1. Why No L.A. Lakers Superstar Is a Realistic Contender for 2012-13 MVP

    The four star Los Angeles Lakers players leading the way this season have their share of accolades. Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant have three MVP awards between them. Dwight Howard has won three Defensive Player of the Year awards...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 3,599 reads 65 comments

  2. NBA Rumors: 6 Stars Previously on Trade Block Destined to Wind Up There Again

    Among the few things that are given in the NBA are moody superstars, general managers looking to retool with a keen deal and trade rumors that highlight the desires of both sides...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 5,733 reads 8 comments

  3. 5 Ways Grizzlies' Zach Randolph Can Excel Beyond His Prime for 2012-13 Season

    Zach Randolph represented a bit of a risk with the potential to give a sizable reward for the Memphis Grizzlies when they extended him in April 2011...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 1,242 reads 7 comments

  4. Ranking 8 Best Remaining 2012 NBA Free Agents for Desperate Teams

    Teams that believe that all of the worthwhile free agents are off the market shouldn't despair. Several players who are capable of making a significant impact on a team are still available...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 3,105 reads 14 comments

  5. Every NBA Team's Worst Nightmare for 2012-13 Season

    Every team has its worst-case scenario. The Minnesota Timberwolves saw theirs come true with Ricky Rubio's knee injury last season. The San Antonio Spurs headed into the 2011 playoffs weakened by an injured Manu Ginobili...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 40,431 reads 161 comments

  6. How Kobe Bryant Will Help Keep Dwight Howard with the Lakers

    Dwight Howard has spent the last year focused mostly on being a superstar. Getting back to the NBA Finals didn't seem nearly as important as posturing to be traded to the team of his choice...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 5,988 reads 28 comments

  7. One Key Adjustment Each NBA Team Must Implement in Training Camp

    In only a few weeks, every team will go to work trying to fix problems with the function of the team. The Miami Heat will try to shave off inefficiencies from last year in order to defend their NBA title...

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  8. Power Ranking Dwight Howard and Every NBA Team's Starting Center

    The Dwight Howard trade shifted the placement of the great centers in the NBA . What this summer's developments surrounding Dwight Howard did not change is the standings among the top centers in the NBA...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 6,311 reads 82 comments

  9. Breaking Down How Dwight Howard and Steve Nash Will Propel Kobe Bryant's Legacy

    Kobe Bryant has a strong legacy going into his 17th season. He's won five titles, a season MVP award and two NBA Finals MVP awards. Kobe's fifth in NBA history in scoring. He's won two scoring titles and scored 2,000 points seven times...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 10,021 reads 139 comments

  10. Every NBA Team's Biggest Flaw

    No team, not even the defending champion Miami Heat, is without blemish. Having great players like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade doesn't shield a team from its shortcomings. At that, it doesn't make those shortcomings any less significant...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 10,868 reads 73 comments

  11. Jeremy Lin and the 7 Greatest D-League Players in NBA History

    Jeremy Lin has yet to distinguish himself among NBA stars. He still needs to develop creativity and technique and refine his shot setup. Lin still has years ahead of him in which to establish a track record as a starter...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 13,331 reads 9 comments

  12. How Houston Rockets Torpedoed Future with Failed Offseason

    The Houston Rockets went into the offseason with big ambitions. The Rockets had big goals for acquiring stars in trades, landing marquee prospects in the draft and grabbing hot free agents...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 4,359 reads 127 comments

  13. Why Robert Pera's Memphis Grizzlies Ownership Bid Is Bound to Fail

    Robert Pera’s bid to own the Memphis Grizzlies came at a horrible time. When it was announced in June that Pera would buy the Grizzlies, the stocks of his wireless hardware company, Ubiquiti Networks, were in a nose dive...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 229 reads 3 comments

  14. 2012 NBA Free Agency Awards

    NBA fans have plenty of free-agent signings to rave and rant about. The Miami Heat were clever enough to sign Ray Allen for just $3 million...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 16,109 reads 143 comments

  15. How Memphis Grizzlies Match Up Against L.A. Lakers After Dwight Howard Trade

    The Los Angeles Lakers became the heavy favorites to win the Western Conference after trading for Dwight Howard . The Lakers have three of the top 15 players among the top 25 in the league and one more very good player in the lineup...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 2,107 reads 24 comments

  16. How Dwight Howard Trade to Lakers Impacts Top Eastern Conference Teams

    Before Dwight Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-team deal, the Eastern Conference race was a spiritless two-team contest between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers ...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 3,464 reads 55 comments

  17. 5 Teams That Had a Better 2012 Offseason Than the L.A. Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers have had a very nice offseason to this point. The Lakers made a great move to open up the championship window again by acquiring Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns...

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  18. 5 2012 NBA Playoff Teams Headed for the Lottery Next Season

    Every NBA season brings turnover among the playoff teams. Some of the lower seeds drop out as stronger teams take their places. Sometimes, the leaders of the pack cede from the playoff picture due to injuries or age...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 528 reads 21 comments

  19. Memphis Grizzlies: Grading All Offseason Moves

    The Memphis Grizzlies methodically went about their offseason business, re-signing a player here and scooping a player up there. None of the moves were big splashes, but most of them were solid moves to help the Grizzlies' quest of an NBA title...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 1,687 reads 16 comments

  20. 5 Most Meticulous NBA Stars in the Game Today

    Despite the wonderful talents with which they are born, players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James must worked tirelessly at their craft to become the great players that they are...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 3,372 reads 10 comments

  21. Breaking Down the 2012 NBA Offseason's Best & Worst

    NFL analysts might believe that the men of the pigskin provide unrivaled excitement during their offseason, but the NBA has given them a fight with its offseason action. There's been drama regarding the No...

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  22. New Orleans Hornets Setting Up Austin Rivers to Fail with PG Experiment

    The New Orleans Hornets appeared to have struck gold on draft night in June when they picked Austin Rivers at the No. 10 spot after taking Anthony Davis first overall...

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  23. Anthony Davis' Experience with Team USA Will Lead to Rookie of the Year Award

    Anthony Davis had a quiet start to his Olympiad with Team USA. Davis amounted only three points and three rebounds in Team USA's rout of France in its first group play game on Sunday...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 2,496 reads 6 comments

  24. NBA Free Agency: 15 Biggest Steals of the Offseason

    While many of the big splashes made in free agency were ones in which teams overpaid for big names or apparent up-and-comers, some deals were savvy value signings...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 10,904 reads 28 comments

  25. NBA Trade Rumors: Likely Destinations for Players on the Block

    Lately, the most likely landing spot for Dwight Howard in the shifting landscape of trade rumors that surround him is the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Tom Firme Written by Tom Firme about 2 years ago 43,239 reads 186 comments