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NBA Ink: Ranking Chris Anderson and the 20 Worst Tattoos In the League

February 11th, 2011
It was a Sunday night in March of 1996 when my phone rang.  It was my brother-in-law, who had a few more drinks in him than usual, calling to wish me a happy 18th birthday.   The rest is history. Minutes after hanging up, I took a box ...

NBA MVP Watch: Five Reasons Derrick Rose Won’t Take Home the Hardware

January 7th, 2011
Partly in thanks to respected columnist Steve Aschburner ranking Derrick Rose No. 1 in his Race to the MVP column on NBA.com, Chicago Bulls fans have gone off the deep end in believing their guy is actually a top candidate for the award.No disrespect to the proud legion of the ...

Michael Jordan: Why He Was a Better Shooter Than Kobe Bryant

January 4th, 2011
In August of 2010, I published on Bleacher Report a 6,010-word piece ranking the 20 greatest shooters in NBA history.  The article received over 15,000 reads, 217 comments, 104 likes on Facebook and was tweeted across the world by a bunch of strangers, including a young man in Venezuela named ...

Around the League: MVP Talk, Jason Richardson, Blake Griffin and Landry Fields

December 30th, 2010
Where to start?  Let's go with a look at a few MVP candidates.As of right now, it's just a two-man race between Amar'e Stoudemire and Manu Ginobili.The former is at the center of what's a tremendous revival of pro basketball in New York.  Not only are the Knicks, the NBA's ...

Money Shots: Basketball’s 20 Greatest Shooters of All Time

August 5th, 2010
Want to know who's really the greatest NBA shooter of all time? Look no further. The criteria to qualify for the discussion is as such: Players must have in their career: -Played three professional seasons (246 games). -Averaged at least 25 minutes per game. -Attempted at least 10 field goal attempts ...

10 Reasons Why the New Jersey Nets Will Make the Playoffs Next Season

July 23rd, 2010
If there is any doubt the New Jersey Nets are a franchise on the rise, look no further than the massive billboard new owners Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z erected across the street from where their cross-town rival New York Knicks call home. The giant, pro-Nets advertisement, situated across the street from ...

The 10 People Most Responsible For the Sad State of the New York Knicks

July 21st, 2010
I remember so many wonderful things about the New York Knicks from my childhood. I remember my father and brother gushing over Bernard King. I remember Pat Cummings' ugly face. I remember Trent Tucker hitting that game-winning three with one-tenth of a second on the clock. I remember thinking Sidney Green was good and ...

Five Things the New York Knicks Need To Do To Compete With the Miami Heat

July 16th, 2010
South Beach hasn't seen a gang like this since Scarface took a dip in his fountain, so let's forego the cheesy, traditional, sports-related monikers and call the Miami Heat basketball organization what it is—El Cartel. Pat Riley, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade—forget Chris Bosh—run Miami right now and no one makes ...

NBA Free Agency: 10 Things Cavs Should Do If LeBron James Leaves

July 5th, 2010
Listen up, Cleveland... You all know what might happen a few days from now, and as much as you don't want it to happen, it's important to start preparing for the worst. LeBron James might not come back. Now take a deep breath, and move on. Believe it or not, there is life after ...

Celtics vs. Lakers 2010: Should Boston’s Aging ‘Big Three’ Be Dismantled?

June 18th, 2010
The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship. The Boston Celtics had one hell of a run. Without question, we will all be inundated the next few days with talking heads on ESPN dissecting every detail of the Finals; what the Lakers did right, what the Celtics did wrong—that sort of thing. One ...