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NBA: Power Rankings 17-26 January 2016
NBA: Power Rankings 17-26 January 2016

Kemba Walker (left) and DeMarcus Cousins were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for last week. Well we finally had the tilt NBA fans have all been waiting for on Monday night when the San Antonio Spurs travelled to Oakland to face the Golden State Warriors, and what we got was a no contest beatdown by the defending champs. Silly me for putting the Spurs number one in the power rankings last week, as the Warriors quickly

Jan 28 2016
Top 5 contenders for the 2016 NBA Championship
Top 5 contenders for the 2016 NBA Championship

The NBA season is long and gruelling, the teams have to remain healthy and motivated to have a championship run. This season does have multiple teams who are worthy of a championship. It would all come down to playoff matchup, healthy lineup and who shows up at the big stage. Every season there are clear cut favourites to win the championship but the exciting part is to see a new team emerge to be champions. Like the Warriors Championship r

Jan 27 2016
Oklahoma City Thunder defeat Denver Nuggets, secure fifth consecutive win
Oklahoma City Thunder defeat Denver Nuggets, secure fifth consecutive win

Durant and Westbrook were in fine form against NuggetsDeadly duo, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, both with their double-doubles secured a fifth straight win for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder defeated Denver Nuggets 110-104, even though they struggled from beyond the arc.Durant finished with 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead Thunder, followed by Westbrook’s 27 points and 12 assists. Former Jazz player Enes Kanter scored 25

Jan 21 2016
NBA: Power Rankings 2016
NBA: Power Rankings 2016

Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics are one of the teams on the outside looking in at the power rankings. The NBA is humming along, and as more and more games are played, it is becoming easier to put teams in distinct categories. After a slow start, the Clippers are slowly trying to but themselves into the list of title contenders, as they are riding a 10 game winning streak and building their statistical profile in the process. The West i

Jan 16 2016
Kobe Bryant leads by a big margin in second returns of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game voting
Kobe Bryant leads by a big margin in second returns of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game voting

Kobe Bryant leads last year’s leading vote getter in Stephen Curry by more than 300,000 votes.The 2016 NBA All-Star Game voting began on December 10th and ends six weeks later on 22nd of January. Four weeks in, the second returns of the voting process are in and just like the first returns, Kobe Bryant rules the roost. The Los Angeles Lakers franchise superstar, in his final season of his NBA career, currently leads not only the W

NBA: Power Rankings
NBA: Power Rankings

The Spurs just might be the best team in the league. With the calendar now flipped to January, we have two months of data to look at now that can help us suss out the top 10 teams in the leage. It currently seems the league’s top 10 is breaking down into three tiers, with three, maybe four title contenders, a few teams that a ways below the title contenders and then a bunch of good Eastern Conference that don’t hav

Jan 5 2016
Preview and predictions for the NBA's spectacular Christmas Day game slate
Preview and predictions for the NBA's spectacular Christmas Day game slate

The 2015 NBA Christmas Day jerseys Each year the NBA makes it a point to arrange high drama or huge rivalry games on marquee days in the regular season such as Christmas, Veteran's day, Martin Luther King day and Super Bowl Sunday. Unfortunately the league has to include its big teams on a huge game night like Christmas, resulting in the Los Angeles Lakers featuring in one of the match-ups. Other than that disappointing inc

Dec 24 2015
NBA Power Rankings - Who stands where?
NBA Power Rankings - Who stands where?

Steph Curry and the Warriors are looking to start another winning streak. So now that the Golden State Warriors have lost a game, falling last Saturday to the Milwaukee Bucks, the real NBA regular season can begin. The Warriors are still holding down the top spot in the rankings, but the San Antonio Spurs have put the league on notice, with their continually improving offense, that they are right on the Warriors level.  In the Eastern

Dec 18 2015
NBA: Top 5 MVP candidates for the 2015-16 season
NBA: Top 5 MVP candidates for the 2015-16 season

The MVP Trophy EDITOR’™S NOTE: Ryan, you seem to have replaced the content for the Paul George slide with LJ’s. With the NBA now in December, it is a good time to take a run through the league and see who the best players are and what the MVP candidates look like at this stage. As it stands now, we have some perceived MVP candidates who are struggling (Anthony Davis and James Harden), opening the

Dec 17 2015
LeBron James the new Michael Jordan for Nike? Lifetime deal makes it seem so
LeBron James the new Michael Jordan for Nike? Lifetime deal makes it seem so

The LeBron 11 Terracotta Warrior  Stephen Curry might be number one in terms of merchandising across the US, but athletic apparel giant Nike have stood by their guns, or one big gun rather, by signing a lifetime deal with LeBron James.  The deal, which is believed to be the first exclusive lifetime endorsement, is rumoured to be the largest single athlete deal in history. LeBron signed with Nike for a 7-year, $90 million deal just

Dec 8 2015
What is the NBA Player Efficiency Rating and who are the top 5 on its list?
What is the NBA Player Efficiency Rating and who are the top 5 on its list?

Imagine if these two were on the same team Those who romanticize the game of basketball almost always have a certain way of understanding the utility of a player, whether he is a point guard, shooting guard or a centre. Like most ball games, basketball too isn’t just about the points scored but every piece that has to fall in the right place for the symphony to bring the roof down. Great teams like the Bulls of the 90s

Dec 2 2015
Ben Simmons: The NBA's next big thing
Ben Simmons: The NBA's next big thing

Ben Simmons There is a new phenom taking over college basketball, his name is Ben Simmons and he will soon be a top 3 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. But first, the 6’10” power forward from Lousiana State University (LSU), must pass through or, more rightly so, destroy America’s minor leagues before he takes his talents to the top league in the world. And what talents he possesses! Describing him as a power forward d

Nov 29 2015
NBA 2015-16: 8 In-form dynamic duos in the league so far
NBA 2015-16: 8 In-form dynamic duos in the league so far

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James Two or three All-Star level players leading and running the team has been no recent phenomena in the NBA. Back in the 1960’s Bill Russell and Bob Cousy led a dynasty for the Celtics winning six NBA Championships together. The most recent duo to dominate the league were the buddy combo of LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, who made four NBA Finals appearances in four years with the Miami Heat, winning two titles

Nov 24 2015
NBA: Russell Westbrook is a true freak of nature
NBA: Russell Westbrook is a true freak of nature

Westbrook shows no signs of pressure in Durant’s absence With Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant out once again with a hamstring injury, fellow superstar Russell Westbrook had to transform himself into “do EVERYTHING” mode, and for NBA fans worldwide, there aren’t many things much better to watch than that. LeBron James might still be the best, most dominant player in the league and Ste

Nov 20 2015
NBA highlights of the night - 19th November 2015
NBA highlights of the night - 19th November 2015

The Rockets, new head coach and all, were led by Harden’s 45 points to their first win in 5 games The 2015-16 NBA season is in full flow and with all it’s top superstars having picked up steam, electrifying moments that leave the ever-loyal fans screaming for more have not gone begging.   Circus shots, rainbow shots, ankle-breakers and filthy dunks are part of the reason this incredible league has such a large and pass

Nov 19 2015
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