Archive for the ‘NBA’ category

LeBron James Sends Akron Neighbors Cupcakes for Dealing with Media Attention

July 22nd, 2014
The presence of news vans, reporters and rabid fans is bound to throw even the most tight-knit community into disarray. With that in mind, LeBron James decided to send a personal apology in the form of cupcakes to his neighbors in Akron following the media uproar that his return to the ...

Carmelo Anthony to Launch Venture Capital Firm M7 Tech Partners

July 22nd, 2014
Presumably using the means acquired from his massive contract extension in the NBA offseason, New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony is launching a venture capital firm. TechCrunch's Jonathan Shieber reported the news Tuesday, including a statement from Anthony regarding the firm named M7 Tech Partners: For as long as I can remember, ...

How Will Detroit Pistons Solve Their Obvious Josh Smith Conundrum?

July 22nd, 2014
The Detroit Pistons may well go into the 2014-15 season with the same three-man frontcourt core that they employed throughout the previous go-round, even if it didn't exactly experience much success.  Andre Drummond is still the future of the franchise. He's not going anywhere.  But the fates of Greg Monroe and Josh ...

How Long Will It Take for the NBA Power Balance to Shift?

July 22nd, 2014
Seldom has the balance of power between the NBA’s Eastern and Western Conferences been more pronounced—in top-to-bottom talent, team strength or next-generation upside—than it is now. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know which holds the hemispheric hegemony. So how long will it take, exactly, before the pendulum swings the ...

Donald Sterling Files Lawsuit Against Wife Shelly and NBA Citing Corporate Fraud

July 22nd, 2014
Another wrinkle has been added to the ongoing Donald Sterling saga, with the Los Angeles Clippers owner filing a lawsuit against his wife, Shelly, and the NBA, alleging the two of committing corporate fraud, per ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne: Maxwell Blecher believes that any sort of ruling on this most recent suit ...

How Pau Gasol and Derrick Rose Will Make Each Other Better

July 22nd, 2014
The Chicago Bulls’ 2014-15 season relies on one factor above all: the health of Derrick Rose. He’s played just 10 games over the past two years, and no one truly knows if he can put in significant time on mended knees going forward. But provided that Rose can last a full ...

Grading Every NBA Team’s 2014 Free Agency Performance

July 22nd, 2014
It took a while for the NBA's highly anticipated free-agency period to kick into high gear, but once it did, pens were put to paper at a rapid pace.  Now, with the majority of the league's most noteworthy free agents off the market, it's time to evaluate how all 30 franchises ...

Early Predictions for New Orleans Pelicans’ Starting Lineup Next Season

July 22nd, 2014
After a 2013-14 season that was decimated by injuries, the New Orleans Pelicans head into this year with high hopes and one of the brightest young stars in the game in Anthony Davis. Even after going just 34-48 last season, there’s reason for optimism in New Orleans. A trade to acquire ...

Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz Complete 4-Player Trade

July 22nd, 2014
If you didn't think the Kevin Love to Cleveland Cavaliers talk was real, it's time to start paying attention.  In a move to presumably help aid a trade for the Minnesota Timberwolves' star power forward, the Cavs have made an otherwise nondescript deal with the Utah Jazz to acquire three players ...

Re-Ranking the NBA’s Top 20 Players, Mid-2014 Offseason Edition

July 22nd, 2014
For the most part, rosters are starting to take shape across the NBA's vast landscape of 30 teams.  Sure, there are stragglers like Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe, prominent players who have yet to be locked into a certain organization for the start of the 2014-15 season, but most players have ...