1. NBA Superstars Hiding in Small Markets

    There are inherent benefits that go with being a superstar in a big market. Bigger markets mean more coverage, and in a league as narrative driven as the NBA , that's important. Take, for example, Derrick Rose 's MVP victory in the 2010-11 season...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 2,565 reads 17 comments

  2. NBA Players Teams Shouldn't Waste Money on

    With contracts finalizing soon, a lot of NBA teams are scrambling to make last-second roster changes. And though there are many talented free agents still available for the picking, ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 1,745 reads 2 comments

  3. Blueprint to Building Around an NBA Superstar

    Every now and again, NBA fans are given a lesson on the blueprint to building around an NBA superstar. Some teams, like the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs, seem to have figured everything out...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 2,661 reads 12 comments

  4. 6 NBA Stars Who Need a Title the Most

    Every single player in the NBA wants a title. That goes without saying. But there are always a few players in the league that need a title...

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  5. Dark-Horse Contenders for Every Major NBA Award

    Awards season is still a ways away, but that doesn't mean that it's too early to identify a few of the surprise dark horses for this year's set of NBA awards...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 19,961 reads 55 comments

  6. How Long Will It Take Healthy Lakers to Reach Peak Form?

    Now that Steve Nash and Pau Gasol have finally both returned to the Los Angeles Lakers , it's time to answer the question: How long will it take the healthy Lakers to reach peak ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 6,153 reads 43 comments

  7. 3 Ways Kobe Bryant Has Improved in the 2012-13 NBA Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers may be floundering, but Kobe Bryant has done nothing but improve this season—most notably by taking better shots, picking his spots and embracing the pick-and-roll...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 6,647 reads 28 comments

  8. NBA's 10 Most Captivating Highlight-Reel Moments in 2012

    The NBA calender year is wrapping up, so let's take a look back at the 10 most captivating highlight-reel moments of 2012. The NBA's slogan is "Where Amazing Happens," and "Amazing" happened quite a bit in 2012...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 1,185 reads 4 comments

  9. Updated Rankings for the Best Dunks of the NBA Season

    The dunks are piling up this year, and it's important to stay updated with new rankings for the best dunks of this NBA season...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 23,767 reads 58 comments

  10. 7 NBA Storylines Every Fan Will See Culminate in 2013

    This year's NBA season is only about a third of the way through, but it's already led to the creation of tons of great storylines, many of which we'll see culminate in 2013. Everyone loves a good story, and the NBA proves to be no exception...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 1,462 reads 2 comments

  11. The Photos That Defined the 2012 NBA Calendar Year

    The photos that defined the 2012 NBA calend a r year also double as the memories that defined th at same calend a r year...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 1,784 reads 3 comments

  12. Best On-Court and Off-Court Smack Talk of NBA Season So Far

    For those of you who say that the days of NBA trash talk are long gone, I present you with the best on- and off-court smack talk of the season so far. Okay, sure, the NBA is mostly buddy-buddy now...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 8,540 reads 26 comments

  13. The NBA's Next Generation of Highlight-Reel Dunkers

    The NBA 's next generation of highlight-reel dunkers is upon us. In fact, many of these players have been throwing down monster dunks for several years already...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 405 reads 192 comments

  14. 10 Early-Season Injuries Killing NBA Teams

    As many NBA teams (and fans) are finding out, early-season injuries can be a killer. There’s not much worse than watching a quarter of the NBA season slip by without one of your favorite players so much as touching the floor...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 2,293 reads 16 comments

  15. Twitter Pics and Instagrams from the Los Angeles Lakers Soap Opera Season

    The Los Angeles Lakers are going through a soap opera of a season right now, so here for the long-suffering (21 games of mediocrity must feel like a lifetime for the Lakers) Lakers ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 2,755 reads 1 comments

  16. 7 NBA Teams That Desperately Need an Arena Upgrade

    Being the fan of an NBA team that desperately needs an arena upgrade is hard work. Watching live NBA games is usually about as good as it gets...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 2,820 reads 8 comments

  17. Are Oklahoma City Thunder Nothing but Tragic Foil to NBA's Big-Market Giants?

    Following the Oklahoma City Thunder 's loss to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals and the subsequent trading of James Harden, a question was raised: Is Oklahoma City nothing ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 3,444 reads 8 comments

  18. 5 Warning Signs Oklahoma City Thunder Won't Repeat as Western Conference Champs

    Teams of the Western Conference, rejoice—there have already been a few warning signs that the Oklahoma City Thunder won't repeat as the Western Conference Champions. Don't roll out the championship banners just yet, though...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 3,132 reads 22 comments

  19. Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors: Live Score, Results and Highlights

    The Golden State Warriors defeat the Denver Nuggets 106-105 The 8-7 Denver Nuggets and the 8-6 Golden State Warriors are set to square off in what will already be their third (!!!) game facing each other this season...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 3,635 reads 52 comments

  20. Oklahoma City Thunder Are the NBA's Last Best Hope for Market Parity

    In an NBA landscape dominated by big-market teams, the Oklahoma City Thunder may very well be the league's best hope for market parity. Let's backtrack for a second and take a look at all of the NBA champions over the past 30 years...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 1,587 reads 4 comments

  21. Ranking the 8 Most Ridiculous NBA Mascots

    Right now, you're probably thinking, "Why hasn't someone ranked the most ridiculous NBA mascots yet?" That was it, right? Thought so. Anyways, you're in luck. Because I literally just did that...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 8,084 reads 32 comments

  22. Why No NBA Contract Can Be Considered Immovable

    There is no such thing as an immovable NBA contract. Not anymore. NBA writers and fans often use terms like “immovable” or “ untradeable ” when referring to the worst contracts in the league...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 961 reads 3 comments

  23. Why Serge Ibaka's Contract Won't Ultimately Doom the Oklahoma City Thunder

    Let’s just get straight to the point— Serge Ibaka ’s contract isn’t going to spell doom for the Oklahoma City Thunder ...

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  24. Which NBA Players Would Make the Best Actors

    This will probably come as a surprise to no one but there are more than a few current NBA players who would make for some great actors...

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  25. Early Report Card Grades for Each Oklahoma City Thunder Player

    Gather around kiddos, it’s time to open up the report cards and shell out some grades to each Oklahoma City Thunder player for their play through the first four games of the season...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about almost 2 years ago 3,410 reads 6 comments