1. Players and Coaches Should Decide the MVP

    Every year a new MVP debate emerges. Who should be MVP? This year the debate is particularly intense. You have fans passionately supporting players like Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and Kevin Garnett...

    Nate Smith Written by Nate Smith about over 6 years ago 1,446 reads 7 comments

  2. Commentary: PER Underrates Kobe Bryant, Part II

    There comes a time in every would be journalists life where he makes a critique that happens to be unfounded. When this happens, you can either run, hide and pretend it never happened or you can man up and admit you were wrong...

    Nate Smith Written by Nate Smith about over 6 years ago 1,433 reads 4 comments

  3. Setting the Record Straight: Adande's MVP Analysis Deeply Flawed

    J.A. Adande is usually a reasonable sports journalist. I say journalist because he usually has views that are well researched and backed by reason. Unfortunately, as is often the case with L...

    Nate Smith Written by Nate Smith about over 6 years ago 1,024 reads 3 comments

  4. Commentary: PER Underrates Kobe Bryant

    John Hollinger, the stats guru and creator of the Player Efficiency Rating, has a new article on ESPN where he claims that Manu Ginobli's actual production is similar to that of Kobe Bryant's...

    Nate Smith Written by Nate Smith about over 6 years ago 2,713 reads 19 comments

  5. Shaq Trade: Suns' Gamble Likely To Fail

    When Suns' GM Steve Kerr decided to bring Shaquille O'Neal to Phoenix, he talked about Shaq rejuvenating the team. Kerr just didn't believe that the core of Steve Nash, Amare Stoudamire, and Shawn Marion could win a title...

    Nate Smith Written by Nate Smith about over 6 years ago 1,815 reads 11 comments

  6. Maybe Next Year, LeBron—Kobe Bryant's the MVP

    With apologies to Chris Paul and Kevin Garnett, this year's NBA MVP race is boiling down to two candidates: Kobe Bryant and Lebron James.Let's be clear, Lebron is a beast. He is a once-in-a-lifetime player...

    Nate Smith Written by Nate Smith about over 6 years ago 5,165 reads 65 comments