1. 5 Reasons Tanking Must Be Eliminated in the NBA

    In one of the hot button issues of the present day, we encounter the topic of tanking in sports, with the NBA being in the spotlight...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 1,738 reads 8 comments

  2. Andrea Bargnani and 5 Former No. 1 Picks Who Need a New Team

    You can never be certain when you're drafting. There's so little certainty and so much unpredictable results that are possible that makes it extremely difficult to draft the right player...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 189 reads 12 comments

  3. Workplace Traditions That Would Never Fly in the NBA

    Is there a drag on our lives quite larger than waking up early in the morning and going to work for the next eight hours? Oh, it could be much worse...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 1,474 reads 2 comments

  4. NBA Draft 2012: The Top 50 Big Board and Where Every Player Could Land

    While it may be time to begin reflecting on the regular season and the looming postseason, there is always time to think about the NBA draft...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 43,023 reads 115 comments

  5. NBA Draft 2012: 5 College Studs with Massive Bust Potential

    Not every top NCAA player can live up to expectations. Not everybody can live up to expectations like LeBron James or surprise us like Serge Ibaka , selected at No. 24. There has to be a few players who turn out as draft busts...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 2,860 reads 6 comments

  6. Miami Heat's Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios Heading into Postseason

    The NBA postseason is a little over a week away and it seems like only moments ago that we were dealing with possibly having no NBA season at all...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 6,377 reads 8 comments

  7. NBA Free Agency 2012: Championship Contenders That Desperately Need Ray Allen

    One of the greatest players of a generation that also featured the likes of Kobe Bryant , Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett in their primes, Ray Allen will be up for grabs this summer as a free agent...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 1,801 reads 7 comments

  8. The NBA's 5 Most Intimidating Shot-Blockers

    The last line of defense, shot-blockers are the most essential part of an NBA defense. Without a competent shot-blocker, you're going to encounter teams that will do nothing but try to relentlessly exploit your weakness in the middle...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 18,388 reads 85 comments

  9. NBA: 5 Players Who Will Definitely Be Overpaid in the Offseason

    Athletes are already being paid too much, so it's going to take a lot to actually be considered as overpaid. Guys like Rashard Lewis and Gilbert Arenas fit top billing at that aspect...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 8,330 reads 19 comments

  10. Least Valuable Player on Each NBA Team

    Not every NBA player can achieve their childhood dreams of winning an NBA championship and possibly a few MVPs throughout their journey. Making it to the NBA is enough of a fulfilled dream...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 99,890 reads 219 comments

  11. 1 Gamble Every NBA Playoff-Bound Team Should Make

    Thought it was too late to start making gambles a few weeks before the NBA playoffs? Well, you're right. But we don't care...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 6,577 reads 17 comments

  12. NBA's 8 Worst Athletes

    It turns out that you don't have to work hard at all on your strength and conditioning to be in the NBA . Well, at least that's what these eight players tell you...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 7,121 reads 30 comments

  13. NBA Players We Love to See Posterized

    Outside of a buzzer-beating game winner, what other play makes 20,000 fans get out of their seats at the same time? The poster dunk...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 5,322 reads 16 comments

  14. NBA Stars Under 25 Who Will Make the Hall of Fame

    We have no reason to worry about the state of the NBA once Kobe Bryant begins deteriorating, LeBron James loses his athleticism and Dwyane Wade's injuries catch up on him, if they ever do...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 3,767 reads 26 comments

  15. NBA's 8 Worst Injury Excuses of the Past Decade

    Even though some NBA players are getting paid over $20 million to participate in a playground game, there are a few players who come around and actually go as far as faking an injury or making up an excuse in order to get out of a game...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 10,133 reads 15 comments

  16. 2012 NBA Playoffs: Predicting Who Makes the Cut

    At long last, this topsy-turvy 2011-12 NBA regular season is nearing its close. We are only three weeks away from the final week, and we still have plenty of spots to be decided...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 14,467 reads 16 comments

  17. Biggest Mistakes Erik Spoelstra Has Made This Season

    Contrary to popular belief, I'm not a NBA coach. Not even an ABA coach. I'm just as much a coach as you, the reader, are...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 260 reads 13 comments

  18. Miami Heat: 5 Players Who Won't Be Around Next Year

    Before we get into specifics and deal with the idea of who might leave this team, let me take time to address one annoying thing. Can we stop saying that this Miami Heat team is done for? We did the same exact thing last year...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 14,170 reads 24 comments

  19. Ranking Kobe Bryant, Ramon Sessions in Western Conference's Top 5 Backcourts

    Is it me, or does a large majority of the NBA 's teams possess an All-Star-quality point guard? When Rajon Rondo is argued as to whether or not he should be a top five point guard, ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 1,875 reads 25 comments

  20. One Burning Question for Every NBA GM This Offseason

    The job of an NBA general manager never ends. Not even now when the trade deadline is over. Teams can still pick up players off of the waiver wire and temporarily fill in a few holes before the postseason comes around...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 181,260 reads 123 comments

  21. 7 Craziest Wild-Card Personalities in the NBA

    In every sport, we come across some of the most interesting personalities and characters. The MLB has guys like Ozzie Guillen and Manny Ramirez, the NFL has the likes of Jared Allen and the NHL has the likes of Sean Avery...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 245 reads 10 comments

  22. Ranking the Miami Heat's Toughest Playoff Matchups

    People, we're only a month away until the start of the postseason! It seems inconceivable that only three months ago we faced the prospect of there not being an NBA season...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 502 reads 4 comments

  23. Predicting Outcome of Every Miami Heat Game in April

    Time really is going by too fast. Yesterday, we were talking about business jargon and how there might not even be a 2011-12 NBA season. Today, we're a month away from the postseason...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 2,352 reads 6 comments

  24. Why Miami Heat Defense Will Doom Them in the Playoffs

    Times have been tough for the Miami Heat . Every NBA team goes through tough times. The Chicago Bulls have been dealing with it all season with Derrick Rose ...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 147 reads 14 comments

  25. 5 NBA Stars Who Are Smarter Than Their Coaches

    Coaches or managers have the worst job in professional sports. When their team wins, it's the players that get the credit. When they lose, suddenly the coach becomes the prominent figure representing the team and is blamed for the struggles...

    John Friel Written by John Friel about over 2 years ago 54 reads 5 comments