1. One Major Adjustment for Promising NBA Ballers

    No rookie enters the NBA fully ready to dominate through the rigors of an 82-game season. Even the greats in the league who hit the ground running as rookies— LeBron James ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 10,554 reads 19 comments

  2. NBA MVP Odds: Can Chris Paul Challenge LeBron James and Kevin Durant?

    The Los Angeles Clippers became the third team in NBA history to go 16-0 in a month in December 2012, and it all started with point guard Chris Paul ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 19,637 reads 155 comments

  3. The Most Memorable NBA Stories from 2012

    The year 2012 will go down as one to remember for the NBA . The league's self-proclaimed king finally earned that nickname by winning his first championship, and then he headed to London to help Team USA defend its gold medal in basketball...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 5,417 reads 5 comments

  4. NBA MVP Odds: Is This Finally Kevin Durant's Year?

    Through the first trimester of the 2012-13 NBA season, LeBron James' biggest obstacle to a repeat performance as league MVP appears to be none other than Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 34,435 reads 371 comments

  5. Ranking the Top 10 Point Guards in the NBA

    Ever since 2005, the NBA has found itself in the midst of a point guard renaissance. The back-to-back-to-back selections of Deron Williams, Chris Paul and Raymond Felton as the ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about almost 2 years ago 116,674 reads 745 comments

  6. NBA MVP Odds: Is It Still LeBron's To Lose?

    If LeBron James hopes to repeat as the NBA 's Most Valuable Player in 2013, he's got his work cut out for him...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 20,578 reads 215 comments

  7. Why Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks Is Officially a Rivalry

    The Brooklyn Nets stormed into New York City this year with every intention of starting a cross-city war with the New York Knicks . Two hard-fought matchups into the 2012-13 season, consider the rivalry officially on...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 4,825 reads 26 comments

  8. Still Too Soon to Declare Lakers Winners in Andrew Bynum-Dwight Howard Trade

    Four months after the four-team megatrade that brought Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers and Andrew Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Lakers appear to be the landslide winners on the surface...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 2,118 reads 13 comments

  9. NBA MVP Odds: Alpha Dogs on the Rise

    The NBA 's true MVP contenders have started to put some space between themselves and the rest of the pack a quarter of the way into the 2012-13 season...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 26,454 reads 107 comments

  10. 5 Rumored Pau Gasol Trades with No Chance of Happening

    Amidst the turmoil in Los Angeles Lakers-land in the first quarter of the 2012-13 season—head coach Mike Brown being fired, the team stumbling out to a sub-...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 3,684 reads 7 comments

  11. NBA MVP Odds: From Long Shots to Legit Candidates

    If the first month of the 2012-13 NBA season is any indication, LeBron James ' quest to repeat as MVP won't be a stroll through the park...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 27,611 reads 234 comments

  12. 8 Early Turning Points of the NBA Season

    The first month of the 2012-13 NBA season has featured no shortage of twists and turns, from the Los Angeles Lakers struggling after the summer acquisitions of Steve Nash and Dwight ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 7,470 reads 22 comments

  13. NBA MVP Odds: Chances Each Superstar Claims the Throne

    A full month into the 2012-13 NBA season, the race for the league MVP has become more closely contested than ever. A host of the league's elite teams, all led by bona fide superstars, have stormed out to stellar records through the first 10-15 games..

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 14,208 reads 73 comments

  14. Finding the Next Jeremy Lin: NBA Benchwarmers with Cult-Hero Potential

    When Jeremy Lin made the transformation from 12th man to superstar in a matter of weeks in the winter of 2012, no one—not even Lin himself—saw it coming. (He admitted as much to GQ ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 3,910 reads 28 comments

  15. LeBron James Isn't Clutch and the 7 Other Biggest Myths in the NBA

    If there's one thing the NBA 's been battling since its creation, it's stereotypes. Racial stereotypes from back in the day gave way to even lazier assumptions as the years progressed...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 1,599 reads 352 comments

  16. Georgetown Hoyas: This Holiday Season, Be Thankful for Otto Porter

    As you gather around this holiday season, reflecting back on what you're thankful for this year, Otto Porter should come to mind rather quickly for Georgetown fans...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 1,242 reads 6 comments

  17. Updated 2012-13 NBA MVP Odds: Top Contenders for the Coveted Award

    If LeBron James thought retaining his MVP award would be a cakewalk in 2012-13, the first few weeks of the season have proven that it'll be anything but that...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 43,397 reads 274 comments

  18. Ranking the Best Value Contracts in the NBA

    This statement may sound ridiculous since it's about millionaires and multimillionaires, but certain NBA players are actually underpaid based on their current levels of production...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 5,075 reads 55 comments

  19. Updated 2012-13 NBA MVP Odds: Is the Award LeBron James' To Lose?

    During the 2012 NBA preseason, Kevin Durant appeared to be the only true 2013 MVP contender aside from the reigning MVP himself, LeBron James ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 18,172 reads 207 comments

  20. Andrew Bynum's Return and 5 Other NBA Debuts Fans Are Thirsting To See

    The 2012-13 NBA season may be off to a roaring start for most, but for a handful of players, they've yet to set foot on the court for a single game thus far...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 20,039 reads 61 comments

  21. Jeremy Lin and 10 NBA Stars Who Will Be Under the Microscope All Season

    The 2012-13 NBA season won't be short on star-driven storylines, based on the first few weeks of the season...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 9,704 reads 24 comments

  22. Philadelphia 76ers: Andrew Bynum Was Worth the Risk, Regardless of His Health

    When the Philadelphia 76ers traded away their best player (Andre Iguodala) and a few young pieces for Andrew Bynum in the summer of 2012, the team knew what it was getting into...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 4,112 reads 6 comments

  23. Andrew Bynum's Knee Injury Won't Squash the Philadelphia 76ers' Ceiling

    The Philadelphia 76ers' much-heralded Andrew Bynum era has started off with a thud. After acquiring Bynum in the summer of 2012 for swingman Andre Iguodala and a few minor pieces, ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 14,071 reads 6 comments

  24. Fantasy Basketball: 10 Buy-Low Targets Guaranteed to Pay off

    It happens every year: Some late-round or undrafted fantasy basketball player goes on a ridiculous, season-altering run that shakes up the complexion of your league's playoff race...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 5,016 reads 1 comments

  25. Philadelphia 76ers: Why Jrue Holiday's Extension Was the Right Thing to Do

    Right before Wednesday's midnight deadline, the Philadelphia 76ers and Jrue Holiday reached an agreement on a four-year, $41 million contract, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 2,948 reads 5 comments