1. Which Free Agents Have Helped Themselves Most in 2014 NBA Playoffs?

    In the NBA , as in The Highlander , there can be only one ... Champion, that is. In two-and-a-half weeks' time, we'll know who, between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 14,675 reads 25 comments

  2. Would 3rd Ring Put LeBron James Above Kobe Bryant Among NBA's All-Time Greats?

    You'd have to ride Doc Brown's DeLorean all the way back to 2006 to find an NBA Finals that didn't feature either LeBron James or Kobe Bryant gunning for a ring...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 71,651 reads 1675 comments

  3. Gregg Popovich in Elite Company on NBA's Head-Coaching Mount Rushmore

    With a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, the San Antonio Spurs advanced to the NBA Finals for the sixth time in franchise history—all under the watchful eye of Gregg Popovich ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 168,881 reads 430 comments

  4. Dunk of the Night: Friday, May 30

    The Miami Heat already had the game (and the series) in hand by the time Mario Chalmers hit Chris Bosh with a bounce pass for an easy flush. Which is kind of crazy, since there were still two-and-a-half minutes left...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 716 reads 1 comments

  5. LeBron James' 5th Finals Appearance Shines Spotlight on His Epic Transformation

    LeBron James has come a loooooooong way in the last four years. His performance in the Miami Heat 's 117-92 thrashing of the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 of the 2014 Eastern ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 39,741 reads 433 comments

  6. Boris Diaw's Brilliance off Bench Bodes Well for San Antonio Spurs' Finals Bid

    When word first trickled out that Tiago Splitter wouldn't be starting for the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, the assumption was that Boris Diaw would get the nod from Gregg Popovich: And rightfully so...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 16,284 reads 32 comments

  7. Ranking Best Potential Los Angeles Lakers Coaches by Fit

    While Phil Jackson is busy rebuilding the New York Knicks on the East Coast, Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss, his former bosses, are busy with the same task in L.A...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 21,121 reads 93 comments

  8. Ranking Best Potential New York Knicks Coaches by Fit

    It's been two weeks since Steve Kerr spurned Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks to take up the Golden State Warriors on their offer to replace Mark Jackson in the Bay Area...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 13,702 reads 28 comments

  9. Indiana Pacers Have Only Themselves to Blame for Series Deficit vs. Miami Heat

    The Indiana Pacers were quick to point fingers after their 102-90 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 1,025 reads 29 comments

  10. Why Aren't There More Head Coach/GM Hybrids in the NBA?

    There's a new trend that seems to be seeping (not sweeping) its way through the NBA . No, not four-point plays, "small ball" or Tom Thibodeau -style overloading defense, though those are all intriguing developments in the basketball world...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 11,606 reads 10 comments

  11. Pros and Cons of Lionel Hollins as Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach

    The Los Angeles Lakers' latest spin on the NBA 's coaching carousel has taken yet another noteworthy turn...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 4,027 reads 1 comments

  12. Is Kevin Love's Trade Demand the Minnesota Timberwolves' Worst Nightmare?

    Chaos isn't a pit; it's a ladder . It's a lesson that most Game of Thrones fans learned long ago, courtesy of the scheming Petyr Baelish (aka "Littlefinger"). It's also one the Minnesota Timberwolves would do well to take to heart...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 20,612 reads 70 comments

  13. Should New York Knicks Go All in on Derek Fisher as Their Next Head Coach?

    Somebody find Yogi Berra. It might just be deja vu all over again in Gotham City. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post , Phil Jackson has targeted Derek Fisher as ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 9,603 reads 47 comments

  14. 7 Teams That Could Make Major Trades During 2014 NBA Draft

    The lottery may be over, but the jockeying for position in the 2014 NBA draft has only just begun. General managers from all over the Association have already begun reaching out ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 42,090 reads 122 comments

  15. How Does Cleveland Cavaliers' Coaching Search Change with No. 1 Draft Pick?

    Shortly after watching his team land the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Tuesday for the third time in four years, Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin insisted that his organization's ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 3,667 reads 27 comments

  16. What Does Slip in NBA Draft Lottery Mean for Los Angeles Lakers' Rebuild?

    It's been more than 34 years since the Cleveland Cavaliers practically gift-wrapped the pick that became the No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 14,714 reads 66 comments

  17. Los Angeles Lakers' Chances of Kevin Love Trade Looking Worse Than Ever

    The Los Angeles Lakers can't be too happy to hear that Kevin Love is already angling to extricate himself from the Minnesota Timberwolves . If this were all swirling a year from now, the Lakers would be sitting pretty...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 33,523 reads 89 comments

  18. 5 NBA Teams in Best Position to Pull Off Kevin Love Trade

    The tenuous marriage between Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves may be headed for Splitsville sooner than expected. According to ESPN...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 33,883 reads 136 comments

  19. Despite Playoff Outcome, LA Clippers Here to Stay as NBA Title Contenders

    The Los Angeles Clippers had every reason to be upset about the way their campaign ended. They won a franchise-record 57 games during the regular season, only to see their ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 11,657 reads 100 comments

  20. LA Clippers' Redemption Story Falls Short with Consecutive Late-Game Collapses

    LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Clippers had their chances. To knock the Oklahoma City Thunder out of the NBA playoffs. To advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 10,711 reads 53 comments

  21. Biggest Needs for Los Angeles Clippers During 2014 Offseason

    Another year, another historic regular season squandered in the second round of the NBA playoffs by the Los Angeles Clippers ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 17,383 reads 66 comments

  22. NBA Stars-in-Waiting Bound to Blossom Next Season

    A long, long time ago (i.e. back in November), I wondered if the 2013-14 NBA season might be the " Year of the Sophomore ." In many ways, that discussion proved a prescient one...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 3,500 reads 11 comments

  23. Can Chris Paul Rebound from Devastating Game 5 Loss and Save Clippers' Season?

    Before the " Replay Seen 'Round the World ," there was a collapse of epic proportions. Before Reggie Jackson had his hands stripped off the ball by Matt Barnes, it was Chris Paul ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 7 months ago 1,593 reads 12 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 39,951 reads 151 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 5,595 reads 48 comments