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The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men’s professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams. It is widely considered to be the premier men’s professional basketball league in the world.
As I was leaving my local cinema last Friday, already flabbergasted and emotionally drained by what Christopher Nolan had managed to achieve with Dunkirk, I switched on my phone and was completely floored by the news that Kyrie Irving had requested to be traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers. A 25-year-old, shoot first point guard wantsRead more
All of a sudden the NBA seems like a one team show. But someone’s going to stop the Golden State Warriors from dominating at some point, right? If so, evolution is the key. On a recent episode of the Full 48 podcast, Howard Beck asked Mike D’Antoni “In seven seconds or less, how do you beatRead more
Whichever way you look at it the NBA is in a strange place right now. On the one hand the standard of the basketball we’re watching is as high as ever. And yet on the other, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have made mincemeat of all-comers in their respective conferences for the pastRead more
The ongoing saga involving Gordon Hayward’s status as a free agent finally concluded on Tuesday, as the twenty-seven-year-old forward announced his intention to leave the Utah Jazz for the Boston Celtics in an article published on the Players’ Tribune. Citing Celtics coach Brad Stevens as a huge factor, Hayward said of his decision to joinRead more
After two fairly exciting days of free agency action, day three was noticeably quieter. Still, the biggest name available made the move we all expected him to, while the second biggest name available met with his final suitor. Day three also saw the rebuilding Pacers throw a large sum at a guy expected to serveRead more
While the first couple of days of free agency haven’t quite resulted in the feeding frenzy many foresaw back when the salary cap was expected to be higher, quite a few of the most coveted pieces have now made verbal agreements with their chosen franchises. On day one Steph Curry opted to stay with theRead more
Upstaged somewhat by Paul George getting traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night, the 2017 free agency period began in earnest yesterday. Although quieter than many had hoped, it did see the reigning champs take care of some important business, while the Clippers made a splash in the wake of Chris Paul’s departureRead more
When a defining era of a basketball organisation comes to an end, it is important not to mourn the loss of what once was, but rather to celebrate the high-flying, turbulent whirlwind of chaotic entertainment it provided. It was reported on Wednesday afternoon that elite point guard Chris Paul would join James Harden and theRead more
The debate over who “won” the 2017 NBA Draft will most likely rage for years. The most obvious answer is the Philadelphia 76ers, who took the one player experts consider a sure thing in Markelle Fultz. But the great thing about the draft is that most of the time the overall winner only becomes apparentRead more
The 2016-17 MVP race has been a close-fought battle between three participants, namely Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard. Each of these players has a number of compelling reasons as to why they should be crowned the MVP. My own perspective has been that, of these candidates, it’s an incredibly difficult vote to makeRead more