Archive for June, 2011

Brown Mamba’s 2011 NBA Draft Winners and Losers

Each year, college basketball seems to get worse and worse. Gone are the days I could name every player on Duke, UCLA, North Carolina, or even LMU (Jeff Frye, anyone?) Today, you’d be hardpressed to get me to recognize the likes of such college basketball 1st and 2nd round “talent” as Klay Thompson and Tyler […]

2011 NBA Draft Questions

Dave Sheridan discusses some of the questions, speculation, and trade rumors regarding the 2011 NBA draft.

Why Isn’t Kemba Walker Getting More NBA Draft Love?

Three and a half months later and it’s still sick. Kemba Walker feints right with the dribble. Crosses over. One hard dribble to the left with a jab step and step back. A jelly-legged Gary McGhee melts to the floor as Walker rises up and buries a 19-foot jumper as time expires. It was the […] The Ultimate NBA Draft (6/20/11)

With the 2011 NBA Draft rapidly approaching, this time of year is often a good time to reflect on previous drafts and how various players have stacked historically. takes a slightly different approach and reviews how the ultimate NBA draft might lay out if every player in NBA history was available. Would Wilt or […]

Bill Simmons: The 2011 NBA Finals Game 6 Diary (6/16/11)

It has been hashed and rehashed over and over again (including on this site). What happened in Game 6 of the 2011 NBA Finals? Heck, what happened in Games 4 and 5? More specifically, what happened to Lebron James? What caused the man who perhaps has the most talent in basketball history to just suddenly […]

A Postmortem on the Miami Heat

Dave Sheridan shares his thoughts on the Miami Heat’s 2011 Journey, the Big Three, and the Dallas Mavs.

David Friedman: The Dallas Lonestar outshines the Heat’s Big Three (6/13/11)

The 2011 NBA Season is over and the post mortems are rolling in. Did Lebron quit? Did Erik Spoelstra do a good job as a young, inexperienced head coach? What was D-Wade’s role in all of this? David Friedman, of 20 second timeout breaks down the clutchness displayed by each team and why just looking […]

Dirk Nowitzki’s Not A Top Three Power Forward, Yet

Dirk Nowitizki had a great season. He had a great playoffs. He was money when it counted in the Finals. He toughed it out on a night that the flu made him look and sound like death climbing off the crapper. He earned the NBA Finals MVP and honestly should have gotten more consideration for […]

The Psychology of Lebron James

Lebron James is considered the best player in the NBA, but what the underlying psychology that prevents him from the closing the deal?

Final Thoughts on the 2011 NBA Finals

A recap of Lebron’s legacy, Dirk’s Legend, the Mavs role players and more.