LeBron James’ Latest Dominance is Different– And Troubling

In the midst of a brutal start to the 2021 season, the Los Angeles Lakers did not receive any merry holiday respite in their Christmas Day contest. No wish lists were checked off, and no carols were sung in the postgame locker room.  What L.A. did receive was a package [...]

LeBron James’ Latest Dominance is Different– And Troubling2021-12-27T19:32:21-05:00

Around The World: Basketball’s Globalism Is Here To Stay

The summer had been eventful, but exhausting for Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. After leading the Bucks to their first NBA championship in over 50 years and taking home the Finals MVP award, he was on top of the basketball world, pulled in every direction by fans and media who [...]

Around The World: Basketball’s Globalism Is Here To Stay2021-12-12T21:32:22-05:00

Tyrese Maxey is Blossoming in the Light

The Philadelphia 76ers began the season searching for optimism. After an offseason of drama surrounding star Ben Simmons, Philadelphia tipped off their opening night matchup without the former All-Star on the court, and the general attitude surrounding the team boiled down to a single assumption: until Simmons returned or the [...]

Tyrese Maxey is Blossoming in the Light2021-11-14T15:06:12-05:00

DeMar DeRozan and the Death of the Mid-Range Jumpshot

On February 28, 2017, the NBA world was beset by a statistic that perfectly encapsulated the league’s recent radical shift in style. It demonstrated one team’s thirst for relentless innovation, one player’s unflinching commitment to the ways of old, and how the tension between the two threatened to break basketball [...]

DeMar DeRozan and the Death of the Mid-Range Jumpshot2021-04-10T14:27:02-04:00

True Shooting%: The Best Measure of Basketball Efficiency

When comparing the stature of basketball’s most elite players, the most common factor used to gauge the best of the best is scoring. Putting the ball in the hoop is basketball’s fundamental pursuit, and it makes sense that the players that do that the best are considered valuable. But once [...]

True Shooting%: The Best Measure of Basketball Efficiency2021-04-05T11:56:40-04:00

Will Defense Doom the Nets? History Says It Could. (Part 2)

In the last part of our deep dive into the potentially catastrophic defensive shortcomings of the star-studded Brooklyn Nets, we looked into just how bad they are at stopping their opponent in multiple facets of the game, and where their struggles rank in the current NBA. Today, we will look [...]

Will Defense Doom the Nets? History Says It Could. (Part 2)2021-02-11T16:29:52-05:00

Will Defense Doom the Nets? History Says It Could. (Part 1)

When a team as star-studded as the one the Brooklyn Nets have assembled comes together, the first thought of many basketball fans is “What will be this group’s undoing?”  In Brooklyn’s case, it wasn't difficult to determine what aspect of the game would be their biggest weakness. With a ridiculous [...]

Will Defense Doom the Nets? History Says It Could. (Part 1)2021-02-08T09:29:26-05:00

Grading the James Harden Blockbuster

On Wednesday, the NBA world finally received the news that it had been patiently awaiting since the word broke that superstar James Harden was unhappy with his longtime team, the Houston Rockets: Harden was on the move. Furthering the fervor, he was on his way to form the league’s newest [...]

Grading the James Harden Blockbuster2021-01-19T12:18:32-05:00
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