By Jon Carlos RodriguezWho 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?
By Jon Carlos RodriguezThe 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.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezAnother 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.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezJason 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?
By Jon Carlos RodriguezHere’s a plot twist no one saw coming towards the end of the long season: a Brook Lopez who’s actually playing good. Congrats to fantasy owners who held on to him for the past six months (bet you losers didn’t make the playoffs).
By Jon Carlos RodriguezOn February 8, 2018, the Cleveland Cavaliers did a cold, heartless thing: it broke up with six of its players. That’s right, six (more) players are now ex-Cavs, which means there are six names to stalk to tick off these key post-breakup questions: How are they doing now? Have they moved on? Are they happy? Are they better without LeBron? Who won the breakup? Let the stalking begin.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezWhat were you up to in high school? These high school kids are making basketball history.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezDon’t leave your teammates hanging. It’s the simplest rule, really, but in an intense and high stakes game, some teammates tend to forget to give some love. Ditching the ritual at a fun-centric All-Star Game though? There’s just no excuse.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezA trip to do errands ended up finding a basketball court at the brink of extinction.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezTiago Splitter, the first Brazilian ever to win an NBA title, has announced his retirement. Let’s celebrate his seven-year career, shall we?