1. Three Ways To Guarantee That LeBron James Will Go to The New York Knicks

    The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics just played a Game Seven in the NBA Finals that went down to the wire. Yet the most exciting moment of the NBA season still hasn't occurred...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 3,332 reads 21 comments

  2. Celtics vs. Lakers 2010: Breaking Down Kobe Bryant's Bad Shooting Night

    It was Game Seven of the NBA Finals featuring the best rivalry in the league (both historically and in modern day), the best player in the world, and intriguing subplots loaded with vindication and legacy...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 3,032 reads 14 comments

  3. 2010 NBA Champions: Los Angeles' Game 7 Victory Over Boston Is 'The Sweetest'

    The game played like Spurs vs. Pistons circa 2005. Actually, it played like a WNBA game. Or as Bill Simmons described from his courtside seat, it was "a cross between a rugby match and a rockfight...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 1,483 reads 2 comments

  4. Lakers vs. Celtics Game 6: Lakers And Celtics Are Simply Following the Script

    The Lakers and Celtics will play a Game 7 in the 2010 NBA Finals. Soak that in for a moment. There could be no better ending to what will be the last game of the season, played by the last two teams standing...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 3,628 reads 3 comments

  5. Tom Izzo to the Cavs Is a Lose-Lose Proposition That's Flush with Cash

    Tom Izzo will soon be a very rich man. At least, twice as rich as he already was. There aren't many people in the world who wouldn't change jobs to double their salary. Even if the new job is worse...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 676 reads 3 comments

  6. 2010 NBA Finals: Five Things We Learned After Game One

    Five Biggest Takeaways From Game One 1) The Celtics have nobody to guard Kobe. Of all the new faces this year, the biggest change is who's missing: James Posey. Kobe is destroying the Celtics guards, who are piling on the fouls...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 1,808 reads 40 comments

  7. 2010 NBA Finals: It All Comes Down To This

    For the Lakers, Mavericks, Spurs, Cavs, Celtics, and Magic, the NBA regular season was a dry, tedious wait. Like staggering through a sand-blown desert, the only thing worth looking forward to was the oasis that is the NBA Finals, eight months later...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 468 reads 4 comments

  8. Five Reasons Why This Isn't Your 2008 Lakers/Celtics Matchup

    First I wrote them off. Then my irrational hatred for them evolved into a respectful hatred. Now we need them. Welcome back to the Finals, Boston Celtics, we're glad you made it...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 103 reads 12 comments

  9. Lakers Nation: 'We Need Boston'

    Lakers' Nation is committing one of sports' cardinal sins—and they're doing it on live national TV and they're not even afraid to show it. They're looking ahead...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 1,758 reads 70 comments

  10. How the Phoenix Suns Created a Monster

    Congratulations, Suns! You killed the elephant in the room. The gorilla on your back. The skeleton in your closet. Whatever it was, you finally vanquished your arch nemesis, the San Antonio Spurs...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 1,165 reads 6 comments

  11. Roundtable Debate: Myth Busting LeBron James' Game Five Performance

    LeBron's performance in Game Five was so inexplicable I've asked some of my fellow writers to elaborate on the latest circulating theories...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 1,372 reads 55 comments

  12. LeBron James Mails In The Biggest Game of His Career

    Of all of LeBron's greatest moments; the Palace game, his ahead of the curve Finals berth, the 45-point duel with Paul Pierce, his dunk over Kevin Garnett in the 2008 playoffs was the most important...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 466 reads 2 comments

  13. Switching Allegiances: How a Lakers' Fan Became a Celtics' Lover

    I hate the Boston Celtics. I grew up in Southern California. Showtime Lakers and I were born in the same summer; Pat Riley had just won his first championship as coach, and James Worthy had just been drafted...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 455 reads 15 comments

  14. Vinny Del Negro And His Secret Sauce

    Over the past two years with the Chicago Bulls, Vinny Del Negro didn't win any coach of the year awards. But he led all coaches in other categories; hottest seat, most stories about ...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 416 reads 4 comments

  15. Thoughts on Kobe, Durant, and Joakim Through the First Round

    1) The Lakers' Switch is a Lever Lakers Nation has wrapped itself in the comfortable theory of "turning it on." The Kobe/Shaq Lakers turned it on while ignoring the regular season...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 209 reads 1 comments

  16. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Five Los Angeles Lakers Who Must Step Up This Postseason

    This season has been a bore for Lakers fans, and apparently the Lakers themselves. They got off to a torrid start which elated wide eyed optimists who had predicted 70 wins for this team...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 1,289 reads 6 comments

  17. One Question Still Lingers For Lakers: Can They Beat the Cavs?

    It's hard to complain about a team that will be the No. 1 seed in a very competitive Western Conference for the third season in a row. Especially one favored to make its third straight NBA Finals appearance...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 1,310 reads 24 comments

  18. The Difference Between Kobe and LeBron Is That Kobe Works

    There was a time when Kobe Bryant was a premier athlete in this league. But even in his prime he would never compare to the Paul Bunyan-esque physical attributes of LeBron James...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 27,576 reads 85 comments

  19. Trail Blazers Treatment of Kevin Pritchard is Completely Unjustified

    I don't know the name of every General Manager in the league, and I only care about the really good ones or the really bad ones. Kevin Pritchard of the Portland Trail Blazers is one of the really good ones...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 893 reads 13 comments

  20. The Best and Worst Contracts On The Los Angeles Lakers

    The Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA's most valuable franchise, both in terms of profitability and popularity...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 5,909 reads 33 comments

  21. The Reports of Kevin Garnett's Demise Have Been Greatly Underrated

    I fulfilled a lifelong dream last night. I sat courtside at an NBA game. I'm from Los Angeles where courtside seats run for thousands of dollars...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 881 reads 15 comments

  22. Wild Free Agent Possibilities That Will Turn the NBA Upside Down (Humor)

    I have looked into the crystal ball of NBA fandom to see exactly what will happen this summer. Needless to say, I was shocked to see the NBA landscape change so dramatically, with an unprecedented number of free agents bolting for new teams...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 1,034 reads 9 comments

  23. Roundtable Report: Top Writer's Debate LeBron's Big Choice This Summer

    We've gathered the biggest names on Bleacher Report to discuss the biggest name in the NBA. All contributor's are top ten NBA writers for Bleacher Report. Click their names to find out more about them and their impressive bodies of work...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 675 reads 11 comments

  24. The Antawn Jamison Trade Means One Thing...No More Excuses, LeBron

    LeBron James is a verifiable force of nature, dominating by leaving his massive paw prints all over the court. As the statisticians will tell you, LeBron has been stringing together some of the finest regular season performances in NBA history...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 561 reads 27 comments

  25. Lamar Odom Is The Right Choice For The Lakers

    Lamar Odom has become so synonymous with the following phrases it's become cliché to use them; inconsistent, enigmatic, sugar-addicted. The truth about Lamar Odom is that he's the perfect fit for the Lakers, and was always the right choice for them...

    Chad Ridgeway Written by Chad Ridgeway about over 4 years ago 1,689 reads 3 comments