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…]

Kawhi Leonard’s decision to hook up with Paul George in L.A. creates two-headed monster trend

You know you’re big time when you can top an earthquake as the biggest news of the day. Just a little over two hours after a 7.1 magnitude quake rocked Southern California, Kawhi Leonard registered a major aftershock when he decided to come to the Los Angeles Clippers and brought another All-Star player with him. … [Read more…]

Elite Eight: Top prospects in the 2019 NBA draft

The hype surrounding the 2019 NBA draft all points to one player: Zion Williamson. The Duke superstar is the most celebrated basketball pro prospect in recent memory and he will be coming to an NBA city near you. The New Orleans Pelicans hold the top pick in the draft and — barring some kind of … [Read more…]

Why did the Warriors medical staff clear Kevin Durant to play in Game 5 of 2019 NBA Finals?

Bob Myers was in tears when he delivered the grim news about Kevin Durant. The Golden State Warriors president of basketball operations confirmed that Durant sustained an Achilles tendon injury in the first half of Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals and most likely won’t be able to play basketball for the next nine … [Read more…]

Toronto Raptors making their best pitch to Kawhi Leonard with historic NBA Finals run

Kawhi Leonard is two wins away from leading the Toronto Raptors to its first ever NBA championship. That’s quite an achievement considering where he was a year ago. With Kawhi having a memorable playoffs and Golden State all of a sudden looking vulnerable due to a myriad of injuries, online sportsbooks no longer have the … [Read more…]

Observations from 2019 NBA Finals: Raptors confounded Warriors with smart adjustments

You’ve probably heard this before. The NBA playoffs are all about adjustments. A series can easily flip from one game to the next. That’s exactly what transpired in the 2019 NBA Finals between the defending champion Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors took Game 1 thanks mainly to Toronto’s 25-year-old forward Pascal … [Read more…]

NBA writers who didn’t vote for Klay Thompson on the All-NBA team owe him an apology

Klay Thompson is a three-time NBA champion and has been to five straight NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors swingman is regarded as one of the five best shooters in the world, and you can argue teammate Steph Curry is the only player in the world who can match his 3-point shooting prowess. Thompson is … [Read more…]

Magic Johnson should shoulder only half the blame for L.A. Lakers’ disappointing season

There is no need to drum up any conspiracy theories on what happened to the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson basically told you what went down in Tinseltown during his 45-minute impromptu press conference announcing his resignation as the team’s president of basketball operations. To summarize the State of Magic address, he didn’t want to … [Read more…]

OMFB NBA 2018-19 prediction: DeMarcus Cousins will come along for the ride on basketball’s reigning dynasty

When DeMarcus Cousins couldn’t get a call from NBA teams during the free agency period, he picked up the phone himself, called the Golden State Warriors and offered his services for below market value. The Cousins signing nearly shut down the internet, as the basketball community threw up their arms in disgust and basically surrendered … [Read more…]

OMFB NBA forecast for 2018-19: LeBron-less East opens door for Raptors, Celtics

When LeBron James left The Land and took his talents to Hollywood to play with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Eastern Conference finds itself in virgin territory. Teams from the East are finally free from the chokehold King James has put on the conference the last eight years. The floodgates are wide open and the … [Read more…]