1. What Happened to the NBA's Beautiful Game?

    Did anybody get the license plate? For the better part of the last 40 years, American professional basketball has been the major sport to watch for athletic grace...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 10,955 reads 127 comments

  2. Ranking Best 2013 Free Agent Fits for James Harden's Houston Rockets

    James Harden 's Houston Rockets are back on the NBA map as a destination for available players. And with a Brinks truck full of cap space at their disposal, the Rockets are likely going to land a big-time free agent...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 1,339 reads 58 comments

  3. The Phil Jackson Effect

    Hidden within the minor furor Phil Jackson created by comparing Michael Jordan to Kobe Bryant in his new book is Jackson's true legacy. He is the Alexander Graham Bell of the NBA ...

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  4. As Seen in the 2013 NBA Playoffs, a Stable Front Office Is Needed to Win It All

    It starts at the top. This generally accepted maxim of business success applies to the NBA as well as any other commercial venture. The four teams still vying for the 2013 NBA championship have varying levels of stability...

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  5. NBA Playoff Stars We Love to Hate

    Three of the players near the top of the Most Hated NBA Stars list are long gone from the NBA playoffs…which is encouraging if you are among those who despise them. Kobe Bryant fell injured just before the postseason dawned...

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  6. Each NBA Playoff Series' Hidden Storylines

    In these NBA playoffs, storylines get pitched to us like we're DreamWorks executives looking for movies to greenlight. But in all the furor by the networks and the league to capture our hearts and minds, some stories fly under the radar...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 9,120 reads 35 comments

  7. James Harden-Dwight Howard Combo Would Put Entire NBA on Notice

    If you're a Houston Rockets fan, there is a whole bunch to like about the combination of James Harden and Dwight Howard . So first, let me get out of the way what I don't like...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 19,004 reads 170 comments

  8. 5 Burning Questions LA Lakers Must Answer This Offseason

    The headline is somewhat misleading. For Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, the only burning question is what to do about that acid reflux he must surely be experiencing...

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  9. Tell Us How You Really Feel: An Open Letter to Jeff Van Gundy

    To: Jeff Van Gundy , ESPN / ABC From: A fan of the truth Dear Jeff, Why am I not surprised that, in the same week that you told Newsday you're still a New York Knicks ...

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  10. NBA Rule Change Proposals to Make Playing LeBron and Heat More Fair

    It's now virtually indisputable: LeBron James is the best basketball player on the planet. He owns four of the top 11 single-season player efficiency ratings in the history of the NBA ...

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  11. What Jeremy Lin Will Take Away from the NBA Playoffs

    The headline sounds so final, when Jeremy Lin and his Houston Rockets might in actuality be hanging around these playoffs a while longer...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 10,422 reads 98 comments

  12. Are the New York Knicks an Elite NBA Playoff Team?

    In case you needed another sign of the apocalypse: The New York Knicks are a lock to vanquish the mighty Boston Celtics and move on to the second round...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 2,379 reads 22 comments

  13. The NBA Playoffs' Ugly/Pretty Style-of-Play Spectrum

    If your favorite team's playoff style were a hottie at the bar, would you pick him or her up? Some of the teams who've made it thus far in the postseason are grinders, willing their ways to victory by hook or by crook...

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  14. Ranking the Best Fashion Statements of the NBA Playoffs

    Gucci, YSL and Chanel have Paris Fashion Week . The NBA has the playoffs. I just want to know one thing: Who do we blame? Are the frequently-inane duds our NBA heroes don pre- ...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 419 reads 18 comments

  15. How to Earn Respect for Life in the NBA Playoffs

    To both players and fans, the NBA 's regular season is about making the playoffs. The postseason, by contrast, is about making it as far as possible, making a name for yourself, making your place in history...

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  16. Blueprint to Slowing Down James Harden's Electric Offensive Game

    With apologies to Messrs. Rodgers and Hammerstein: How you solve a problem like James Harden ? In The Sound of Music, the composers compare Maria Von Trapp to holding a moonbeam in your hand...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 2,925 reads 24 comments

  17. The 3 Greatest 1st-Round Upsets in NBA Playoff History

    What makes a first-round upset one of the very greatest? I say it's more than just a low seed beating a high one—though that's certainly part of the equation. But what's more important is the quality level of the team being upset...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 37,486 reads 77 comments

  18. Playoff ETAs for Every NBA Lottery Team

    For the lottery-bound NBA teams, the future holds promise in varying degrees. There are some squads who but for the sake of injury or whims of fate might be playing into May right now...

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  19. Strangest Fact About Every Star in 2013 NBA Playoffs

    When it comes to being strange, NBA stars are no different than you or I. Come on. You know you have a lucky pair of socks or a favorite TV show you'd rather nobody else knew about...

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  20. Will Houston Rockets' Defense Be Their Undoing in 2013 Playoffs?

    Conventional wisdom says defense wins championships. Common sense dictates that the team who scores the most points wins. For the 2012-13 Houston Rockets , if the latter line of thinking holds sway, the playoffs might well bring extended success...

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  21. Building the Case for James Harden as the Best Shooting Guard in the NBA Today

    Like a valiant prizefighter, Kobe Bryant kept going down and getting back up in his Los Angeles Lakers ' critical game against the Golden State Warriors ...

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  22. Biggest Storylines of NBA's Stretch Run

    With the NBA playoffs looming, most teams are either playing for seeding, playing for pride or playing for ping pong balls. Star players are generally getting rest, and everyone else is hoping not to get hurt...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 186 reads 34 comments

  23. Casting and Scripting the Houston Rockets Movie

    If you build it, they will come? Well, Daryl Morey built it. And they came...to play. Grab your popcorn and jujubes. And please turn off all cellphones, otherwise you might get it swatted out of your hands by Omer Asik...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 9,951 reads 79 comments

  24. What Rebuilding NBA Teams Can Learn from Houston Rockets 2012-13 Season

    Yeah, they have no place to go but up. That doesn't mean the climb is gonna be easy. The five teams on the following slides reside in the remotest netherworlds of the NBA universe...

    Marshall Zweig Written by Marshall Zweig about over 1 year ago 5,724 reads 24 comments

  25. Courtside Views from Every NBA Arena

    With television coverage at its zenith, with multiple angles and instant replay and HD footage, we like to think the best seat to an NBA game is the one in our living room...

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