By Jon Carlos RodriguezThis NBA offseason has been a vibrant, busy graffiti wall of trades and signings, thanks to artful Woj bombs and eye-popping Shams scoops. But the offseason of ’96 had its own crazy mix of league-shaking moves.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezBehind every winner is a second-placer who should’ve, could’ve, would’ve won (except for the recent bloodbath of an NBA Finals—that was all Warriors). Here’s a shout out to those who put up a good fight, but didn’t get to win.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezIt’s been five years since the Gilas heroes made me jump up and scream (alone) in excitement. I miss being that pumped up. I miss Gilas 2.0.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezThe Warriors-Cavs Finals matchup was inevitable. But for long stretches in the regular season, and for brief moments yesterday and today, the Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets made us believe in the alternative. We should do shots to honor their efforts.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezA 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.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezGame 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.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezRicky 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.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezThe 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.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezAs the 2018 NBA Playoffs are about to start, let’s take a look at the record number of international players suiting up.
By Jon Carlos RodriguezTo 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?