Only 11 months ago, LeBron James and Anthony Davis led the top-seeded Lakers to their 17th NBA title, tying their long-time rival Boston Celtics for the most championships in league history. It was, in all likelihood, the most challenging Finals run to date because it followed a four-month pause near
A delayed regular-season start with a shortened league schedule means we were full speed ahead in preparation for 2021-22, almost immediately following the 2021 NBA Finals.
Fortunately, the 14 teams absent from the playoffs had lots of time to plan for the Draft and Free Agency, but many of the 16
It was exactly 50 years ago that Milwaukee won their first NBA title, and since then, it’s taken 50 different formations of the Bucks for them to finally receive their second one.
This year’s champion wasn’t an instant success story like we’ve seen in the past couple of seasons. They also
Toronto Raptors (27-45) – Can OG Anunoby stay efficient with a bigger role in the offense?
The champs from two years prior had an apocalyptic season, where they were forced to relocate due to the global pandemic and lost control of their elite defense. New center Aron Baynes (0.4 BPG
We were fortunate enough to follow a complete and exciting regular season of basketball without much turbulence due to the pandemic. With a shortened schedule, limited preseason, and rushed restart, fans got to enjoy five months of highly competitive competition.
An extended layoff, nine months as opposed to six, enabled rebuilding
Back in early September at the Orlando Bubble, the LA Clippers led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George took a commanding 3-1 Semi-Finals series lead over the Denver Nuggets. The latter had just overcome a devastating 3-1 deficit in the First Round, and now for the second straight year, it
Six years ago, the Atlanta Hawks took control of the Eastern landscape and finished with the Conference’s best record. Incredible team-play from the starting unit, which produced a league-best four All-Stars, led them to a miraculous 60-win campaign, despite no scorers averaging more than 17 per contest. They failed to
Ten years ago, the Steve Nash-led Suns ended their dominant run on the Western Conference, missing the playoffs for just the second time during his tenure. The team traded him after the following season and began a rebuilding process with some nice prospects and rotation players. Within two years, they
Last year, the NBA halted play for four months due to the coronavirus outbreak before setting up a “bubble” for teams to finish out the regular season; the league invited 22 of its 30 teams to participate and vie for playoff spots…the Knicks were not one of them. Following an
Kevin Durant had to get healthy for the Brooklyn Nets to hit legit contender status. Now completely healthy and averaging 29 points this season, he is once again an all-star, and fans in Brooklyn can now start dreaming about a long run in the playoffs.
Durant is out with a hamstring