1. Tim Duncan: Where Do You Rank Him All Time Among NBA Big Men?

    I am going to start with a disclaimer. I loved the NBA more before Air Jordan moved the focus of the game from the paint out to the perimeter. I would say that is because I played inside during my illustrious high school career...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about over 3 years ago 3,280 reads 40 comments

  2. What Does Tony Parker's Contract Extension Mean For The San Antonio Spurs?

    Last weekend, it was announced that Tony Parker and the Spurs agreed to a four year, $50 million contract extension. There was a major sigh of relief from the greater San Antonio area...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about over 3 years ago 13,590 reads 8 comments

  3. San Antonio's Unusual Suspects: What Players Are Key To the Spurs' Success?

    For all of those who have already made reservations for Los Angeles and Miami in June, allow me to be the bearer of bad news: get your deposits back. Or get ready to do some nice sightseeing...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about over 3 years ago 896 reads 4 comments

  4. The NBA's Top 5 Coaches: Where Does Gregg Popovich Stand?

    During the 1996 season, the coach of the San Antonio Spurs , Bob Hill, was handicapped by injuries that knocked out starters David Robinson, Sean Elliott, Vinny Del Negro and sixth man Chuck Person...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about over 3 years ago 3,956 reads 16 comments

  5. Manu Ginobili: Is the San Antonio Spur a Lock for the Basketball Hall of Fame?

    As a Spurs Featured Columnist, I didn't want to box myself in with a bunch of stories about the upcoming season ( Spurs will win the NBA title, you heard it here first ), so I figured ...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 3,467 reads 39 comments

  6. 2010-2011 NBA Predictions: Can the San Antonio Spurs Dethrone the Lakers?

    My favorite Western movie is Tombstone, with Kurt Russell playing Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer masterfully playing Doc Holliday. The larger in number, more aggressive, Cowboy gang underestimated Earp and Co...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 2,153 reads 12 comments

  7. Where Will Michael Vick Play Next Season?

    I was listening to the "2 Live Stews" radio show on Monday, and two things jumped out at me. 1) Co-host Ryan Stewart (former Detroit Lion) said that Michael Vick just earned himself a $50 million contract with his performances through the first two games.

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 2,640 reads 2 comments

  8. Is Matt Stafford Another Cursed Lion QB?

    Way back in the late 1950's, when the Detroit Lions were winning NFL championships, their quarterback was the legendary Bobby Layne. As only the Lions could, they actually traded their championship winning quarterback...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 1,883 reads 18 comments

  9. Enough Already, Fantasy Football Is Ruining The World!

    "Foos ball is from the devil," so said Mama Boucher of The Waterboy. Let me amend that, "Fantasy foos ball is from the devil!" I am an old-school, support your favorite team kind of fan...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 154 reads 0 comments

  10. NBA Players Possibly Changing Jerseys in 2010!

    Do not let the effects of the "Summer of LeBron," as some have called it, fool you. There are still a good number of players available to be had in the NBA...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 3,647 reads 25 comments

  11. How to Change TNA for the Better

    I do not watch TNA; I only catch what's going on through websites like B/R.The WWE can ONLY be pushed to higher levels if Vince McMahon feels challenged by another company...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 2,887 reads 25 comments

  12. How Nexus Should Go Forward!

    Remember these guys? You don't, oh. Well let me refresh the memories of some and introduce them to others.These gentlemen were the Natural Born Thrillers. In WCW, way back in 2000, they were graduates of its training center, The Power Plant...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 3,295 reads 16 comments

  13. Is Tennessee Titans' Vince Young a Top 10 Quarterback?

    With the 2010 NFL season bearing down upon us, it's time that I get flowing on topics on the gridiron.First involves one of my favorite players, Vince Young of the Tennessee Titans...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 2,555 reads 79 comments

  14. NBA: Who Is the Greatest Center of All-Time?

    Since it is obvious that readers of B/R love to debate, I have a debate to consider. With many great centers of the NBA having retired, the paucity of adequate replacements dotting ...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 1,608 reads 44 comments

  15. NBA Teams That Need One More Player, and Who That Is

    Teams have been extra busy this summer, positioning themselves to challenge the Lakers for the NBA Championship...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 3,885 reads 22 comments

  16. Say It Ain't So, Carmelo! Is This the End in Denver?

    Various news outlets are reporting the Denver Nuggets and superstar small forward Carmelo Anthony are reaching a point in their mutual relationship that indicates he may not be playing ...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 503 reads 7 comments

  17. The All-Time, All-Decade Team

    In my attempt to rally the people together around the love of the game of pro basketball, I have completed my series on projecting which team can beat which in the NBA Finals and what not...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 3,027 reads 29 comments

  18. Lakers: L.A. Would Crush the Heat in Five and It's Not Even Close!

    I caught a little heat (pardon the pun) for a series where I examined three teams in each conference that are capable of beating both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 4,742 reads 76 comments

  19. Could THIS Man be The Key to the Knicks Making the Playoffs?

    The Knicks are in position as is, to battle for one of the last three Eastern Conference playoff spots going into the 2011-12 season. There is a gaping hole for a backup big who can score, grab some rebounds and black a shot or two...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 1,462 reads 5 comments

  20. Mission Possible: The Lakers Will Lose to the Spurs!

    Here we are: the last and most likely team to defeat the Lakers in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs.  This series culminates with the team that has what is truly needed to defeat the Lakers in a seven game series...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 4,770 reads 161 comments

  21. Who Can Beat the LA Lakers? The Denver Nuggets, That's Who!

    The Denver Nuggets have been a bit of a roller coaster ride the last few years, to say the least. However, they have the optimum mix of talent, nerve, and coaching to get over the ...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 2,143 reads 19 comments

  22. Lakers: Kobe and Co. Will Lose to the Mavericks! Here's How:

    B/R readers loved it when I broke down the teams in the Eastern Conference capable of beating the Miami Heat, the new prohibitive favorites...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 1,595 reads 12 comments

  23. Chicago Bulls: How They Can Topple the Miami Heat

    The last team I will offer before B/R as a worthy contender to defeat the Heat hails from the Windy City. I admit this team is a longshot, and it will take a few things to go in ...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 3,097 reads 43 comments

  24. 10 Reasons the Orlando Magic Will Beat the Miami Heat

    I am continuing with my list (albeit, VERY short list) of teams that can stop the "Superfriends," Miami Heat squad, for the 2011 Eastern Conference crown. The next entry is the Orlando Magic, with their floor leader, PG Jameer Nelson...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 6,410 reads 121 comments

  25. Ten Reasons the Celtics Will Top the Heat!

    The complete recovery of Kevin Garnett (pictured), is one of 10 Reasons why the Celtics will stop the Miami Heat from ascending to the top of the Eastern Conference...

    Raymond  Settles Written by Raymond Settles about almost 4 years ago 1,978 reads 27 comments