Clear winner in blockbuster trade between Celtics, Cavs

Whenever you have blockbuster trades in the NBA, the best way to evaluate who won and who lost is by asking this question: which team got the best player? When the Philadelphia 76ers traded Wilt Chamberlain to the L.A. Lakers in 1968 for Jerry Chambers, Archie Clark and Darrall Imhoff, who got the best player … [Read more…]

Magic sees Lonzo Ball as new leader of the Lakers

  Magic Johnson admitted that 19-year-old Lonzo Ball needed to win him over during the NBA draft process. Even though Johnson and the rest of the Lakers brass had their eye on the former UCLA All-American guard they needed more validation. Their first meeting didn’t quite live up to Johnson’s expectations. The second meeting in … [Read more…]

Elite Eight: Top prospects in 2017 NBA draft

  The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers are the two most storied franchises in the NBA. These two teams have a combined 33 championships and dozens of Hall of Famers. Now, they are in a rare position of drafting No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the 2017 NBA draft. Boston is coming … [Read more…]

Best NBA team of all-time? Warriors are on top of the conversation

LeBron James’ worst nightmare has become reality. When Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors last summer, LeBron knew he’ll be facing a “worthy” opponent in the NBA Finals but he didn’t know just how worthy. After five brutal games in The Finals, LeBron got his answer. The Warriors are a monster. A juggernaut. An … [Read more…]

2017 NBA Finals: Can LeBron’s Cavs beat the unbeatable Warriors?

The NBA Finals are here, and it’s not surprising that the same two teams that played in June last year are back for round three. It’s the rubber match of the much-anticipated rematch between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warriors are still hurting from last year’s defeat at the hands of … [Read more…]

Golden Boys: Warriors on their way to historic championship run

  Let’s cut to the chase. The Golden State Warriors are going to win the 2016-17 NBA title. About the only drama left in this year’s postseason is whether or not these Super Warriors will drop a game on their way to their second championship in three years. Sorry, LeBron. Your reign as King of … [Read more…]

Why Westbrook shouldn’t win 2017 NBA MVP

We all love a good storyline, and watching Russell Westbrook lead a Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder squad into the playoffs while putting up historic numbers was the best story of the 2016-17 regular season. Westbrook pulled off the unthinkable, becoming the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season. … [Read more…]

Furious Five: Ranking the 5 best players in the NBA

Each year ranks the five best players in the NBA. Let’s call it the “OMFB Furious Five.” It’s all about paying homage to the five styles of Chinese martial arts: snake, crane, monkey, praying mantis, and tiger. The ranking system is based on one man’s opinion and does not follow or conform to any … [Read more…]

All I want for Christmas is the Golden State Warriors

We have a full plate of goodies from the NBA on Christmas Day, but let’s be real. The only game that really matters is the afternoon delight in Cleveland between the Warriors and the Cavaliers. It’s a rematch of the 2015 and 2016 NBA Finals. It’s the first meeting between two basketball titans expected to … [Read more…]