“Stock Up: James Johnson”

The Miami HEAT are streaking! A winning spree not many saw coming (or cared to predict), Erik Spoelstra’s savvy group of vets is finding a groove. One key reason: DION WAITERS. Another key reason, however? The emergence/steadiness of James Johnson. JJ, who’s normally difficult to find a role for, is thriving as a versatile defender & playmaker off Coach Spo’s bench. JJ’s varied skill set is utilized … Continue reading “Stock Up: James Johnson”

Dion Waiters to the HEAT

Since losing Dwyane Wade earlier this month, the HEAT have made a serious of short-term moves to offset his production. According to reports, Dion Waiters is set to join Miami on a 1 year/$2.9 million deal. That’s crazy value for Waiters, who had difficultly securing a deal despite a productive postseason with OKC. Likened to Wade coming out of school, it’s a bit ironic Waiters … Continue reading Dion Waiters to the HEAT

Nate “The Great” Thurmond Passes at Age 74

Warriors legend Nate “The Great” Thurmond has passed away at age 74 after a short battle with leukemia. Considered to be one of the top 50 greatest NBA players of all time, Thurmond’s’ resume boasts the following: 7x NBA All-Star 2x NBA All-Defensive First Team 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team NBA All-Rookie First Team Jersey retired by both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors … Continue reading Nate “The Great” Thurmond Passes at Age 74

“Ben Simmons’ True NBA Skill”

When watching Ben Simmons during Summer League, there’s a clear, NBA skill on display each time he’s on the court. It’s natural. It’s unforced. It’s beautiful. It’s, it’s…some of the best passing you’ll see from a 19-year old: The vid’s in slow motion for dramatic effect (obviously) but that’s really how Simmons views the game. Ben’s control and patience are far beyond his years – key factors why … Continue reading “Ben Simmons’ True NBA Skill”

“Free Agent Frenzy: Mikey’s the Big Winner!”

It’s July 2nd. The deals we’ve seen in the past 24 hours have been absolutely insane. With the NBA’s salary cap jumping to $94 million, you’re seeing INCREDIBLE transactions get done. Here’s a quick look at all of the deals!: F Nicolas Batum re-signed w/ Charlotte: 5 years/$120 million – Charlotte retains its versatile playmaker with a max contract. F Marvin Williams re-signed w/ Charlotte: 4 … Continue reading “Free Agent Frenzy: Mikey’s the Big Winner!”

Just Hold On, We’re Not Going Home: Game 5 Recap

The Scoop: cleaning up yesterday’s action in the Association… NBA Finals (Game 5) CAVS 112, Warriors 97  Stats Leaders: Cavs: PTS: Tied (Kyrie Irving, LeBron James) – 41 | REBS: James – 16 | ASTS: James – 7 Warriors: PTS: Klay Thompson – 37 | REBS:  Andre Iguodala– 12 | ASTS: Iguodala – 11 Top DOG of the Night: Kyrie Irving (41 points on 71% from the field, 6 asts, 3 rebs, 2 stls) Quick … Continue reading Just Hold On, We’re Not Going Home: Game 5 Recap

Paul George To Be Named NBA 2K17 Cover Athlete

  According to reports, Paul George will be announced as the cover athlete for NBA 2K17 during Game of 1 of the NBA Finals. This past season, Indiana‘s superstar swingman fully rebounded (23.1 ppg, 7 rpg; 3rd Team All-NBA) from his gruesome leg injury (two summers ago), regained his Top DOG status and propelled the Pacers back to the playoffs. PG-13 is a great choice for a couple … Continue reading Paul George To Be Named NBA 2K17 Cover Athlete

2016 All-NBA Teams Announced

Today, the league announced its All-NBA teams, aka the 15 best players from the past season. There’s definitely a couple of surprises on list, here’s a look at it! FIRST-TEAM F LeBron James F Kawhi Leonard C DeAndre Jordan G Russell Westbrook G Stephen Curry SECOND-TEAM F Kevin Durant F Draymond Green C DeMarcus Cousins G Chris Paul G Damian Lillard THIRD-TEAM F Paul George F … Continue reading 2016 All-NBA Teams Announced