NBA NEWS & ANALYSIS

June 1, 2017

By Matt Straub

The long layoff between the end of the conference finals and the NBA Finals should have been a great opportunity for basketball fans to think about the upcoming third installment of what has been a wonderful rivalry between the Golden State Warriors and C...

May 21, 2017

By Matt Straub

I usually mock people who tweet at professional athletes. Some people go so over the top with their love of games and teams they think the athletes are sitting on Twitter reading their comment as though they’re friends.

Saturday night, I became a hypocrite...

May 17, 2017

By Matt Straub

There hasn’t been much to write about the NBA playoffs so far. We’ve only had a couple of competitive series, and many of the games in those matchups were blowouts. Tuesday night, however, gave us something to talk about when the NBA Draft lottery provide...

April 17, 2017

By Matt Straub

You hear it all the time. The standard answer given by cynics who don’t like the way the games we love have gone goes like this: sports are a business. To an extent, they’re right. One of the reasons we don’t see pitchers go deep into games anymore or NBA...

August 14, 2015

By Kevin Cusmano

As we get set for what should be a great weekend of baseball for both the New York Yankees and New York Mets, I have to vent about another New York sports franchise.

Phil Jackson came to Madison Square Garden and gave one hell of an introductory press co...

June 25, 2015

By Matt Straub

 

Despite there being so many fewer picks and fewer needs per team, doing an NBA mock draft is nearly impossible because there’s so much more movement among the picks. The NFL Draft this year was remarkably stable early, making it a bit easier to guess who...

June 4, 2015

By Matt Straub

 

There has been a lot of talk, too much in fact, about legacies heading into the NBA Finals. Can Steph Curry go from basketball star to transcendent figure in American culture by dominating the Finals? Can LeBron James go from cultural icon and controvers...

May 18, 2015

By Matt Straub

 

It's down to the conference finals in the NBA. One series is a fascinating clash of styles, the other is the personification of everything wrong with the sport I love and sports in general today. 

 

Both series, however, feature the two best teams in the c...

May 3, 2015

By Matt Straub

 

The structure of the NBA playoffs doesn’t allow for any time between rounds, which hurts the product because we don’t have much time to dissect the new series or appreciate the ones we just watched, namely the Clippers-Spurs epic.

 

It also doesn’t allow m...

April 17, 2015

By Matt Straub

 

The NBA is the quintessential sport in the 21st century. The regular season is way too long, leaving us just hoping the second season, the two-month playoff run, would arrive already. While the number of exciting regular season matchups is higher in the...

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