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NBA Commissioner David Stern Has Overstayed His Welcome, Needs To Go

March 14th, 2011
Few commissioners have done as much for their respective sport as David J. Stern has done for the National Basketball Association. Under Stern's guidance, the NBA has grown from a league that once aired its NBA Finals on tape delay to a league now that attains astronomical television ratings and perhaps ...

2010-11 NBA Predictions: Who Should The Sacramento Kings Start at Small Forward?

October 15th, 2010
Paul Westphal has been the recipient of a substantial amount of criticism for his musical chairs starting lineups. A year ago, players and fans alike grew very irritated at the constantly fluctuating starting unit. But in defense of Westphal, his lineups were as inconsistent as the players featured in them. ...

Restoring the Roar: A Preview of the 2010-11 Sacramento Kings

October 12th, 2010
This time last year, the Sacramento Kings were coming off of a league worst 17 victories, were trotting out an opening day lineup of then unknown Tyreke Evans, Kevin Martin, Jason Thompson, Desmond Mason and Sean May, and featured a new head coach who hadn't roamed the sidelines since 2000-01. What ...

NBA Free Agency: LeBron James, Chris Bosh Would Form NBA’s Premiere Duo

July 6th, 2010
Twenty nine months have passed since the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Pau Gasol, and over that period of time, they have celebrated a particularly dominant run. Los Angeles has enjoyed a 143-50 regular season record with Gasol on the roster, has participated in three out of three possible NBA Finals ...

2010 NBA Mock Draft: In-Depth Analysis of the Sacramento Kings’ Draft Prospects

June 22nd, 2010
This time last week, it was widely assumed that the Sacramento Kings would call on a big man in Thursday's NBA Draft. With the acquisition of former 76er Samuel Dalembert on June 17, that possibility has been muddled a bit. Anytime a team wins a minimal amount of games as Sacramento ...

Defense Wins Championships: The Boston Celtics Will Win NBA Finals

June 2nd, 2010
When the Boston Celtics manhandled the Orlando Magic in six games, and the L.A. Lakers eliminated the pesky Phoenix Suns in six as well, it set up a rematch of titan proportions. But a lot has changed since these two franchises battled for a championship two seasons ago. Gone are key cogs ...

2010 NBA Draft 2.0: Which GM Will Be the First to Reach?

May 22nd, 2010
Now that the NBA Draft Lottery is officially set, here is the second edition of my 2010 NBA Mock Draft. This Mock Draft will focus excusively on lottery picks only (picks 1-14).Begin Slideshow

Why Mike Brown Is Going to Lose His Job

May 16th, 2010
As far as impressive pedigrees go, few NBA assistant coaches can boast a better one than Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown. Mike Brown worked under Gregg Popovich in San Antonio for years and won a championship; then aligned with Rick Carlisle in Indiana, where they made it to the Eastern Conference ...

Cleveland Was Constructed To Beat Orlando, Not Boston

May 14th, 2010
Around this time a year ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals. It is widely regarded that the reason was mismatches across the board in favor of Orlando. In short, Dwight Howard ate Zydrunas Ilgauskas alive, Orlando was too big at the small forward ...

2010 NBA Mock Draft: The Minnesota T’Wolves Will Finally Win Something

May 3rd, 2010
In 1990 the NBA instituted a weighted lottery system that is still utilized to this day. With this system in place, only three times has the team with the league's worst record actually won the draft lottery (New Jersey Nets in 1990, Cleveland in 2003 & Orlando in 2004). After ...