1. 10 Wasted Spot-Up Shooters Who Would Flourish with Jeremy Lin

    This whole Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks experiment appears to be working quite well. Aside from the gigantic roadblock he suffered against the Miami Heat , and the unbelievable ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 3,303 reads 4 comments

  2. The Miami Heat's 5 Most Important Games in March

    The Miami Heat completed a back-to-back-to-back with each game on the road and managed to play five games during an eight-day stretch in February. Yet those weren't even the most difficult stretches the Heat will go through...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 4,376 reads 37 comments

  3. Video: Predicting Who Will Win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    After further examination, it seems that this dunk contest won't be that bad. It does lack the star power that is known to bring the hype, but maybe this is a good thing...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 12,479 reads 30 comments

  4. First Half Grades: Evaluating Every Heat Starter Heading into the All-Star Break

    This first half of the Miami Heat season has been a whole lot better than last year's first half. The Heat didn't start out 9-8. They didn't have a players only meeting...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 7,204 reads 12 comments

  5. NBA Power Rankings: Ranking the NBA's Best Second-Half Coaches

    Being a coach in professional sports is one of the worst professions you could possibly have. The money is good, but the publicity is horrible. If your team is playing bad, it always comes down on the coach and how he's running the team...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 852 reads 1 comments

  6. 20 Best NBA Dunks so Far This Season

    When you plan to watch an NBA game in its entirety, you're obviously either a fan of the team, a fan of basketball in general or just a fan of highlights...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 933 reads 1 comments

  7. Debunking Myths About Every 2012 All-Star

    One of the favorite parts of my job is dispelling myths and common misunderstandings involving an NBA team or a specific player...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 4,712 reads 19 comments

  8. NBA Power Rankings 2012: All-Star Break Edition

    Another week of basketball has been completed as we inch within a week of the first half of the season being concluded and the All-Star break. I think we can all guarantee that these guys have been waiting with bated breath for this break to occur...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 1,543 reads 1 comments

  9. 10 Sickest Dunks of the Week in the NBA

    You're probably disappointed by the players who were selected to go to the NBA dunk contest. Paul George, Derrick Williams, Iman Shumpert and Chase Budinger are all athletic players ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 4,224 reads 3 comments

  10. 5 Streaky Teams You Don't Want to Play in the NBA Playoffs

    It's not about how you start, but how you finish. There's no better way of describing sports than with that statement...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 2,689 reads 7 comments

  11. NBA Trade Speculation: Back-Up Big Men Who Will Be Trade Bait

    These are names that have not been brought up in trade talks...yet. In no way is this a rumor piece. It is a speculation piece that's dealing with big men that we believe have the ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 372 reads 8 comments

  12. NBA Trade Rumors: 8 Stars Still on the Trading Block

    A month and a day from now, the trade deadline will be upon us to signify the final day an NBA team can make a trade. Beware the Ides of March. Seriously, watch out, because it's usually the day before that most teams get their trades done...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 5,177 reads 24 comments

  13. Tim Duncan and the 10 Most Boring Players in the NBA

    Before you get all bent out of shape, please take the time to read this. This is not an article intended to insult anyone of these players or their devoted fans...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 13,086 reads 35 comments

  14. NBA All-Star Rosters: Power Ranking This Year's All-Star Players

    I know how excited you are for the All-Star games. After that NFL Pro Bowl, we could truly use an All-Star game where the players actually attempt to make an effort...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 20,497 reads 122 comments

  15. NBA Trade Rumors: Impact Meter for Top 10 Players on the Block

    It isn't until March 15th that the trade deadline comes upon us. While it's still more a month away, trade rumors have been constantly popping up since the lockout ended in December...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 11,822 reads 8 comments

  16. Miami Heat: 5 Things LeBron James Must Do to Shed 'Choker' Label

    LeBron James isn't a "choker." In no way, shape or form can I sit here and believe that LeBron James is a choker, when I've seen him so many times in the past perform feats late in a game that proven closers have never done before...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 9,850 reads 86 comments

  17. 2012 NBA MVP Watch: Will Kevin Durant Catch LeBron James?

    You thought it was too early to begin ranking the MVP candidates? Think again! The NBA has become so obsessed with statistics and rankings that we had to follow in suit with a top ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 14,346 reads 51 comments

  18. 20 Most Dynamic Dunks of 2012 NBA Season

    In every sport, there is always that defining play that will be remembered for years to come. In football, you get the Hail Mary. It occurs when time is running off the clock and the only option is to go for the end zone...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 23,816 reads 17 comments

  19. 20 Laziest Players in the NBA

    Despite being paid more in a year than most of us will make in a lifetime, professional athletes tend to exhibit laziness on and off the court...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 31,285 reads 25 comments

  20. Miami Heat: Why the Team Must Have Balance on Offense

    If the NBA has proven to us over the past year, besides proving how much money plays a factor, it's that a balanced team will nearly always triumph over the team that relies too heavily on certain players...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 1,415 reads 24 comments

  21. Miami Heat: Predicting the Outcome of Every Game in February

    The trials and tribulations of December and January are over. The Miami Heat can now look forward to an easier strength of schedule. By easier strength of schedule, I mean that the teams will get easier...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 3,142 reads 15 comments

  22. Miami Heat: 1 Improvement Each Key Player Must Make

    Nobody can be perfect, not even a Miami Heat team with three of the league's top players and arguably the two best players in basketball history. In fact, the Heat have five blemishes on their record...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 10,081 reads 31 comments

  23. 25 Sickest Miami Heat Highlights of the Early NBA Season

    At 15-5 and coming off of their best victory of the season in a 97-93 thriller against the Chicago Bulls , the Miami Heat have already done so much more than last year to prove why they're the best team in the NBA ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 6,019 reads 4 comments

  24. Miami Heat: Why Chris Bosh Deserves More Touches on Offense

    Once again, injuries are taking their toll on the Miami Heat . Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem may be back and healthy after an injury plagued 2010-'11 campaign, but the injury bug has struck once again with Dwyane Wade being the casualty this year...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 2,345 reads 11 comments

  25. Miami Heat: 5 Ways Eddy Curry Can Impact the Team

    Yes, surprisingly enough it takes more than three games to get into a rhythm after not playing a professional basketball game since Dec. 17, 2009. Eddy Curry might as well either be a rookie or a player just coming off a devastating injury...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 5,053 reads 6 comments