Who were the Nets trying to fool here with this leak? This is like the old, “You can’t fire me because I quit!” line. This is nothing but cope and rationalization from the Nets. They’re trying to make it seem like they not only don’t care if they lose KD and Kyrie, but that they… Read More Sorry, Laker Fans: Kyrie Opts to the Final Year of his Contract With Brooklyn
Via Shams Charania of the Athletic: The Nets’ negotiations with Kyrie Irving were always going to be challenging, and now they’ve reportedly reached an impasse. Irving can opt out of his contract and become a free agent at the end of this month, and conversations with Brooklyn over an extension have gone stagnant. It could… Read More Report: Nets, Kyrie at “Impasse” in Contract Extension Talks; Could Kyrie Be on the Move?
The marquee matchup of the opening round of the playoffs has to be Celtics-Nets. The Nets are way better than a 7-seed, and this easily could’ve been a conference finals matchup. That final sequence was just electric: However, a lot of people on social media noticed that one player in particular on the Nets wasn’t… Read More KD is Absolutely Not The Best Player in the World
Legitimate contenders: Milwaukee: Say what you want about how they benefitted from all the injuries last year, but Giannis is probably the best player in the league (although Jokic is statistically superior) and they have a championship squad that is quite honestly one of the best-constructed rosters in recent memory (outside of the KD Warriors,… Read More NBA Playoff Teams, Ranked by Chances of Winning the Title This Year
We’re about 20 games into the 2022 NBA season, and power ratings are my favorite thing in the world, so it’s time to start pumping out NBA power ratings in addition to my NFL and College Football ratings. As with the football ratings, it’s mainly based on net statistics, for example net points per game,… Read More NBA Power Ratings, December 1, 2021: Warriors On Top
Through 4 games of the 2022 NBA season, James Harden has not been very good. He’s averaging 17.3 points per game on 36.4% field goal shooting despite averaging 25.1ppg and 44.4% field goal shooting over the course of his entire career. He’s also leading the league in missed shots and turnovers among qualified players–4.8 turnovers… Read More Is James Harden About to Fall Off Now That He Can’t Rely On the Whistle Anymore?
As crazy as it sounds, the new NBA season has already arrived. The NBA is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Given that the 2020 NBA Finals concluded just one year and 8 days ago (October 11, 2020), we have now seen games played in three different NBA seasons all in just over a year. It feels… Read More 2022 NBA Tip-Off is Tonight! The Top-6 Storylines That Will Shape the Season
Recently, the biggest story in the NBA has not been the preseason games, but Kyrie Irving’s refusal to get the vaccine. Now, apparently NBA players are not required to get the vaccine, but the issue is that Kyrie Irving plays in New York City, where the city government has made it mandatory for people to… Read More Kyrie Irving is Pulling an Antonio Brown
The new rule in action. Sorry to pick on Steph Curry, but this is the clearest example we have at this early stage in the preseason: It’s about damn time. I’ve always said it should be an offensive foul to do that, but I’ll settle for a no-call. Glad the NBA finally addressed this. No… Read More “Not This Year.” First Look at New NBA Rules on Unnatural Motions, and It’s About Time
It’s no secret that LeBron pays attention to what is being said about him him in both the sports media and on social media. He’s not like KD, where he will respond directly to haters and critics (sometimes even on burner accounts), but is usually keenly aware of the media narratives about him and his… Read More LeBron Responds to Critics of New-Look Lakers: “Keep that Same ENERGY when it Begins!”