a little truth behind his outrageous words last week, when he said LeBron "would be just an average player" had he played in the late '80s and early '90s...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 24,353 reads 219 comments

  8. Pros and Cons of Houston Rockets Making a Big Splash in 2013 Free Agency

    If you’re a movie buff, there are few better scenes than the ending of the classic The Bridge On The River Kwai...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 8,416 reads 45 comments

  9. Will Houston Rockets Pursuit of Chris Paul Force a Jeremy Lin Trade?

    Could the 2013-14 Houston Rockets be the 2010-11 Miami Heat redux? And could Jeremy Lin be collateral damage? Although it doesn't mention Houston, ESPN's Chris Broussard reports ...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 20,409 reads 156 comments

  10. How History Books Will Remember 2012-13 NBA Season

    It's difficult at this point to see the 2012-13 NBA season from a distance. But that is exactly what history will do. So let's endeavor to guess how history will look upon this past season...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 2,519 reads 18 comments

  11. Vintage NBA Finals Moments That Would Have Gone Viral If Twitter Existed

    Twitter: born March 2006. NBA Finals: born April 1947. Nowadays, Twitter explodes with NBA Finals coverage: Photos, data, rumors and footage from fans, players, coaches and owners...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 8,666 reads 29 comments

  12. Would James Harden-Dwight Howard Duo Catapult Rockets Into Title Picture?

    As much as Daryl Morey loves statistics, there is one mathematical formula that thus far has eluded him. The one for winning a championship...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 15,549 reads 146 comments

  13. Best 3-Point Shooters of the San Antonio Spurs Championship Teams

    Since the three-point line was added, long-range shooting is a vital part of a championship offense—and the San Antonio Spurs are no exception. The long ball has grown in its importance to each successive Spurs title...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 4,253 reads 6 comments

  14. The Most Awesome NBA Finals You've Never Heard Of

    Every NBA finals is awesome—by mere virtue of the fact that they're the NBA finals. But to paraphrase George Orwell in Animal Farm, some are more awesome than others...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 5,114 reads 13 comments

  15. Greatest Moments in NBA Finals History

    Picking the greatest moment in NBA finals history depends a lot on your definitions. First, what is a moment? For me, it's a play, an appearance, a tableau. A moment only lasts a moment...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 20,801 reads 47 comments

  16. Previewing the 2016-17 NBA Postseason

    Journey with Bleacher Report as we take you far past this year's playoffs, into the future. The 2017 playoffs will look nothing like this year's edition—but no less amazing...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 68,619 reads 361 comments

  17. Is Chris Paul or Dwight Howard Better Free-Agent Fit for Houston Rockets?

    From Sugar Land to the Woodlands, it seems all of Houston is buzzing with the rumors that Dwight Howard is going to be the max-contract free agent the Rockets sign, according to Marc Stein of ESPN...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 11,311 reads 124 comments

  18. How Flopping Became the Obsession of NBA Fans and Media

    Some guys we actually like to see flop. Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld, for example. Jack Tripper on Three's Company. Any of the Three Stooges. But when we see the same moves in the NBA , it doesn't make us, the fans and media, laugh...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 10,561 reads 108 comments

  19. Pros and Cons of Houston Rockets Pursuing Dwight Howard in 2013 Free Agency

    Houston Rockets fans are in premature euphoria over the rumors by Marc Stein on ESPN about Dwight Howard . The word is that their team has received "hopeful signals" that the premier big man in free agency wants to join their up-and-coming squad...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 19,901 reads 105 comments

  20. San Antonio Spurs' Biggest Playoff Obstacle Is TV Ratings

    The San Antonio Spurs aren't television-ratings darlings for a reason. It's the same reason that no one would tune in the news if they reported all the planes that took off and ...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 4,715 reads 41 comments

  21. Biggest Reasons for Dwight Howard to Spurn LA Lakers for Houston Rockets

    This summer, Dwight Howard has a choice between west and south, between Hollywood glamor and Texas hospitality, between the past and the future. Between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets ...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 33,868 reads 292 comments

  22. The Perfect Celebrity Doppelganger for Top NBA Stars

    No, you're not seeing double. What you're about to scroll through is merely the universe's way of saying there are just so many genetic permutations. After a while, things start repeating themselves...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about 1 year ago 8,259 reads 71 comments

  23. Potential Trade Scenarios and Packages for Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin

    It's not like Jeremy Lin 's year was a total failure. But it was shaky and inconsistent enough, especially when its combined with the unmitigated disaster that was his playoff performance...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 8,200 reads 480 comments

  24. A Tribute to Pat Riley and His Lasting Impact in the NBA

    He really has led the life of Riley . Pat Riley has won championships in five decades, as a player, a coach and an executive. He has helmed legendary offenses and iron-willed defenses...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 1,728 reads 16 comments

  25. Why Houston Rockets Are LA Lakers' Biggest Threat to Re-Signing Dwight Howard

    For Dwight Howard , deciding between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets is not exactly Sophie's Choice. And yet, so many media outlets are reporting that Howard is really agonizing over his decision...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 5,318 reads 67 comments