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.
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).