No matter who is brought up, none can compare to the dominance of combination Shaq and Kobe. If only they stayed together and resolved their alpha male differences, the duo could have attained more than eight championships in their respected careers.
So far the Lakers' season is nothing more than a failure, a bust, a sham in the eyes of every Los Angeles fan that hasn't jumped on the Clippers bandwagon by now.
Well it would be far from a stretch to say that the Philadelphia 76ers have been particularly impressive in the last few games.
Unlike most 7 footers with a knuckle set full of gold, John Sally opted not to open a car wash with his NBA loot, but rather to invest in a way of life, one he believes in so strongly, he kicked his daughter out of the house for not following.
We must all remember that the president can still look for inspiration to Abraham Lincoln in 1864, Bill Clinton in 1996, and Michael Jordan in game five of the 1997 playoffs.
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Losing the reigning MVP for the playoffs is a massive blow; Chicago must now turn to its premier defense and backup point guard (and X-factor) C.J. Watson if it has any hope to make a deep postseason run.
It remains to be seen how James will fare should the Heat make it to the Finals, but if his regular season is any indication he may fare much differently than last season.
Wieden and Kennedy and ESPN have given us an insight into the life of an average person with a legendary name. This approach personally made me ask, 'What if my name was Michael Jordan?'
In a new segment with Noah Coslov of CineSport, I break down a potential sleeping giant in the Western Conference, and discuss why the Lakers have enjoyed success with the injured Kobe Bryant out of the lineup.
I would argue, notwithstanding the endless echo chamber of political insiders and slashing attacks that is called our public discourse, that the wonderful story of Jeremy Lin tells us far more about America than partisan debates or talking heads.
The justices flatly rejected prosecutors' arguments that Stanley Wrice's conviction should stand even if he had been tortured by two of Jon Burge's cops. The language was a ringing victory for all police torture victims.
It was clear everyone's first call would go to Orlando and New Orleans, seeking the prize 2012 free agents. What wasn't clear was that either would be available.
So with the eminent return of the world's best basketball players, here are five great reasons to get excited about the NBA's new season.
The Dallas Maverick's demonstrated that a passionate, determined, gritty and talented team could prevail over a group of superstars. This should be the biggest takeaway for the Miami Heat.