Tagged Michael Jordan

Chicago’s Last NBA All-Star Game was MJ’s Coming Out Party

The NBA All-Star Game is returning to Chicago for the first time in 32 years. And while the Chicago Bulls probably won’t send any representatives this year, its franchise’s greatest player once used this venue to start changing his career’s narrative. Eventually, the United Center would become “The House that Jordan Built”, but he first…

Take a Luka Me Now: Doncic’s Career Arc is Off to an All-Time Start

Luka Doncic was impressive in Europe, impressive enough that some people thought he was worthy of the No. 1 overall pick. Not everyone agreed, of course, and we know at least two teams who weren’t convinced enough to draft him. There’s a good chance they’d rethink that decision today if offered the opportunity. The Dallas…

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James Harden is King of the Monster Game

James Harden was lighting it up again. November 30 was to the tune of 60 points in a shade over 30 minutes. Then he watched the entire fourth quarter. He was surreal, going 8-of-10 from 2, 8-of-14 from 3 and 20-of-23 from the charity stripe. His 87.9 true shooting percentage was the highest in NBA…

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PODCAST: An All-Time NBA Draft

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by T.J. McBride (@TJMcBrideNBA) of Mile High Sports to conduct an all-time NBA draft. How do the all-time starting fives stack up? How far did Kobe Bryant fall? Which all-time greats went undrafted? And which team wound up as…

VIDCAST: Are We Finally Appreciating Kevin Durant?

Mr. Controversy, D. Intellectual, Allen Fields and G discuss Kevin Durant in the “Scorers Pantheon” and name the top-5 bucket-getters they have personally watched. Are we finally recognizing where he stands as an all-time offensive player? Who would you place in your top-5 scorers ever? Leave us a comment below! NOTE: This episode originally aired…

LeBron-less NBA Playoffs Giving Stars Room To Shine

As fun as it is to slander the Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter (and everywhere, really), their failure to make the NBA Playoffs appeared to be problematic. It wasn’t a big deal in years past while the once-iconic franchise muddles through its darkest days. But this year is different. It marks the first time since…

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Despite Win, Houston Rockets Are at History’s Mercy

The Houston Rockets aren’t dead yet. Yet. They won their second-round Game 3 tilt against the Golden State Warriors, but barely. They plunged early to a nine-point deficit, but then crawled back and then over, gradually building a double-digit lead. They stayed out in front for most of the second and third quarters. In the…

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‘The Giannis Era’ Can Now Begin

Lebron James is missing the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2005, but don’t be fooled: “The Lebron Era” isn’t over quite yet. His absence, however, does provide someone else an opportunity. A chance to declare, on an international stage, in no uncertain terms, “I got next.” Giannis Antetokounmpo—just 24, leader of the NBA’s winningest…

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The NBA’s 8 Eras and Their Effect on Today’s Game

Have you ever been watching a game and heard an announcer talk about the “way the game was meant to be played” or speculated on how some star from today would fare in yesteryear or vice versa? Have you ever seen a debate raging on Twitter when someone weighs in, stipulating: “You can’t compare players…

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‘NBA 2K19’ MyTEAM Has Immortalized Too Many Players

I am enjoying MyTeam in NBA 2K19 even more than prior releases in the series. That said, there is a fundamental issue with the structure and content that should be addressed: Too many Galaxy Opal and Pink Diamond cards. Saturated and De-valued Gemstones For those who are unaware, PD and GO are the highest gemstones available…

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