NBA Hall of Fame Snubs

NBA on Sling: 5 Guys Denied a Hall Pass

Tracy Mc Grady admitted to getting a little misty when he got the call this past Saturday informing him that he’d been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and it’s no wonder. Once you’ve walked away from the game that’s defined your life, Hall of fame induction is for may the last chance at…


NBA on Sling: The Immigrant Quota All Stars

The great baseball writer Joe Posnanski recently asked for help putting together an All Star team with the caveat that you can only have one player from each country. Sounds like fun, let’s try it out on the NBA. Starting 5 Goran Dragic, PG, Slovenia: One of the quirks of compiling a national team like…

Cleveland Cavs

NBA on Sling: League Needs to Back Away From Back-to-Backs

The “resting stars in preparation for the postseason” thing is officially a problem for the NBA, and man is it a dumb one. What makes it so dumb is that it’s entirely the consequence of coaches responded logically to boneheaded scheduling. The Cavs took a drubbing at the hands of the Clippers Saturday, falling 108-78,…

Cavs vs Warriors

NBA on Sling: So Much for That Cavs-Warriors Rubber Match

Was a third straight Cavs-Warriors finals so much to ask for? Don’t we need – don’t we deserve – a rubber match to settle this once and for all? A final 7-game series to determine the dominant team of the era? A chance for LeBron to finally convince the world that he really is Jordan’s…

Deron Williams and Lebron James

NBA on Sling: Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut to the Rescue! Seriously?

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ plan for saving their season, mounting a proper title defense and defeating the Warriors involves picking up a pair of cast-offs from the 23-35 Dallas Mavericks.Fuming over the Golden State Warriors’ signing of Kevin Durant, LeBron James has spent much of the season bellyaching about the Cavs’ roster, pleading with the front…

Sacramento Kings v New Orleans Pelicans

NBA on Sling: Kings Trade Boogie to Pelicans, Everybody Wins

The weeks-long speculation about the marital status of Boogie Cousins and the Sacramento Kings came to a head Sunday, with the Kings shipping Boogie off to New Orleans, where he’ll join forces with fellow former Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis to give the Pelicans a most formidable front court. It’s a rare instance of a trade…

Ernie Johnson Inside the NBA

Inside ‘Inside the NBA’ with Ernie Johnson

When it comes to sports broadcasting, Ernie Johnson is one of the best in the business. A three-time Sports Emmy Award winner, Johnson has covered everything from Wimbledon to March Madness. During the NBA season, Ernie hosts TNT’s Inside the NBA alongside analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal. The show was inducted into…