Kevin Pritchard, Rich Cho Find Peace After Portland

Kevin Pritchard and Rich Cho will forever be connected. Their common bond dates back to 2007 when Pritchard, serving then as the Portland Trail Blazers general manager, drafted Greg Oden as the first pick in the NBA Draft. Cho, presiding over the draft for the Seattle Supersonics, helped select Kevin Durant. We all know how […]

The Morning After: Norris Cole Steals The Show In Miami

Every morning, we’ll have a look at the previous night’s action in a round up of recaps and reactions from around the web. The Big Headline LeBron James and Dwyane Wade powered the Miami Heat to a huge first half lead, but Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo led a second half comeback.  The difference, though, […]

Blazers Show The Importance Of The Bench

All teams know that the compact, 66-game season is going to be a lot of wear on their players. The bench is going to play a huge part this year, and a team’s depth may make the difference between playoff success and an early end. In their two wins to start the season, the Portland […]

Kyrie Irving Looked Like A Nineteen Year Old Rookie In NBA Debut

Byron Scott told the Cleveland media before the Cavaliers opener on Monday that his decision to start the number one overall pick out of Duke in his first NBA game, over veteran PG Ramon Sessions, became “easy” once he decided on who he’d initially surround Kyrie Irving with in that Cavaliers starting unit.   Instead […]

Mavs’ Marion To Play Through The Pain

As if getting thrashed by the Miami Heat on the day the Dallas Mavericks raised their 2011 NBA championship banner wasn’t enough, comes a report that their starting forward Shawn Marion suffered a broken finger. Marion broke his left pinkie finger, again, during Dallas’ loss to Miami and will continue to play despite the injury […]

Foreign Policy: Deng, Calderon, And Ginobili Impress In NBA Openers

             Sorry Ricky Rubio. Time to share the spotlight. The Spanish rookie for the Minnesota Timberwolves may have dropped some nasty dimes (6 points and 6 assists) in his NBA debut, but taking a look around the league a number of other foreign import players impressed during the first two […]

Ricky Rubio’s Debut Was Worth Waiting For

There’s not a single person in the world who could have predicted Ricky Rubio’s first assist.  With is NBA career less than five minutes old, Ricky brought the ball up on the break against the Oklahoma City Thunder and spotted…. J.J. Barea.  Barea was filling the lane on the left, and Ricky dropped a simple […]

Samuel Dalembert’s Quick Turnaround

The NBA can be a whirlwind. This lockout turned it into an all-out hurricane. Even on the eve of the beginning of the season, several NBA veterans were without new homes and were still out on the free agent market. Some were still waiting for buyouts from Europe, others simply had not found the deal […]

The Morning After: Dallas and the Lakers fall to 0-2

Every morning, we’ll have a look at the previous night’s action in a round up of recaps and reactions from around the web. The Big Headline Last year’s Champs, the Dallas Mavericks, were embarrassed for the second straight game, losing by 23 to Denver.  The LA Lakers, meanwhile, were out-gunned by the Sacramento Kings as […]

Pistons Austin Daye Checks In, Talks Training Camp, Says He’s Ready To Go

Lawrence Frank’s job description is to instill a winning culture amongst a Detroit Pistons team who’s coming off two straight losing seasons, most recently finishing 30-52 last year. One of the main players he will look to in helping him accomplish that goal is third year Small Forward Austin Daye. In preparation for his team’s […]

Rose Starts Off MVP Reign With A Bang

With the extended offseason brought on by the lockout, it’s easy to forget what happened last year, it seems so long ago. The Dallas Mavericks hoisted up their championship banner to remind everyone that they won it all and Derrick Rose quickly reminded everyone that he’s the reigning MVP. The Chicago Bulls point guard came […]

Mike Brown Dares To Criticize Kobe Bryant

An 11 point fourth quarter lead slipped away.  It had been whittled down to one when Kobe Bryant took an inbound pass too close to half court and was trapped.  It was a beautiful trap.  The half court line and out of bounds line became defenders that had Bryant surrounded by four walls.  He was […]

Magic Will Try To Ignore “Dwight Watch”

The question will trail the Magic everywhere they go, whether they want it to or not. The broadcasts of Sunday’s matchup between Orlando and Oklahoma City offered that stark contrast in the story and where the team wants its focus and where the national media seems desperate to take it. While Doris Burke and the […]

Video: LeBron James’ Touch Pass Alley To Dwyane Wade

You can love or hate the Miami Heat, but with these guys on the floor at the same time, the potential for these crazy plays exists on a regular basis.  The double-alley-oops via LeBron’s touch pass is as pretty a play as you’ll see in basketball.  I’m not sure how you track the ball, understand […]