1. 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 9 months ago 11,450 reads 59 comments

  2. 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 9 months ago 9,728 reads 54 comments

  3. 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 9 months ago 62,284 reads 92 comments

  4. 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 9 months ago 46,242 reads 243 comments

  5. 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 9 months ago 5,889 reads 10 comments

  6. 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 9 months ago 6,533 reads 11 comments

  7. 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 9 months ago 69,938 reads 127 comments

  8. 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 9 months ago 37,090 reads 69 comments

  9. 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 9 months ago 4,641 reads 20 comments

  10. 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 9 months ago 34,762 reads 127 comments

  11. 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 9 months ago 51,696 reads 288 comments

  12. 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 9 months ago 27,655 reads 74 comments

  13. NBA Power Rankings: Lay of the Land Heading Down the Stretch

    Gravity isn't just something that wins Oscars and works against blues singers . It's also a force that has a way of pulling NBA teams toward their destiny, particularly during the final month or so of the regular season...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 187,817 reads 164 comments

  14. Will Lakers Depart from 'Let's Make a Deal' Team-Building in Offseason?

    The futility of the Los Angeles Lakers ' present has forced the franchise's legions of fantasts to reflect on its glorious past and project a triumphant future, if only to stave ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 5,889 reads 15 comments

  15. The NBA's All-Sad All-Stars

    There's no need for Joe and Jane Six-Pack to pity anyone making millions to play basketball in the NBA . Even those trapped on terrible teams can count on their love of the game (and of hefty paychecks) to sustain them when the well of wins runs dry...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 24,987 reads 49 comments

  16. Did Patrick Beverley, Houston Rockets Awaken a Sleeping Giant in Oklahoma City?

    To say that Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley have "beef" would be to ascribe too much malice to livestock and undersell the burgeoning rivalry between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 28,093 reads 272 comments

  17. James Harden to Thunder Fans: 'You Loved Me When I Was Here... It's That Simple'

    James Harden hasn't let his past success with the Oklahoma City Thunder interrupt his antagonism of his old club as a member of the Houston Rockets ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 22,054 reads 152 comments

  18. Brooklyn Nets to Sign Jason Collins for Remainder of Season

    Jason Collins ' days of searching for gainful employment in the NBA are over—for the next month or so, at least...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 9 months ago 7,489 reads 78 comments

  19. Chicago Bulls' Refusal to Lose Carlos Boozer Points to Bigger Problems

    You could forgive those Chicago Bulls fans who've taken up residence in a fantasy land filled with "What If's" within the last few years...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 19,193 reads 114 comments

  20. Report: Lakers Not Considering Firing D'Antoni Despite Franchise's Worst Loss

    Mike D'Antoni 's job as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers is safe. For now, anyway. According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Dave McMenamin , Lakers general ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 36,619 reads 214 comments

  21. Which School Could Assemble a Stronger NBA Starting 5 Right Now, UNC or Duke?

    We here on the NBA side of the basketball world are hardly immune to the allure of college hoops. The pageantry, the passion, the sheer unpredictability of March Madness, the one ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 26,662 reads 94 comments

  22. NBA Power Rankings: Stacking Up All 30 Teams Before the Home Stretch

    It's that time of the year, folks. March Madness is here! No, not the NCAA tournament. That's still a couple weeks away. I'm referring instead to the silly season that is the stretch run of the NBA campaign...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 259,505 reads 355 comments

  23. Why Everyone in LA, Clippers Included, Should Root for a Quick Lakers Revival

    The history of the NBA in L.A. reads more like A Tale of Two Cities than it does the sort of rivalry that the city's basketball hotbed deserves...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 18,849 reads 87 comments

  24. How Much Better Are Los Angeles Clippers with Chris Paul Back?

    When it comes to controversial statements in today's NBA , "the Los Angeles Clippers are better with Chris Paul " has to rank near the bottom of the list, right next to "LeBron James is talented," " Kevin Durant can score" and "J...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 2,842 reads 6 comments

  25. LeBron James Hits the Deck After Dwight Howard Elbow to the Nose

    LeBron James ' protective masks may make him look like a superhero, though as Dwight Howard proved on Tuesday night, they hardly confer the power of invincibility to James' face...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about 10 months ago 17,596 reads 42 comments