Author - Jon Carlos Rodriguez

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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Fantasy Bucket: The Good Brook Lopez

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Here’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).

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Slow Tuesday: Stalking the Ex (Cavs)

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

On 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.

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Meet the Future: SLAM Rising Stars Classic 2018

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

What were you up to in high school? These high school kids are making basketball history.

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Slow Tuesday: Karl-Anthony Towns High-Fives Himself, A Play-By-Play

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Don’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.

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Dayories: Makati Sporting Basketball Court

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

A trip to do errands ended up finding a basketball court at the brink of extinction.

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Slow Tuesday: Celebrating Tiago Splitter

By Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Tiago Splitter, the first Brazilian ever to win an NBA title, has announced his retirement. Let’s celebrate his seven-year career, shall we?

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