• LeBron’s Decision to Chase Championships

    LeBron’s Decision to Chase Championships

    Last summer’s low-key “decision” to come back to Cleveland was much less shocking than LeBron James’ first decision. Roster limitations as a result of aging and the salary cap held back the dynasty potential of the Miami Heat, and many around James felt he regretted the way he left his hometown team in 2010 and

  • 2014-15 NBA Preview

    2014-15 NBA Preview

    As we have seen early on with the injuries to Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal and LeBron’s move to Cleveland, one injury or personnel move can completely change the season outlook for a team, division, or conference. No preview is truly a crystal ball, but as the NBA enters its most prolific era since the

  • Gender, Sports, and Becky Hammon

    Gender, Sports, and Becky Hammon

    When the news first came across the wire it read like any other coaching acquisition, “Spurs Hire Hammon as Assistant Coach,” but those who follow basketball recognized the news as significant considering the only Hammon currently recognized in the basketball world is retiring WNBA player Becky Hammon. Hammon has spent the last 16 seasons playing

  • Finding Love in the NBA

    Finding Love in the NBA

    Every couple of years, an established or potential star, typically in a smaller market, becomes disgruntled after the team that drafted and developed him cannot deliver what the player feels he deserves. This tradition, popularized by Wilt Chamberlain in the late 1960s, has led to regular movement of top players as their teams are forced

  • The NBA Goes to Summer Camp

    The NBA Goes to Summer Camp

    Over the last decade, the visibility of the NBA’s summer leagues have increased exponentially. NBA teams recognize the importance in getting their young players competitive run so they can grow and be scouted, and streaming allows fans to watch all the games featuring their team’s draft picks and possible contributors. Last Night’s championship in Las

  • LeBron’s Mature Decision

    LeBron’s Mature Decision

    As free agency entered its second week, things got noticeably more tense throughout the NBA as the league waited for LeBron James to officially agree to return to Miami.  It seemed as though James was suddenly unsure about the future of the Big Three and where he should spend the next four or five years

  • Grading the 2014 NBA Draft

    Grading the 2014 NBA Draft

    After nearly a year of hype, the 2014 NBA Draft is finally over. The biggest surprise of the night was the fact that there were so few surprises. Teams seemed hesitant about trading their picks, and after the Cavaliers decided to keep the top pick, everyone else seemed content to stand pat. It may take