1. NBA Power Rankings: OKC Thunder Red-Hot, Everyone Else on Red Alert

    You'd think that a week marked by All-Star Game announcements would be a great one for the NBA 's best teams...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 5 months ago 350,104 reads 277 comments

  2. Biggest Priorities and Challenges for Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

    Feb. 1, 2014 will mark the end of one era and the beginning of another in the NBA . On that day, David Stern will officially cede his throne as the commissioner of the league to long-time deputy Adam Silver...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 2,557 reads 7 comments

  3. Is Jason Kidd Actually a Good NBA Coach?

    For any rookie in any profession, there are learning curves and growing pains to overcome on the journey from basic competency to excellence...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 19,516 reads 38 comments

  4. How Dallas Mavericks Star Dirk Nowitzki Is Defying Time, Odds This Season

    LOS ANGELES — What makes Dirk Nowitzki tick? In his 16th season as a member of the Dallas Mavericks , with 11 All-Star appearances, 12 All- NBA selections, an MVP and a ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 8,296 reads 26 comments

  5. Will Carmelo Anthony Choose Winning or Money in 2014 Free Agency?

    There's only so much even the glitziest NBA superstars can do at any given moment to shape—if not change outright—how they're perceived...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 22,414 reads 174 comments

  6. Minnesota Timberwolves Finally Figure Out How to Win in Crunch Time

    Eighty-six days. That's how long it took the Minnesota Timberwolves to pull out a close game. A 121-120 win over the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena marked Minny's first ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 3,144 reads 8 comments

  7. Kobe Bryant's Final Act Will Determine His Legacy

    If the author Joseph Campbell were alive today, he'd probably have little trouble pinpointing where within the 17 stages of the hero's journey (i.e., the monomyth ) Kobe Bryant currently resides...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 32,262 reads 198 comments

  8. NBA Power Rankings: Kevin Durant Drags Oklahoma City Thunder to No. 1

    The MVP race isn't the only thing heating up around the NBA these days. The exploits of LeBron James, Kevin Durant , Blake Griffin and Goran Dragic (among others)—all ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 315,180 reads 285 comments

  9. Dunk of the Night from Thursday's NBA Action

    Welcome to the NBA , Kendall Marshall. You've officially been embarrassed on the fastbreak by none other than LeBron James . Not that anyone can blame Kendall for being made a fool by the Miami Heat 's human freight train...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 6,348 reads 10 comments

  10. Re-Examining Kobe Bryant's 81-Point Game Through a 2014 Lens

    Eight years ago this Wednesday, Kobe Bryant registered one of the most astounding single-game performances the NBA has ever seen...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 37,529 reads 43 comments

  11. NBA MVP Odds 2014: It's Kevin Durant's Race to Lose

    The halfway point of the 2013-14 NBA season seems like as good a time as any to handicap the race for the Most Valuable Player award...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 28,197 reads 127 comments

  12. NBA's Biggest Recent Win-Win Trades

    Contrary to popular belief, making a trade in the NBA isn't always a zero-sum game. Sometimes, all parties to a particular transaction emerge as immediate winners. Granted, it doesn't happen very often...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 72,632 reads 96 comments

  13. Portland Trail Blazers Are Ready for Prime Time

    Teams like this season's Portland Trail Blazers aren't supposed to do what the Blazers did on Friday night...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 11,480 reads 102 comments

  14. Grading Boston Celtics Point Guard Rajon Rondo in First Game Since ACL Injury

    After 29,233,380 seconds (about 338.3 days) on the sidelines, Rajon Rondo made his much-anticipated return from a torn right ACL to NBA action on Friday...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 31,824 reads 34 comments

  15. NBA Power Rankings: Taking Temperature of the Association at Midseason Mark

    Believe it or not, the 2013-14 NBA season has just about reached the halfway mark. By this time next week, every team in the Association will have played at least 40 games, with many more officially crossing into the second batch of 41 on the schedule.

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 249,674 reads 192 comments

  16. Luol Deng Raising Cleveland Cavaliers as Los Angeles Lakers Seek Similar Lift

    Luol Deng is going to be a pretty popular guy this summer. Assuming LeBron James, Dwyane Wade , Chris Bosh , Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph don't opt out of their current contracts, ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 2,585 reads 6 comments

  17. Marc Gasol's Return Makes Kevin Durant's Challenge Even More Daunting

    It never gets any easier for Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the absence of Russell Westbrook ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 5,955 reads 23 comments

  18. Can the Los Angeles Lakers Still Lure NBA Superstars?

    There's never a "good" time for the Los Angeles Lakers to be terrible, but for this franchise, which prides itself on its tradition of winning, the failings of the 2013-14 NBA ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 38,315 reads 242 comments

  19. It's Time for Los Angeles Lakers to Follow Clippers' Blueprint

    You could write a Harry Potter-sized novel with all the developments from Friday night's embarrassing 123-87 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that the Los Angeles Lakers would like to forget...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 11,946 reads 87 comments

  20. Why Kobe Bryant's Injury Is the Ultimate Condemnation of His Contract

    The Los Angeles Lakers , of all teams, should've known better than to give Kobe Bryant a king's ransom to play until the age of 37. One needn't flash back far through the space-time continuum to understand why...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 40,805 reads 145 comments

  21. NBA Power Rankings: How Have Injuries to Star Guards Shaken Up Standings?

    The NBA 's injury train keeps chugging down the track and unfortunately has been picking up new passengers at nearly every stop...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 245,709 reads 255 comments

  22. Doc Rivers Knows Why He Left Celtics, but Blake Griffin Provides Reminder Anyway

    LOS ANGELES — I'll admit, I was foolhardy enough to ask Doc Rivers after his Los Angeles Clippers escaped with a 111-105 win over the Boston Celtics if the result did anything to validate his decision to bounce from Beantown this past summer...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 22,073 reads 28 comments

  23. See LeBron James, Derrick Rose Through Eyes of an NBA Commercial Director

    You probably don't know who Stacy Wall is, but if you're a fan of the NBA —or if you watch TV with any regularity—you've almost certainly seen his handiwork...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 42,637 reads 46 comments

  24. Doc Rivers All Business for Second Meeting Between Clippers and Celtics

    PLAYA VISTA, CA — As the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens once sang , "The first cut is the deepest, baby I know...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 3,282 reads 1 comments

  25. Would NBA Ever Set Up Shop in Las Vegas?

    Construction is a constant in Las Vegas, where older resorts are frequently demolished to make way for newer, spiffier ones and the vast desert surrounding Sin City is always a target for expansion...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 6 months ago 39,996 reads 227 comments