The Denver Nuggets are back in the Western Conference Finals, and they will be duking it out against the Los Angeles Lakers, the same foe they faced the last time they reached this stage of the playoffs. Denver completed a stunning turnaround that saw them climb back from a glaring 1-3 hole in the semifinals, and pull off an upset over Kawhi Leonard and the heavily-favorited Clippers squad.… Read more
No other two-time MVP has had to face the level of scrutiny that Giannis Antetokounmpo has thus far in his career. Popular narratives surrounding the Greek Freak in mainstream media have since gone sour, focusing on his unflattering history of playoff performances or his lack of shooting.
When you combine that with the risks that come with holding the event during the pandemic, it just doesn't make sense to go ahead with it.
As LeBron James celebrates his fourth championship and fourth Finals MVP, the LeBron vs Michael Jordan debate is everywhere. Matthew Bowen dives deep into the cases for two of the greatest players in NBA history...
Behind one of their best games the whole year, the Los Angeles Lakers clobbered the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Finals, bringing back the Larry O'Brien trophy to Los Angeles. LeBron James bagged his fourth Finals MVP award, and Anthony Davis took home his first NBA championship.
As Jimmy Butler leaned over the barricade to get some quick ten seconds of rest before he gets to the free throw line again, we immediately realized that the Miami Heat star just emptied the tank. He logged in 47 minutes of play, put up a triple-double, and guarded the best player of the other team.
Now facing a glaring 1-3 hole against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Miami Heat has to pull out every trick in their bag to extend the series. The Lakers made the biggest adjustment in Game 4, putting the hulking but mobile Anthony Davis as the primary defender on Jimmy Butler.
After losing Game 3 to the "Butlerball" Miami Heat, it's now the Lakers' turn to regroup and adjust. It doesn't mean that they have to hit the panic button and retool their overall strategy, especially considering the fact that the Lakers even had the lead early in the fourth quarter of that Game 3 loss.
In what should be a Finals match-up brimming with interesting storylines, the Los Angeles Lakers will be facing a tough-minded, gritty squad from South Beach. The fifth-ranked Miami Heat, led by Jimmy Butler and their brilliant coach Erik Spoelstra, has overcome the odds, beating the more favored teams in the Eastern Conference.
After four months of no basketball, the NBA is gearing up for the resumption of the 2019-2020 season. With such a long hiatus fans can be forgiven for forgetting the current narratives surrounding the NBA. We have taken a look around the league and selected the three main plots to follow upon its resumption.
Franchise Sports select their NBA award winners for MVP, Most Improved, Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
Had LeBron not made the block and Iguodala puts Golden State up by two could the Cavs have turned it around?
If the NBA season were to wrap up today, Giannis Antetokounmpo would be crowned MVP. I don’t think a single hoop head out there would deny that he most certainly deserves it.
The Lakers lack a floor general once LeBron heads to the bench. There isn’t a sixth man who leads the second unit. They need a leader who will dictate play while LeBron and co are sat, but who could it possibly be?
The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks meet at Fiserv Forum on Thursday night. Although they have games to play before then, at the time of writing they share the best record in the NBA at 23-3. Milwaukee are four games ahead in the loss column in the Eastern Conference - the same goes for the Lakers in the West.