Playoffs 2017: Who’s In?

This upcoming NBA season has an ominous feel to it.  Many believe its outcome is a forgone conclusion: the super team Warriors will run roughshod over the entire league and coast their way to a second title in three years.  At the top of this list is ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who claims that he…

Better Home Court, Spurs or Warriors?

A common saying, there’s no place like home, is true of the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors over the last two years.  Both teams have been incredibly dominant on their home courts: the Warriors have gone a whopping 78-4 at home over the last two seasons, and the Spurs have lost only once at…

The Better Two-Way Player: Kawhi Leonard or Klay Thompson

During the 2016 Finals, ESPN’s Mark Jackson asserted that Klay Thompson is the best two-way player in the NBA.  Jackson has a history of making bold statements which incite serious debate, like when he called Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson the greatest shooting backcourt in league history.  But was his latest assertion about Klay Thompson…

LeBron Silences Curry and the Haters

It feels a little ridiculous now, the  Steph Curry and LeBron James debate,  the arguing over offensive brilliance or all-around excellence. Up until last season, the answer was easily LeBron James, no one thought otherwise. But after Steph Curry’s MVP in 2015, punctuated by a championship, and an other-worldly season this year, he appeared ripe to…

Will PG Issues Derail the Mavs?

The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a surprising campaign, as they managed to make the playoffs as a sixth seed, despite a roster riddled with holes and injuries.  This year, the Mavs project as a middle-of-the pack Western Conference team, but one that is much improved over last year’s squad.  The Mavs can never be…

Must See TV: 5 Games You Absolutely Have to Watch

With the NBA schedule released, it’s time to get excited for some of the most anticipated regular season matchups. This year’s schedule will certainly have it all, from the return of a hero turned villain, to hard fought battles among contenders.  I can’t wait for the season to start, so without further ado, here are…

Vogel’s Vengeance

On May 12, 2016, the Orlando Magic were thrown for a huge loop: their first year head coach, Scott Skiles, suddenly resigned.  It was especially odd, considering that Skiles had just guided the Magic to a 35-47 record, a 10 win improvement from the previous season.  Now what were the Magic to do?  Luckily for…

The Next Spur Up: Kyle Anderson

For rookies, there is no better organization than the San Antonio Spurs.  Their player development and coaching is second to none in helping unpolished players refine their craft.  With Tim Duncan retiring and David West and Boban Marjanovic leaving in free agency, and Boris Diaw traded away, the Spurs are hoping that their latest development…

One and Done for the Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets were one of the NBA’s biggest surprises last season.  After years of mediocrity, they finally put together a stellar campaign, finishing 48-34.  This earned them the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, and they acquitted themselves quite well in the playoffs taking the third seeded Heat all the way to seven games.…

It’s Mad Love for Boban, the Serbian Sledgehammer

On Saturday January 27,  the Spurs were on their way to another blowout victory on their home floor—this one extra sweet as the instate rival Houston Rockets were in town. Some fans made a dash for the exits, but those who remained were fixated on the scorer’s table.  A murmur began to permeate throughout the crowd:…