1. NBA Free Agency: Ray Allen to the Miami Heat Won't Cripple the Boston Celtics

    Jesus Shuttleworth has been replaced by Judas Shuttleworth in Boston. News broke Friday night that Boston Celtics free agent Ray Allen had decided to take his talents to ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 3,079 reads 2 comments

  2. Philadelphia 76ers: Want a Max Contract, Jrue Holiday? Start Playing Like It

    Somewhat lost in the complete and utter madness of this year's NBA free agency was Monday's news that Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday would be seeking a maximum contract extension from the team ( via Marc J...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 1,787 reads 30 comments

  3. Olympic Basketball 2012: Predicting Team USA 12-Man Roster Without Wade & Bosh

    This Saturday at 7 p.m. ET, the names of the 12 NBA players who will represent the United States at the Olympics this summer will be unveiled ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 12,432 reads 52 comments

  4. Olympics 2012: Team USA Still Gold Medal Favorites Without Chris Bosh, D-Wade

    Team USA basketball's status as gold medal favorites took two serious blows within the past week, when Miami Heat stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh both announced that they'll be sitting out of this summer's Olympics to rehab injuries...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 3,341 reads 13 comments

  5. NBA Draft 2012 Results: Philadelphia 76ers Blow a Golden Opportunity

    A championship should be the goal, nothing else. Sixers co-owner Adam Aron affirmed that sentiment with a tweet Thursday afternoon, just hours before the NBA draft. "Correct!" Well, then...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 4,009 reads 5 comments

  6. NBA Draft 2012: 7 Andre Iguodala Draft-Day Trades for the Philadelphia 76ers

    If the Philadelphia 76ers front office knows what it's doing, Andre Iguodala has played his last game in a Sixers uniform...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 6,013 reads 43 comments

  7. NBA Draft 2012: The Top 8 First-Round Targets for the Philadelphia 76ers

    With the 2012 NBA draft only days away, anyone who still says this isn't a deep draft needs a swift dose of reality. Beyond Anthony Davis, it's true, the top of this draft isn't loaded with sure-fire All-Stars like in 2003 ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 1,911 reads 30 comments

  8. NBA Finals 2012: The Maturation of LeBron James Seals Miami Heat's Championship

    For the past nine years, we've been pleading with LeBron James . We've been pleading for him to develop a killer instinct, or a reliable three-point shot, or heck, even a post game...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 327 reads 1 comments

  9. Washington Wizards Set Themselves Back 2 Years with New Orleans Hornets Trade

    Today isn't April Fool's Day, is it? When Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress first tweeted this afternoon that the Washington Wizards had sent Rashard Lewis' enormous expiring contract and the No...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 1,570 reads 18 comments

  10. NBA Finals 2012: Russell Westbrook's Dumb Foul Doesn't Undo Game 4 Brilliance

    Russell Westbrook just unleashed one of the most dominant performances in recent NBA Finals history. Thanks to a mindless foul by him with 15 seconds left in Game 4, it was all for naught...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 7,962 reads 105 comments

  11. NBA Finals 2012: Lay off Scott Brooks for Russell Westbrook's Benching in Game 3

    After benching All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook for the final five minutes of the third quarter Sunday night, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks has largely been cast as the scapegoat of Game 3 of this year's NBA Finals...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 1,270 reads 5 comments

  12. NBA Free Agency 2012: Philadelphia 76ers Must Avoid Re-Signing Lou Williams

    Louis Williams , the Philadelphia 76ers ' leading scorer from this past season, has opted out of the final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported this past weekend...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 5,035 reads 51 comments

  13. NBA Finals 2012: Dear Basketball Gods, Let This Heat-Thunder Series Go 7 Games

    Two games into the 2012 NBA Finals, and we've had two instant classics. Heading into the series, this wasn't difficult to imagine...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 1,009 reads 2 comments

  14. 2012 NBA Finals: Don't Bury Miami Heat After Game 1 Loss

    It's only one game. That's what Miami Heat players, coaches and fans need to tell themselves today. Repeatedly...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 4,333 reads 40 comments

  15. NBA Finals 2012 Preview: Breaking Down Each Miami Heat-OKC Thunder Matchup

    It's the NBA Finals matchup that everyone could only hope for at the beginning of the playoffs: Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder against LeBron James ' Miami Heat ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 970 reads 4 comments

  16. NBA Playoffs 2012: Can LeBron James Find His Inner-Katniss Again for Game 7?

    As LeBron James wrapped up one of the greatest performance in his career Thursday night by dropping 45 points, 15 rebounds and five assists against the Boston Celtics , he staved off elimination (at least for two more nights)...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 1,025 reads 0 comments

  17. NBA Playoffs 2012: Despite Emerging Dynasty, OKC Thunder No Model for Rebuild

    Just like that, there's a new top dog out West. When the Oklahoma City Thunder finished off the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 on Wednesday night, they cemented themselves as the new team to beat in the Western Conference for the next few years...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 11,260 reads 96 comments

  18. NBA Playoffs 2012: No Time to Panic for San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat

    Chances are you have seen the stat already: In the playoffs, teams that win Game 5 after going in tied 2-2 have won the series 83.5 percent of the time (137-27)...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 4,833 reads 15 comments

  19. NBA Draft Lottery 2012: Breaking Down the Best 5 Options for the Top 5 Teams

    The tradition of NBA draft lottery upsets continued Wednesday night, as the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets won the No. 1 draft pick despite entering the night with only the fourth-best odds...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 423 reads 1 comments

  20. NBA Playoffs 2012: 15 Things We've Learned in This Year's Postseason

    We're just past the halfway point of the 2012 NBA playoffs, with only four of our original 16 playoff teams still competing for an NBA championship...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 14,923 reads 83 comments

  21. NBA Playoffs 2012: Postseason Grades for Every Philadelphia 76ers Player

    The Philadelphia 76ers ' season came to an end on the floor of Boston's TD Garden on Saturday night, but Sixers fans have little to complain about this postseason...

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  22. NBA Playoffs 2012: Kevin Garnett's Comments About 76er Fans Apply to Both Sides

    This second-round series between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers just got personal. Following the Celtics' Game 5 win on Monday night, Boston forward Kevin Garnett couldn't resist taking a shot at Philadelphia fans...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 1,871 reads 2 comments

  23. NBA Playoffs 2012: 5 Keys to Game 5 of the 76ers-Celtics Series

    Following a thrilling Game 4 comeback, the Philadelphia 76ers head back to Boston for Game 5 on Monday night tied 2-2 in the series...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 1,368 reads 6 comments

  24. 2012 NBA Playoffs: 5 Reasons the Philadelphia 76ers Can Take Down the Celtics

    It's not a series until someone wins a game on the road, right? Well, game on. The Philadelphia 76ers stole home-court advantage from the Boston Celtics with their 82-81 Game ...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 663 reads 1 comments

  25. 2012 NBA Playoffs: LeBron James, Chris Paul and the Top 12 Players in Round 2

    Only eight teams are left in the hunt for the 2012 NBA championship, but this next round of the playoffs certainly won't be devoid of star power. Yes, the Philadelphia 76ers took out reigning MVP Derrick Rose and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls...

    Bryan Toporek Written by Bryan Toporek about 2 years ago 3,950 reads 44 comments