1. Why There Will Never Be Another Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant is the last of many dying breeds in today's NBA . He's the last man standing from the 1996 draft. While Bryant, the No...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 64,909 reads 273 comments

  2. Superstar Rankings: Identifying the NBA's 10 Best so Far

    What makes an NBA superstar? Is it explosive scoring? Stuffing the stat sheet in more ways than one? How about flashy plays, be they thunderous dunks, killer crossovers or ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 107,779 reads 290 comments

  3. Biggest Question Facing Each NBA Contender

    The Golden State Warriors might appear destined to defend their NBA title, but it won't be a cakewalk to the Larry O'Brien Trophy...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 47,654 reads 262 comments

  4. Battle-Tested LeBron James-Kevin Love Partnership Reaching New Heights

    In the immortal words of Meat Loaf , "Don't be sad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad." The Cleveland Cavaliers are living, breathing, balling proof of as much...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 103,035 reads 264 comments

  5. NBA Rookie Ladder: Which Youngsters Are Topping the Charts in Mid-December?

    The NBA 's newest rookie class is off to a roaring start. Each of the top four picks from the 2015 draft has at least flashed star potential, with Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis sustaining strong play for most of the 2015-16 season...

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  6. The Most Troubling Statistic for Every NBA Team

    It's tough to watch an NBA game and come away with a clear idea of exactly what happened. Sure, LeBron James bowling his way to the basket, Stephen Curry catching fire from deep and Kobe Bryant doing the exact opposite are simple to discern...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 63,441 reads 32 comments

  7. As Long As Lakers Are Terrible, Scars from the Chris Paul Trade Veto Remain

    Want to piss off a Los Angeles Lakers fan? Or perhaps you'd like to make one of them cry, curse loudly or stare blankly into the abyss. Just say these two words: "Basketball reasons...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 79,461 reads 168 comments

  8. NBA Teams in Need of Shake-Ups

    It's been six weeks since the 2015-16 NBA season began in earnest, and big changes, rumored and otherwise, are already afoot. The Houston Rockets, sluggish out of the gate, sacked their head coach, Kevin McHale, 11 games into the campaign...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 18,111 reads 27 comments

  9. Why NBA Fans Should Thank Golden State Warriors and Tuesday NBA Takeaways

    The Golden State Warriors haven't just owned the NBA this season; they've turned the world's best basketball league into their own. It's a subtle distinction that makes a big difference...

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  10. Dwyane Wade Channeling Vintage 'Flash' and Thursday NBA Takeaways

    It hasn't quite been the five stages of grief, but everyone in the NBA has dealt with the news of Kobe Bryant 's retirement differently. LeBron James was saddened to see the Mamba call it quits...

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  11. With and Without Chris Paul, Clippers Need Everything from Blake Griffin

    LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers knew he had something special on his hands. Before he left Boston to coach the Los Angeles Clippers in June 2013, Rivers reconnected with Tony Brown, a former assistant of his with the Celtics ...

    Josh Martin Written by Josh Martin about over 1 year ago 8,625 reads 19 comments

  12. 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 over 1 year ago 31,718 reads 189 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 31,247 reads 56 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 29,733 reads 77 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 51,515 reads 126 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 133,643 reads 292 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 32,129 reads 310 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 29,375 reads 82 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 61,340 reads 177 comments

  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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...

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  24. 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 over 1 year ago 64,363 reads 242 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 43,379 reads 74 comments