1. Carmelo Anthony: A (Stevie) Franchise Player with No Super in His Star

    From the triple-threat position, out to about 18 feet, isolated in one-on-one man coverage, Carmelo Anthony is one of the deadliest scorers I have ever seen touch a basketball...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 2 years ago 2,646 reads 78 comments

  2. "Linsanity" Is Insanity: Reasons Why Jeremy Lin Is Overrated

    "Linsanity" should come as no surprise to anyone. After all, this is America, the land of the free and home of the brave, where underdogs defy odds and slay Goliath, break barriers, ...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 2 years ago 8,307 reads 39 comments

  3. Atlanta Hawks: Good Record and All, They're Overrated and Headed Nowhere

    After having watched the Atlanta Hawks lose to my, um, developing New Jersey Nets twice this season, I started to question if the Hawks were really as good as their record indicated...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 522 reads 11 comments

  4. Carmelo Anthony Signing Primes Knicks For Return to the Dark Ages

    Unless Buffalo Bill had you at the bottom of a well the past couple of weeks, you already know the New York Knicks acquired Carmelo Anthony in a blockbuster deal that had been annoyingly brewing for months...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 476 reads 6 comments

  5. Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Denver Nuggets Must End Leaks and Embrace Reality

    There was a wildly popular children's series on television between 1986-1991 called Pee-wee's Playhouse ...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 1,593 reads 9 comments

  6. NBA Ink: Ranking Chris Anderson and the 20 Worst Tattoos In the League

    It was a Sunday night in March of 1996 when my phone rang. It was my brother-in-law, who had a few more drinks in him than usual, calling to wish me a happy 18th birthday. The rest is history...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 89,359 reads 53 comments

  7. NBA All-Star Game: Kevin Love and the NBA's True All-Stars of 2011

    For starters, I don't really care for the All-Star Game. It's a game all about entertaining the fans, the players don't take it seriously, its selection process — which ...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 2,050 reads 34 comments

  8. Los Angeles Lakers Trade Rumors: Has the Time Come to Trade Andrew Bynum?

    It was almost exactly this time last year when I wrote the Los Angeles Lakers should trade Andrew Bynum . The only thing different now is I'm not the only one saying it. Well, sorta...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 7,529 reads 86 comments

  9. NBA Midseason: A Look Back At the 10 Worst Signings From the Summer of LeBron

    Even though the current calendar period technically belongs to a different year than last summer's over-hyped free agent signing period, it's only fitting we dub it "The Winter of LeBron...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 4,076 reads 44 comments

  10. New Jersey Nets: A Step-By-Step Guide on How the Franchise Can Win Again

    Despite Mikhail Prokhorov declaring his team was done dealing with Camp Carmelo and its negotiation tactics (read: shenanigans, politics, feminine indecisiveness ), the New Jersey ...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 2,132 reads 6 comments

  11. NBA Power Rankings: The 15 Best Inside-Outside Tandems in the League

    Perhaps no other inside-outside tandem in NBA history sticks out in memory as well as, "Stockton to Malone," but there have certainly been good ones over the years worth recognizing...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 1,898 reads 5 comments

  12. NBA MVP Watch: Five Reasons Derrick Rose Won't Take Home the Hardware

    Partly in thanks to respected columnist Steve Aschburner ranking Derrick Rose No. 1 in his Race to the MVP column on NBA.com, Chicago Bulls fans have gone off the deep end in believing their guy is actually a top candidate for the award...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 5,918 reads 86 comments

  13. Michael Jordan: Why He Was a Better Shooter Than Kobe Bryant

    In August of 2010, I published on Bleacher Report a 6,010-word piece ranking the 20 greatest shooters in NBA history ...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 5,784 reads 15 comments

  14. NBA MVP: An Early Look Highlights Four Leading Candidates

    Thursday I wrote the NBA MVP race is a two-man competition between the New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire and the San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 4,303 reads 70 comments

  15. Around the League: MVP Talk, Jason Richardson, Blake Griffin and Landry Fields

    Where to start? Let's go with a look at a few MVP candidates. As of right now, it's just a two-man race between Amar'e Stoudemire and Manu Ginobili. The former is at the center of what's a tremendous revival of pro basketball in New York...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about over 3 years ago 2,246 reads 23 comments

  16. Five Players The New Jersey Nets Should Pursue Instead Of Carmelo Anthony

    I had a strong hunch all summer long, but now with the pending acquisition of two more first round draft picks, I'm going to go out on a limb and say Carmelo Anthony will be wearing ...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about almost 4 years ago 3,650 reads 24 comments

  17. Carmelo Anthony: 5 Reasons the New York Knicks Should Not Acquire Him

    5. Lack of Defense . The New York Knicks are already possibly the most awful defensive unit in the league; adding Carmelo Anthony to the mix would only make matters worse...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about almost 4 years ago 1,193 reads 0 comments

  18. Surprise Knicks To Show True Colors During Tough Upcoming Schedule

    New York Knicks fans are rightfully glowing following their team's surprise 15-9 start and second place position in the Atlantic, just four games behind the reigning conference champion Boston Celtics...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about almost 4 years ago 26 reads 0 comments

  19. Money Shots: The 20 Greatest Shooters in NBA History

    Want to know who's really the greatest NBA shooter of all time? Look no further. The criteria to qualify for the discussion is as such: Players must have in their career: -Played three professional seasons (246 games)...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about 4 years ago 87,983 reads 248 comments

  20. 10 Reasons Why the New Jersey Nets Will Make the Playoffs Next Season

    If there is any doubt the New Jersey Nets are a franchise on the rise, look no further than the massive billboard new owners Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z erected across the street from where their cross-town rival New York Knicks call home...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about 4 years ago 2,876 reads 41 comments

  21. The 10 People Most Responsible For the Sad State of the New York Knicks

    I remember so many wonderful things about the New York Knicks from my childhood. I remember my father and brother gushing over Bernard King. I remember Trent Tucker hitting that game-winning three with one-tenth of a second on the clock...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about 4 years ago 8,972 reads 111 comments

  22. 5 Things the New York Knicks Need to Do to Compete With the Miami Heat

    South Beach hasn't seen a gang like this since Scarface took a dip in his fountain, so let's forego the cheesy, traditional, sports-related monikers and call the Miami Heat basketball organization what it is—El Cartel...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about 4 years ago 5,627 reads 22 comments

  23. Orchestrated LeBron Circus Primes Cleveland for the Return of Its King

    Hey, did you hear LeBron James is going to the Chicago Bulls? Yeah, the NBA Store was selling a Bulls jersey with the No. 6. Oh, that was just a hoax.....

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about 4 years ago 920 reads 9 comments

  24. Banking On LeBron: Carlos Boozer Takes Less Money With Bulls, Hopes For James

    Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting free agent Carlos Boozer will sign a five-year, $80-million deal with the Chicago Bulls...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about 4 years ago 1,783 reads 12 comments

  25. LeBron James to the Knicks? How the Latest Signs Point to Him Going to New York

    New York Newsday's Alan Hahn is reporting LeBron James will announce the winner of his own lottery Thursday during a press conference in Greenwich, Connecticut...

    Adrian V. Written by Adrian V. about 4 years ago 3,591 reads 36 comments