1. Los Angeles Clippers Blow Golden Opportunity to Close out Warriors

    The basketball gods practically gift-wrapped Game 6 for the Los Angeles Clippers . And yet, this series, like the other two contested Thursday, will be decided by a seventh game ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 18,122 reads 46 comments

  2. Ranking Every 2014 NBA Playoff Team Still Alive

    I'm not the first one to say it and I won't be the last: the 2014 NBA playoffs have been frickin' awesome! Better yet, we're just a week-and-a-half into them, with another month-and-a-half or so still to go...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 15,574 reads 51 comments

  3. Doc Rivers Proving Value to Los Angeles Clippers on and off the Court

    Moments of crisis tend to reveal the true colors of those involved. In the case of Doc Rivers, the chaos surrounding Donald Sterling's racist remarks and subsequent banishment from ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 2,548 reads 8 comments

  4. LA Clippers Turn in Inspired Performance After Grueling, Emotional Weekend

    LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Clippers had already absorbed the worst of what was to come from Donald Sterling's latest debacle...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 49,284 reads 67 comments

  5. Clippers Fans React to Donald Sterling's Lifetime Ban Before Game 5 at Staples

    LOS ANGELES—Being a Los Angeles Clippers fan has never been a simple or easy proposition. Tuesday was certainly no exception...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 44,574 reads 99 comments

  6. 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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  7. 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 over 1 year ago 5,611 reads 15 comments

  8. 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 over 1 year ago 1,065 reads 5 comments

  9. 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 over 1 year ago 24,361 reads 189 comments

  10. 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 ...

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  11. 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 over 1 year ago 15,304 reads 84 comments

  12. 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 over 1 year ago 431,378 reads 216 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 5,127 reads 7 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 114,578 reads 506 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 15,842 reads 35 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 287,923 reads 246 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 6,242 reads 11 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 13,673 reads 32 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 22,474 reads 158 comments

  20. 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...

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  21. 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 over 1 year ago 13,391 reads 2 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 109,011 reads 265 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 9,211 reads 30 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 276,280 reads 236 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 14,162 reads 89 comments