Why Golden State will shatter the Bulls’ 82-game record

As of this writing, the Warriors lead Denver 112-96 with just over two minutes to play. Unless Golden State encounters a rare collapse, they’ll move to 15-0 almost a month into the season. By the time April 13 rolls around—the final Warriors regular season game—we’ll be looking at a historic squad that has broken Chicago’s longtime record of 72 wins, set back in the 1995-96 … Continue reading Why Golden State will shatter the Bulls’ 82-game record

Russell Westbrook is OKC’s MVP, not KD

You can argue that Kevin Durant had the most famous and flamboyant MVP acceptance speech (see below) of all time when he won the award in 2014. The OKC forward averaged a whopping 32 points per game (while also adding 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists) when he led the Thunder to a Western Conference Finals appearance. But that was nearly 18 months ago, and between numerous … Continue reading Russell Westbrook is OKC’s MVP, not KD

A Look at the Catch-22 That is Modern NBA Free Agency

The morass that we call NBA free agency has taken some stark changing curves over the past half-decade. Instead of building from the bottom up, NBA franchises find a loophole to the Davey O’Brien trophy by congregating in a top market with other superstars to create “super teams”. To supplement this money scheme, free agents take a short hiatus from making any decision and feed … Continue reading A Look at the Catch-22 That is Modern NBA Free Agency

2013 NBA Free Agency Madness: Complete Coverage & Live Updates

Chris Paul and Dwight Howard headline this class of free agents, but a number of other players will help change the landscape of the NBA come next season. Follow Ball Before All daily for the latest updates on all the key free agents.   Chris Paul (Unrestricted) – Los Angeles Clippers: 2012-13: 16.9 PPG, 9.7 APG, 3.7 RPG, 2.41 SPG, 48.1 FG% The Rundown: The recent … Continue reading 2013 NBA Free Agency Madness: Complete Coverage & Live Updates

Why Teams Will Tank It for the 2014 NBA Draft

1. Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) Wiggins has NBA scouts salivating over his smooth game. Standing at 6’8” and 200 pounds, this guy has all the tools to turn any franchise around. Wiggins has the perfect combo of speed and athleticism as a forward. From euro-steps to crossovers, he can handle the ball well and get to the paint with ease before finishing with a monstrous dunk. … Continue reading Why Teams Will Tank It for the 2014 NBA Draft

Live Updates from the 2013 NBA Draft

Follow us here at Ball Before All for complete coverage of the 2013 NBA Draft. Leave us a comment on who you think will go where, or if you agree or disagree with a team’s selection. First Round: 1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Anthony Bennett, UNLV – The Draft’s first surprise comes at the No. 1 pick, a complete shocker. After just a year at UNLV, Bennett … Continue reading Live Updates from the 2013 NBA Draft

Throwback Thursdays: Dwyane Wade for the Win!

November 14th, 2009 You can’t call yourself a Heat fan if you don’t know how essential Dwyane Wade has been during the winding seconds of a game. Wade is a proven clutch maestro and has several gamewinners to back that up. With LeBron James by his side now, he’s taken the backseat on all of these heroics, but there’s still plenty of ice left in … Continue reading Throwback Thursdays: Dwyane Wade for the Win!

Will Jason Collins Play for an NBA team Next Year?

11-year veteran, Jason Collins has made news headlines following his announcement about his sexuality. Some fans might recognize Collins, or maybe his twin brother who also had a small bid in the league. His NBA career is nothing to look at on paper, with numbers that have been below average for all of his years in the league. For those that don’t have a clue … Continue reading Will Jason Collins Play for an NBA team Next Year?