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.

James Dolan blocks New York Knicks trade for Kyle Lowry

Rumors circulated on Thursday that the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets were interested in acquiring Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry. Well, late Thursday night/early Friday morning word broke that Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan actually blocked a trade for Lowry. Dolan supervises the Knicks’ day-to-day operations and he forced the team to back out at the last minute.

Toronto Raptors to consider name change

Tim Leiweke, president of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE)—the company that owns the Toronto Raptors, along with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and MLS’s Toronto FC—said earlier this week that Raptors management would consider changing the team’s name.

The NBA Morning After: Possibilities Actualized Edition

The Miami Heat. Holy shit. Road game in hostile environment? Yup. Opposing team strong in the front-court and point guard positions, Miami’s two biggest weaknesses? Yup. A focused, unrelenting, fast-paced, ice-cold statement win? Yes, yes, yes and yes.

The NBA Morning After: Glass Half Empty Edition

The Morning After is a look at the night that was in the NBA along with other NBA-related fodder. NBA to New Orleans: “All your Hornets are belong to us.”

The Demise of Isiah Thomas – What happened Zeke?

To me, not many have fallen harder than Isiah Thomas after his career as a player ended. I think bad decision after bad decision may have finally taken its toll.