1. Matt Barnes Instagrams Livid Message in Response to Controversial Game 5 Call

    When it comes to venting on social media, Matt Barnes is usually among the first in line. He certainly was Tuesday...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 39,812 reads 151 comments

  2. Russell Westbrook Reminds NBA Why Oklahoma City Thunder Need His Hero Ball

    Charles Barkley was right. During TNT's Inside the NBA after Game 5 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers , Barkley called Russell Westbrook a ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 5,536 reads 48 comments

  3. Are the Detroit Pistons in Good Hands with Stan Van Gundy?

    Get ready, Motown , 'cause here he comes. Stan Van Gundy , that is. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein , the Detroit Pistons have hired Van Gundy as their next head coach and president of basketball operations...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 24,372 reads 119 comments

  4. NBA Advisory/Finance Committee Meets to Review Status of Clippers Ownership

    While Donald Sterling is busy making a fool of himself on national television, the league continues its lurch toward stripping Sterling of his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 6,536 reads 27 comments

  5. Cleveland Cavaliers Need Stability to Salvage Future with Kyrie Irving

    Another year, another new head coach for Kyrie Irving and yet another reason for the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans to fret about their future...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 8,121 reads 14 comments

  6. OKC Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Who Has the Edge in Best-of-3 Series?

    One week (and four games) into their second-round NBA playoff series, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers are right where they started. Tied, with a pivotal game at Chesapeake Energy Arena right around the corner...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 20,722 reads 233 comments

  7. Blazers Will Need More Than Home-Court Magic to Make Spurs Series Competitive

    After two games and two blowouts, the Portland Trail Blazers head back to Rip City in search of answers. The sort of answers the San Antonio Spurs seem to have in spades in this series...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 8,448 reads 28 comments

  8. Gregg Popovich Has 'Always Felt Guilty' About Moving Manu Ginobili to Sub Role

    Coaching in the NBA is a tough business. Every decision—right or wrong, success or failure—is attended by its own set of concerns and emotions. Just ask Gregg Popovich...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 9,058 reads 10 comments

  9. Tony Parker Is Biggest X-Factor in San Antonio Spurs' 2nd-Round Series

    It's strange to think of Tony Parker as an "X-factor." In the NBA playoffs, that term is usually reserved for a lesser-known quantity, someone whose impact might fly below the ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 1,024 reads 4 comments

  10. Why Miami Heat's Path to Three-Peat Is Clearer Than Ever

    This was supposed to be the toughest year yet for the Miami Heat . The fatigue of pushing their way to consecutive NBA titles in three trips to the Finals was supposed to drag down them down this time around...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 5,200 reads 26 comments

  11. Why It's More Important Than Ever for the Los Angeles Clippers to Succeed

    Prior to Game 7 of the first-round series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Golden State Warriors , Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher pondered the potential repercussions ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 2,921 reads 12 comments

  12. Nets Can't Afford Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett Disappearing Act Against Heat

    The Brooklyn Nets must've known that their second-round series against the Miami Heat would be an uphill battle...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 7,195 reads 27 comments

  13. Will 2013-14 Trail Blazers Be a One-Shot Wonder or an All-Time Portland Great?

    It's no matter of hyperbole to suggest—if not scream from the rooftops—that Damian Lillard 's shot to beat the Houston Rockets in Game 6 and end the Portland Trail Blazers ' first-round series was the greatest in franchise history...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 2,839 reads 7 comments

  14. Friday Preps Us for Best NBA Playoffs Weekend Ever

    The NBA seemed headed for the most epic of playoff weekends. Five of the league's first-round series were already ticketed for Game 7s. The Houston Rockets and the Portland Trail Blazers seemed set to make it an even six...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 32,894 reads 78 comments

  15. Former Clipper Stephen Jackson Releases Rap Song Slamming Donald Sterling

    "Is this a court or is this a cotton field?" That question has, in essence, been posed by a number of NBA luminaries in the days since Donald Sterling's racially charged remarks ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 36,793 reads 64 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 18,057 reads 46 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 15,480 reads 51 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 2,468 reads 8 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 49,112 reads 67 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 44,172 reads 99 comments

  21. 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...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 3 months ago 858 reads 2 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 5,494 reads 15 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 969 reads 5 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 24,233 reads 189 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 2,233 reads 0 comments