Archive for August, 2011

J.M. Poulard: Is Kobe Bryant’s Reputation Undeserved (8/30/11)

Throughout his career, Kobe Bryant has earned the reputation of being an uncoachable player that often broke out of offensive sets to serve his own desires as a freelance scorer. As a result, animosity amongst some (so-called “Kobe haters”) has been more prevalent than perhaps any other NBA player in recent memory. J.M. Poulard, writing […]

Which Current NBA Player Would You Draft First?

                  A few weeks ago, Michael Pina of Both Teams Played Hard wrote a nice article asking the basic question:  “if you could draft one player to start your team today, who would it be?”.  This is an interesting spin on the more asked (and usually beaten down) […]

Jonathan Abrams: The New 2011 NBA Ownership (8/26/11)

With the lockout ongoing, all player transactions have been put temporarily on hold. However, new NBA ownership movement has still occurred. In 2011, there will be at least 2 new NBA owners: Joshua Harris with the Philadelphia 76ers and Alex Meruelo with the Atlanta Hawks. These two franchises have been in dire need of new […]

Zach Lowe: Are Lebron James and Dwyane Wade Too Similar? (8/26/11)

It’s a question that’s been asked many times over? Do Lebron James and Dwyane Wade play styles that are too similar and prevent them from being effective? Both seem to need the ball to be effective and also seem to struggle and disengage from the offense when the ball is not going through them. It […]

Andrew Brandt: Will Playing Overseas Help NBA Players? (8/22/11)

With each passing day, a different NBA player announces his “intent” to play overseas, in such exotic destinations as Lithuania and Turkey. At first, it seems hard for an NBA fan to believe that these so-called spoilt NBA players would risk they playing careers in the NBA to play a few games in the far […]

Malcolm Gladwell: The Intangible Benefits of NBA Ownership (8/18/2011

During the current NBA lockout,  NBA owners have constantly made the argument that the financial terms between the league and the players have made it financially impossible for the owners to make money. Owners claim they lost more than $300 million during the 2010-11 season. However, the question remains, do individuals that own NBA teams […]

Ranking the 5 Greatest NBA Coaches of All Time

What defines a truly legendary NBA head coach? Is he a great teacher who understands how to improve his players and get the most out of each individual’s talents? Is he a match-up magician taking advantage of other teams’ weaknesses over an extended playoff series? Is he a master motivator? Or a defensive mastermind? In truth, […]

Making A Case For the Worm

Dennis Rodman is greatest rebounder to ever play, and belongs in the Hall of Fame.

Michael Pina: Which NBA Player Would You Draft First? (8/4/11)

It is a common argument among NBA fans: who is the best player in the NBA? Most would argue today that it is Lebron James (despite his epic collapse in the 2011 Finals). However, let’s say we looked at the argument a different way, i.e., if you could draft one player today to start your […]

David Kahn’s Illogical Love for Ricky Rubio

David Kahn is looking for a quick-fix, but Minnesota’s long-term solution isn’t about a the 2011 “fixed” draft, Ricky Rubio or a bevy of first-round choices.