1. Will Sixers' Joel Embiid Steal-and-Stash Be Home Run of 2014 NBA Draft?

    The only thing guaranteed to be more delayed than Joel Embiid 's reaction to getting picked just behind Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker in the 2014 NBA draft is the satisfaction ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 17,976 reads 87 comments

  2. NBA Power Rankings: Where Do Teams Stack Up After 2014 Draft?

    The 2014 NBA draft itself wasn't as eventful as anticipated. The craziness of 2013 gave way to relative calm this year, despite the depth of talent available and the long line of pick-deprived teams looking to score some of it...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 838,699 reads 740 comments

  3. Pros and Cons of Los Angeles Lakers Re-Signing Nick Young

    It's official: The Swag is back. On the free-agent market, that is. The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Wednesday that Nick Young will not be opting into the second year of his contract with the Purple and Gold...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 13,169 reads 53 comments

  4. 6 Moves Miami Heat Must Make to Keep LeBron James in South Beach

    LeBron James' decision to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat and into free agency doesn't necessarily indicate a desire to flee South Beach...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 50,014 reads 99 comments

  5. NBA Draft 2014: 10 Predictions for Thursday Night

    You'd have an easier time guessing exactly what Russell Westbrook will wear to opening night 2014 than you would predicting what will become of Thursday's NBA draft ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 12,598 reads 11 comments

  6. Rudy Gay's Future with Sacramento Kings About More Than Money

    Rudy Gay's decision to opt into the final year of his contract with the Sacramento Kings should come as no surprise...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 14,374 reads 18 comments

  7. Could the Boston Celtics' Future Hinge on Kevin Love Trade?

    There will be no standing pat for the Boston Celtics this offseason. Not after going 25-57 in the wake of parting ways with Paul Pierce , Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers last summer...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 13,935 reads 86 comments

  8. Pressure Is on Big 3 to Stick Together, Not on Miami Heat to Keep Them

    Pat Riley knows what he's doing this summer. "We don't need to rebuild," he told reporters during the opening remarks of his exit interview Thursday. "We need to retool...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 11,490 reads 20 comments

  9. Laker Fans Can Take Solace in Recent History of No. 7 NBA Draft Picks

    Barring another unforeseen shakeup atop the 2014 NBA draft, the Los Angeles Lakers won't have a prayer of pegging either Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker to be Kobe Bryant 's running mate/successor with the No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 41,634 reads 105 comments

  10. Inside LA's Summer Pro-Am Hoops Institutions, the Drew League and Venice Beach

    Dr. Luther Gulick's instructions were simple. The superintendent of physical education at the YMCA International Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, asked a young ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 23,590 reads 12 comments

  11. Should NBA Fans Be Rooting for Spurs and Heat in Tiebreaker 2015 NBA Finals?

    Three-peats are nothing new for the NBA . The Los Angeles Lakers of the Kobe Bryant -Shaquille O'Neal vintage put one together. The Chicago Bulls did it twice in an eight-year span, with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen leading the way...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 37,036 reads 313 comments

  12. Pros and Cons of Philadelphia 76ers Selecting Andrew Wiggins in 2014 NBA Draft

    The City of Brotherly Love is abuzz with all things Andrew Wiggins at the moment. According to multiple reports out of Philadelphia, the 76ers squired Wiggins about town in ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 9,205 reads 25 comments

  13. Ranking the Last 10 NBA Championship Teams

    Today's NBA marks the passage of time not with ticking clocks, but with San Antonio Spurs championships...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 108,862 reads 365 comments

  14. NBA Power Rankings 2014: Stacking Up All 30 Teams, Post-NBA Finals

    The last time we sized up the way the league's best and worst stacked up against one another, 16 teams still had a chance—however small it may have been—to hoist up the Larry O'Brien Trophy in the middle of June...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 418,388 reads 272 comments

  15. Up Against Ropes in NBA Finals, How Will LeBron James Respond?

    Do or die. We've seen LeBron James in situations like the one he'll face on Sunday, when the Miami Heat return to the Alamo City in search of a season-saving victory. Thirteen times in his career has James faced imminent elimination...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 49,923 reads 537 comments

  16. San Antonio Spurs' Defensive Adjustments Force Miami Heat's Weaker Hands

    Game 3 of the 2014 NBA Finals will be remembered chiefly for the San Antonio Spurs' evisceration of the Miami Heat's defense, and rightfully so. The Spurs' first half, in which they scored 71 points on a Finals-record 75...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 13,558 reads 48 comments

  17. Bradley Beal Talks Video Games, Wizards' Future and Relationship with John Wall

    Bradley Beal isn't just a great shooter, though he's certainly that. He's also a burgeoning playmaker, a fierce competitor and, at the tender age of 20, one of the NBA 's brightest young stars...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 2,729 reads 4 comments

  18. LeBron James Joins Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird in Elite Stat Area

    Another day, another statistical milestone for LeBron James . In Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals, James became just the third player ever —after Michael Jordan and Kobe ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 23,914 reads 99 comments

  19. LA Lakers Can Scratch Derek Fisher Off Head Coach Wish List Without Regret

    The list of names in line to replace Mike D'Antoni as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers shortened a bit on Monday, and not because the Purple and Gold found their man...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 6,228 reads 30 comments

  20. Can Heat Move Past 4th-Quarter Meltdown and Recover in NBA Finals Game 2?

    There was much more to the Miami Heat 's 110-95 defeat in Game 1 than just the malfunctioning of the air conditioning at the San Antonio Spurs ' home arena...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 13,096 reads 129 comments

  21. Team USA Coach Takes Pot Shot at Kobe Bryant with Landon Donovan Analogy

    Jurgen Klinsmann is making more enemies than friends in America these days. First, the German manager came under fire for leaving Landon Donovan, a red-white-and-blue ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 54,554 reads 211 comments

  22. San Antonio Spurs Were Largely Unfazed by Heat, Cited 'Worse Conditions'

    LeBron James wasn't the only player affected by the absence of air conditioning in the AT&T Center on Thursday, though he appears to have been in the minority among his peers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 9,684 reads 30 comments

  23. Remember the Time Michael Jordan Left an NBA Finals Game Due to Cramps?

    To all the Twitter trolls and erstwhile Internet antagonists out there who ragged on LeBron James for succumbing to severe cramps in Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, I offer the curious case of one Michael Jordan...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 399,185 reads 556 comments

  24. Jamal Crawford Talks NBA Playoffs, Los Angeles Clippers Future and More

    Jamal Crawford 's had an eventful spring, to say the least. On the court, he took home his second Sixth Man of the Year Award—the first player to do so with two different teams—and ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 5,194 reads 9 comments

  25. Danny Green Seizing NBA's Biggest Stage for Second Straight Year

    It was deja vu all over again for Danny Green . Last year, Green tipped off his first appearance in the NBA Finals by hitting 4-of-9 from three for 12 points in a four-point victory for the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 19,280 reads 105 comments