Challenging the all-time NBA record for losses in a single season isn't the kind of history that teams generally strive to make. However, reaching for the bottom also eliminates the risk of stagnating in basketball purgatory, i.e., reaching the playoffs as a low seed only to be bounced in the first round. The 0-11 Philadelphia 76ers have played so ineptly as a team that we are left to wonder whether if the team isn't tanking on purpose.
No one in the media has really touched on this point, but I think it's obviously apparent that Rose has to change his style of play if he wants to stay on the court.
Rose is a humble kid, who often times brings up his Chicago roots as the catalyst for his success in the NBA. Nonetheless, the city of Chicago has a legitimate reason to question Rose's future and his leadership qualities.
First, he's coming into a much better situation in terms of what team he was drafted to, compared to Morrison joining the expansion Bobcats and becoming the most leaned-on player right away with the highest expectations.
The nation has largely decided to paint Carmelo Anthony, an easy target already, as a villain because we've been unable to paint LeBron James as one.
Yea they call us the Second City -- but make no mistake, we're number one.
For the better part of the last decade, the Washington Wizards have been a walking NBA representation of Murphy's Law. But the team has finally made a jump to become an Eastern Conference contender.
With the Pacers in rapid decline and the Heat sliding not far behind, anything seems possible. Check that: almost anything (sorry, Charlotte). With hopes of early upsets, here are my picks for the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Lottery picks -- fair or unfair -- are not given the same time to develop that other guys are. They are supposed to contribute right away, and when they don't, are fast labeled as busts and underachievers. Just look at Anthony Bennett, the top pick in last June's draft, or Fredette's teammate in Sacramento, Thomas Robinson, the fifth pick in 2012. To say that about Jimmer however, would be unfair.
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Almost every stat was, at some point, new. Stats are now a part of the mainstream conversation, not relegated to the deep corners of the Internet. That data gives us a better idea -- and more groups are racing to collect it.
Kobe is not the only player making enough money to feed his family; there are 58 others making more than $10 million.
Sadly, my aspirations of dancing on the United Center floor did not happen for me. But for one young kid from Hyde Park, his dream to play for the Chicago Bulls became a reality.
As this offseason has shown, roster management is a lesson in contrasting styles. The one thing everyone seems to agree on, is they don't want Nate Robinson.
Below is my first round list, complete with team, fit & what they're most likely yearbook superlative would be. I apologize in advance.
The plot is as old as entertainment itself. To beat the defending champions, the underdog Bulls would have to overcome incredible odds.