The Heat All-Star was brilliant in all phases in Game 3, but Miami will need all that and more in the NBA Finals to handle the Lakers.
Davis gave up money, frayed relationships and drew the ire of the city of New Orleans when he forced a trade to Los Angeles. This is why. The moments are bigger, more legacy-defining.
Jerami Grant, a key cog for the 3-1-deficit Nuggets, has risen through the ranks to earn the responsibility of guarding the West’s best players.
The Celtics can now trot out multiple playmakers at all times, arming them with the depth and complexity required to answer a question that has been unanswerable throughout the playoffs: How do you score on Miami’s defense?
So much of a player’s development as a star comes down to how much he is willing to self-examine, how much he can endure staring at his mistakes. For Siakam, that’s doubly true.
The Rockets aren’t trying to make big men go extinct, and the Lakers aren’t trying to save an endangered species. Both teams are just trying to win a championship.
Bol, playing in his NBA debut on Wednesday, was everything we’ve been missing: a revelation and something new to get unreasonably excited about.
Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing in Orange County, the location of Disney World, and the state’s governor doesn’t seem concerned. It may add up to a disaster for the NBA and its stars.
Irving’s personal opinion on returning to play, likely informed by his multi-million dollar salary and an injury that will keep him sidelined, probably differs from many players. Regardless, bringing them together to converse is part of his job.
The New York Times’ stunning Sunday cover on the COVID-19 pandemic is a testament to the power and powerlessness of modern journalism. But we need to remember those we’ve lost.
I cannot overstate the sheer immensity of Jordan content in the world. What I can do is share some of the anecdotes that, for a basketball fan who was too young to remember the dynasty, best illuminated the world of Jordan and his Bulls.
While NBA player rivalries certainly feel like a relic of the past, don’t blame the players. Blame the shifting scope of the media’s influence.
The Pistons just leaned so aggressively on the side of forcefulness that they coerced the rest of the NBA into leaning that way too. That will be their legacy.
The former Bulls GM is guilty of rejecting his own success, and in time, it evaded him completely. But that shouldn’t take away from all he accomplished.
The simple game illustrates why elite athletes can watch and absorb other people’s movements more efficiently and effectively than the rest of us.
Unlike the modern NBA player, Michael Jordan put winning and the joy of accomplishment above all else. Or at least, that was the illusion.