1. 2010-11 NBA Season Tipoff: Which Teams Impressed Most in Their Season Openers?

    The most wonderful time of the year is not the Christmas holidays, it's the annual return of meaningful NBA contests to our flat-screens...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 4,227 reads 26 comments

  2. NBA Cares: Boston Celtics Fall To Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers just filmed a two-and-a-half hour long "NBA Cares" commercial disguised as a basketball game...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 681 reads 17 comments

  3. Boston Celtics: Did Shaquille O'Neal Earn the Starting Spot on Opening Night?

    The Boston Celtics opened the 2010-11 NBA season with a home win over the much-hyped Miami Heat . The victory was far more convincing than the 88-80 final score would suggest...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 2,155 reads 16 comments

  4. Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Denver Nuggets Need To Blow It Up

    Having written four articles on Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets over the past month, I have come to the realization that I am now the World's Leading Authority on the subject. (Yes, I'm kidding...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 2,075 reads 8 comments

  5. UConn Football: Suspended QB Cody Endres Is an Embarrassment To the Huskies

    The University of Connecticut has suspended starting QB Cody Endres for the remainder of the academic year for violation of the school's drug policy...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 1,069 reads 1 comments

  6. Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Should New York Knicks Gut Roster To Get 'Melo?

    Not at all surprising, but the Carmelo Anthony trade rumor carousel has taken another bizarre turn. With the Denver Nuggets reportedly setting the price for Anthony at a young, ...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 4,713 reads 42 comments

  7. Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: What Would Be Fair Value For the Denver Nuggets?

    It is fairly common knowledge by now that Carmelo Anthony would like to continue his NBA career elsewhere...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 3,702 reads 40 comments

  8. Path to Redemption? Ron Artest Raffling Off Lakers Championship Ring

    Ron Artest is actually going through with what many thought was an idle promise to raffle off his championship ring and donate the proceeds to charity. Artest is doing something that actually impresses me...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 1,754 reads 33 comments

  9. 2010-2011 NBA Predictions: 10 Players Due To Break Out This Season

    Yes, another list predicting breakout players in the NBA this season. What's different about this one, aside from simply being another opinion? There are many possible definitions for "breakout season...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 1,902 reads 20 comments

  10. How Did I Get Here? A History of Franchise Movement In The NBA

    The Supersonics were the most recent team to pull off a major relocation when they packed their backs for Oklahoma City to become the Thunder in 2009...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 5,829 reads 10 comments

  11. UConn Huskies Admit Wrongdoing, Self-Impose Sanctions

    The official response to NCAA allegations submitted by the University of Connecticut on September 7 has finally been made public...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 357 reads 16 comments

  12. 2010-2011 NBA Predictions: Balance Of Power Still Tilts West

    Those darned media folks tend to get pretty carried away nowadays. They'll up and drag the fans with them in their hyperbolic pronouncements...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 239 reads 2 comments

  13. 2010-2011 NBA Predictions: Boston Celtics' Eight Biggest Goals in the Preseason

    If you listen to ESPN, NBA.TV, or TNT, all your attention should be focused on the greatest team in the history of sport—the 2010-11 Miami Heat. Of course, real hoops fans know that there is an entire season to play...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 4,174 reads 9 comments

  14. LeBron James Overload: ESPN Redefines 'Overkill' With 'The Heat Index'

    Despite the shellacking they took over enabling LeBron James by airing The Decision , ESPN, the masters of subtlety, have taken it upon themselves to redefine the word "overkill...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 1,307 reads 32 comments

  15. UConn Moving Forward on Construction of Basketball Practice Facility

    The future of UConn men's and women's basketball got just a little bit brighter last week when the university's Board of Trustees approved the spending of $3 million for the design of a new practice facility...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 1,087 reads 0 comments

  16. Dwight Howard: Is the Orlando Magic's Superman Overrated?

    Dwight Howard has played six seasons in the NBA , all with the Orlando Magic . He's a four-time All-Star, All-NBA First Team selection for the past three seasons, and is the two-time defending NBA Defensive Player of the Year...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about 4 years ago 1,919 reads 75 comments

  17. Sorry, LeBron, "Miami Thrice" Is Just Silly

    This is not an article about LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, or Pat Riley. This is not even an article about basketball. It's about something bigger—the English language...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 861 reads 38 comments

  18. From the Forum to Staples: The Top 10 Lakers as Ranked by Your Enemy

    What the heck do you mean "...as ranked by your enemy," isn't this going to be another "I Heart Kobe" article?No. I do not Heart Kobe...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 223 reads 109 comments

  19. Ray Allen: Is He Really Worthy of the Basketball Hall of Fame?

    Ray Allen is often assumed to be heading to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, particularly since forming the "Big Three" with NBA veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett on the Boston Celtics...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 6,720 reads 66 comments

  20. Carmelo Anthony: Is He Really an Elite Player?

    News of Carmelo Anthony's apparent desire to flee a good situation in Denver, and the incessant reports of possible trade partners and scenarios for the Nuggets, has been dominating the NBA headlines for weeks...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 3,594 reads 102 comments

  21. Carmelo Anthony Needs To Muzzle La La and Take the Money

    Carmelo Anthony is the talk of the town these days. He's actually the talk of several towns—not just Denver, but also New York City, Chicago, Newark, and Houston...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 1,675 reads 13 comments

  22. All-Stars Everywhere: The Boston Celtics Top 10 First Round Draft Picks

    Why the image of Arnold "Red" Auerbach on this title slide?Easy—Red was personally responsible for nine of the ten picks identified in this slideshow...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 6,519 reads 17 comments

  23. Real Hate: Omri Casspi Mural Vandalized In Sacramento a Second Time

    Hate: an intense hostility toward an object or individual; a systematic especially politically exploited expression of hate. Intense: existing in a strained or extreme way...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 1,355 reads 26 comments

  24. Boston Celtics' 15th Man: Should They Keep Von Wafer or Tony Gaffney?

    ESPNBoston.com ran a decent piece yesterday on the three contenders for Boston's 15th and final roster spot...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 1,500 reads 22 comments

  25. UConn Football Gets No Love...From Polls or Its Own Fans

    The poor Connecticut Huskies football team. Nobody seems to love them. UConn is 1-1, following a beatdown at the hands of a good Michigan team (30-10) with a super-duper beatdown of an overmatched Texas Southern team (62-3)...

    Tom Smith Written by Tom Smith about over 4 years ago 1,044 reads 18 comments