1. Predicting LeBron James' Statistical Ceiling in 2013 NBA Playoffs

    Pay attention. The greatest player of this era is about to put on the greatest playoffs show of...maybe ever. It's hard to place a lid on James' statistical potential, as he's doing things that have never been done before...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 26,579 reads 147 comments

  2. Breaking Down the Lakers' Shortcomings Through Coach Kobe Bryant's Eyes

    It must have been painful for Kobe Bryant to sit back from home and watch his Los Angeles Lakers fall in Game 1 of the postseason against the San Antonio Spurs . It’s just so limiting—I mean, he only has 140 characters or less...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 26,530 reads 76 comments

  3. Should Derrick Rose Put on His Superman Costume and Save the Chicago Bulls?

    Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose may have the best crossover in the NBA . Any time you think he’s leaning one way, he sends you back the other way...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 15,952 reads 120 comments

  4. Denver Nuggets' Secret Weapon Also Their Oldest Weapon

    Andre Miller was the unlikeliest of superstars on the squad without superstars. The old man of the Denver Nuggets , at 37 years old, scored on a driving layup with 1...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 9,833 reads 31 comments

  5. Winners and Losers from the 2012-13 NBA Regular Season

    At the divine intersection of the regular season and the playoffs, it's time to provide context to a year filled with spectacular play and disappointing results...

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  6. Predicting the Biggest X-Factors of the 2013 NBA Playoffs

    The greatest authors of playoff glory are the superstars. But postseason achievement isn’t just a story written by the game’s elite, as a subcast of lesser-thought-of players often determine a team's success...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 39,021 reads 105 comments

  7. Blueprint for a Lakers Playoff Miracle

    The Los Angeles Lakers found their way into the postseason—as the No. 7 seed no less. C’ mon , was there ever any doubt? The suspense ended with a 99-95 overtime ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 61,873 reads 246 comments

  8. A Glass Half-Full Look at the Boston Celtics' Playoff Future

    The turbulence of this seesaw Boston Celtics season could feature one last jolt, an upward burst in the form of a first-round upset against the second-seeded New York Knicks ...

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  9. B/R's All-Access Interview with Sacramento Kings Star DeMarcus Cousins

    (Editor's note: DeMarcus Cousins granted Bleacher Report a sit-down, all-access interview in his Sacramento home in early April...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 2,162 reads 117 comments

  10. 7 Takeaways from Monday's Matchup-Changing NBA Action

    This thing is far from over. The cementing of postseason seedings on Monday night also came with unexpected shifts within a flurry of late-night action...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 28,195 reads 106 comments

  11. NBA Awards Odds: Picking Winners of Every Major Award Just Before the Postseason

    The results are still trickling in, but the final appraisal is already complete. As the 2012-13 regular season comes to an end, it's time to announce a winner for every major NBA award...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 24,182 reads 76 comments

  12. Better Late Than Never for New Orleans Hornets to Trade Eric Gordon

    Eric Gordon isn ’t the right fit for the New Orleans Hornets . He’s talented, no doubt, but Gordon is suited for a team built to win now and not a Hornets team that is building around potential superstar big man, Anthony Davis...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 14,180 reads 26 comments

  13. Watch LeBron James Alley His Own Oop Off the Backboard

    LeBron James is warming up for the show he's about to put on this postseason. In the first quarter of the Miami Heat ’s Tuesday matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks , a ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 38,233 reads 100 comments

  14. How to Know When An NBA Coach is About to Get Fired

    The signs are written on the wall in dry-erase marker. Ambiguity flickers beneath the hot seat of an NBA coach close to being fired, but the warnings usually begin to drip in inevitable fashion...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 19,057 reads 25 comments

  15. Derrick Rose Dunks Off Surgically-Repaired Leg During Bulls Shootaround

    The checklist appears to be complete. When Derrick Rose dunked off his left foot in warm-ups on Sunday, he revealed that he has achieved the final personal landmark in his recovery...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 72,043 reads 163 comments

  16. NBA Rookie Stock Watch: Can Anthony Davis' Recent Surge Push Him to Top Spot?

    The madness of March is about over, so the new focus of college hoops becomes the players heading into the league via this summer’s NBA Draft...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 16,114 reads 46 comments

  17. It's Panic Time for Laker Nation

    The purple and gold panic button is about as worn down as the tormented smirk of Mike D’Antoni. The Los Angeles Lakers failed in a game they couldn’t spare, a 109-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 63,521 reads 317 comments

  18. NBA Awards Odds: Arguing the Favorites for MVP, ROY, MIP and More

    The allure of the NBA exists further than the crooked numbers that headline each box score. It’s a game greater than its final score, and the beauty of following the league is the polarizing topics that divide our loving-yet-hostile community...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 49,315 reads 179 comments

  19. 9 Takeaways from Wednesday Night's Heated Action

    This NBA season is just warming up. Or at least that's the heat coming off Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks. The NBA moves closer to its postseason as the 82-game exercise of final seeding winds down...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 24,722 reads 58 comments

  20. How Michigan's Fab Five Changed the NBA Forever

    Swag was born two decades ago on the hips of the Michigan Wolverines’ Fab Five. It’s hard to imagine that something as simple as altered clothing, or in this case ...

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  21. 10 Takeaways from Monday Night's Wild Action

    As teams head down the stretch, fantastic efforts and finishes are to be expected. Monday night's action was no exception...

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  22. Gregg Popovich Responds to Heat's Resting of Stars: 'What the S*** Is That?'

    Two things can look the same yet be completely different. When LeBron James , Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers each sat out of the Miami Heat ’s Sunday matchup against ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 73,425 reads 397 comments

  23. Kyrie Irving: Grading Cleveland Cavaliers Star's Return from Injury

    Skill : A Agility: A Chemistry with Teammates: B+ Defensive Presence: B- Overall Grade: A- It didn ’t take long for Kyrie Irving to shake off his latest layer of rust...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 13,997 reads 41 comments

  24. Most Valuable NBA Stars Who Don't Have a Prayer of Winning 2013 MVP

    There’s a neglected group of NBA stars who are invaluable to their teams—even if they have no shot at the coveted 2012-13 NBA Most Valuable Player award. LeBron James isn’t in that discussion...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 32,041 reads 110 comments

  25. Can Miami Heat Afford Rest While Pushing for Home-Court Advantage in Playoffs?

    The Miami Heat are so inconsistent—they’ ve now lost two of their last 29 games. Somehow though, LeBron James and his guys will bounce back. The Heat tower over the Eastern Conference and hold an 11-game lead above the No...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 9,208 reads 66 comments