The NBA’s next generation is ready to take over

Derrick Rose went on record just a few days ago to praise his backcourt mate. For those not familiar, here’s what he had to say when an ESPN reporter asked him if Jimmy Butler is the most talented player he’s played with in Chicago: “Yeah, for sure. For sure. And you still don’t know, nobody still knows how good he could become, so that’s the … Continue reading The NBA’s next generation is ready to take over

2015 NBA Playoffs Matchups

  The graphic above displays the final seedings for this year’s NBA Playoffs. Continue reading 2015 NBA Playoffs Matchups

Free Agency Frenzy: Plenty of Deals Already

While the big names haven’t made their decisions just yet, many key NBA free agents have already agreed to deals—verbally—through three days of negotiations. Here are some of the top signings and rumors thus far in free agency. LeBron James – The King’s free agency tour is much different than his 2010 spectacle. While he hasn’t visited any teams so far, news recently broke  that James’agent has … Continue reading Free Agency Frenzy: Plenty of Deals Already

San Antonio Spurs Win 2013-14 NBA Championship

Tim Duncan is now a five-time NBA Champion, while his teammates have worked together in this series to beat the Heat 4-1 in this year’s NBA Finals. Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker are two other studs in this series that made it all happen for the Spurs. Parker came through with his leadership and sharp-shooting, while Kawhi earned Finals MVP. Although LeBron’s numbers were never … Continue reading San Antonio Spurs Win 2013-14 NBA Championship

The Conference Finals are Set

Often times, a dark horse can emerge late in the playoffs. Last year it was the No. 5 seeded Memphis Grizzlies who took down Denver in the opening round and breezed by OKC in the semifinals to reach the Western Conference Finals. As the fourth seed out East in 2012, the Celtics had Miami in a panic in the Big Three’s second year together. When the … Continue reading The Conference Finals are Set

Vince Carter Hits Buzzer-Beater to Win Game 3

Dallas holds a 2-1 series lead over the San Antonio Spurs after this difficult three-pointer made by Carter at the buzzer. The 37-year-old veteran has hit big shots in his career before, but none like this one. The Mavericks have become a real threat in this first round against the first-seeded Spurs and now look scarier after pulling off a win like this. Continue reading Vince Carter Hits Buzzer-Beater to Win Game 3

Spurs Take Over in Fourth to Down Mavs

It may have taken three quarters, but the championship pedigree of the San Antonio Spurs and its veteran staff rose to the occasion when it mattered most. Down by as much as 10 points in the fourth quarter (81-71 with 7:45 to play), the Spurs scored the next 15 points to eliminate the Mavs. Tim Duncan (27 points) and Tony Parker (21 points) were both … Continue reading Spurs Take Over in Fourth to Down Mavs

A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Western Conference

Western Conference No. 1 San Antonio Spurs vs. No. 8 Dallas Mavericks: The Spurs have been looking to avenge last year’s improbable ending in the NBA Finals for a long time. That begins with their first round series victory over the Mavs. Spurs win in five. No. 2 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. No. 7 Memphis Grizzlies: The Thunder present numerous matchup problems for the Grizzlies, most … Continue reading A Brief Look at the NBA Playoffs: Western Conference

Spurs hold best record in Western Conference

We’ve heard this story before. Year after year, the aging of the Spurs’ roster is questioned on whether they can put together another successful season. Although it seems evident that the Spurs’ roster–which is the fifth oldest in the NBA, and includes a 37-year old Tim Duncan, a 36-year old Manu Ginobli, and a 31-year old Tony Parker–will catch up to them sooner rather than … Continue reading Spurs hold best record in Western Conference

Top 10 Shot-Blockers: No. 7 – Tim Duncan

’12-13: 183 blocks, 2.7 blocks per game, 30.1 minutes per game   Many can underestimate how dominating Tim Duncan can truly be on defense. Last season he finished third in blocks per game, putting up close to 3 blocks a night for San Antonio. Duncan possesses an undeniable talent as a shot-blocker in this league despite being 37 years old in a young and explosive league. … Continue reading Top 10 Shot-Blockers: No. 7 – Tim Duncan