In a recent post, I offered a defense for Nikola Jokic’s case for earning his third straight MVP. I argued that he’s having a better season than Joel Embiid, his team is in first place in the West, his team’s lack of playoff success the past two years isn’t his fault, and that we shouldn’t… Read More The Real Reason Nikola Jokic is About to Win His Third Straight MVP (It’s Not Racial Bias)
It’s official. Straight from the horse’s mouth: I really thought he was going to come back and play another year. I thought he would take one last crack at it in San Fran. I thought there was no way he could go out like he went out. This past year in Tampa was miserable. They… Read More Tom Brady Has Officially Retired, “For Good This Time” — Is Brady Truly The GOAT? An In-Depth Examination of His Legacy
Legacies are difficult to evaluate. Some people are obsessed with counting the accolades and awards, and to them, a player’s legacy is determined almost solely by the number of rings, Finals MVPs and regular season MVPs he has amassed. But the way I look at it is, above all else, how good was he at… Read More How Much Does Winning this Ring Boost Steph Curry’s Legacy?
After his 56-point performance against the Warriors, LeBron is now 208 points away from passing Karl Malone for 2nd-most career points scored in NBA history. LeBron will, barring injury or a radically uncharacteristic slump, surpass Karl Malone’s 36,928 points in the next 7 or 8 games. If he averages 27 points a game he will do… Read More LeBron’s Greatness is Undeniable
Pip has a new book out, called “Unguarded,” and for the past several months or so, he has been making headlines from time to time with his comments about Michael Jordan and the “Last Dance” Documentary/Propaganda series that aired on ESPN last spring right around the time Covid hit. Now, whether you believe this is… Read More Scottie Pippen Is Tired of The Media Giving MJ All the Credit
I was going to wait until the Finals are finished for this post, but I see no need to wait. I’ll go over it more when we get to Giannis, but this is the top 10 players in the NBA right now, according to me. It’s based on simple criteria: what is the player capable… Read More Who Are the Top 10 Players in the NBA Right Now?
Recently, KD went on a podcast and was asked what his all-time 12-man roster would be. This was his answer: I’m not surprised he put himself in the all-time starting five. I think he actually has a case, but I’m not sure I would include him, personally. As great as he is, he’s just not… Read More Breaking Down Kevin Durant’s All-Time 12-Man Roster
Only two players in NBA history have had 500 points, 150 rebounds and 150 assists in a single playoff run: LeBron and Larry Bird. However, LeBron has done it 6 times and Larry Bird once. The most amazing thing about this is that he did it at age 22, and he’s done it again at… Read More LeBron’s Unprecedented Greatness in One Stat