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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Basketball

Home Court Advantage Matters Most in NBA Because of Scheduling

The importance of home court advantage has been one of the most debated topics in sports for as long as I can remember.  Does it make a difference?  If so, how much?  Does familiarity with one’s venue produce a greater likelihood of success?  Do the fans provide the home team with an added boost of…Read More

Carmelo Anthony Trade Makes Little Sense for Any Team, Nets Included

Russian billionaire and owner of the New Jersey Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov, said on Wednesday night that the Nets are no longer pursuing a trade that would bring Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony to New Jersey. Whether or not that was a negotiating ploy to scare Denver into making a deal remains to be seen, but we’re…Read More

John Wall Has Asked for Mark Sanchez Body Language Fine Treatment

Despite opening up the year to much anticipation and fanfare, all hasn’t gone perfectly for John Wall in his first season in the NBA. The top overall pick in the draft has missed stretches of games because of knee and foot injuries, and his team is last in its division at 12-27. Wall has played…Read More

Donald Sterling Reportedly Said He Wanted to Fire David Stern

Right now we’re going to be taking a trip in the way back machine, but it should be fun. According to Mark Heisler of the LA Times, about a year or so ago at an owners meeting in Las Vegas, Commissioner David Stern (who in case you didn’t know, is employed by the owners), asked…Read More

Shaq Not Player He Was, but Accepting of His New Role

In his 19th year in the NBA, Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal is a far cry from the explosive young player he was when he entered the league with the Orlando Magic. He’s not the still explosive, but bulkier player he was during his time with the Lakers or the Heat. What he is now is…Read More

Dirk Nowitzki Knee Injury Magnifies His Importance to Dallas Mavericks

Though Dirk Nowitzki has won an MVP award and gone to nine straight All-Star games, you won’t find his name in the conversation for best player in the NBA. LeBron, Kobe, Dwight, Dwyane, Durant — everyone talks about those guys, but Dirk seems to play without too many people noticing. Matter of conjecture, Dirk’s steadiness…Read More

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