A Blessing In Disguise

The National Basketball Association is having one it’s best seasons ever. Ratings are up, the players are as good as they’ve ever been and league popularity is at an all-time high. Despite LeBron James‘ decision to take his talents to South Beach, thus forming a powerhouse in Miami with two other superstars (though [...]

Wing Defenders Deserve More Credit

With the NBA season entering the stretch run, it looks as if Dwight Howard is well on his way to capturing his third straight Defensive Player of the Year Award. If Howard ends up winning the award, it will be well deserved. His work on the glass and as the defensive anchor for the [...]

2010-2011 NBA Season Previews: Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic finished with the second best overall record in the NBA last season with a 59-23 mark. That put them just two games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers and two games above the Los Angeles Lakers who had a late season meltdown and rested Kobe Bryant for the start of the playoffs. The [...]

2009 NBA Season Previews: Eastern Conference, Playoffs and Awards

Here’s how I have the Eastern Conference shaping up for the season.

1. Orlando Magic – 64-18, First Place in Southeast Division – Added a dynamic scorer in Vince Carter who can still get to the rim and create his own shot late in games. I think Dwight Howard makes another significant leap after [...]

2009 NBA Season Previews: Dallas Mavericks

2008-2009 Season Record: 50-32. Third place in Southwest Division of the Western Conference (6th in the West). Beat the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs but were swept by the Nuggets in round two.

2008-2009 Team MVP: Dirk Nowitzki

Key Additions: Shawn Marion, Drew Gooden, Tim Thomas, Quinton Ross, Kris Humphries, Rodrigue [...]

Video: Jameer Nelson Hits a Jack At Citizen’s Bank

Should the Spurs Be Shopping Tony Parker?

Tony ParkerThe San Antonio Spurs have made quite a few moves to improve their ball club this off-season. From trading for Richard Jefferson to drafting DeJaun Blair, who seemed to be a lottery talent, in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft, the Spurs front office is clearly making a push for a final title with Tim Duncan as the team leader.

However, adding Jefferson put the Spurs in a position they are not accustom to. Normally, the Spurs ran their franchise around three eight-figure contract guys, which has been Tony Parker, Manu Ginobli and Duncan over the past few years, and surrounded them with lesser cost players that worked hard – making the DeJuan Blair pick that much more meaningful and brilliant. Continue reading…

Magic Forward Rashard Lewis Tests Positive for Steroids

As we were checking The Big Lead at the Apple Store here in San Fransisco, the Rashard Lewis story really shocked us.

According to league sources, Lewis was taking nutritional supplements at the end of last season that unknowing to him contained a substance commonly known as DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) — a chemical compound made [...]

The Lakers Signing of LO Keeps the Drive for Five Alive

Lamar Odom has ended the biggest media circus of the NBA Off-Season by agreeing to a 4-year, $33 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, with the fourth year being a team option and $27 million being guaranteed. Odom was being pursued by the Miami Heat for a good time but when the Portland [...]

Exclusive: JR Smith to Come Off the Bench Next Season

In talking to Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl at today’s NBA Summer League action, Karl stated to me that Smith will be coming off the bench for the Nuggets next season. Karl cited a lack of improvement maturity wise on the part of Smith as the reason for him coming off the pine. [...]