The Rudy Gay Enigma: Overrated or Underappreciated?

ESPN released their 70th through 61st ranked players last week as part of their #NBA rank series and caught the attention of Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay in the process. Ranked 70th by the list Gay tweeted 70th? He let a GIF of Chris Tucker do the talking for him. In his first full season with Sacramento, Gay saw…

Hate the 3-Point Shot? Welcome to the Lottery

In their first preseason game of the new NBA season, the Miami Heat squared off against the Charlotte Hornets. They were the 24th and 30th ranked three point shooting teams last season, respectively. It seemed clear, though, that one team was sticking to last season’s interior-oriented gameplan while the other was exploring the boundaries of…

Is It Money on Derrick Rose’s Mind or Winning?

It was less than five years ago when Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose stepped up to the podium to accept his first-ever MVP trophy. He graciously accepted the award, saying “I remember coming into training camp, saying that I wanted to be MVP. I wasn’t trying to be cocky at all. I knew that…

Who’s Calling the Shots in Cleveland?

Since he entered the league, LeBron James has snubbed his nose at the status quo at every turn. Whether it be forming his own management team with his childhood buddies, empowering his friends Rich Paul and Maverick Carter, or looking America in the eye and turning his back on the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron has made…

Pat Riley and the Post LeBron Facelift

Let’s go back to a year ago when the Miami Heat’s 2014 offseason was marked most notably with the departure of superstar LeBron James and the haphazard scrambling which followed it. With little notice or forewarning of the four-time MVP’s impending hometown reunion, Miami Heat president Pat Riley was forced to fill the vacuous black…

Miami Heat All-In as End of Wade Era Looms

Over the course of the last twelve years the Miami Heat, as an organization, has undergone constant change. But one staple throughout has been Dwayne Wade. From the young upstart squad which included Lamar Odom and Caron Butler, to the blockbuster Shaquille O’Neal trade which brought the big man to South Beach, to the big three era,…

Hassan Whiteside’s Facts Only

Oh, the doldrums of summer in the NBA. The draft has long since passed, free agency has dried up, and fans sit waiting in restless anticipation for that glorious opening tip of the new season on October 27th. However, it appears fans aren’t the only ones anxious for the start of the season, as Heat…