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Yao Ming and NBA’s 15 Biggest No. 1 Draft Pick Busts in Last 50 Years

August 9th, 2010
When Yao Ming was drafted as the number one overall pick in 2002, the Houston Rockets looked forward to a future filled with championships. Yao, the biggest import ever seen in the NBA, figuratively and literally, brought the expectations of an entire nation with him. Eight years later, the Houston Rockets ...

Kobe Bryant’s Five Best Games in 2009-10

August 5th, 2010
Some people have claimed that Kobe Bryant has lost a step. He smiles either way. After his third-straight Finals appearance and second championship in row, Kobe can sleep cozy at night knowing his legacy is more than intact. Here are his five best games during the regular season against playoff teams.Begin ...

30 NBA Teams in 30 Days: Atlanta Hawks

August 4th, 2010
UPDATE: Out of respect for a fellow writer on B/R, I'd like to point you to John Friel, who has already started a similar project which you can view on his profile by clicking his name. Dr. Neff, my former philosophy professor, stood in front of my class one evening and ...

The NBA’s Five Most Memorable Christmas Games of the 2000s

August 3rd, 2010
Teams, players, and fans alike are anxiously waiting for the NBA to release its 2010-11 schedule. While countless hours will be spent dissecting the schedule looking for match-ups between LeBron James and his former team, the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and the super squad assembled in Miami, why should ...

Los Angeles Lakers: No Three-Peat

August 1st, 2010
Enjoy the celebration, Ron, you'll be home next June. That's right, Laker Nation, your team will not win next year's NBA Finals. "That's what they said last year," you'll say. "Yeah, and the year before that, too," your friend will proclaim. "And we could've won against Boston the year before that," another fan will ...

Steve Nash: The League’s Third-Best Player

July 20th, 2010
If I were to give you a list of best players, would it include LeBron James? What about Dwyane Wade or Kobe Bryant? Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul surely could be on the list as well. If those five players ended up on that list, would you agree with the merits used to ...

Steve Nash Deserves a Ring: Putting his Career in Perspective

July 20th, 2010
Steve Nash will start his seventh-consecutive season with the Phoenix Suns just short of his 36th birthday. Clearly, it's safe to think his best days are behind him. After Amar'e Stoudemire signed with the New York Knicks, Nash went to Twitter to congratulate him on his new contract and thank him ...

Getting Back Up: The Phoenix Suns Know How To Rally

July 15th, 2010
Eric Pincus of Hoopsworld.com recently ranked the Phoenix Suns as the 13th-best team in the NBA. In parenthesis, he places "last week's" ranking and Phoenix was once ranked third. Obviously this off-season's moves have changed the face of the franchise. The loss of Amar'e Stoudemire was huge. Barbosa heading to another ...

Steve Kerr Leaves the Phoenix Suns Searching

June 15th, 2010
It's been awhile since Steve Kerr found himself celebrating a championship. Apparently he won't be doing it with the Phoenix Suns. According to an article posted here , the Suns General Manager and President of Basketball Operations will call it quits when his contract expires at the end of June. While ...

The NBA’s 25 Best: From King James To A.I.

June 9th, 2010
Who's your favorite player? That is the easiest question to answer. Regardless of where you are, what you're doing, how long you've paid attention to the league, or how much you know about basketball, it's really easy to say who your favorite player is. Who is the best player? That question's a little ...