1. What Kobe Bryant Has Meant to the NBA

    It’s still hard to believe Kobe Bryant is celebrating his 35th birthday. He’s spent nearly half of his life in the NBA ’s superstar fishbowl, morphing from a swaggering high school talent into the current godfather of the league...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 48,777 reads 205 comments

  2. NBA GMs' Takeaways from Landmark 2013 Offseason

    Framing a roster in today’s NBA is far more intricate than the barstool GM can understand. Trades and signings within the league's salary restrictions have become too complicated, ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 24,020 reads 22 comments

  3. Projecting When LeBron James' NBA MVP Reign Will End

    LeBron James is truly king of the NBA . The last two championships belong to him. Four of the last MVP trophies have his name carved into them. He's unquestionably the game's current greatest player...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 42,821 reads 319 comments

  4. Why Chris Paul Is Under More Pressure Than Blake Griffin Next Season

    Chris Paul is one of the league's most unselfish talents, and while he can pass off to teammate Blake Griffin on an open-court oop, he can't defer the pressures of this upcoming season...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 21,737 reads 67 comments

  5. Cross-Examining Every NBA Superstar Under Oath

    We're calling all the NBA superstars to the stand. LeBron James made it known he had to report for jury duty , and he did a tremendous job as a civic servant although he was not selected as a juror...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 16,550 reads 149 comments

  6. The Time Has Come for Derrick Rose to Deliver

    Derrick Rose picked up an honorary degree in Risk Management last season, deciding not to gamble his future just to satisfy the present...

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  7. Competitive Balance Still a Pipe Dream for Many NBA Franchises

    Could LeBron James ever wear a Charlotte Bobcats jersey? The notion is unfathomable. NBA superstars leave small markets; they don’t go to them...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 25,547 reads 152 comments

  8. Is Tanking the Only Successful Path to Rebuilding an NBA Team?

    Win at any cost—even if that means losing. Tanking, a franchise’s approach of sacrificing a season or multiple seasons to better set up the future, is a necessary evil in today’s NBA ’s rebuilding process...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 22,986 reads 211 comments

  9. This Summer's Biggest NBA Movers Proving There's No One Way to Win an Offseason

    Even in the culture of superlatives, sometimes “best” doesn’t fit. No NBA team stands supreme in their decision-making this offseason, as many teams have made the right moves for their respective situations...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 6,212 reads 9 comments

  10. Do the Dallas Mavericks Need Andrew Bynum?

    Andrew Bynum isn ’t the rare talent he once was. Surely the 7-footer can recuperate his powerful post game and dexterous defense after extended time lost to injury, but he’s no longer unique...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 7,298 reads 27 comments

  11. Why the NBA Summer League Matters

    What Reggie Jackson is doing right now is a perfect example of why the NBA Summer League matters. On Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder reserve guard set a record for the Orlando ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 12,985 reads 6 comments

  12. It's Rare, but the LA Lakers Have Been Mediocre Before

    It’s unusual, but it happens: The Los Angeles Lakers are susceptible to mediocrity. The league’s golden franchise has won five NBA titles since 2000 and has finished with a losing record just once during that same period...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 33,929 reads 160 comments

  13. Sacramento Kings Pickup Carl Landry Is Perfect Role Model for DeMarcus Cousins

    The Sacramento Kings are revamping a roster that has been devoid of veteran leadership. For too long, the Kings have lacked direction from ownership down...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 9,435 reads 28 comments

  14. Why Jilted Los Angeles Lakers Fans Shouldn't Be Mad at Dwight Howard

    Those inflammable fans who burned Dwight Howard ’s Los Angeles Lakers jersey need a lesson on perspective. Howard didn’t ruin the Lakers’ failed attempt to win a title behind an injury-riddled veteran superteam...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 17,901 reads 165 comments

  15. Can Monta Ellis Be a Legit Superstar in Right Situation?

    Monta Ellis needs a new identity. He’s known now as a ball-dominant scorer, a flash in transition who can carry a team when he goes on a heater. Then there’s the other side of Ellis, which is the more consistent reality...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 24,466 reads 114 comments

  16. 2014 NBA Title Odds, Post-Dwight Howard Signing

    The chase for Dwight Howard has ended, and with the collapse of free agency's largest domino, the rest of the offseason can now move along...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 178,552 reads 575 comments

  17. Are Warriors Plotting Superteam with Andre Iguodala and Dwight Howard?

    The Golden State Warriors have signed Andre Iguodala and they may not be done. The move to bring in the star forward could be a sign that the Warriors are out of the chase for ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 34,950 reads 105 comments

  18. Could GS Warriors Actually Pull Off Fabled Sign-and-Trade for Dwight Howard?

    A deal that would send Dwight Howard , the biggest free agent of the offseason, to the Golden State Warriors is becoming a greater possibility. The scenario hinges mostly on whether Howard will decide the Warriors are his desired fit...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 11,806 reads 36 comments

  19. Brad Stevens: There Is No Bigger Rajon Rondo Fan Than Me

    The swirling trade whispers that have Rajon Rondo leaving the Boston Celtics can now be softened even more...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 23,047 reads 147 comments

  20. Who Has Most at Stake in Dwight Howard Sweepstakes?

    Kobe Bryant either doesn ’t get what’s at stake or he’s just an awful negotiator. As Dwight Howard gets set to make the offseason’s loftiest decision, ...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 71,106 reads 275 comments

  21. Super Agent Leigh Steinberg Navigates Through Dwight Howard's Thought Process

    Dwight Howard ’s pending decision as to what NBA franchise he chooses to sign a maximum NBA contract with has dominated the early portion of free agency...

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  22. Fallout Plan for Every Team in Dwight Howard Sweepstakes

    Dwight Howard isn ’t going to five different teams—despite constant reports that say otherwise...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 54,198 reads 101 comments

  23. Will 2013 NBA Free Agency Yield Another Superteam?

    You can count the number of NBA superstars on non-playoff teams on one hand. Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and, now, Rajon Rondo are the few examples of elite players situated on bad teams...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 110,071 reads 238 comments

  24. Potential Trade Scenarios, Packages and Landing Spots for David Lee

    The Golden State Warriors want to be championship contenders—now. The future is glowing for the lottery team turned Western Conference playoff darlings, but ownership understands what it takes to move from feel-good success to an actual title...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 56,975 reads 113 comments

  25. Source: Restricted Free-Agent Tyreke Evans, New Orleans Pelicans Near Agreement

    Restricted free-agent Tyreke Evans will agree to an offer sheet from the New Orleans Pelicans as early as Monday night, a trusted source close to the situation tells Bleacher Report...

    Jimmy Spencer Written by Jimmy Spencer about over 1 year ago 8,547 reads 30 comments