1. Which Players Could Take Their Final Bow in 2014 NBA Playoffs?

    The 2014 NBA playoffs aren't even a week old, and they've already occasioned coming-out parties for some of the game's brightest young stars...

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  2. Golden State Warriors Need Mark Jackson to Outcoach Doc Rivers in Game 3

    Mark Jackson and Doc Rivers aren't so different, you know. They both hail from American metropolises—Jackson from New York , Rivers from Chicago . Both were prolific, hard-nosed All-Stars at the point guard position as pros...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 5,602 reads 15 comments

  3. More Minutes for Kevin Garnett a Must for Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors

    Could Kevin Garnett be the key to the Brooklyn Nets ' push through the NBA playoffs? It seems a strange question to ask, on more counts than one...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 1,062 reads 5 comments

  4. Bulls' Advertised Shortcomings on Full Display vs. Surprising Washington Wizards

    We knew who these Chicago Bulls were coming into their first-round NBA playoff series against the Washington Wizards long before the former's 101-99 loss at the United Center on Tuesday...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 24,355 reads 189 comments

  5. J.J. Redick Holds Key to Offensive Dominance for Western Contender L.A. Clippers

    LOS ANGELES—On paper, the Los Angeles Clippers have all the ingredients a team needs to cook up a run to the NBA Finals. A top-notch, two-way playmaker in Chris Paul ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 2,491 reads 0 comments

  6. Philadelphia 76ers' Needs During 2014 Offseason

    You'd have a much easier time figuring out what the Philadelphia 76ers don't need than you would determining what they do...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 15,303 reads 84 comments

  7. NBA Power Rankings 2014: Who's on Top Heading into Playoffs?

    It's over, folks. The 2013-14 NBA regular season—in all of its tank-tastic, injury-riddled, surprisingly competitive glory—has come to a close. And what a close it was...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 431,371 reads 216 comments

  8. Clippers Shrug off Franchise Record 57th Win with Real Focus on Playoffs

    LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Clippers made history on Tuesday night, but you'd hardly have known it if you'd asked the team itself...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 5,125 reads 7 comments

  9. Most Dangerous Underdogs Headed into the 2014 NBA Playoffs

    The NBA playoffs are, for better or worse, probably the most predictable of any postseason in sports. Year in and year out, the list of teams that can legitimately compete for a ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 114,536 reads 506 comments

  10. How Much Credit Does Jason Kidd Deserve for Brooklyn Nets' Turnaround?

    The line between "scapegoat" and "savior" can be and often is perilously thin in the NBA . One day, you're the reason the sky is falling. The next, you're Atlas, keeping the celestial sphere intact all by your lonesome...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 15,833 reads 35 comments

  11. NBA Power Rankings: Sizing Up the Association Ahead of Season's Final Week

    Can you believe it? The end of the 2013-14 NBA season is less than a week away. It seems like only yesterday that we were talking about Derrick Rose 's return, Russell Westbrook ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 287,919 reads 246 comments

  12. Golden State Warriors Can't Expect Better Than Mark Jackson

    To say that Mark Jackson's third go-round with the Golden State Warriors hasn't gone according to plan is to understate the turmoil that's been bubbling up in the East Bay this season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 6,230 reads 11 comments

  13. LA Clippers Approach One Franchise Milestone, Adjust Sights to Another

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif.—Great expectations are nothing new for these Los Angeles Clippers . They won a franchise-record 56 games last season, and they will have a chance to match ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 13,673 reads 32 comments

  14. NBA MVP Odds 2014: Can LeBron James Capture His 5th?

    A word to all of you NBA MVP hopefuls out there: Speak now or forever hold your peace. And by "forever," I mean "until next year...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 22,468 reads 158 comments

  15. NBA's Most Misunderstood Players

    A half-century ago, Nina Simone first sang a song whose chorus would come to perfectly describe so many who'd set foot in the NBA : "But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 91,941 reads 118 comments

  16. How Charles Barkley Became the Face of a Cult-Classic Adventure Video Game

    If you grew up in the 1990s or were at all privy to the intersection of sports and pop culture during that decade, you were probably exposed to the NBA 's marketing strategy of ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 13,096 reads 2 comments

  17. Larry Sanders Advocates for Medical Marijuana Hours After NBA Drug Suspension

    Colorado and Washington , you have a friend in Wisconsin, and his name is Larry Sanders . The Milwaukee Bucks ' big man was slapped with a five-game suspension Friday for violating the NBA 's Anti-Drug Program...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 108,984 reads 265 comments

  18. Did Rebuilding NBA GMs Waste a Year of Fans' Lives to Keep Their Jobs Longer?

    Back in October, before the 2013-14 NBA season had officially tipped, Bleacher Report's own Ric Bucher hinted presciently at potential philosophical tensions that could affect ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 9,208 reads 30 comments

  19. NBA Power Rankings: Shaking out NBA's Final Weeks of the Playoffs Race

    The NBA playoffs are so close, you can almost smell 'em... Which may not be the best thing, actually. The scent of sweaty giants battling on a basketball court isn't the most pleasant one to say the least...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 276,236 reads 236 comments

  20. Washington Wizards Clinch 1st Playoff Berth Since 2008

    It's official: The Washington Wizards have finally vanquished the ghost of Gilbert Arenas. With a 118-92 annihilation of the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, April 2, the Wizards ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 14,154 reads 89 comments

  21. Is Damian Lillard the Perfect Point Guard for Today's NBA?

    Steve Nash left the Staples Center floor and headed toward the Los Angeles Lakers locker room long before the Portland Trail Blazers had decided what the final score would be in their 124-112 win on Tuesday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 8,732 reads 56 comments

  22. NBA Awards Odds 2013-14: Predictions for the Season's Home Stretch

    If the 2013-14 NBA season were a race track, we'd be coming around the final corner and headed for the finish line right about now. No team has more than nine games to play before its regular-season schedule is complete...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 50,564 reads 300 comments

  23. What's Blazers' Ceiling with LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard in Top Form?

    It's not often that Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge score 30 points apiece on the same night. In fact, Tuesday's 124-112 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 858 reads 1 comments

  24. Damian Lillard Throws Down Huge Poster Dunk vs. Lakers

    Damian Lillard may not have won this year's convoluted Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, but that doesn't mean he didn't deserve to be there...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 9,505 reads 8 comments

  25. Remembering McDonald's All-American Game Performances of NBA's Biggest Stars

    Playing in the McDonald's All-American game is hardly a prerequisite for NBA superstardom. John Wall 's five-year prep career precluded him from partaking in the Mickey D's festivities...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 78,947 reads 63 comments