NBA Playoffs – Giving Some People What They Want

For the second consecutive season, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will square off in the NBA Finals. For the fourth consecutive season, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have led the crew from South Beach to the precipice of NBA glory.

As the stage is set for what should be a phenomenal championship bout, some fans have chosen to look at the NBA with urine-colored glasses.

GIFs and Videos of Lance Stephenson’s Game 5 Antics

The Indiana Pacers last night overcame an 11-point second half deficit to extend their series with the Miami Heat to at least a sixth game. This is good news not only for Pacers fans but also for anyone who hasn’t yet had his or her fill of Lance Stephenson.

NBA Playoffs: Western Conference preview and predictions

The NBA Playoffs begin Saturday afternoon after another highly entertaining basketball season. Here are the first round matchups, previews and predictions for the Western Conference.

NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference preview and predictions

The NBA Playoffs begin Saturday afternoon after another highly entertaining basketball season. Here are the first round matchups, previews and predictions for the Eastern Conference.

The four biggest X-Factors left in the 2013 NBA Playoffs

How great have the NBA Playoffs been so far? It seems like every night multiple games come down to the final possession. In the second round, five of the six games have been hotly contested thus far, with the New York Knicks’ Game 2 blowout of the Indiana Pacers being the lone outlier (Indiana was […]

Should NBA adopt NFL Playoff Format?

As it stands now, each NBA playoff team has an idea of who it will play in the next round.

Spurs center Tiago Splitter out 7-10 days with sprained ankle

The San Antonio Spurs haven’t had much to complain about during their first-round series against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Spurs are leading 3-0, and the vaunted “Big Three” of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili are looking healthy after another season in which they each battled minor injuries Friday night, as the Spurs […]

Russell Westbrook out with torn meniscus, no timetable for return

Royce Young at Daily Thunder just reported that Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Russell Westbrook will undergo surgery for a meniscus tear in his knee and is out indefinitely. The injury may have been the result of this collision between Westbrook and Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley during the second quarter of Wednesday night’s Thunder-Rockets game.

Video: David West throws perfect, buzzer-beating pass to Gerald Green

Last night’s Game 2 between the Pacers and the Hawks was relegated to NBA TV. So those with basic cable missed this David West-to-Gerald Green Hail Mary at the end of the third quarter.

Tuesday’s NBA Playoffs recap

The opening weekend of this year’s NBA Playoffs was largely a snooze-fest, with the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors providing the only close contest of all of the opening games (thanks, Andre Miller!). Monday’s pair of games showed a marked improvement in competitive balance, starting with the Chicago Bulls tying their series with the […]

First Weekend of NBA Playoffs Saw No Suprises—Will We See Any First Round Drama?

Last night on TNT, between the Miami Heat’s sloppy, but convincing, win over the Milwaukee Bucks and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 29-point defeat of the Houston Rockets, Charles Barkley opined that this year’s first round of the NBA Playoffs could end up being one of the worst in history.

In its early days, the NBA got really creative with its playoff formats

My favorite two months of the sports calendar tip off this weekend with the beginning of the NBA Playoffs.

NBA Playoffs Series Preview: (7) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (2) San Antonio Spurs

There were five or six Western Conference teams fighting for several playoff spots in what turned out to be a rather exciting finish to the NBA’s regular season on Wednesday evening.

LeBron James, Miami Heat Win Title By Finally Making NBA’s ‘JV-to-Varsity’ Leap

Like all of us as high school players, and like Michael Jordan before him, LeBron James had to make the JV-to-Varsity leap before he could become a champion. He did so tonight.

More Mature LeBron James Now One Win Away From Finally Earning His Crown

Tonight we all may witness the long-anticipated coronation of a basketball king. Jerod, for one, is rooting for it to happen because this is a unique sports opportunity to take part in a truly transcendent talent realizing his vast potential while ascending to the apex of his sport.