1. What a Failure to Win Gold in London Would Mean for American Basketball

    I am not so unpatriotic as to be actively rooting against Team USA. But I do believe that some American basketball incompetence would at least inject intrigue into world basketball...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 1,653 reads 5 comments

  2. Free Agency 2012: Did Rajon Rondo's Role Force Ray Allen Out?

    Adrian Wojnarowski penned (typed?) an intriguing Yahoo! Sports post on the forces that compelled Ray Allen out of Boston. He spoke to Doc Rivers, who's covering Team USA basketball in London...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 7,095 reads 43 comments

  3. Can Anthony Davis Have the 'Blake Griffin Effect' on the New Orleans Hornets?

    I certainly hope so. For the sake of all that is holy in hoops, I want Anthony Davis to reinvigorate the recently moribund New Orleans Hornets franchise. I believe the Brow can do it, because his game is wholly unique...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 23,836 reads 162 comments

  4. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant: Who's the Better Face of NBA's Next Generation?

    At this point, there is little question that LeBron James and Kevin Durant are the league's best players...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 8,623 reads 51 comments

  5. How Carmelo Anthony Has Blurred the Definition of NBA Superstar

    It's more complicated than "overrated." Over the course of his career, Carmelo Anthony offered overvalued production, but he's done so with skills that speak to an ability to do so much more...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 8,060 reads 89 comments

  6. Ranking Biggest Threats to Miami Heat Championship Throne

    The Miami Heat do not have many challengers in the East. Well, perhaps they do if Derrick Rose makes a miraculous recovery or if Jeff Green somehow finally lives up to his draft status...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 31,964 reads 402 comments

  7. Predictions for Team USA vs. Nigeria

    As a massive compliment to Nigeria, I won't predict an outright slaughter. They do have some talent on their squad—even if nothing short of Hakeem Olajuwon's return can truly save them...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 24,796 reads 42 comments

  8. Breaking Down What to Expect from Revamped Golden State Warriors

    Expect the playoffs, for once. Yes, this is always a dangerous proposition when talking Golden State Warriors basketball. Their fans are addicted to convincing themselves that next year will be different, next year won't be so unlucky...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 10,109 reads 87 comments

  9. Nate Robinson Brings Energy to the Chicago Bulls, Mostly on the Bench

    Notice how I didn't say "off the bench," per Chicago's recent acquisition of the miniature combo guard ( Source: Sam Amick ). This is because Nate-Rob provides his best antics from the periphery...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 10,114 reads 97 comments

  10. Why the 23-and-Under Push Might Exist: The NBA Is Not on NBC

    David Stern has been pushing a new restriction that would effectively kill the American Olympic basketball we've all held so dear since the fabled Dream Team...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 3,775 reads 15 comments

  11. Olympics Basketball 2012: Is Argentina Suddenly the Favorite for Silver?

    Argentina is obviously the favorite to develop silver hair (Hi-yo!). The once "golden generation" of Argentine stars are nearing middle age collectively. Manu Ginobili and Pablo Prigioni are both 35 years old...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 2,167 reads 3 comments

  12. Olympics Basketball 2012: Breaking Down Every Matchup vs. Team France

    Poor Tony Parker. He got hit with shards of glass in his eye, a situation that would engender more sympathy had it not happened in such a ridiculous manner...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 2,508 reads 13 comments

  13. USA Olympic Women's Basketball Team 2012: 6 Reasons to Watch This Year's Squad

    There is a basketball team that will rip through its Olympic competition and we're not comparing it to that famed 1992 squad. In the background, America's more dominant basketball force should crush all comers...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 7,599 reads 2 comments

  14. Dream Team II: The Most Underrated USA Basketball Team Since 1992's Dream Team

    This 1996 squad was much maligned by Charles Barkley (one of its members), despite the fact that Dream Team II won by an average margin of 31.8 points per game...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 69,563 reads 227 comments

  15. USA Basketball 2012: What Anything Short of a Gold Medal Means for LeBron James

    It is quite surreal to suddenly see LeBron James and Kevin Durant fighting together. Just a moment ago, they were battling for legacies before the watchful gaze of millions...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 7,268 reads 43 comments

  16. Olympic Basketball 2012: Non-NBA Stars Who Will Dominate at the Olympics

    You might not believe this, but there are some good players who don't play in the NBA. You just might see them in these Olympic Games, and you just might wonder why your favorite team soldiers on with far inferior talent...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 2,622 reads 4 comments

  17. NBA Lottery Teams Headed to the Playoffs Next Season

    Hey, remember basketball? It once existed before all these Dwight Howard false starts. There was a game, a game we quite enjoyed...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 11,191 reads 118 comments

  18. Free Agency 2012: Andrei Kirilenko Chooses the Timberwolves over the Nets

    This was not a difficult choice, almost anyone reading this would have done the same. Andrei Kirilenko was offered a deal worth $20 million, while Brooklyn could only give him the veteran's minimum...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 4,535 reads 9 comments

  19. International Rules We'd Like to See in the NBA

    While I believe the NBA and FIBA games to be more similar than different, the FIBA does have its beautiful quirks. The NBA has already benefited from adopting the FIBA model of legalized zone defense...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 6,209 reads 26 comments

  20. How Long Will Kobe Play and Will He Win Another Ring?

    Kobe Bryant is closer to six rings, thanks to an incredible coup by Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak. Somehow, someway, Steve Nash is the new point guard for Los Angeles. That alone is helpful for an already decent playoff team...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 18,878 reads 123 comments

  21. Olympics 2012: Is Chris Paul Really the Best Point Guard on Team USA?

    I would favor Chris Paul in Team USA's lineup because he's the NBA's best point guard. Crazy idea, right? I'm against this notion that the FIBA game is so wildly different from the one Chuck, Kenny and Ernie bring to you on Thursday nights...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 9,577 reads 28 comments

  22. Debating Who Should Start at Point Guard for the Knicks

    It is very difficult to choose between Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton. This is not a compliment to either; quite the contrary. This is a "lesser of two evils" choice. Or, more accurately, it is a "better of two bad point guards" decision...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 6,146 reads 40 comments

  23. Olympic Men's Basketball Game Prediction for Team USA vs. France

    Does France have a chance at beating Team USA? As we get closer to the opening ceremony at the 2012 London Olympic Games, the question on everyone’s mind is, will USA Basketball ...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 28,565 reads 51 comments

  24. Olympics 2012: USA Beats Spain, Shows That Anthony Davis Has No Role

    It started well for Spain, as they were extra-passing Team USA to death. Unlike most deaths, this was not so permanent, as Team USA came roaring back thanks to some scalding Carmelo Anthony shooting...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 10,400 reads 21 comments

  25. NBA Free Agency 2012: Why Super Teams Are Great for the NBA

    Remember, way back in 2010, back when people were complaining about the growth of superteams? It wasn't that they were jealous of Miami, so they claimed. It wasn't that LeBron James had angered them with a silly TV special...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss Written by Ethan Sherwood Strauss about over 2 years ago 6,506 reads 62 comments