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Cavaliers Over Bulls – Derrick Rose vs Kyrie Irving Is Preseason Magic

Posted on 21 Oct, 2014, by in Basketball

They didn’t go head to head during the entire game, but both Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving put on quite the show in what is probably something of a prelude to the main attraction this season in the Eastern Conference: The Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers fighting to win the top spot in the conference and eventually make the NBA finals. More

Jeremy Lin

Los Angeles Lakers – Jeremy Lin Becomes More Crucial With Every Injury

Posted on 19 Oct, 2014, by in Basketball

The season hasn’t even begun and the Los Angeles Lakers are once again full to the brim with injuries. Jeremy Lin is part of that epidemic, but nothing too serious, unlike Steve Nash, the supposed starting point guard, who has been held back with different infliction since he joined the team. More

Carmelo Anthony

On Carmelo Anthony, the Triangle Offense and the Scorpion Fable

Posted on 19 Oct, 2014, by in Basketball

The New York Knicks are never short of hope heading into a new season. There’s never talk of tanking or building. It’s always about winning and success. Carmelo Anthony feels a change is coming. The triangle offense makes him optimistic about changing as a player, but someone might have to tell him about The Scorpion and the Frog and what it means. More

Heat beat Spurs

Miami Heat – Shabazz Napier Wasn’t Such a Bad Pick After All

Posted on 19 Oct, 2014, by in Basketball

Just a preseason game, but when it’s a rematch between the teams of the last two NBA finals, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, there’s always something extra to it, with Shabazz Napier impressive in a 111-108 win for the Heat. More

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers – Jeremy Lin Still Not Playing and Everything Looks Terrible

Posted on 17 Oct, 2014, by in Basketball

Sometimes the preseason results are meaningless, but there are losses and there are worse things. Jeremy Lin didn’t play for the second game in a row as the Los Angeles Lakers were humiliated at home against the Utah Jazz, losing 119-86, while Kobe Bryant got another example of just how bad of a team he has around him. More

Jimmy Butler

Chicago Bulls – Jimmy Butler Keeps Proving He’s a Star

Posted on 17 Oct, 2014, by in Basketball

This is going to be the season Jimmy Butler completes his transformation from a useful lineup player to an actual borderline superstar for the Chicago Bulls, putting on a wonderful performance in the fourth quarter to lead his team over the Atlanta Hawks in a 85-84 preseason win, including the game winning shot with the buzzer going off. More

LeBron James

Cleveland Cavaliers – LeBron James With His Preseason Best

Posted on 16 Oct, 2014, by in Basketball

Playing in the home of Xavier university should have been a happy occasion for David West, but it was mostly about the Cleveland Cavaliers beating the Indiana Pacers 98-93 with quite a performance from LeBron James, who had a night off from the previous game, looking like the rest did him a world of good. More

Nets in Beijing

Brooklyn Nets – This Season Will be More Depressing Than Before

Posted on 16 Oct, 2014, by in Basketball

The most expensive team in the history of the NBA when you count in luxury tax, and the Brooklyn Nets are slowly decaying. Maybe it’s just a phase, but it seems like more of a slippery slope to irrelevance, without putting on the kind of basketball shows that make people feel happy that they’re watching. More

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is Overpaid, But That’s Not His Fault

Posted on 15 Oct, 2014, by in Basketball, Featured

The revelation of the financial details leaking from the new TV deal for the NBA is driving a wedge between players and owners very quickly. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers, who has been criticized as overpaid, especially on his most recent contract, thinks it’s simply a matter of misguided public perception, and there’s nothing wrong with the money he’s making. More

Kevin Love

Cleveland Cavaliers – Kevin Love Can Handle Things On His Own

Posted on 15 Oct, 2014, by in Basketball

Two third of the big three sat out the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks, as LeBron James and Kyrie Irving left Kevin Love to be on his own in the preseason game. As someone quite used to leading a team without a lot of help, Love felt completely comfortable with the situation. More