1. Ranking the Best Basketball Cities in the Country

    When it comes to ranking the best basketball cities in the country, it’s not all about market size and ticket sales. Rather, it’s about contribution to the game and promoting and encouraging the love of the sport...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 2 years ago 10,833 reads 27 comments

  2. Why Houston Rockets Will Become a Top NBA Free-Agent Destination

    The pursuit was well documented. The risks were calculated. And the prize was worth it. This past summer, Morey and the Rockets went all-in on Dwight Howard —dumping Kyle ...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 2 years ago 17,069 reads 45 comments

  3. Mike D'Antoni Must Fix Lakers Defense First, Then Work Offensive Magic

    From the beginning, most intelligent basketball minds seemed to agree that the Los Angeles Lakers running a Princeton offense wasn’t a good idea...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 2 years ago 4,079 reads 22 comments

  4. Why OKC Thunder Remain the Top Dog in the Western Conference

    Knee jerk reactions and early predictions attempting to beat the street are a part of professional sports. Since general manager Sam Presti traded James Harden to the Houston Rockets on Oct...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 2 years ago 2,251 reads 8 comments

  5. Examining Why the Princeton Offense Isn't the Right Fit for L.A. Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers were the most talked about NBA team this past offseason. Credit general manager Mitch Kupchak for that...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 2 years ago 13,806 reads 18 comments

  6. Why OKC Thunder vs. L.A. Lakers Will Go Down as One of NBA's Best Rivalries

    Back in 2008, Kobe Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers lost the NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics and responded by winning back-to-back NBA championships the following two years...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 2 years ago 2,151 reads 3 comments

  7. Why Superteams Are the Future of the NBA

    Today, as the gulf between the NBA ’s upper- and lower-echelon teams widens, we must all face the inevitable fact. Superteams are the future of the NBA...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 2 years ago 14,008 reads 128 comments

  8. The Case for NBA Teams Rebuilding Through Free Agency vs. the Draft

    Very often, the simplest of concepts go overlooked. When attempting to build a winning NBA program, an inept general manager is likely to look at some of the NBA’s successful franchises and try to replicate their model of success...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 2 years ago 8,043 reads 28 comments

  9. Jeremy Lin's Knee Injury May Be Concern for Linsanity All Season

    Last NBA season, Linsanity infected New York City like a plague, and since I was covering the New York Knicks , I had a front row seat in Madison Square Garden’s press box...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 2 years ago 8,194 reads 5 comments

  10. How NBA Free Agency Is Changing the Trade Market

    It took Danny Ferry, the Atlanta Hawks' president of basketball operations and general manager, all of one week on the job to reshape his roster...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 2 years ago 8,837 reads 24 comments

  11. 5 NBA Players Guaranteed to Become Household Names in 2012-2013

    As we inch closer to the beginning of the 2012-2013 NBA season, optimism abounds in metropolitan centers all around the country. This is the time when fans are most hopeful...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 2 years ago 29,170 reads 94 comments

  12. NBA Trade Rumors: Why a Blockbuster Dwight Howard-Blake Griffin Deal Makes Sense

    First, it was the LeBron-a-thon. Then, it was Melo-palooza. Admittedly, the CP3-For-All was short lived...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about almost 3 years ago 231 reads 52 comments

  13. Chris Paul Trade Rumors: Why Hornets Point Guard to New York Knicks Is Possible

    Here at Bleacher Report, our beloved King Kaufman reminds us: Never begin a piece with a cliché. So there you go. I didn't BEGIN with the cliché, but here it comes...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 3 years ago 9,452 reads 110 comments

  14. NBA Lockout: Why James Dolan Needs NBA Season to Start and NY Knicks to Play

    As the 2011 NBA lockout approaches 120 days, American professional basketball remains hostage to the economic discontent of some of the nation's wealthiest men. And no, I'm not referring to the NBA's owners specifically...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 3 years ago 1,457 reads 0 comments

  15. Basketball Documentary 'Elevate' Shows Not All NBA Aspirations Rooted in Greed

    No matter what country you come from, no matter what religion you practice and no matter what kind of food you eat…basketball is basketball. It's something that's able to transcend all boundaries and bring all types of people together...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about 3 years ago 5,412 reads 0 comments

  16. Top 12 NBA Talent Producing Cities and Their 10-Man All-Star Teams

    As the NBA lockout enters its third month, fans have reason to be optimistic. The league and its players' union have met three times between Aug. 31 and Sept. 8. The meetings were long and involved some key players for each side...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about over 3 years ago 3,727 reads 69 comments

  17. Why Carmelo Anthony Is Not Overrated and Actually Better Than Kevin Durant

    July 1st has come and gone. NBA fans didn't get free agency. Instead, they got a lockout. July 8th has come and gone...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about over 3 years ago 1,286 reads 138 comments

  18. NBA Lockout: How Stars Heading Overseas Could Be Key for NBPA

    From LeBron's Decision to Deron's Dilemma...The more things change, the more they stay the same. On the one-year anniversary of LeBron James ' announcement that he was joining the ...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about over 3 years ago 1,263 reads 2 comments

  19. New York Knicks: 5 Musts to Ensure Success in Post-Donnie Walsh Era

    When news initially broke that Donnie Walsh would not return to his post as the president of the New York Knicks , most Knicks fans were shocked...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about over 3 years ago 2,942 reads 4 comments

  20. NBA Draft 2011: Kemba Walker and Why He Could Be a Gem (Interview)

    The 2011 NBA draft has come and gone and to say it was highly anticipated would be an understatement. Some were interested in seeing where prospects such as Jimmer Fredette and ...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about over 3 years ago 683 reads 3 comments

  21. Kemba Walker Celebrates 2011 NBA Draft with NBA Stars and Fellow Draftmates

    The 2011 NBA Draft has come and gone, and for many of the 60 men selected, June 23, 2011, will go down as the date on which they began their lives as professional basketball players...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about over 3 years ago 812 reads 0 comments

  22. Carmelo Anthony: 7 Ways He Can Make the New York Knicks a Contender in 2011-2012

    After a roster-shaking move and subsequent sweep at the hands of the Boston Celtics, it's obvious—the New York Knicks have work to do...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about over 3 years ago 6,680 reads 26 comments

  23. LeBron James: Why Knicks Fans Should Be Happy He Isn't "King" of NY

    Ask any fan of the New York Knicks . They will tell you: Being a fan of this team has been hard work...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about over 3 years ago 5,748 reads 89 comments

  24. LeBron James Knew Years Ago He Was No Michael Jordan, Settled for Scottie Pippen

    "It looks like you've got game, kid...Here's $75 million..." Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? It is, unless you're a young player in the NBA that shows promise...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about over 3 years ago 249 reads 96 comments

  25. Donnie Walsh: Why New York Knicks Fans Shouldn't Panic After His Departure

    If there is one thing you've got to love and respect about New York Knicks fans, it's their intense passion. But if there's one thing you've got to hate and ridicule about New York Knicks fans, it's their intense passion...

    Moke Hamilton Written by Moke Hamilton about over 3 years ago 2,747 reads 17 comments