1. 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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 4 months ago 114,027 reads 506 comments

  4. 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...

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  5. 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 ...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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 ...

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  8. 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 4 months ago 22,063 reads 159 comments

  9. 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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  10. 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 4 months ago 12,046 reads 2 comments

  11. 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...

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  12. 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 4 months ago 9,181 reads 30 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 276,003 reads 236 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 13,945 reads 89 comments

  15. Is Damian Lillard the Perfect Point Guard for Today's NBA?

    Steve Nash left the Staples Center floor and headed toward the Los Angeles Lakers locker room long before the Portland Trail Blazers had decided what the final score would be in their 124-112 win on Tuesday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 7,705 reads 56 comments

  16. NBA Awards Odds 2013-14: Predictions for the Season's Home Stretch

    If the 2013-14 NBA season were a race track, we'd be coming around the final corner and headed for the finish line right about now. No team has more than nine games to play before its regular-season schedule is complete...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 50,428 reads 300 comments

  17. What's Blazers' Ceiling with LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard in Top Form?

    It's not often that Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge score 30 points apiece on the same night. In fact, Tuesday's 124-112 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples ...

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  18. Damian Lillard Throws Down Huge Poster Dunk vs. Lakers

    Damian Lillard may not have won this year's convoluted Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, but that doesn't mean he didn't deserve to be there...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 9,300 reads 8 comments

  19. Remembering McDonald's All-American Game Performances of NBA's Biggest Stars

    Playing in the McDonald's All-American game is hardly a prerequisite for NBA superstardom. John Wall 's five-year prep career precluded him from partaking in the Mickey D's festivities...

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  20. Can the Charlotte Bobcats Ever Be Elite?

    By now, with just over two weeks left in the 2013-14 NBA regular season, we have a pretty good idea of what the Charlotte Bobcats are...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 6,627 reads 62 comments

  21. Warriors' 14-0 Closing Run to Beat Grizzlies Keeps Golden State in 6th Seed

    The Golden State Warriors are still in sixth place in the Western Conference. For another night, at least...

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  22. How to Tell Phoenix Suns' Markieff and Marcus Morris Apart

    It's one thing for two people to be born as identical twins. It's another entirely for them to go out of their way to be all but indistinguishable. That's just how close Markieff and Marcus Morris are...

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  23. What Would It Take for Mark Jackson to Lose His Job with Golden State Warriors?

    Where there's smoke, there's fire, and right now, there are plumes aplenty billowing between Mark Jackson and the Golden State Warriors . Perhaps enough to choke out Jackson's future as the head coach in Oakland...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 4 months ago 13,584 reads 55 comments

  24. NBA Power Rankings: Who's Rising and Who's Falling Fast as Playoffs Approach

    Now that my UCLA Bruins are out of March Madness—my hatred for gators grew three sizes that day—it's time for at least one sad scribe to turn his full attention back to the NBA ...

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  25. Why Los Angeles Lakers' Future Looks Rosier Than New York Knicks' Future

    The latest edition in the long-running Clash of Coasts featured more than its fair share of tragedy, albeit without the developments that claimed the lives of legendary rappers Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B...

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