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Kawhi Has Already Won the NBA Finals

Over the last two months of the NBA playoffs Kawhi Leonard has averaged 31 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists, led the Toronto Raptors to the brink of the first title in franchise history, all but closed the curtain on the Warriors dynasty, become Exhibit A in the case for shortening the NBA season, was…

The Agony of Defeat for Last Four Teams in the NBA Playoffs

Even when a team wins a title, there’s typically an off-season fraught with hard decisions about the future of the franchise. Occasionally you’ll have a team so dominant (e.g. Jordan’s Bulls, Curry’s Warriors) that it’s just a matter of spackling a couple of cracks. For teams that fall though, it’s a time to figure out…

Don’t Miss the Warriors’ Final Title Run

The Golden State Warriors just wrapped up the greatest five-year run in regular season NBA history, going 322-88, good enough for a .785 winning percentage. For context, the 90s Bulls topped out at .744 and the Larry Bird Era Celtics at .759 over a five-year stretch. In that time they’ve managed to win the title…

2019 NBA Playoff Preview: Lebron-Free Edition

Love him, hate him or love to hate him, Lebron James has been a playoff staple since his third year in the league. How long has that been? Look at it this way: a kid born in the year Lebron last missed the playoffs (2004-05) is almost old enough to drive now. If that fact…

‘Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story’ Pulls No Punches

Close your eyes. No seriously, close your eyes. Now picture your ultimate super hero. Are you picturing someone flying? Having lightning speed? Is your hero overcoming all odds to protect their beloved city, even if that city doesn’t particularly love them back? If the superhero you’re picturing isn’t wearing a cape, it’d be a fitting…

The Best Games to Watch During the NBA League Pass Free Preview

With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, you’re likely already aware of the top contenders. In the West, while the Warriors (as usual) find themselves in the driver’s seat, they have a young and hungry Nuggets team hot on their heels. Meanwhile in the East, the first-to-50-wins Bucks and the Raptors have distanced themselves…

The Drama Heats Up as the NBA Heads in to the Second Half

With the All-Star Game and trade deadline squarely in the rear-view mirror, division leaders and contenders alike are zeroing in on the playoff race. Well, everyone except for the Knicks, who are apparently laser-focused on winning the draft lottery for next season. But the schedule gods have graced us with some marquee matchups coming right…