By Sid Mohapatra

Sid is a TBW staff writer who was born and raised in India. His fandom is a testament to the ever-widening reach of the NBA. Always rooting for the underdog player and/or team, Sid has lived through many exhilarating ups and frustrating downs as a New York Knicks fan for nearly two decades.

The NBA I Grew Up Watching: 1996-97 Miami Heat

The world is going through uncertain times, and with the NBA on a hiatus (optimistic projections now say until mid-June), there’s never been a better time to reminisce about the good old days as we await a return. Growing up in India, basketball was nowhere on the map. There were far more popular sports like…


5 NBA Questions: Can Miami Heat Cool the Playoffs with Frigid Defense?

The past couple of weeks have seen some contenders unravel themselves (looking at you, Houston Rockets, losers of 3 straight) while others have seemingly bolstered themselves with key late-season pickups. The Los Angeles Lakers—with their additions of Markieff Morris and Dion Waiters—and L.A. Clippers (via Marcus Morris, Reggie Jackson and Joakim Noah) all certainly qualify. …


6 NBA Questions: What Will it Take to Stop Giannis Antetokounmpo?

Hey all, back again this week with another check-in on the evolving stories from around the NBA.  This week kicked off with an amusing comment from Houston Rockets guard, James Harden, who essentially labeled leading (and rival) MVP candidate Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘a seven-foot-run-and-dunk-guy’.   What Harden is defining as “skill” in regards to…


Have New York Knicks Finally Found Something?

After yet another lackluster start to the season, the New York Knicks seem to have hit something resembling a stride during their recent 5-5 stretch of games.  The team is looking more cohesive, trusting each other better on the defensive end, has gotten some key stops down the stretch and even closed out games with…