1. Boston Celtics' Only Prayer for Playoff Salvation Is Ray Allen's Healthy Ankle

    The Boston Celtics got a huge lift Friday night in Game 3 of their first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks when not only All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo returned to the ...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 2,157 reads 4 comments

  2. NBA Rumors: Foolish Teams That Would Meet Jason Kidd's Absurd Demands

    Dallas Mavericks point guard and future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd has made it clear he wants to play again in 2013, even though he will turn 40 years of age in March of next season...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 320 reads 2 comments

  3. Dirk Nowitzki Is Biggest Culprit for Dallas Mavericks Failed Season

    A year ago you couldn't throw Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki enough compliments after his fantastic playoff run that led the Mavs to their first championship in franchise history...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 2,254 reads 12 comments

  4. Why Andrew Bynum Is More Valuable to Kobe Bryant Than Shaquille O'Neal Ever Was

    Looking at the beginning of the 2012 NBA playoffs, one could make the case that Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum is the early MVP of the postseason. Bynum has averaged a solid 18...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 1,548 reads 8 comments

  5. NBA Playoffs 2012: Jrue Holiday and Other Stars Making Names for Themselves

    The NBA playoffs have always been the time where the superstars raise their game to another level. When the lights shine brightest, the stars come through on the biggest stage...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 1,819 reads 3 comments

  6. NBA Playoffs 2012: How Trailing Teams on Life Support Can Rebound

    As the 2012 NBA playoffs are in full swing, five teams find themselves currently down in their respective series. Four of these teams are hanging on life support as the end of their seasons appear very near...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 1,138 reads 2 comments

  7. NBA Draft 2012: Forecast of Rookie Seasons for This Year's Top 5 Prospects

    The 2012 NBA Draft will be here before you know it and teams high up in the lottery will have the opportunity to dramatically improve their teams immediately by adding one of the top prospects in the game to their roster...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 1,129 reads 2 comments

  8. NBA Playoffs 2012: Breaking Down 8 Ingredients to Winning a Title

    Much was made of Reggie Miller's comments last week about Miami Heat superstar LeBron James seeking advice from Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Hakeem Olajuwon about how to win an NBA championship...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 467 reads 4 comments

  9. Kobe Bryant's Leadership Won't Trump LeBron James' Talent in NBA MVP Race

    When taking a look at the MVP race, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is the runaway favorite, and after the season he's had, it's well deserving...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 1,701 reads 9 comments

  10. What Teams Must Do to Slow Down LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Other Stars

    So far in the NBA playoffs, the superstars have come to play. The likes of LeBron James , Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant , Tony Parker and other have taken their games to a higher ...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 533 reads 2 comments

  11. NBA Playoffs Predictions: Teams That Will Bounce Back from Series Deficit

    It's still relatively early in the 2012 NBA Playoffs , but more than one team have already dug themselves a hole, facing an early deficit through a couple of games...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 55 reads 1 comments

  12. Analyzing What Makes the Rajon Rondo/Avery Bradley Backcourt a Lethal Duo

    Since late March, when he was inserted into the Boston Celtics ' starting lineup, Avery Bradley has formed a lethal duo with All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo ...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 4,493 reads 5 comments

  13. NBA Playoffs 2012: Grading the Performances of Top MVP Candidates

    The 2012 NBA Playoffs are another opportunity for the game's best stars to shine on the big stage, and most of the NBA's top players have used the big stage to shine brightly...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 590 reads 0 comments

  14. Amar'e Stoudemire Injury: Why Knicks Should Suspend STAT Even If He's Healthy

    The New York Knicks will take the court at Madison Square Garden Thursday night for Game 3 of their series against the Miami Heat without the services of superstar forward Amar'e ...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 1,088 reads 9 comments

  15. Projecting the 2012 All NBA Teams and Award Winners

    At times in October and November, it looked like we may not have had a 2012 NBA season to talk about because there was no end to the lockout in sight...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 1,842 reads 6 comments

  16. Kevin Durant's Nice Guy Reputation Will Help Him Win 2012 NBA MVP

    The 2012 NBA MVP award winner will be announced in the upcoming week and, even though Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant said Miami Heat's star LeBron James deserves ...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 2,801 reads 13 comments

  17. Why Chris Paul Will Never Get the Respect He Deserves

    During the offseason, the Los Angeles Clippers took a big step in the right direction when they acquired one of the best point guards in recent memory, Chris Paul . Judging by his numbers (18...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 1,418 reads 15 comments

  18. 2012 NBA Mock Draft: Highlighting Prospects Who Will Make Immediate Impact

    The 2012 NBA Draft is under two months away and as usual, it’s a time to give struggling teams some hope for the future. Of course a few franchises prayers will be answered as they may land the impact player they desperately need...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 647 reads 3 comments

  19. Deron Williams Must Spurn Brooklyn Nets as a 2012 NBA Free Agent

    When the NBA free-agency period kicks off this summer, all eyes will be on the decision that Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams has in front of him. It doesn't rival "The Decision," by any means, but it's still a big decision nonetheless...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 1,224 reads 20 comments

  20. Paul Pierce's 'Tebowing' Diss in Game 2 Proves Some NBA Stars Never Grow Up

    With the Boston Celtics desperately needing a win and the likes of point guard Rajon Rondo and shooting guard Ray Allen not in uniform, the odds were stacked against the Celtics ...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 1,988 reads 54 comments

  21. Will the New York Knicks Playoff Meltdown Cost Mike Woodson His Job?

    New York Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson has done a fantastic job turning the underachieving Knicks into a decent team during the regular season...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 860 reads 4 comments

  22. Chicago Bulls' Collapse Shows Superstars Make the Difference in Playoffs

    People say it all of the time. Playoff basketball is much different than that of the regular season. The Chicago Bulls are learning that firsthand after a brutal third quarter ...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 1,476 reads 32 comments

  23. Why Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum Are Perfect Complements to Kobe Bryant's Game

    The NBA playoffs are all about the superstars, and Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant definitely fits that bill. But if the Lakers make a run at a championship, it could be because of big men Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 1,475 reads 9 comments

  24. NBA Playoffs 2012: Oklahoma City's Maturity Makes Them NBA Title Favorites

    Entering the 2012 NBA season, many experts tagged the Oklahoma City Thunder as serious threats to win the NBA title...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 491 reads 7 comments

  25. Amar'e Stoudemire Injury: Tantrum Last Straw in Failed Marriage with Knicks

    When Amar'e Stoudemire signed with the New York Knicks before the 2011 season, it seemed like a match made in heaven...

    Matt Shetler Written by Matt Shetler about 2 years ago 337 reads 0 comments