Thursday, December 30, 2010
- According to a litigation and labor attorney from Chicago, today's NBA is actually very similar to the league's golden era of the 1980s. Unfortunately, today's NBA audience seemingly wants NFL-style parity.
- Speaking of the 1980s versus today, SI.com's Ian Thomsen wants everybody to know that NBA teams in the 80s weren't any deeper than they are today.
- If Josh McRoberts' hard foul on John Wall made you mad, maybe these funny captions will make you glad.
- Want a detailed analysis of Sacramento's sixth win of the season? Of course you do. Sebastian Pruiti of NBA Playbook breaks it down for you. Although I'm not sure anybody writes up a halfcourt game-winner.
- This in-depth explanation of the "Four Factors" -- complete with charts and graphs and stuff -- will either make you smarter about basketball or break important things inside your brain. Accept the challenge. If you dare.
- The Lakers looked very crisp last night, don't you think? In comparison, the Hornets -- who grabbed a season-low 24 rebounds -- looked very small.
- The Pistons are a much better team with Tracy McGrady running the offense. Yes, Tracy McGrady.
- Relax, Celtics fans. Kevin Garnett's MRI was a precaution, not a necessity.
- Okay, don't relax, Celtics fans. John Hollinger has some new, non-KG things for you to worry about.
- Even good teams with plenty of good players need somebody who can create shots.
- Based on the current results as of today, it doesn't look like Danny Granger or Roy Hibbert will be voted onto the Eastern Conference All-Star team. In all fairness, Indiana is a small market team and even Pacers great Reggie Miller only made one All-Star start...and even that was only because Michael Jordan was retired.
- More discussion and quotes about the defense not being played in Phoenix.
- Look out NBA: The Timberwolves have one two games in a row! And according to Basketball-Reference's Expected W-L formula, the T-Wolves are actually two games better than their 8-25 record. Okay, maybe I'm reaching here.
- The Miami Heat just keep making history.