1. Ranking Top 5 Players at Every Position in NBA Playoffs, Second Round Edition

    As the postseason slims down to just eight teams, the pool of talent in the NBA playoffs has been cut in half. Some of the top players at each position have exited, making room for new names that may have once seemed improbable to make this list...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 1,290 reads 188 comments

  2. NBA Playoffs Round 2: Winners and Losers from Monday Night

    The Chicago Bulls pulled off the first impassioned upset on Monday night, while the San Antonio Spurs rallied to secure the second one. The biggest winner of the second batch of Round 2 openers was Chicago...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 53,367 reads 156 comments

  3. Updated Title Odds for Every Remaining 2013 NBA Playoff Team

    There's a truth that can't be ignored this NBA postseason; if there's a proverbial elephant in the room, it's wearing a LeBron James jersey. The Miami Heat are set to run away with the NBA championship...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 67,203 reads 199 comments

  4. Watch Kevin Durant Drill Game-Winner to Seal Game 1 vs. Memphis Grizzlies

    Kevin Durant isn't going to just roll over. Anyone who was ready to write off the Oklahoma City Thunder after the Russell Westbrook injury and a prolonged first-round matchup against ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 406 reads 21 comments

  5. Can Golden State Warriors Pull off Another Upset Against Spurs in Semifinals?

    OAKLAND, CALIF.—The apropos soundtrack of the Golden State Warriors roared through Oracle Arena just before the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s deciding Game 6...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 10,191 reads 151 comments

  6. Updated 2013 NBA Title Odds for Every Playoff Team Entering May

    The crystal ball is shattered. Anyone’s predictable image of an NBA Finals rematch between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat mutated into a tempestuous spin of the roulette wheel...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 35,692 reads 207 comments

  7. Why You Can Never Count Boston Celtics out of the NBA Playoffs

    What a mistake. Kenyon Martin had some grave advice for his teammates. “Wear black,” the New York Knicks forward taunted before Game 5, a game that could have put the Boston Celtics away...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 24,070 reads 148 comments

  8. Burning Questions That Remain Unanswered in Jason Collins Story

    The dust hasn't yet settled after Jason Collins revealed Monday through a Sports Illustrated article that he is gay...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 20,124 reads 100 comments

  9. Will Flip Saunders Be Able to Keep Kevin Love in Minnesota?

    Update: May 2, 4:00 PM ET By Ethan Norof The Minnesota Timberwolves have fired GM David Kahn, and a new deal for Flip Saunders to replace him is expected to be finalized by Friday, according to the Associated Press...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 8,638 reads 90 comments

  10. Which OKC Teammates Can Kevin Durant Trust Down the Stretch?

    The imminent fear engulfing the Oklahoma City Thunder is what can the team accomplish without its other star, Russell Westbrook. Nothing could have been more emblematic of that worry than the last 12...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 241 reads 91 comments

  11. Chicago Bulls Need More Than Hero Ball to Close Out Nets

    Unless his name is Derrick Rose —or better yet, Michael Jordan—the Chicago Bulls need much more than a solitary, heroic performance to succeed in the postseason...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 6,111 reads 33 comments

  12. Openly Gay Warriors President Rick Welts Discusses Jason Collins Coming Out

    NBA veteran Jason Collins is the first active NBA player to openly reveal his homosexuality, but he's not alone in the NBA world...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 31,772 reads 56 comments

  13. Stephen Curry: The NBA's Newest Superstar

    OAKLAND, CALIF.—More than an hour prior to the Golden State Warriors ’ Game 4 showdown against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, the darling of this NBA postseason sat in a mostly deserted Warriors home locker room...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 978 reads 152 comments

  14. What's Next for Los Angeles Lakers After 2013 NBA Playoff Exit?

    The 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers rolled the dice and lost big. The team’s attempt to resurrect aged talent without depth culminated with the inevitable disappointment of an opening-round sweep to the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 47,593 reads 238 comments

  15. Does Stephen Curry Have Enough Juice to Lead the Warriors in a Wide-Open West?

    OAKLAND—In a Western Conference evaporating of superstars, the Golden State Warriors ’ slim chances of an NBA Finals appearance went from improbable to eerily believable on Friday...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 7,588 reads 19 comments

  16. Will Rash of Late-Season Injuries Force NBA to Consider Shorter Season?

    Perhaps the Miami Heat should just consider resting their stars through the NBA Finals. This sweeping fire of injuries has already torched various contenders, underlined by the news on Friday of Russell Westbrook’s pending knee surgery...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 4,382 reads 35 comments

  17. Will Phil Jackson Be the Next Pat Riley?

    So, Phil Jackson is bored. Tweeting isn't enough, Phil? When he retired in 2011, it seemed inevitable that Jackson would return to basketball. Now, he hopes to be sitting in the big chair in the front office instead of on the sideline...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 197 reads 19 comments

  18. Updated 2013 NBA Title Odds for Every Playoff Team, Round 1 Edition

    OK, maybe it's not a compelling observation, but the odds are the two teams everyone expects to be there at the end will be there...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 614 reads 14 comments

  19. Spurs Making Lakers Playoff Exit Look Like Foregone Conclusion

    For those of you still awake, this Los Angeles Lakers ' 2012-13 story is finally almost over. The San Antonio Spurs are close to ending the Hollywood drama following its 102-91 Game 2 win Wednesday night...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 14,229 reads 141 comments

  20. Thunder, KD Gladly Making Enemies of Rockets

    Kevin Durant may be trying to shake his spotless image, and his early steps into the postseason prove his Oklahoma City Thunder companions are willing to enact the sliminess it takes to win...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 19,504 reads 170 comments

  21. Will Mike Brown's Return to Cleveland Cavaliers Help Bring LeBron James Home?

    As a rule, relighting the flame with one ex extinguishes the hopes of reuniting with another ex. That’s how it goes; you can’t have it all...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 6,407 reads 27 comments

  22. Golden State Warriors Proving That Playoff Success Can Come by Jump Shots Alone?

    Everything looks good when the shots are falling. The Golden State Warriors hung a 131-117 road victory on the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night in Game 2 by shooting 64.6 percent from the field...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 235 reads 73 comments

  23. Ranking the Top 5 Players at Every Position in the 2013 NBA Playoffs

    Superstars flood the NBA playoffs. As the league's postseason moves through its first round, the top players at each position are adding to their elite-level statures...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 4,534 reads 197 comments

  24. Chris Paul Putting West on Notice That LA Clippers Are Legit NBA Finals Threat

    Chris Paul doesn’t want to be No. 3. If Kevin Durant is tired of being second behind LeBron James , then where does that put Paul in the order of current NBA superstars? ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 12,454 reads 60 comments

  25. Houston Rockets' James Harden Learning 1-Star Teams Don't Last in NBA Playoffs

    James Harden , this is the cost of being the man. The NBA 's newest superstar is trying to win by himself with the Houston Rockets , a move that gave him opportunity and cash but will cost him a shot at a ring...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about 1 year ago 24,518 reads 205 comments