1. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Cavaliers Can't Take Nights Off Against Improving East

    In his latest NBA masterpiece, Sports Illustrated 's Lee Jenkins profiled an older, wiser LeBron James, who, nonetheless, may be more prone than ever to fits of disgust: ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 31,706 reads 189 comments

  2. Why Your Favorite NBA Team Won't Win the Title: December Edition

    Last month, we picked apart every NBA team's case for title contention with the full force of a summer's worth of fresh snark...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 31,157 reads 56 comments

  3. Nothing Wrong with Second Best: NBA's Top No. 2 Options

    More and more, old-school NBA truisms are going the way of the northern white rhino . Last season, the Golden State Warriors swept at least three of them from the basketball lexicon...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 29,646 reads 77 comments

  4. Building the NBA's All-Efficiency Team

    Kobe Bryant 's sad slide into mediocrity is just the latest sign that the end is nigh—not just for the Black Mamba's Hall of Fame career, but also for the reign of the NBA 's volume-shooting, isolation-heavy scorers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 51,499 reads 126 comments

  5. Tuesday NBA Roundup: How Long Can Record-Setting Warriors Keep Streak Alive?

    The Golden State Warriors don't just break molds; they remake them in their own image. The same player can't be both the best shooter and best ball-handler in the NBA ? Behold, Stephen Curry ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 133,627 reads 292 comments

  6. Kristaps Porzingis or Karl-Anthony Towns: Whose Start Is More Impressive?

    The NBA 's early Rookie of the Year race is as crowded as it's been in quite some time. So far, though, Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis seem to be leading the pack...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 32,106 reads 310 comments

  7. 5 NBA Player Rivalries We Want to See Fire Up in 2015-16

    Russell vs. Wilt. Magic vs. Bird. MJ vs. Zeke. The Dream vs. The Admiral. KG vs. Duncan. What do these and other great NBA player rivalries have in common? Quite a bit, actually...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 29,303 reads 82 comments

  8. Cleveland Cavaliers Inching Closer to LeBron James' Expectations

    In the wake of back-to-back losses to divisional opponents, the Cleveland Cavaliers made it clear that they'd come correct against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 61,335 reads 177 comments

  9. Rajon Rondo Is a Surprising Source of Calm Among Wild Card Sacramento Kings

    Of all the new faces in the Sacramento Kings' locker room—eight, to be exact— Rajon Rondo has had the most metaphorical scars. A torn ACL in his right knee in January 2013 seemingly sapped Rondo of his former star power...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 10,333 reads 11 comments

  10. Coming-Out Party Begins Now for Kristaps Porzingis and Tuesday's NBA Takeaways

    Don't bother even trying to pump the brakes on the Kristaps Porzingis hype train now. After Tuesday night's spectacular showing, it could soon run right off the tracks—if it hasn't already...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 81,497 reads 230 comments

  11. 5 NBA Coaches Already on the Hot Seat

    The NBA 's annual furniture sale could soon be in full swing. Less than a month into the 2015-16 season, seats around the Association are already heating up and, in some cases, singeing the behinds of head coaches...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 14,072 reads 22 comments

  12. 6 NBA Players Who Must Make 'The Leap' in Their Third Season

    Don't listen to Littlefinger . The Climb isn't all there is. In the NBA , the Leap comes next. After scaling the Rookie Wall. After surviving the Sophomore Slump. In the careers of so many of the league's greats, Year 3 was the key...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 19,654 reads 14 comments

  13. Stephen Curry Does It All to Extend Golden State Warriors' Picture-Perfect Start

    Stephen Curry , Stephen Curry, Stephen Curry, Stephen Curry...and Stephen Curry. I could go on like this, but that would be too easy—though still not as easy as Curry made it look to play NBA basketball on Thursday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 64,354 reads 242 comments

  14. Pumping the Brakes on the Kristaps Porzingis Hype Train

    The NBA 's rookie class of 2015 is off to a strong start, but no first-year player has seen a more dramatic turnaround in his personal stock than Kristaps Porzingis...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 43,368 reads 74 comments

  15. Wesley Matthews, Mavericks Both with Much to Prove as Dallas Eyes Post-Dirk Era

    It was a long night for the Dallas Mavericks, another one of many they've had in recent years against the Los Angeles Clippers. They moved the ball. They got good shots. They played together...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 9,050 reads 20 comments

  16. Warriors Slow Andre Drummond's Fast Start and Monday NBA Takeaways

    Are you an up-and-coming NBA team that's excited about the new season? Maybe you've got a great, young big man who's ready to step up not only as his team's centerpiece, but also as one of the league's pre-eminent players...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 84,588 reads 171 comments

  17. For Championship-or-Bust Lakers, Current Drought Feels Familiar

    The 2015-16 NBA season is barely old enough to fit in a complete Master Cleanse , and already doom and gloom has descended upon the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 9,374 reads 24 comments

  18. What's Wrong with Anthony Davis and the Pelicans to Start 2015-16 NBA Season?

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. The worst, because getting swept by the Golden State Warriors in his first playoffs series probably stunk...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 43,543 reads 113 comments

  19. Tuesday NBA Roundup: Are Hawks the Team to Challenge LeBron James, Cavs in East?

    What does LeBron James do on a Tuesday night when his Cleveland Cavaliers are resting up for the New York Knicks on a Wednesday? Well, he might lend some words of praise to ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 35,457 reads 253 comments

  20. Why Your Favorite NBA Team Won't Win the Title

    In the wise words of W.C. Fields (aka your grandparents' favorite comedian), "I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 156,198 reads 293 comments

  21. The Key to Keeping Kevin Durant in Oklahoma City? Russell Westbrook

    For the last five years, if not longer, the relationship between Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook has been the subject of fascination, speculation, discussion and exaltation...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 37,780 reads 186 comments

  22. Did LeBron James Really Make the Right Decision Leaving the Miami Heat?

    For many of the NBA 's all-time greats, two words come up constantly when discussing their respective legacies: what if? What if Michael Jordan hadn't tried his hand at baseball? ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 136,877 reads 203 comments

  23. Los Angeles Clippers Relying on DeAndre Jordan's 'Huge Voice' More Than Ever

    LOS ANGELES — Watch a Los Angeles Clippers game, be it on TV or in the stands at Staples Center, and you'll see plenty of DeAndre Jordan ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 12,335 reads 27 comments

  24. Each NBA Team's Franchise Centerpiece Entering 2015-16 Season

    What makes a good centerpiece? No, not the ones you see decorating tables at Halloween and Thanksgiving, but the ones that serve as the linchpins of NBA rosters...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 73,246 reads 284 comments

  25. 1 Bold Prediction for Top 20 NBA Stars Heading into 2015-16

    Evaluating the cream of the NBA 's current crop is much easier once the real games begin. No one can predict the future, but that speculative aspect is what makes it fun, right? ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 1 year ago 41,054 reads 237 comments