The Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated from the NBA playoffs last week after losing three straight games, including a pivotal winner-take-all 7th game of the 2nd round series to the Houston Rockets. The loss prevented the team from making their first ever Western Conference Finals appearance, and reminded fans of the frustration that can come from attaching themselves to this franchise.
No professional sports league is influenced by star players quite like the NBA. One superstar coming out of college and joining a struggling team can drastically improve a team's fortunes, and potentially shape the future of the league. For this reason, the upcoming NBA draft on June 25th is an exciting time for sports franchises, players, and fans alike. This article will recap the draft lottery and give a preview of the top prospects in June's draft.
A look at some of the most intriguing and thrilling storylines of the 2015 NBA Playoffs.
This article shines the light on the 5 most significant moments in New Jersey Nets history.
Jerry Sloan was born on March 28, 1942, in Gobbler's Knob, Illinois. He was the youngest of 10 siblings and his father died when he was four years old, leaving his mother to raise their family. The Sloan family supported themselves as farmers and Jerry would wake up before...
A clear and concise method to shooting free throws with accuracy and consistency, even when the pressure is on the line.
David Thompson was born on July 13, 1954, in Shelby, North Carolina. He grew up with ten siblings and his father was a minister and his mother cleaned buildings to support their family.Â He starred at Crest High School and wowed fans with his incredible leaping ability and breathtaking...
A look at men who have coached the same NBA teams more than once and the records they had during their tenures.
Those of you who watched the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2013 NBA Playoffs remember the exciting duel between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers. For the first time, we witnessed the King struggle in the presence of lockdown defender and emerging superstar, Paul George. After the Heat narrowly escaped elimination in Game 6 by Ray Allen's three-ball, they were victorious in Game 7, cutting the Pacers' playoff run short. Well, after the discouraging loss, the Pacers are back and better than ever. Nearing the 2014 Playoffs, the Pacers have an even greater opportunity to extinguish the Heat and enter the Finals.
Tanking in the NBA is all the rage this season. Why do teams appear to tank? Are they really trying to lose? Maybe the front office executives haven't maximized the talent on the team in a given season, but the coach and the guys on the court still care to a large extent. The history of tanking as a rebuilding strategy has mixed results. Your team still has to pick well in the draft in order for it to work. Some teams never seem to pick well and remain at the bottom of the standings.