1. Forget Home-Court Advantage in Indiana-Miami Eastern Conference Finals

    Sure, LeBron James took his talents to South Beach. But he doesn ’t limit himself—his talents claim success everywhere else too...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 1,007 reads 22 comments

  2. A Slightly Premature Postmortem on the 2012-13 Memphis Grizzlies

    See ya later, Memphis Grizzlies . We'll see you again next postseason. The momentous journey of the No. 5 seed is one Western Conference Finals loss away from ending...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 237 reads 20 comments

  3. Bold Predictions for Golden State Warriors During 2013-14 Season

    This is no longer the Golden State Warriors you grew up with. Times have changed, finally, for a franchise that for so long has drowned in mediocrity. The Warriors aren’t decorated with championships...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 16,781 reads 41 comments

  4. Anyone Doubting Roy Hibbert's Value Now Just Isn't Paying Attention

    The grumbles have turned to applause. When the Indiana Pacers paid Roy Hibbert a max contract valued at $58 million over four years this past offseason, it was labeled one of the worst contracts in basketball...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 7,733 reads 33 comments

  5. What's Next for Kevin Durant After OKC Thunder 2013 Playoff Exit?

    Kevin Durant ’s season of missed opportunity supports multiple truths that we already knew: 1. Even the most elite of superstars can’t do it alone in today’s NBA ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 2,038 reads 46 comments

  6. Frank Vogel Chokes Away Game 1 For Indiana Pacers

    Frank Vogel blew it. The Indiana Pacers coach allowed LeBron James an open lane for a last-second layup when he kept his rim-protector, Roy Hibbert, on the bench in the final seconds of a 103-102 Game 1 overtime loss to the Miami Heat ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 556 reads 364 comments

  7. What's Next for Stephen Curry After Impressive 2012-13 Season?

    Stephen Curry ’s tormenting of the net in the 2013 NBA Playoffs signified his arrival as a marquee player...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 8,805 reads 25 comments

  8. The Best Player Remaining at Every Position in 2013 NBA Conference Finals

    As the field of the 2013 NBA playoffs is once again cut in half, the decision to name the most elite players remaining at each position becomes more contentious...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 24,737 reads 71 comments

  9. Breaking Down Each NBA Conference Finalist's Winning Philosophy

    No winning formula is the same in the 2013 NBA playoffs. The success of the four conference finalists has nothing to do with payroll, nor does it follow a specific method of acquiring players...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 9,438 reads 12 comments

  10. Updated 2013 NBA Title Odds for Every Playoff Team Still Standing

    Nope, no one is shocked by the final surviving teams of the postseason. And no, it should come as no surprise how this chase for a title will likely end...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 64,356 reads 209 comments

  11. San Antonio Spurs' 3-Point Assassins Are Biggest X-Factor in NBA Title Push

    The visiting locker room of the San Antonio Spurs is often filled with the collective what-are-we-supposed-to-do shrugs of mystified opponents. Welcome, Memphis Grizzlies ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 9,794 reads 33 comments

  12. Projecting Golden State Warriors' Long-Term Future

    The swift rise of the Golden State Warriors that swept deep into the second round of the NBA playoffs was no fluke...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 642 reads 99 comments

  13. Steph Curry's Dad, aka Former NBA Star Dell Curry, Feeling Nerves Before Game 6

    The father of Stephen Curry , former NBA shooting star Dell Curry, walked the hallways at Oracle Arena with some jitters before his son's Golden State Warriors host Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 7,078 reads 3 comments

  14. How NBA Lottery Teams Can Make the 2013-14 Playoffs

    The breeze of the offseason usually offers hope for NBA franchises who failed to make the postseason. For each of the league's 14 lottery teams, solace exists through the 2013 NBA draft, free agency and potential trades...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 363 reads 34 comments

  15. Warrior Fans Gearing Up For Biggest Game of Their Lives

    The Golden State Warriors ' success has dragged their fans into an unfamiliar situation. But they're geared up for it. The Warriors host the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 4,218 reads 7 comments

  16. Do Heat Have Anything to Fear in NBA Eastern Conference Finals?

    The Miami Heat are not bulletproof, even against a seemingly non-threatening, injury-infested field this NBA postseason. The passage into the NBA Finals through the Eastern Conference is not guaranteed...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 38,580 reads 403 comments

  17. Late-Game Collapses vs. Grizzlies Will Haunt Kevin Durant for Years to Come

    Kevin Durant needs to be careful. He’s just 24 years old, but he is closing in on the same you-can’t-win-a-title treatment that once devoured LeBron James ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 554 reads 59 comments

  18. Updated 2013 Title Chances for Every NBA Team Midway Through Round 2

    A new favorite is rising to the top as the NBA 's postseason bracket narrows. No longer obstructed by the what-ifs and puzzle of scenarios, the identities of the remaining playoff teams are becoming more clear...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 51,097 reads 212 comments

  19. Harrison Barnes Is NBA Postseason's Rookie of the Year

    There’s an arrogance that must exist in these moments. On the exaggerated stage of the NBA playoffs, a Sunday matinee no less, it was the audaciousness of a 20-year-old that stole the show...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 923 reads 101 comments

  20. How San Antonio Spurs Are Solving the Stephen Curry Problem

    OAKLAND, CALIF.—The hypnotizing dazzle of Stephen Curry is fading. Of course, that’s such a San Antonio Spurs thing to do to a guy...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 16,156 reads 97 comments

  21. David Lee Makes Instant Impact in Surprise Second-Round Debut

    Perhaps it's too soon to compare David Lee to Willis Reed just yet. That type of talk is reserved for Game 7 of the NBA Finals...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 195 reads 4 comments

  22. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson Proving They Are Best Backcourt in 2013 Playoffs

    The Golden State Warriors ’ future is outlined from behind the three-point arc with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the game’s most dynamic shooting backcourt...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 14,551 reads 49 comments

  23. Everything You Need to Know About Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson

    Eyes rolled when Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he had the greatest shooting backcourt that’s ever played the game...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 1,386 reads 100 comments

  24. Breaking Down Best Matchups of Second-Round 2013 NBA Playoff Series

    As the grind of a seven-game playoff series develops, so do the spotlighted battles that exist between opponents...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 8,246 reads 22 comments

  25. Stephen Curry's Arrival as Star Guard Validates Golden State Warriors' Future

    Patience has paid off. Resistant to the breakneck speed in which NBA fans and critics demand change and results, the Golden State Warriors have stuck to what coach Mark Jackson calls: “the process...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 9,176 reads 22 comments