1. 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 5 months ago 276,046 reads 236 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 13,985 reads 89 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 7,843 reads 56 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 50,465 reads 300 comments

  5. 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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  6. 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 5 months ago 9,333 reads 8 comments

  7. 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...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 78,660 reads 63 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 6,657 reads 62 comments

  9. 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...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 2,300 reads 4 comments

  10. 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...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 5,566 reads 8 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 13,609 reads 55 comments

  12. 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 ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 315,160 reads 334 comments

  13. 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...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 22,837 reads 57 comments

  14. Bitter Reality Replacing New York Knicks' NBA Playoff Pipe Dreams

    You can only be disappointed if you have expectations to undershoot. It's about time the New York Knicks lowered theirs, from fringe Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls to NBA also-rans...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 11,368 reads 59 comments

  15. Miami Heat or Indiana Pacers: Who's More Vulnerable Heading into Playoffs?

    It's been more than three months since the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers last went toe-to-toe. That night, the two-time defending NBA champs eked out a 97-94 win on their home floor by way of a 10-0 run in the final three minutes of the game...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 9,651 reads 54 comments

  16. Phil Jackson, Metta World Peace Steal Show at LA Lakers-NY Knicks Game

    Phil Jackson has already made his presence felt with the New York Knicks after being named team president this March, so we shouldn't be surprised he showed up at the Staples ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 62,027 reads 92 comments

  17. NBA Power Rankings: Where the Chips Fall with 1 Month Left

    The NCAA tournament is here! You know what that means? No, not that workers across America will be much less productive for the next few weeks, though $1.2 billion worth of labor is a lot to lose...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 46,175 reads 243 comments

  18. Does Market Size Even Matter Anymore in the NBA?

    The NBA 's news cycle is back in the hands of the most profitable teams in the league's biggest markets. Phil Jackson's now a member of the New York Knicks' front office, enticed to Madison Square Garden by a five-year, $60 million deal...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 5,346 reads 10 comments

  19. Are the Toronto Raptors for Real?

    Unless you live in Canada, you probably haven't noticed that the Toronto Raptors are in the midst of a season that might rightly be labeled a pleasant surprise...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 6,262 reads 11 comments

  20. Jeanie Buss on Lakers' Front Office Accountability: "The Buck Stops with Me"

    Don't worry, Los Angeles Lakers fans. Jeanie Buss wants you to know that she's in charge of the operation that her father, the late Dr...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 69,487 reads 127 comments

  21. Ranking Top 25 NBA Players Who Could Still Be Balling in College

    With all the recent chatter about new NBA commissioner Adam Silver's desire to raise the minimum age for draft eligibility and the annual bluster about the NCAA tournament, it's ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 37,006 reads 69 comments

  22. How Long Can the Los Angeles Clippers' Winning Streak Last?

    Only twice since moving to the West Coast have the Los Angeles Clippers won at least 10 games in a row. The first occasion came last season, when the Clips completed a perfect month of December as part of a 17-game streak...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 4,521 reads 20 comments

  23. Blueprint for Jim Buss to Get Los Angeles Lakers Back on Track

    Whenever Phil Jackson's in the news, the Buss family drama is sure to follow. Like clockwork, news of the Zen Master tending a new Garden in mid-town Manhattan brought with it renewed ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 34,692 reads 128 comments

  24. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James Push Panic Button Following Home Loss to Denver

    It's one thing for the Miami Heat to lose on the second night of a back-to-back in Houston, get blown out in San Antonio or surrender narrow decisions to familiar tormentors from Chicago and Brooklyn...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 51,520 reads 292 comments

  25. Top Action Items for Phil Jackson to Address with New York Knicks

    For the first time in 36 years, Phil Jackson will draw a paycheck from the New York Knicks . And a hefty one at that. According to the New York Knicks PR department and Marc J...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 27,577 reads 74 comments