1. 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 2 months ago 2,825 reads 7 comments

  2. 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 2 months ago 32,876 reads 78 comments

  3. 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 2 months ago 36,739 reads 64 comments

  4. 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 2 months ago 18,036 reads 46 comments

  5. 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 2 months ago 15,461 reads 51 comments

  6. 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 2 months ago 2,454 reads 8 comments

  7. 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 2 months ago 49,079 reads 67 comments

  8. 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 2 months ago 44,128 reads 99 comments

  9. 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 848 reads 2 comments

  10. 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 5,475 reads 15 comments

  11. 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 948 reads 5 comments

  12. 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 24,217 reads 189 comments

  13. 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 2,192 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 15,135 reads 84 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 430,663 reads 216 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 4,962 reads 7 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 113,957 reads 506 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 15,637 reads 35 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 287,793 reads 246 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 6,089 reads 11 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 13,615 reads 32 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 22,001 reads 159 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 91,070 reads 118 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 11,976 reads 2 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 108,586 reads 265 comments