1. Miami Heat: 7 Reasons We Can No Longer Dispute the Decision

    Call 2012 the Year of the LeBron. After finishing up a tour tearing down cities and pillaging towns in the United States and Toronto , LeBron James recently took his talents overseas ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 4,876 reads 22 comments

  2. NBA Power Rankings: Post-Olympics Edition

    So, yeah, this actually happened. After months of Dwight Howard trade speculation, a deal was finally reached that sent the All-Star center to the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-team blockbuster...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 120,521 reads 723 comments

  3. LeBron James: Is the Miami Heat Star Still the NBA's Biggest Villain?

    Let's all say goodnight to the bad guy . For two years, everybody pointed their fingers at LeBron James and said, "that's the bad guy." There was nothing he could do about it...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 7,337 reads 149 comments

  4. LeBron James Needs Another Title in 2013 to Be Considered One of All-Time Greats

    Within the week, LeBron James will become the first NBA player since Michael Jordan in 1992 to win league MVP, Finals MVP, an NBA championship and a Gold Medal all in the same year...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 2,756 reads 68 comments

  5. NBA Free Agency 2012: 7 Most Insanely Overpriced Deals of the Summer

    With only a few role players remaining, the past few weeks have been relatively quiet and the 2012 NBA free-agency period is nearing its end...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 3,280 reads 17 comments

  6. Miami Heat: Why Dwyane Wade Is Still a Top-10 Star in the NBA

    How easily they forget. In a day and age where sports analysis has become more based on game-by-game and knee-jerk analysis, instead of taking a step back and looking at the big ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 531 reads 297 comments

  7. Predicting Miami Heat Rotation for the 2012-13 NBA Season

    With free agency winding down and the Miami Heat still deciding on what to do with their final two roster spots, it's time to decide what type of rotations and lineups the team should be running for the 2012-'13 season...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 10,125 reads 18 comments

  8. Can Ray Allen Succeed in Sixth Man Role with Miami Heat?

    In what could possibly be the end of a storied Hall of Fame-worthy career, Ray Allen may just be coming off the bench on his final team...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 7,380 reads 31 comments

  9. How NBA Free Agency Changed Vegas Championship Odds

    Free agency is nearly coming to an end, with all of the players worth mentioning just about taken. This also signifies the time where you can begin making your bets on who is going to win the 2013 NBA Championship...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 727 reads 2 comments

  10. LeBron James Playing Power Forward Will Lead to Miami Heat Dynasty

    In nine years' worth of Hall-of-Fame worthy play, it wasn't until the ninth season where LeBron James would truly come into his own. He began to find out what type of player he's capable of becoming...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 6,549 reads 121 comments

  11. LeBron James' Promise to Use Post Game More Often Is Bad News for the NBA

    LeBron James claims that losing the 2011 NBA Finals was the best thing that's ever happened to him. Why not go a little further and attribute the overall change in his all-around ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 125 reads 50 comments

  12. How Chris Bosh's Role Changes with Additions of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis

    Yesterday, I spent a great deal of time analyzing just how the signing of Ray Allen impacts the roles of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade . I came to the conclusion that all of those players are pretty good and will be fine...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 6,012 reads 11 comments

  13. Miami Heat: How Ray Allen Signing Will Impact LeBron James and Dwyane Wade

    I may be pointing out the obvious when I say that this Miami Heat team became substantially better with the acquisitions of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 10,729 reads 35 comments

  14. Miami Heat: 7 Reasons LeBron James Has Fully Repaired His Image

    I've never truly understood this obsession with LeBron James by those who don't like him. For the past two seasons, and still even now, there have been critics who have relentlessly come down on James...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 7,499 reads 57 comments

  15. Breaking Down Why the Miami Heat Don't Need a True Center to Thrive

    The Miami Heat knew they would be a team that would have to compensate at certain facets. With a large amount of money invested in three players, the Heat didn't exactly have the funds to sign a center...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 6,063 reads 45 comments

  16. Miami Heat: Do New Additions Allow for a 'Positionless' Lineup?

    I'm not the type of person to guarantee things. Not even guarantees like the Miami Heat winning a championship next year after the acquisitions of veterans Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 35,470 reads 194 comments

  17. Dwight Howard and the Biggest Posers in the NBA

    Before I start off this article, let me first say that I respect each and every one of these players. I admire the work they put in to get to the level they're currently at and they deserve all the credit for achieving their biggest goals and dreams...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 6,590 reads 18 comments

  18. Miami Heat: Would They Ever Consider Trading Dwyane Wade?

    Needless to say, the idea of the Miami Heat trading Dwyane Wade during their postseason run may have been one of the most ill-contrived ideas ever conceived. This occurred following Wade's dismal performance in Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 19,680 reads 105 comments

  19. The Best NBA Player at Every Height

    Who said that this is a league where only tall players can thrive? Well, it certainly helps to be tall. You have to imagine it'd be much tougher for players no bigger than 6'4" to ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 72,202 reads 302 comments

  20. Updated Championship Odds for Every NBA Team, Free Agency Edition

    It's been quiet on the NBA free agency forefront. A little too quiet if you ask me. Even with so many role players left to be signed, many teams have already spent up to their cap in order to invest in upper-tier players...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 218,539 reads 286 comments

  21. Miami Heat: 5 Reasons Why Ray Allen Guarantees Championship Repeat

    The Miami Heat have come as close as you can to winning a second consecutive championship without having to even play a single game...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 21,195 reads 68 comments

  22. 5 NBA Trades That David Stern Should Have Vetoed

    More times than not, trades in sports are done right. One team will fulfill its specific need; the other party will do the same...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 8,237 reads 22 comments

  23. NBA Free Agency 2012: Most Dynamic Playmakers Still on the Market

    The NBA free-agency pool is running thin. All of the superstars have been scooped up with the likes of Deron Williams, Kevin Garnett , Tim Duncan and Ray Allen all finding teams...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 1,631 reads 2 comments

  24. Miami Heat: Why LeBron James Is a Lock to Repeat as NBA MVP

    Two years ago, LeBron James made it known that winning the league's most prestigious individual award, the NBA MVP, would be out of the question...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 4,272 reads 35 comments

  25. NBA Free Agency 2012: Where Do the Miami Heat Go from Here

    Three offseasons and three occasions where Pat Riley and the Miami Heat got their intended target(s). They started off in 2010 with the coup to bring in LeBron James and Chris ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about 2 years ago 10,542 reads 41 comments