1. Why Your Favorite NBA Team Won't Win the Title: January Edition

    A new year brings a new set of gripes for every NBA team. Some squads, like the Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves, saw strong starts to the 2015-16 season squandered during the holidays...

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  2. Serge Ibaka on State of the Oklahoma City Thunder

    If you were to choose one member of the Oklahoma City Thunder to swat away a potential game-winner, it would be Serge Ibaka . "He’s just one of those guys that has a knack for it," Kevin Durant said in praise of his longtime teammate...

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  3. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Improved 2nd Unit Will Keep Star-Studded OKC Among Elite

    The Oklahoma City Thunder already belong among the NBA 's elite. They boast two of the game's best players in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and the league's fourth-best ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 23,899 reads 106 comments

  4. Luke Walton Will Be an NBA Head Coach Next Year, but Where?

    As far as NBA coaching prospects are concerned, rises through the ranks don't get much meteoric than Luke Walton's...

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  5. Who Would Win a 7-Game Cavaliers-Warriors Series Right Now?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors know each other well from their six-game showdown in the 2015 NBA Finals...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 71,317 reads 439 comments

  6. 1 Thing on Every NBA Team's Holiday Wish List

    The NBA pretty much owns Christmas Day. This year, like every year, will feature a quintuple-header of nationally televised games for hoops heads to enjoy while unwrapping their Star Wars figurines and hoverboards in front of family and friends...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 155,742 reads 239 comments

  7. Why There Will Never Be Another Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant is the last of many dying breeds in today's NBA . He's the last man standing from the 1996 draft. While Bryant, the No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 64,939 reads 273 comments

  8. Superstar Rankings: Identifying the NBA's 10 Best so Far

    What makes an NBA superstar? Is it explosive scoring? Stuffing the stat sheet in more ways than one? How about flashy plays, be they thunderous dunks, killer crossovers or ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 108,063 reads 290 comments

  9. Biggest Question Facing Each NBA Contender

    The Golden State Warriors might appear destined to defend their NBA title, but it won't be a cakewalk to the Larry O'Brien Trophy...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 47,659 reads 262 comments

  10. Battle-Tested LeBron James-Kevin Love Partnership Reaching New Heights

    In the immortal words of Meat Loaf , "Don't be sad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad." The Cleveland Cavaliers are living, breathing, balling proof of as much...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 103,071 reads 264 comments

  11. NBA Rookie Ladder: Which Youngsters Are Topping the Charts in Mid-December?

    The NBA 's newest rookie class is off to a roaring start. Each of the top four picks from the 2015 draft has at least flashed star potential, with Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis sustaining strong play for most of the 2015-16 season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 132,672 reads 224 comments

  12. The Most Troubling Statistic for Every NBA Team

    It's tough to watch an NBA game and come away with a clear idea of exactly what happened. Sure, LeBron James bowling his way to the basket, Stephen Curry catching fire from deep and Kobe Bryant doing the exact opposite are simple to discern...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 63,453 reads 32 comments

  13. As Long As Lakers Are Terrible, Scars from the Chris Paul Trade Veto Remain

    Want to piss off a Los Angeles Lakers fan? Or perhaps you'd like to make one of them cry, curse loudly or stare blankly into the abyss. Just say these two words: "Basketball reasons...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 79,620 reads 168 comments

  14. NBA Teams in Need of Shake-Ups

    It's been six weeks since the 2015-16 NBA season began in earnest, and big changes, rumored and otherwise, are already afoot. The Houston Rockets, sluggish out of the gate, sacked their head coach, Kevin McHale, 11 games into the campaign...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 18,119 reads 27 comments

  15. Why NBA Fans Should Thank Golden State Warriors and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    The Golden State Warriors haven't just owned the NBA this season; they've turned the world's best basketball league into their own. It's a subtle distinction that makes a big difference...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 127,727 reads 344 comments

  16. Dwyane Wade Channeling Vintage 'Flash' and Thursday NBA Takeaways

    It hasn't quite been the five stages of grief, but everyone in the NBA has dealt with the news of Kobe Bryant 's retirement differently. LeBron James was saddened to see the Mamba call it quits...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 33,212 reads 170 comments

  17. With and Without Chris Paul, Clippers Need Everything from Blake Griffin

    LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers knew he had something special on his hands. Before he left Boston to coach the Los Angeles Clippers in June 2013, Rivers reconnected with Tony Brown, a former assistant of his with the Celtics ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 8,647 reads 19 comments

  18. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Cavaliers Can't Take Nights Off Against Improving East

    In his latest NBA masterpiece, Sports Illustrated 's Lee Jenkins profiled an older, wiser LeBron James, who, nonetheless, may be more prone than ever to fits of disgust: ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 31,737 reads 189 comments

  19. Why Your Favorite NBA Team Won't Win the Title: December Edition

    Last month, we picked apart every NBA team's case for title contention with the full force of a summer's worth of fresh snark...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 31,294 reads 56 comments

  20. Nothing Wrong with Second Best: NBA's Top No. 2 Options

    More and more, old-school NBA truisms are going the way of the northern white rhino . Last season, the Golden State Warriors swept at least three of them from the basketball lexicon...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 29,764 reads 77 comments

  21. Building the NBA's All-Efficiency Team

    Kobe Bryant 's sad slide into mediocrity is just the latest sign that the end is nigh—not just for the Black Mamba's Hall of Fame career, but also for the reign of the NBA 's volume-shooting, isolation-heavy scorers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 51,534 reads 126 comments

  22. Tuesday NBA Roundup: How Long Can Record-Setting Warriors Keep Streak Alive?

    The Golden State Warriors don't just break molds; they remake them in their own image. The same player can't be both the best shooter and best ball-handler in the NBA ? Behold, Stephen Curry ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 133,707 reads 292 comments

  23. Kristaps Porzingis or Karl-Anthony Towns: Whose Start Is More Impressive?

    The NBA 's early Rookie of the Year race is as crowded as it's been in quite some time. So far, though, Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis seem to be leading the pack...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 32,142 reads 310 comments

  24. 5 NBA Player Rivalries We Want to See Fire Up in 2015-16

    Russell vs. Wilt. Magic vs. Bird. MJ vs. Zeke. The Dream vs. The Admiral. KG vs. Duncan. What do these and other great NBA player rivalries have in common? Quite a bit, actually...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 29,405 reads 82 comments

  25. Cleveland Cavaliers Inching Closer to LeBron James' Expectations

    In the wake of back-to-back losses to divisional opponents, the Cleveland Cavaliers made it clear that they'd come correct against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about almost 2 years ago 61,347 reads 177 comments