1. Andrea Bargnani: Is This Toronto Raptor the Best Player of the 2006 Draft Class?

    Imagine something like a high school reunion, but for the 2006 NBA draft class. Now imagine the top five picks Andrea Bargnani, LaMarcus Aldridge, Adam Morrison, Tyrus Thomas and Shelden Williams talking to each other about their careers...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about 4 years ago 2,394 reads 21 comments

  2. What Have We Learned: Celtics Surprise Magic in Game One

    A patient tells the doctor, "It hurts when I do this." The doctor says, "Then don't do that." It's hard to open a speech or an article or an essay or any prepared work with a joke...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 4 years ago 721 reads 5 comments

  3. The Doubters Are Silenced: Rajon Rondo Is More Than The Real Deal

    Before the season, the Celtics presented Rajon Rondo with 55 million reasons why they need him. Four years into an impressive NBA career, Rondo's haters are but a memory as he is locked in to be the Celtics' floor general through 2015...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about almost 5 years ago 745 reads 12 comments

  4. Oklahoma City Thunder: The Pieces Are There, But Still Work In Progress

    The Thunder are proving it's possible for a 23-win team to play above .500 the next year and still be a disappointment. The love for them was too extreme towards the end of last season...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about almost 5 years ago 316 reads 4 comments

  5. Forever Young: Failing Rebuilding Teams Can Learn From the Blazers

    A 118-90 loss to the Celtics spawned a potentially embarrassing season for the Bulls. Last year, the Bulls looked like they were on the right track...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about 5 years ago 231 reads 2 comments

  6. Mike Scioscia: The Best Manager in Baseball

    Think to yourself: Who are the best general managers in baseball? Households names such as Billy Beane and Theo Epstein always come to mind. Think of a few more, if you will. A name that's almost guaranteed never to come up is Tony Reagins...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 612 reads 25 comments

  7. What Other Numbers Should The Red Sox Retire?

    Tonight, the Red Sox honored Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Rice by retiring his #14. He played for the Red Sox in all of his 16 years. The Red Sox used to have strict rules for retiring numbers...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 622 reads 4 comments

  8. Red Sox, Take Chris Snyder Over Victor Martinez

    The Red Sox interest in the Indians' Victor Martinez is well-known, even after acquiring Adam LaRoche. Diamondbacks catcher Chris Snyder is reportedly expendable due to the recent breakout and promotion of their other catcher, Miguel Montero...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 656 reads 5 comments

  9. MLB All-Stars as Pokemon

    Bulbasaur is a good Pokemon for an inexperienced trainer. Starting out with quick attacks, Bulbasaur eventually evolves into a Venusaur, a much more powerful Pokemon. Adam Jones is a good player for an inexperienced team...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 4,165 reads 2 comments

  10. How Great Is Halladay: A Closer Look at the Numbers

    In the past offseason, I thought about who were the top five pitchers in baseball. A while later, I realized there was a major omission in my list. Roy Halladay is not only undoubtedly in the top five, but he might be the best...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 215 reads 1 comments

  11. Swing and a Miss: Ariza Better than Artest According to Plaschke

    This is the start of what I hope to be a series that breaks down all the stupid basketball articles I can find. (BR articles are immune. Don't worry. And I know, the series has a baseball name and it's about basketball...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 960 reads 10 comments

  12. NBA Free Agent Rankings and Predictions Corrections

    If you haven't read my previous article, then you won't understand this one. My previous article was the top 25 NBA free agents and where I thought they'd end up and their price. It's received a lot of criticism, which I don't mind...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 411 reads 9 comments

  13. NBA Free Agent Rankings and Predictions

    1. Kobe Bryant (Early Termination Option) Bryant may be the best player in the game—in the top two, at least. The reason why no one talks about him as a free agent is because most assume he'll use his option for next year worth $23 million...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 7,357 reads 81 comments

  14. The Cavaliers Couldn't Have a Better Coach Than Mike Brown

    Cavaliers GM Danny Ferry focuses on more than star power to surround LeBron James. He focuses on who's the perfect fit...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 330 reads 11 comments

  15. Dwight Howard: A Superhero Emerges in the Midst of the LeBron Criticism

    Most NBA fans, whether they're aware of it or not, believe in manifest destiny. Whether it was their aversion to refs or their belief in puppets, everyone thought the Finals would be a Kobe-LeBron duel...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 612 reads 10 comments

  16. Why Michael Jordan Is Not the Greatest Player in NBA History

    Call it blasphemy if you wish, but I don't think that Michael Jordan is the greatest player in NBA history. Let me just clear up some things. 1. I'm not a Jordan hater. 2. I'm completely aware of Jordan's contributions...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 21,218 reads 129 comments

  17. Why Do NBA Fans Still Underrate Defense?

    Two quick questions for all NBA fans: Should Allen Iverson be a Hall of Famer? Should Dennis Rodman be a Hall of Famer? Well, 99 out of 100 NBA fans would decisively answer "yes" then "no", in that order...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 423 reads 39 comments

  18. Only Three Teams Have a Chance of Winning the NBA Finals

    I don't like the idea of putting an opening picture for slideshows. I feel like they make me reveal what's in the slideshow. But I always feel obligated to put one in each slideshow I make...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 473 reads 21 comments

  19. Boston Celtics Game Three Recap: Boston Needs More Intensity

    In Game Three, the Magic beat the Celtics 117-96. One thing that really sticks out about that score is the Magic couldn't stop scoring and the Celtics weren't able to keep up...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 152 reads 3 comments

  20. Chicago, You Need Ben Gordon

    The rumor mill was crazy in Chicago last summer. Coming off a 33-49 season, the Bulls and the high-scoring Ben Gordon couldn't agree on a contract. Gordon was a restricted free agent. Chicago refused to give Gordon the long-term deal he demanded...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 398 reads 0 comments

  21. Celtics Game One Analysis: How Boston Can Prevent More Losses

    It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Bulls are a tough opponent. They won nine of their last 12 games, going from an inconsistent team to a playoff-worthy team. It's no sign of the apocalypse that the Bulls beat the Celtics 105-103 in Boston today..

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 246 reads 10 comments

  22. A Tribute to All the Athletes Who Died Young

    Yesterday, we heard of the death of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others who were with him. Adenhart was only 22 and he leaves a world of potential behind him among things...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 11,223 reads 52 comments

  23. The Top 10 Players in ACC Basketball

    Alright, I'll admit it. The ACC isn't the best conference in college basketball. It took me a while to come to this, being a Boston College fan. But from watching the conference closely, I got to see some of the bests in the game on a regular basis...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 1,024 reads 10 comments

  24. Five Kinds of People in Your Bracket Pool

    You find at least one of these in every pool. You associate yourself with one of these and you think everyone else is stupid for being another one of these kinds of people. Heading into the elite eight, now you can figure out which one you are...

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  25. Curt Schilling Shows How Boring All Other Athletes Are

    Curt Schilling has retired, as you've probably heard. Some will remember him for his career accomplishments, some for a bloody sock. But most might remember him as obnoxious...

    Josh B Written by Josh B about over 5 years ago 184 reads 0 comments