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Kobe Bryant Defying All Odds: 1,000 Games and Still Going Strong

January 4th, 2011
Before this NBA season started, I wrote an article predicting the decline of Kobe Bryant this year. Knowing that Bryant was about to start his first season with more than 1,000 games under his belt, I looked to NBA history to tell me what might happen. A careful analysis of the performance of ...

LeBron James’ Decision Looking Better With Every Cleveland Cavalier Loss

January 4th, 2011
LeBron James' public perception changed forever last summer when he announced his decision to walk away from his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. Right now, he's gotta be feeling pretty darn good about that decision. The Miami Heat have won 18 of their last 19 games, including a current 11-game winning streak on the ...

Kobe Bryant Is Old, Battered, And Used: Is This The Year His Decline Begins?

September 14th, 2010
Kobe Bryant is about to do something that Michael Jordan never did. That is, go into an NBA season with more than 1,000 career regular season games already under his belt. Kobe Bryant hit the 1,000 mark late last season and stands now at 1,021 career regular season games. This coming season ...

Kevin Durant: Is He A One-Hit Wonder, The Next Vince Carter?

September 8th, 2010
In the last twelve months Kevin Durant has been quickly elevated to the status of superstar in the NBA. Most people rank Durant as one of the top three or four players in the NBA. But is he a truly a bona fide  superstar? Or is he more of a one-hit wonder? I propose that ...

Does Deron Williams Choke In The Clutch?

August 20th, 2010
Deron Williams is widely regarded as one of the premier point guards in the NBA. Most would rank Williams as at least one of the top three players at his position. Does he choke at the end of games, though? Let's look at the numbers. Last season, Deron Williams averaged 24.33 points ...

Kobe Bryant: Six Bad Games for Him That Are Worse Than LeBron’s One

August 20th, 2010
Much has been said of LeBron's game five performance against the Boston Celtics during the 2010 playoffs. In that game, LeBron went 3-14 with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 block, and 3 turnovers. It was a blowout 120-88 win for the Celtics and gave them a 3-2 lead in ...

Orlando Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy Agrees With Brother, Praises Heat

August 19th, 2010
Early last week, Jeff Van Gundy made headlines by predicting that the new look Miami Heat will break the NBA's single season win record of 72. Now, Orlando Magic Coach, Stan Van Gundy, has chimed in and seems to be in agreement with his brother. Stan Van Gundy had this to say ...

Miami Heat: Evidence That LeBron, Not Wade, Will Do the Clutch Scoring

August 19th, 2010
Ever since the convergence of the Miami Heat "Super Team" in June, many have wondered who will get the ball when the game is on the line. When the game is in the final minutes and every possession is critical, who will shoulder the scoring for the Heat? LeBron James, Dwyane Wade ...

Miami Heat: Top Ten Buzzer Beaters by Current Players (With Video)

August 19th, 2010
The Miami Heat have a few guys on their roster that know a thing or two about hitting game-winning shots. LeBron, Wade, and Bosh have each had their fair share of clinching victories. Lets take a look at the top ten game-winning/game-tying buzzer beaters ever made by current Miami Heat players.   10. Udonis ...

Is Dirk Nowitzki Better Than Dwyane Wade?

August 19th, 2010
Who is the better player? Dwyane Wade or Dirk Nowitzki? Well, we know who came out on top in the 2006 NBA Finals when they went head to head. If you had me asked me who was better at the end of that series, Wade would have been the easy choice. He ...