1. Five Major Changes That Would Make the NBA Great

    With a potential lockout looming if players and owners can't agree on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, here are five major changes I want to see that will benefit owners, players, and most of all, fans...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 477 reads 10 comments

  2. Kobe Bryant at the Most Critical Crossroad of His Career

    Kobe Bryant is the hardest working, most determined player in the NBA. Although LeBron James has many fans and experts touting him as the league's best player, Kobe's resume runs pages longer, particularly under the section labelled "Postseason...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 767 reads 20 comments

  3. Fear Not Lakers' Fans: This One's Going to Seven

    I don't know what the folks in Los Angeles ate tonight, but whatever it was, it's spewed all over Figueroa St. and Santa Monica Blvd. this evening, the stench lingering throughout the greater Los Angeles area until this weekend...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about 6 years ago 470 reads 17 comments

  4. The NBA Rapidfire Report: First Round Action

    The NBA Rapidfire Report: First Round Action The first round of the 2008 NBA playoffs was heavily anticipated but turned into a flurry of surprises, with the relative easy dismantling ...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about 6 years ago 1,023 reads 10 comments

  5. The Best and Worst Surprise Teams of the 2007-08 NBA Season

    Biggest Movers and Changers This chart shows the number of spots each team moved up or down, based on ESPN's preseason predictions Sixers +8 Lakers +7 Hornets ...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 6 years ago 789 reads 5 comments

  6. Kobe Bryant Jumping over Car: Fake, but Cool

    You may have seen the video of Kobe Bryant jumping over the Aston Martin at 50 mph on ESPN or around the Internet. It's shocking, unexpected, cool, and completely 100% unadulteratedly fake...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 6 years ago 15,820 reads 7 comments

  7. The NBA Rapidfire Report: Top Writers Talk Up the Offseason and Draft

    The NBA Rapidfire Report: The NBA Offseason and Draft The 2007-08 NBA season is racing toward its zenith as playoff seeding and MVP talk intensifies...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 6 years ago 2,211 reads 7 comments

  8. The NBA Rapidfire Report: C-Webb Out, Dirk Out, Sonics Out, Walsh In

    This week we’re covering some interesting tidbits from around the league. C-Webb is officially retiring after many would say he’s already been gone for years. The Sonics are closer than ever to moving but may not take their name with them...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 6 years ago 906 reads 0 comments

  9. NBA Rapidfire Report: Top Writers Talk Up the Playoffs

    The 2007-08 NBA season is buzzing with subplots and marquee matchups. With so much intrigue I rounded up some of the Bleacher Report's Top Writers to drop in their two cents on the topics of the day...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 6 years ago 1,377 reads 9 comments

  10. NBA Rapidfire Report: Good Celts, Bad Mavs, and Successful Shaq

    The 2007-08 NBA season is buzzing with subplots and marquee matchups. With so much intrigue I rounded up a group of NBA fans to drop in their two cents on the topics of the day...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 6 years ago 709 reads 8 comments

  11. Picking the NBA MVP is Easy and Unfair

    The "MVP! MVP!" chants are loud and common. At various arenas peppered throughout the country, tens of thousands of fans are invested in the closest, most intriguing MVP race of this generation...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 6 years ago 3,146 reads 66 comments

  12. Why these new Lakers are so darn lovable

    Ronny Turiaf was jumping around, high fiving and chest bumping his teammates like the Lakers had just won the game.But the game hadn't even started.The players were just having fun and the fans in Los Angeles are loving it...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 6 years ago 2,208 reads 4 comments

  13. How the Gasol trade saved the Lakers' season

    Last season, the Lakers got off to a surprisingly hot start, going 26-13 to establish themselves as a top four team in the West and darkhorse championship contender.Then the wheels fell off...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 6 years ago 2,582 reads 2 comments