Throwback Timmy: Top 6 Career Games

In July, Tim Duncan announced his retirement from the NBA. His entire career in San Antonio, just like his predecessor David Robinson, created the underlying driving force that kept the Spurs in the playoffs for nineteen years. Over time, the Spurs have been Duncan and interchanging support players. Duncan formed what the Spurs are and…

Expecting the Pistons To Thrive Isn’t A Joke

There are high expectations for the Detroit Pistons this coming season after they finally made the playoffs this year. Their roster is bustling with talent, all of the starters are younger than 27. The potential is definitely there, but will the team become Eastern Conference contenders this season? Or do they still need more time?…

Getting it Done Off the Bench: The 5 Who Matter

“A team is only as strong as its weakest link.” – Mark Grey As important as it is to have stars, a good team needs to have exceptional bench players as well. When substituting in, bench players are expected to pick up the game where the starters left it – in  efficiency level, in speed,…

The Greek Freak Has the Playoffs On His Mind

Last season, the Milwaukee Bucks finished in twelfth place in the Eastern Conference with a 33-49 record. They were absent from the playoffs and haven’t made it past the first round since 2001. Despite that, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the talented Bucks lineup have a good chance at making the playoffs in 2016-17. Consider last year’s highlight:…

The 3rd Wheel Mistake of Kevin Love

Kevin Love is suffering from the same thing Chris Bosh suffered from: being the third wheel. Kevin Love may have been the biggest threat on the Minnesota Timberwolves but in Cleveland his impact is not even close to that of his fellow star teammates, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. Of course, we have to consider…

Lifting the Linsanity Veil

Linsanity was different from every other NBA phenomenon. It wasn’t based on skill and style alone. It wasn’t a name that reminded you of performance, like the Splash Brothers, who earned their name from making an insane amount of three-pointers. It wasn’t a name grounded in toughness, like The Bad Boys, whose name sprung from…

Linsanity: Here, There, Everywhere

“Lift our team up in prayer — that I would play with a completely surrendered heart to God. The higher the stakes, the more I tend to try to hold on/stress/worry rather than trust God that no matter what happens He is in control and has a perfect plan.” Jeremy Lin expressed that  prayer after…

Detroit Basketball In 2016-17

When the Detroit Pistons finally made the playoffs with a 44-38 record, seemingly the dark times of the past decade were behind them. The defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers was a stepping stone and it left Stan Van Gundy with the primary focus of developing the current talent. A young team, the Pistons have the…

Defense Ain’t My Game: Being Kyrie Irving and James Harden

It’s so easy to credit players for their outstanding offense that fans often forget about the importance of defense in basketball. Two stars with equally terrible defensive reputations are Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Both players are crucial on offense but liabilities on defense. Kyrie Irving is considered one of the worst point guards defensively,…