Author - Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Slow Tuesday: The Last Time LeBron Was Down 0-2

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

A week ago, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were down 0-2 against the Boston Celtics, looking like a sad and tired team with one foot out of the playoffs. Today, they’re no longer down 0-2 against the Boston Celtics, looking like a happy and rejuvenated team with one foot in yet another NBA Finals appearance.

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Slow Tuesday: 5 Awesome Things from Warriors-Rockets Game 1

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Game 1 of the 2018 Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets started off exactly as we all expected: fast-paced, high octane, frenetic basketball that was so exhausting (and highly addicting) to watch.

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Slow Tuesday: Ricky Rubio is Enjoying Life

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Ricky Rubio, who entered the NBA at the tender age of 21, hasn’t felt any kind of playoff success in his seven-year career. Looks like that’s about to change.

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Slow Tuesday: Unexpected Things in the NBA Playoffs (So Far)

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

The NBA Playoffs is usually the time when all the excitement building up during the regular season explodes in a crazy, beautiful splatter of high-stake buzzer-beaters; unsung heroes; epic meltdowns; and (usually) a Lance Stephenson meme.

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Global Game: 2018 NBA Playoffs to feature record 62 int’l players

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

As the 2018 NBA Playoffs are about to start, let’s take a look at the record number of international players suiting up.

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Slow Tuesday: Russell Westbrook and the Art of Chasing History

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

To make history as the only player to ever average a triple double in two seasons, Russell Westbrook needs to grab 16 rebounds in his last game of the season. Will he make it?

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The Kobe-iest Kobe

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Who is the Kobe-iest Kobe? Is it the angry Kobe? The one who takes your beating heart off your chest and slam dunks it? The one who shoots a jumper over three defenders with the game on the line? Or the one who screams at Jeremy Lin?

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The Perfect Sh*tstorm in Brooklyn

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

The streets leading to the Barclays Center in the heart of Brooklyn were blanketed in wet, cold, and mushy chaos. Inside the arena, it was warm and toasty, the glossy home floor providing a brief escape from the terrible snow storm outside. But the arena was no safe haven—a different kind of storm was brewing.

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BuhayBasket’s Fantasy Bucket: The Unsung Fantasy Heroes

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Another round of Fantasy Bucket means another batch of unsung fantasy heroes, those whose names a lot of casual fans probably don’t give a shit about, but savvy fantasy players covet. If you need to know how the ADs or the Hardens are doing, look elsewhere. This space is reserved for the Bartons and the Olynyks.

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Slow Tuesday: Jason Kidd vs Steve Nash

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Jason Kidd is turning 45 this week, so what better time to celebrate his career and see how his legacy stands next to one of his greatest teammates turned PG rival, Steve Nash. Kidd versus Nash—who was better?

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