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?
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.