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Derrick Williams: One Lucky NBA Team Will Be Transformed by Arizona Star

March 27th, 2011
Derrick Williams has the most NBA potential of anyone in college basketball. Now that his NCAA Tournament run with the Arizona Wildcats is over, he can place his focus on what should be a very long and successful professional basketball career. The question is, where will he go? Fourteen teams will hold ...

Miami Heat Are Built to Beat the Los Angeles Lakers

March 11th, 2011
Last night's victory does not mean that the Miami Heat are back.This one win over the Los Angeles Lakers does not erase the five straight losses against fellow NBA contenders. Sweeping the Lakers for the season is impressive, but it does not cover up their struggles against Boston, Chicago and ...

Philadelphia 76ers: Will They Pass the New York Knicks in NBA Standings?

February 14th, 2011
The 2009 standings finished as follows in the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division:Boston: 50 winsToronto: 40New York: 29Philadelphia: 27New Jersey: PatheticThe Knicks added Amare Stoudemire, Landry Fields and Raymond Felton to their starting lineup. Philadelphia signed Doug Collins to be their coach. Surprisingly, it's the 76ers who may be passing the ...

NBA Free Agency Rumors: The New York Knicks Won’t Budge

February 13th, 2011
Carmelo's trade rumor filled season has become more of a disaster than the LeBron free agency summer. Granted, Carmelo's 15 weeks of Internet Google fame will not end in a "Decision" that leaves Denver in tears and the rest of the country in anger, but since this whole ...

Blake Griffin’s Clippers: Brutal Schedule Ahead

February 3rd, 2011
If Blake Griffin sees his shadow, does it mean a month long brutal schedule?How about an early exit from the playoff picture?Or are those one and the same? Even though the Los Angeles Clippers have looked far better recently and have made the idea of a playoff berth a legitimate possibility ...

Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki’s Return and Road Trip Ahead

January 8th, 2011
The American Airlines Center erupted in cheers with slightly over twenty thousand Mavericks fans having just witnessed a truly spectacular playoff performance from their star forward Dirk Nowitzki. The night was Game 2 of the 2006 NBA Finals and Dirk had scored 26 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. The ...

Los Angeles Lakers’ Time To Panic? Overdramatic Trades That Might Just Work

January 4th, 2011
The Los Angeles Lakers are in a major slump right now and the entire sports-world is wondering why?The logic doesn't really add up, if you take the 2010 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers roster add Steve Blake, Matt Barnes, and Theo Ratliff, the result shouldn't be a struggling squad being ...

Orlando Magic Trade: Like It, But Don’t Love It

December 21st, 2010
The Orlando Magic were without question a top 10 team in the NBA, before and after this somewhat desperate of a trade. They were in a position where the teams in front of them (Miami and Boston) were starting to look unbeatable, combining for about 25 straight wins and the ...

Week 5 (sorta) of The NBA

December 17th, 2010
I feel like titling these columns as Week 1, 2, 3, etc. has become incredibly misleading to just how often NBA games actually take place. I don’t want to get to the point in April when I post Week 10 on the eve of game 82 making everyone who reads ...

Kobe Bryant Under the Phog, Part 2: Continuation of LeBron James, A Burning Love

December 17th, 2010
Part 2 (2/2) ‘What the hell are you guys doing?” Phog Allen said in horror as his eyes nearly fell from their sockets at the site of the basketballs. ‘You’re just gonna walk away from the game?!’ ‘No, we’re gonna get back to our real lives,” Holman replied. ‘Basketball is your lives!’ Phog ...