1. Grading the Results of the 2013 NBA Rookie Survey

    Ever wonder what NBA rookies think of each other ? So does the league. Now, we have some answers from the draft class of 2013. The latest NBA.com Rookie Survey hit the web this week...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 31,310 reads 78 comments

  2. NBA Stars Bound for Big Bounce-Back Seasons in 2013-14

    If the 2012-13 NBA season was "The Year of the Setback," then, perhaps, the 2013-14 campaign will be remembered as "The Year of the Bounce-Back...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 34,862 reads 179 comments

  3. Measuring Tracy McGrady's NBA Legacy: How T-Mac Changed the Game

    It's a testament to Tracy McGrady 's enduring talent as a basketball player that this past spring, toward the end of McGrady's 16th (and, as it happens, final) season as a pro, the ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 21,590 reads 34 comments

  4. Will Dwight Howard Go Down in History as Most Reviled LA Lakers Player Ever?

    It's tough to think of players who've suited up for the Los Angeles Lakers at one point or another and have come to be reviled at some point thereafter...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 1,424 reads 47 comments

  5. Who Will Really Be the Next Kobe Bryant?

    There will never be another Michael Jordan, but Kobe Bryant has come about as close as anyone likely ever will to being a clone of His Airness...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 75,131 reads 354 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant at 35: Is Age Just a Number for the Black Mamba?

    Want to feel old today? Here's a fun fact for you: Kobe Bryant just turned 35. Yeah, that Kobe Bryant. The one who the Los Angeles Lakers picked up as a sprightly 17-year-old by way of a trade during the 1996 NBA draft...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 23,617 reads 122 comments

  7. 2013-14 NBA Power Rankings, Summer Edition

    If you're a hoops head—which I'd assume you are, since you're reading this right now—you're probably searching far and wide for anything resembling NBA basketball...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 11 months ago 103,632 reads 795 comments

  8. B/R Interview: Kurt Rambis Lays out Plan to Fix Los Angeles Lakers Defense

    The word "if" popped up, time and again, during my conversation with Kurt Rambis, and not without reason. Rambis recently returned to the Los Angeles Lakers as a member of Mike D'Antoni's staff...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 38,074 reads 88 comments

  9. Why Pau Gasol's 2013-14 Season Will Be Most Critical for His NBA Career

    The 2013-14 NBA season is shaping up to be the most important of the last decade for Pau Gasol , if not the most important of his entire career. Gasol's first foray into free agency, on the cusp of his 34th birthday, awaits him next July...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 8,333 reads 38 comments

  10. LeBron James Spurning Miami Heat for NY Knicks in 2015 Is Ultimate Pipe Dream

    Three years on, the mythology of LeBron James ' "Decision" has begun to take shape. Two titles, two MVPS , two finals MVPs and three trips to the NBA Finals have done plenty to enrich the milieu of his legendary story...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 66,063 reads 266 comments

  11. Grading Brandon Jennings Sign-and-Trade Between Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks

    At long last, the moment you've been waiting for the entire NBA offseason has arrived... Brandon Jennings has signed! With the Detroit Pistons, by way of a sign-and-trade with the Milwaukee Bucks...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 92,893 reads 328 comments

  12. The 8-Step Guide to Building the Perfect Brooklyn Nets System

    There are many ways to achieve inner peace, but for the Brooklyn Nets , there is only one: by winning...a lot. Such is the expectation that naturally accompanies a team with a $100 million and an $80 million luxury tax bill...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 8,667 reads 50 comments

  13. What History Tells Us About Doubting Los Angeles Lakers During Kobe Bryant Era

    We've still got two months of basketball doldrums through which to slog until the opening of NBA training camps and nearly three months until the 2013-14 regular season tips off, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 12,195 reads 68 comments

  14. Why Indiana Pacers Are Biggest Threat to Miami Heat's 3rd Straight Title in 2014

    Close calls have become the calling card of the Miami Heat since LeBron James , Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all decided to join forces in South Beach during the summer of 2010...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 17,394 reads 211 comments

  15. Could Derrick Rose Ever Usurp LeBron James' Throne as NBA's Best Player?

    Derrick Rose has never been one for bravado and/or shameless self-promotion. The guy doesn't even approve of dancing at the NBA All-Star Game , for crying out loud! So ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 19,419 reads 132 comments

  16. Why Miami Heat Need Greg Oden, and What FA Chase Proves of Bigs in Today's NBA

    There's a misconception that's been floating around the NBA since Mike D'Antoni's "Seven Seconds or Less" Phoenix Suns took basketball by storm: that size doesn't matter, that the true center is a relic of basketball's glorious past...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 46,723 reads 110 comments

  17. The Reverse NBA Power Rankings: Who's Tanking Hardest for Andrew Wiggins?

    Don't worry. You're not going crazy. Everyone in the NBA is, indeed, tanking. Or, at least, it seems that way, doesn't it? If you're not the Miami Heat, the San Antonio Spurs, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 41,453 reads 149 comments

  18. Would 3rd Straight Heat Title Keep LeBron James in Miami After 2013-14?

    In the NBA , superstars don't leave their teams after winning championships. They don't leave future titles on the table. And they certainly don't ditch three-peats...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 24,897 reads 179 comments

  19. Definitive Los Angeles Lakers Fan Guide to Surviving 2013-14 Rebuilding Season

    Let's face it, folks. The Los Angeles Lakers aren't going to be any good next season. Heck, they might even stink up the Staples Center like it's 2004-05 (or worse) now that Kobe Bryant 's down and Dwight Howard 's out...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 22,541 reads 91 comments

  20. Has LeBron James Become the Most Popular Athlete in the World?

    LeBron James is the king of basketball these days—and, boy, is it ever good to be the King . He's led the Miami Heat to the last two NBA championships, won four of five ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 99,729 reads 223 comments

  21. Will Houston Rockets Belong to James Harden or Dwight Howard in 2013-14?

    Somehow, Los Angeles—the sprawling, star-studded metropolis that it is—wasn't big enough for Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 37,790 reads 336 comments

  22. One Burning Question Each NBA Team Must Answer Before Next Season

    The 2013 NBA Summer League is coming to a close, which, for all you hoops heads out there, means that the next two months will be awfully devoid of the sound of sneakers squeaking and leather balls bouncing...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 12 months ago 137,422 reads 447 comments

  23. NBA Power Rankings: Stacking Up Every Team After 2013 Free-Agent Frenzy

    You know that NBA free agency has just about run its course for the summer when Brandon Jennings and Gerald Henderson are the biggest names left on the market...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 600,232 reads 1459 comments

  24. Andrew Wiggins Talks Expectations and His NBA Future

    Bright lights are nothing new for Andrew Wiggins. The precocious kid out of Canada has been dealing with them for more than a year now, ever since he exploded onto the prep basketball scene...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 33,387 reads 48 comments

  25. Paul George Previews 2013-14 Indiana Pacers and Dishes on Andrew Wiggins

    A year ago, Paul George was just another guy trying to make a name for himself with the Indiana Pacers . Now, he's a bona fide NBA All-Star with an even brighter future ahead of him...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 37,422 reads 80 comments