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Bold Predictions for Carmelo Anthony’s 2014-15 Season

September 15th, 2014
What’s in store for the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony during the 2014-15 season? It’s not an easy answer. After wavering a bit during the offseason, Anthony re-signed with a Knicks squad now spearheaded by Phil Jackson and led by first-time head coach Derek Fisher. Considering that Jackson previously coached Fisher with ...

Appreciating the Masterpiece of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson’s Shooting

September 9th, 2014
The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are two of the most aesthetically pleasing shooters in the league. They have beautiful strokes, and it’s probably safe to say that their respective shooting forms can be defined as textbook. Curry has a quick trigger to go along with his impressive stroke, ...

How Jose Calderon and Samuel Dalembert Will Thrive with NY Knicks Next Season

July 19th, 2014
Jose Calderon and Samuel Dalembert should thrive with the New York Knicks during the 2014-15 season under new head coach Derek Fisher. New York acquired them in a trade with the Dallas Mavericks this summer precisely because it was felt the tandem would fit in quite nicely with the players on ...

Secret to Kobe Bryant’s Recovery Lies in NBA Legend

October 29th, 2013
Kobe Bryant’s recovery from his Achilles rupture may very well be tied to Dominique Wilkins. Indeed, much like Bryant, Wilkins was a victim of the same injury early in the 1990s. The highflyer bounced back and performed at a very high level in the ensuing season. Heck, an argument could be ...

Why Kobe Bryant’s Patience Will Be Tested More Than Ever in 2013-14

October 22nd, 2013
Kobe Bryant’s resolve will be tested like never before during the course of the 2013-14 season. After suffering a horrific Achilles tear toward the end of the 2012-13 campaign against the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Lakers’ all-time leading scorer is on the road to recovery. The initial prognosis for his ...

Breaking Down the LA Lakers’ Biggest X-Factors for 2013-14

September 17th, 2013
The Los Angeles Lakers are hoping for a successful 2013-14 season. In order for that to happen, they will need certain players to step up. There is already some trepidation revolving around Kobe Bryant’s return from his ruptured Achilles. But after taking an in-depth look at the history certain players with ...

Is Kobe Bryant or Mike D’Antoni a Bigger Threat to Lakers’ Future Success?

September 10th, 2013
The Los Angeles Lakers have two figures that could potentially threaten their future success: Kobe Bryant and Mike D’Antoni. By most accounts, both are quite stubborn and stuck in their ways, which makes them difficult personalities to manage in some respects. We will look at how both could get in the ...

Evolution of LeBron James’ Post Game

August 27th, 2013
LeBron James’ post game has evolved through the years to the point where it is now a consistent facet of his game that his opponents must account for. One of the biggest criticisms he faced earlier in his career was his inability to play with his back to the basket. It ...

Obstacles Preventing Kobe Bryant from Eclipsing Michael Jordan as the G.O.A.T.

July 30th, 2013
Kobe Bryant suffered a horrific injury toward the conclusion of the 2012-13 season, which will make it difficult for him to eclipse Michael Jordan as the greatest player of all time. In the interest of full disclosure, I am the same person who argued the two-time Finals MVP is not yet ...

How LA Lakers Inside-Out Strategy Maximizes Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol

April 23rd, 2013
Kobe Bryant’s season-ending surgery has turned the Los Angeles Lakers into an inside-out basketball club. The emphasis on interior play places a huge emphasis on maximizing the talents of Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol. Bryant and Steve Nash missed the final two games of the 2012-13 regular season, which forced ...