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NBA End-of-Season Grades: Part 2

Even since last week’s Part 1 of our end-of-season grades, there have been rumblings that a second bubble will take place (in Chicago) for the NBA’s worst eight teams. With details yet to emerge, it only seems appropriate to continue reviewing the performance of those franchises.   Sure, not even receiving an invite to Orlando…


NBA Players, Teams Stepping Up During Coronavirus Pandemic 

COVID-19 unexpectedly forced the NBA season to a screeching halt. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive, and the league and other sports leagues immediately shut down to protect players, coaches, employees and their fans’ health. The coronavirus’ specter continues its spread nationally and abroad, stressing hospitals, economies and communities to the brink. Without basketball,…


‘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…


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…


Oh Good, Golden State Warriors Now Have a Power Game Too

Kevin Durant strolls across the half-court with a little over five minutes left in the third quarter. His new running mate, DeMarcus Cousins, is to his left, readying himself for a screen. Durant crosses over to his left, briefly escaping the endless limbs of Brandon Ingram. Ivica Zubac plays the screen high to take away a potential pull-up from Durant,…

The Golden State Warriors are back. Full stop.

Golden State Just Sent a Message to the NBA

The reigning NBA Champions have rediscovered their swagger. After a slow start, the Golden State Warriors are currently riding a five-game win streak. They have scored over 115 points in eight straight contests and now lay claim to the league’s second-best net differential. Their offense has reclaimed what makes it elite and led them to…