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NBA’s David Stern, Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Protect Their Interests

November 30th, 2012
NBA Commissioner David Stern is ticked off at San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who doggedly places team goals over those of the league. An unsympathetic Popovich continues to sternly defend his hugely successful player-management strategies, while Stern promises to bring the hammer to the Spurs. When Popovich decided to sit ...

2010 NBA Finals Game Five Preview: Will Star Wars Yield To Role Play?

June 11th, 2010
After four games of a blockbuster NBA Finals between the league’s most storied franchises and some of its best players of the last generation, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are tied 2-2 and the role players have stolen the show. In a 96-89 victory in Game Four, Boston’s Glen ...

High Drama: Eight Subplots for Celtics-Magic Conference Finals Game Six

May 27th, 2010
There’s plenty of drama in the Celtics-Magic series and as Boston’s lead gets thinner the plot thickens. Dwight Howard has developed a fighter’s philosophy and if he’s goes down, he’s going down swinging—elbows, plenty of them. Jameer Nelson continues to shine while Vince Carter struggles. The Celtics may be tired ...

Picking Up the Pieces: Celtics-Magic East Finals Game Five Preview

May 25th, 2010
Fueled by desperation and powered by exemplary performance from Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic turned the power switch on and staved off elimination against the Boston Celtics with a 96-92 overtime victory in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Magic finally woke up and they aren’t going to lie ...

Magic-Lakers: Carter, Barnes Step Up As Los Angeles Falls Down

March 7th, 2010
Bolstered by this year’s two new starters, the Orlando Magic revealed a new-found toughness and beat the Los Angeles Lakers 96-94 in the last regular season battle between 2009’s NBA finalists. Vince Carter magnificently played his role as a scoring threat who can create his own shot from anywhere on the ...

NBA Playoff Watch: New Arrivals Spark Mavs, Cavs

March 4th, 2010
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Dallas Mavericks found some essential human capital in Washington at the trade deadline, tuning up their squads as they attempt to accelerate toward a franchise-first NBA championship. In an effort to beat the Orlando Magic, the Cavs went to the Washington Wizards to acquire All-Star forward ...

How the Top 10 NBA Teams Fared at the Trade Deadline

February 19th, 2010
The top 10 teams in the NBA have been busy since the 2008-09 season ended. With their eyes locked on the Lakers and what it takes to win a NBA championship, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers made a major move at the trade deadline, trading for Washington Wizards star ...