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Shaquille O'Neal to be honoured by the Lakers with a statue at Staples Center
Shaquille O'Neal to be honoured by the Lakers with a statue at Staples Center

Shaquille O’Neal with the Larry O’Brien trophy and the NBA Finals MVP trophy as a Laker.On Wednesday night, the storied NBA franchise, Los Angeles Lakers made an announcement regarding former league MVP Shaquille O’Neal. The franchise announced that O’Neal will have a statue unveiled in his honor outside Staples Center during the 2016-17 NBA season.Shaq joins an esteemed group of athletes, such as Jerry West (&rd

Jan 29 2016
The name of LeBron James' favorite player of all time just might surprise you
The name of LeBron James' favorite player of all time just might surprise you

LeBron and Jones at a college basketball game For Kobe, it was Magic. For MJ, it was Dr. J. So that brings us to the current king of the hill, his majesty King James of Ohio. Laymen would immediately think of greats like Wilt, Bill Russell, Larry Bird etc. The more steadfast followers of the sport, might put up the name of a lesser-known, as in the case of Kobe, who has mentioned Brazilian Oscar Schmidt (who never played in the NBA!) a

Dec 17 2015
NBA: Top 10 teams after the first quarter of the season
NBA: Top 10 teams after the first quarter of the season

There’s isn’t much numerical separation in the east, but the Cavs and the Pacers are a cut above the rest  With a quarter of the NBA season past us, it’s time to take a look at the top 10 teams in the league. Because the NBA uses seven game series’ to determine the winners of each playoff round, there are only a few teams who truly have a chance to win the NBA title.  Considering that, there isn’t muc

Dec 9 2015
NBA 2015-16: Top 5 early contenders for the Most Improved Player Award
NBA 2015-16: Top 5 early contenders for the Most Improved Player Award

Last year’s winner – Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls At the end of the every NBA season writers and reporters across the United States and Canada put forward their opinion in the form of votes for the league’s individual awards. Since its inception in the 1985-86 season, the Most Improved Player Award is the only individual award never to be given to any player more than once, for obvious reasons &ndas

Dec 7 2015
The top 5 must-watch basketball movies of all time
The top 5 must-watch basketball movies of all time

Michael Jordan and Bill Murray alongside Bugs and Lola Bunny in arguably the most famous basketball movie The glamour and excitement of basketball if often so inspiring, that even Hollywood can’t resist turning it into reel life. With that in mind, we’ve taken up providing you with the list of the best basketball movies of all time. To be clear; when we say best, we do not mean Oscar winning or drama-heavy; we mean best in

Unbeaten Warriors: 5 amazing features of Golden State's record-tying 15-game winning streak
Unbeaten Warriors: 5 amazing features of Golden State's record-tying 15-game winning streak

The Golden State Warriors seem hungrier, more determined and motivated than any other in the league. As the defending champions headed to Denver on a one game road trip, a lot of people were playing the altitude game but in essence the real threat to the Warriors unbeaten run were the Chicago Bulls who visited the Oracle Arena on Friday night. So in a relatively tough game Golden State came up on top 118-105, pushing their unbeaten streak to

Nov 24 2015
NBA highlights of the night: 20th October 2015
NBA highlights of the night: 20th October 2015

The Warriors kept their unbeaten streak intact with an inspired 4th quarter performance Another day, another collection of plays that sent hearts racing. The 20th of November saw just three games taking place, but the day made up in quality what it lacked in quantity. The top two stars in the league, LeBron James and Stephen Curry, brought their best versions to the hardwood, as they always do, with the latter creating some special

Nov 20 2015
The 5 most unusual NBA pre-game rituals
The 5 most unusual NBA pre-game rituals

The Clippers having their pre-game introduction run NBA players, by nature, are extremely competitive and will look for the tiniest edge over the others to win it all. In some cases, this strong desire to win can lead them to adopt certain seemingly strange and funny mannerisms. The coolest among these are the pre-game rituals that they perform. A lot of superstar ballers perform these ceremonial tasks in hopes of keeping luck on their side

Nov 19 2015
NBA: Analysis of the trade between the Heat and the Grizzlies starring Mario Chalmers
NBA: Analysis of the trade between the Heat and the Grizzlies starring Mario Chalmers

Mario Chalmers has spent all of his playing career so far in Miami. The trade Late on Tuesday, the Miami Heat announced that veteran guard Mario Chalmers along with forward James Ennis will be shipped to Memphis in exchange for the services of the Grizzlies’ back-up Beno Udrih and Jarnell Stokes. Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski was among the first to report the trade after ESPN’s Marc Stein had p

Nov 12 2015
Great Leap: 7 NBA players who could make the leap from good to great this season
Great Leap: 7 NBA players who could make the leap from good to great this season

Paul George has greatly evolved to become the mainstay of the Pacers  Time passes, champions are crowned, MVP awards are won, everyone gets a year older, your favourite players slowly fade into oblivion, and life goes on.  But for every star that begins to die down, a new star is born!  Every year, a new group of players make a giant leap from  good to great. It usually happens between the second and fourth years in the

Nov 9 2015
Rick Carlisle's new contract keeps in Dallas till after the 2021-22 season
Rick Carlisle's new contract keeps in Dallas till after the 2021-22 season

Rick Carlisle is one among only five active Head Coaches in the NBA that have a championship to their name. The Dallas Mavericks franchise have decided to go long term with current Head Coach Rick Carlisle. Late on Thursday, both parties have said to have agreed to a 5-year extension worth 35 million dollars. The Mavericks had a team option on Carlisle’s contract for next season, which they have exercised given the big bucks offered t

Nov 7 2015
The top 5 trios of the past 3 decades in the NBA(Video)
The top 5 trios of the past 3 decades in the NBA(Video)

Are they the greatest? Being the high intensity team sport that it is, basketball requires each man on the hardwood to pull his own weight. But as with every team, each outfit has its mainstays. Be it a single player, a duo or a trio, these are the ones who the others look to for direction, drive the team with their consistent brilliance and make the clutch plays to turn games around when all looks lost.  The NBA has had many a fabled

Nov 5 2015
LeBron James becomes youngest player ever to reach 25000 points plateau at the age of 30
LeBron James becomes youngest player ever to reach 25000 points plateau at the age of 30

LeBron James acknowledges the crowd the Philadelphia crowd after he reached 25000 career points. In an unexpectedly interesting game between the reigning Eastern Conference champions Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers, four-time league MVP LeBron James became the 20th NBA player to reach 25000 points in the history of the game. Among the active players, he is sixth behind Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce

Nov 3 2015
"Rookie of the Year" winners who went on to become NBA Champions (Video)

A dream contest Forgiveness it to be plead for for stating the obvious, but basketball is a massive sport and the NBA is the jewel in it’s crown. With millions of fans worldwide, the global phenomenon that is the NBA has thirty talent-laden teams that go toe-to-toe for the trophy and championship rings at the end of the season. As with every sports team, each has its mainstays. But the mythical superstars were at one point debutant

Oct 30 2015
NBA Opening Night Cavs vs Bulls preview: Projected line-ups, team news, TV info, predictions
NBA Opening Night Cavs vs Bulls preview: Projected line-ups, team news, TV info, predictions

Derrick Rose and LeBron James. The Chicago Bulls have a score to settle with Mr. LeBron James. Of the seven years that the Bulls have made it to the Playoffs in the Derrick Rose era, James has had a hand in their elimination from the post-season four times (twice with the Miami Heat and twice with the Cleveland Cavaliers). In fact, their most recent match-up was the first time Chicago won 2 games in a Playoff series against James'

Oct 28 2015
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