1. Upset Meter for Every 2nd-Round NBA Playoff Series

    We're not going to see any sweeps in Round 2 of the NBA playoffs. That's already clear. Upsets, though...that's a different story. It's hard to remember a second round more compelling than this...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 10,883 reads 45 comments

  2. The Craziest Things We've Seen Happen During 2013 NBA Playoffs

    We're only on Round 2 of the 2013 NBA playoffs, and already we've seen just about everything under the sun. And I do mean everything. Ridiculous shots, incredible performances, dramatic comebacks, irritating fans...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 4,344 reads 5 comments

  3. NBA Playoffs 2013: Predicting Winners for Friday's Round 2 Games

    We had to wait a whole day without the NBA playoffs, and it was torture. Thank goodness they're back. Both the Golden State Warriors-San Antonio Spurs series and the Chicago Bulls-Miami ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 20,695 reads 72 comments

  4. One Trade Every NBA Playoff Team Would Make If They Could Right Now

    The trade deadline was in February. It's long past. And unfortunately, it's unlikely that any players on your favorite playoff team are going to take a sudden, massive step forward...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 1,686 reads 7 comments

  5. Will Indiana Pacers' 2013 Playoff Run Decipher Danny Granger's Future?

    Things are looking pretty good for the Indiana Pacers right now. The Pacers are beating up on the Atlanta Hawks , they’ve (arguably) looked like one of the top four teams ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 13,534 reads 7 comments

  6. 1 Reason Your Favorite Playoff Team Won't Win 2013 NBA Title

    The first round of the NBA playoffs has already begun, but it's not over by a long shot. That means the title dreams of every team—from the favorites to the total underdogs—are still alive...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 5,699 reads 19 comments

  7. Lakers a Better Defensive Team Without Kobe Bryant

    If you're looking for a silver lining to Kobe Bryant 's late-season injury, then here's a small one: The Los Angeles Lakers are a better defensive team without him...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 4,358 reads 34 comments

  8. 1 Bold First-Round Prediction for Every 2013 NBA Playoff Team

    Now that the NBA playoffs are beginning, it's time to make some predictions. Bold predictions. This year's first round has blessed us with some really fun—and really intriguing—match-ups...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 7,718 reads 19 comments

  9. 25 Best Dunks of the 2012-13 NBA Season

    The 2012-13 NBA season was a good one for dunks. The high-fliers were out in full force this year, showing off the best slams, jams and putbacks that the league has to offer...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 73,950 reads 62 comments

  10. The Real Reason These NBA Franchises Aren't Making the Playoffs This Year

    If you're here, then it's for one reason and one reason alone. You want to know why your favorite team isn't going to make the playoffs this season...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 1,431 reads 5 comments

  11. Ranking Most Unpredictable 2013 NBA Playoff Teams

    There's something to be said about predictability in the NBA . It's nice to root for a team that performs consistently on a night-to-night basis...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 4,638 reads 17 comments

  12. One Reason to Watch Every Awful NBA Team Down the Stretch

    As the 2012-13 NBA season winds to a close, many fans of the worst teams in the league are asking the same question: “Should I really keep watching over the final few games?” ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 2,402 reads 5 comments

  13. The Most Important Role Player on Every Projected NBA Playoff Team

    Come playoff time, having great role players becomes exponentially more important. We see it every year. Just look at last season’s NBA Finals...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 1,466 reads 14 comments

  14. Hilarious Yelp Reviews of NBA Arenas

    Most of the NBA arena reviews found on Yelp are honest, helpful looks at different venues across the country. Needless to say, none of those will be featured here. This is a place for the more...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 5,118 reads 8 comments

  15. Biggest Loser: NBA Edition

    The words "overweight" and "professional basketball" don't really go together—or at least they shouldn’t. Being overweight in the NBA tends to be a distinct disadvantage...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 13,224 reads 13 comments

  16. Grading the Performance of Every NBA Star Who Returned from Injury 2005-13

    NBA fans everywhere are excited for Derrick Rose 's return to basketball, but at the back of everyone's mind is the same thought—will he be the same? Every player recovers from injury differently...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 1,830 reads 5 comments

  17. Updated NBA 'Moneyball' Rankings

    Not everybody likes it, but analytics are taking root in the NBA . More and more advanced statistics are being created and used as a way to evaluate players and teams...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 25,146 reads 30 comments

  18. NBA Analysts Who Prematurely Stuck a Fork in the Lakers

    Stop me if you've heard this one—the Los Angeles Lakers' season is over. The Lakers' success—or lack thereof—has been the story of the season ever since head coach Mike Brown was fired after a sluggish, 1-4 start...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 11,746 reads 46 comments

  19. Best and Worst NBA Bobbleheads

    Bobbleheads are the crown jewel of NBA giveaways. You might skip the game that would net you a foam finger or some kind of refrigerator magnet, but you're at the arena on the night they're giving out the plastic statues with giant heads...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 12,569 reads 35 comments

  20. How to Be the NBA's Worst Teammate

    The annual race for the not-so-prestigious—and imaginary—Stephon Marbury award (given to the worst teammate in the NBA ) is a tight one this year...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 296 reads 21 comments

  21. Tim Donaghy Will Give You Gambling Advice for a Price

    That's right, people. Everyone's favorite former referee, Tim Donaghy, is back. Most NBA fans undoubtedly remember Donaghy, but for those who don't—or those who need a refresher—here's a recap...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 5,543 reads 6 comments

  22. The Anatomy of an NBA Entourage

    After “The Decision” aired, a surprising amount of controversy arose over NBA entourages. The general narrative was that LeBron James ' entourage pushed him in the ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 14,876 reads 38 comments

  23. Updated NBA Facial Hair Rankings

    At this point, there are more beards and mustaches in the NBA than there are NBA players. Alright, so maybe that's not true. But it sure feels like it, doesn't it? Every team seems to have at least one player with some type of outrageous facial hair..

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 19,000 reads 52 comments

  24. Best and Worst NBA Harlem Shake Videos

    Unless you were blessed with titanic willpower, then you probably hate all of the Harlem Shake videos, yet can't stop yourself from clicking on one when it pops up on YouTube. Don't worry...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 19,893 reads 10 comments

  25. What Each NBA Star Really Wants

    It goes without saying that every NBA player wants to win a championship. Trying to figure out what they want beyond that, though, can get pretty tricky...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about over 1 year ago 27,528 reads 131 comments