1. NBA's Fab Five: Small Forwards

    After being inactive for six months, I figured there was no better time than now to continue my positional rankings. Looking over the two guard positions, there isn’t much I would change for my honorable mentions, but the top fives stay the same...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about almost 4 years ago 1,227 reads 6 comments

  2. NBA's Fab Five: Shooting Guards

    Since the great Michael Jordan represented the No. 23 on his Chicago Bulls jersey, the shooting guard position has arguably been the most exciting spot on the floor in the NBA...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 4 years ago 1,677 reads 20 comments

  3. NBA's Fab Five: Point Guards

    Many claim the point guard position is the toughest to learn on any level of play, but the general feeling by most NBA analysts is that it takes a point guard longer to adjust to life as a professional athlete...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 4 years ago 319 reads 5 comments

  4. The NBA's Top 10 After 10

    After 10 days of the NBA regular season, there are multiple questions: injuries, surprise performances, and disappointments. For those first 10 days, here are the top 10 teams in the league...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 4 years ago 186 reads 0 comments

  5. OTR Basketball Roundtable: As the Season Nears

    Every NBA off-season seems to last twice as long as it should, especially when June and July are stained with multiple trade rumors, an interesting draft class, and uncertainty concerning a superstar's health...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about almost 5 years ago 743 reads 6 comments

  6. NBA Finals Showdown: Lakers Vs. Magic

    Since 1990, the Los Angeles Lakers have won seven conference titles, including their current victory over the Denver Nuggets. Three of the six completed seasons brought an NBA championship to their franchise, all three coming in consecutive seasons...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about 5 years ago 292 reads 4 comments

  7. Phil Jackson: More Questions, Less Answers

    In the past, I've dismissed Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson from any blame in regards to the Lakers struggling in the regular season and playoffs. I did the same in 2002, against the Adelman-coached Sacramento Kings...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about 5 years ago 467 reads 4 comments

  8. OTRBasketball: The 08-09 NBA Awards

    The NBA Playoffs couldn't have come any later for almost half of the teams in the league, and OTRBasketball has been anticipating its arrival for weeks...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about 5 years ago 223 reads 0 comments

  9. OTRBasketball Top 50: 31-40

    Thirteen staff members from OTRBasketball.com have come together to bring you their very own NBA Top 50 list. Each member was asked to put the 50 best current NBA players in order, and the results would be calculated based on average ranking...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 5 years ago 71 reads 0 comments

  10. OTRBasketball Top 50: The Bottom 10

    Thirteen staff members from OTRBasketball.com have come together to bring you their very own NBA Top 50 list. Each member was asked to put the 50 best current NBA players in order, and the results would be calculated based on average ranking...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 5 years ago 63 reads 0 comments

  11. Tyson Chandler Trade Allows Thunder To Upgrade Defense

    In a swap that many would consider unfair or downright ridiculous, the Oklahoma City Thunder have acquired center Tyson Chandler from the New Orleans Hornets...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 5 years ago 190 reads 1 comments

  12. No Wizardry in Washington

    For the last three seasons, the Washington Wizards have quietly declined. For the most part, they haven't been able to pick themselves back up when it mattered most...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 5 years ago 119 reads 0 comments

  13. OTR Basketball's Midseason NBA Roundtable

    Note: The following was organized and written by BleacherReport and OTRBasketball.com's Erick Blasco. With the season almost halfway over, now is as good a time as any to reflect over the current state of the NBA...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 5 years ago 1,419 reads 0 comments

  14. NBA's Top Five Misunderstandings

    NBA message boards have become popular with fans over the last few years. Instead of sitting around and listening to overpaid analysts give their opinions about the list of games each night, ...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 5 years ago 826 reads 2 comments

  15. On The Real: NBA Week 1 Review

    A free trial subscription to NBA League Pass was only the beginning of what has turned out to be an extremely exciting NBA season...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 5 years ago 151 reads 0 comments

  16. Real's 2008-09 Lakers Season Preview

    The 2008-09 Los Angeles Lakers Season Preview by Brandon Neal"Your future takes precedence over your past. Focus on your future, rather than on the past...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 5 years ago 219 reads 0 comments

  17. Hometown Hero: Mitch Rolls

    For a sufficient amount of promising basketball players around the world, the sport demands more than just a workout routine and basketball skills. It also asks for determination, confidence, and the will to win...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about almost 6 years ago 890 reads 1 comments

  18. Brandon's Series Preview: Lakers Will Topple Jazz

    First and foremost, congratulations to the 2008 Most Valuable Player, Kobe Bryant. It's funny how one can go from being the most hated player in the NBA (even among his own team's fanbase) ...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about 6 years ago 682 reads 5 comments

  19. Look and Listen: Kobe Bryant Is MVP

    Near the end of last year, I was diagnosed with severe, proliferative diabetic retinopathy. By March my doctor told me I was legally blind, and up until last week my eyes were useless.For over a month, I couldn't believe my ears...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about 6 years ago 2,736 reads 13 comments

  20. Three's Company, or Four? NBA Teams Stock Stars for Playoff Runs

    It's been the same story every season: a certain team injects their roster with an additional star player, the media jumps on the bandwagon and calls them contenders, and we are all reminded of the San Antonio Spurs' big three...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 6 years ago 716 reads 1 comments

  21. The Better Half: Brandon's Power Rankings

    In the perfect world, there would be sixteen teams with winning records entering the NBA playoffs. With the Eastern Conference crumbled and nearly wiped off the NBA map, only five teams in the conference have a winning record...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 6 years ago 1,877 reads 6 comments

  22. Tanking: The NBA's Downside

    I've been playing basketball since I was in elementary school. I'm 24 years old now, so I'm rounding third toward my second decade with a ball in my hand...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 6 years ago 878 reads 6 comments

  23. Desert Dud?: Why Shaquille O'Neal Won't Work in Phoenix

    In recent history, the NBA has provided fans with some of the most irregular transactions we can imagine.The Phoenix Suns are no strangers to these...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 6 years ago 855 reads 0 comments

  24. NBA Traders: The Lakers, the Suns...and the Mavericks?

    After what many Dallas fans found to be a complete disaster in the playoffs last season (losing to the Golden State Warriors in the first round), the Dallas Mavericks may be sitting on their hands entering the All-Star break...

    Brandon Neal Written by Brandon Neal about over 6 years ago 1,157 reads 5 comments