The 5 Best NBA Champs (2007-2016)

Champion. It has a great sound to it doesn’t it? Being the champion means you’re the best. You won, and you’ve dominated your competition. Being the NBA champion means you’re the best basketball team in the world. You proved it throughout the regular season, you proved it in the playoffs, and you proved it in…

All-NBA Bust Squad Coming to An Arena Near You

NBA rosters have shaped out. Depth charts and rotations are clear. The season has started. Looking at rosters in correlation with the coaching styles and franchise atmospheres employed by these teams, analysts begin their search for the breakout player. Players are put in a box: who will exceed expectations, rise to an unforeseen level, and…

Release the Westbrook Kraken

Russell Westbrook has had many nicknames throughout his basketball career: Mr. Triple-Double, Catalyst, Rim Wrecker, The Terminator, even Fashion Icon. Those are all great, but I’ve got a better nickname for Russ, one that actually gives his abilities justice and epitomizes his game – The Kraken. When one thinks of the Kraken, they might first…

H-Town Issues: Failure to Launch or Failure Everywhere?

This past Saturday, James Harden, superstar and franchise face of the Houston Rockets, signed a hefty contract extension worth $118 million over four years. After signing the contract, Harden sent out a letter directed to the Houston fan base, In it, he announced his optimistic and confident plans for the Rockets’ future, stating, “I can…

Mike Conley, Everyone is Watching

During the recent NBA draft, ESPN analyst Jay Williams was presenting a segment on the difficulty  defending the great point guards of the league. Stephen Curry, the two-time reigning MVP, was left off an infographic entitled ‘Elite Point Guards’. The graphic contained Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, John Wall, Damian Lillard, Kyle Lowry, Isaiah…

Brandon Ingram, not Ben Simmons

In the last couple of drafts, there have been two clear-cut top prospects that have stirred up debate. Last year, it was Karl-Anthony Towns v. Jahlil Okafor; the previous year it was Andrew Wiggins  and Jabari Parker. This year’s upcoming draft resonates this trend with the likes of Ben Simmons of LSU and Brandon Ingram…