Favorites, contenders, sleepers: Teams to watch in NBA restart inside Disney World bubble

Basketball is back. It may not be the usual games we’ve been accustomed to, but it’ll have to do. The NBA and its partners have created a unique bubble plan, setting up shop at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.,where 22 teams will be participating in an AAU-type environment. The bubble plan has daily COVID-19 … [Read more…]

Furious Five 2019-20: Ranking NBA’s 5 best players

Each year OneManFastBreak.net ranks the five best players in the NBA. Let’s call it the “OMFB Furious Five.” It’s 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 other format, … [Read more…]

Fundamentally speaking: Tim Duncan was the center of attention in Hall of Fame career

Tim Duncan was one of the most unique superstars in basketball. He did everything low key. You never heard him publicly complain about his contract. You never heard him say anything bad about a coach or player. And on his final NBA game in 2016, he briefly pointed a finger to the ceiling before walking … [Read more…]

What ESPN documentary ‘The Last Dance’ reveals about Michael Jordan

The last time Michael Jordan competed in an NBA arena George W. Bush was president of the United States, Arnold Schwarzenegger was the governor of California, cost of gas was $1.83 per gallon, and a young Harvard University student named Mark Zuckerberg launched a website called Facemash. When ESPN aired the first episodes of the … [Read more…]

Sports world looks to NBA to take the lead in return to normalcy amid COVID-19 pandemic

The wake-up call came on March 11. That’s when the NBA made the unprecedented move of suspending the season due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league had been in talks for days on how to work out the logistics of playing in empty arenas. But when Utah Jazz … [Read more…]

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant wasn’t just an ordinary star. He was a supernova.

Parents should be our role models without a doubt. Our superheroes, on the other hand, could be fictional comic book characters or Hollywood-inspired saviors. Kobe Bean Bryant was a hero to many people. He had the ability to bring people together with his incredible skills and unrelenting drive. He brought so much joy in our … [Read more…]

NBA forecast 2019-20: Giannis Antetokounmpo feels he ‘could do better’ following MVP season for Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo is well aware he’s far from being a finished product. Sounds ridiculous to even suggest that the reigning NBA MVP, who averaged 27.7 points per game, 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, shot 58 percent from the field and led his team to the best record in the Eastern Conference during the 2018-19 season, still … [Read more…]

NBA forecast 2019-20: Lakers, Clippers have simmering rivalry in wild, wild West

The biggest winner during the NBA offseason was the city of Los Angeles. Staples Center will be the center of the basketball universe as we enter the 2019-20 NBA regular season because two of the best teams in the league will play 82 times in Downtown Los Angeles. The pride of Riverside, Calif., Kawhi Leonard … [Read more…]

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019: Gregg Popovich gets defensive after Team USA fails to medal

Gregg Popovich became Papa-vich almost immediately after Team USA’s win over Poland on the final day of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. What should have been the culmination of another USA dominance at the World Cup turned into a sad post-mortem following the worst finish by an American squad in an Olympic or World … [Read more…]

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019: 5 national teams that could seriously challenge Team USA

Ever since Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball as the program’s managing director, the U.S. men’s senior national team has completely dominated the competition, winning three Olympic gold medals and two FIBA World Cup gold medals. For more than a decade, Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski have helmed the top basketball program in the … [Read more…]