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…]

Furious Five 2018: Ranking the NBA’s 5 best players

  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 … [Read more…]

With addition of LeBron, young L.A. Lakers could present big problem for Golden State Warriors

When ESPN released its annual statistical model projecting win totals for the upcoming NBA season, the Los Angeles Lakers were left out of the playoff picture. That had many basketball experts scratching their heads because the Lakers enjoyed the best offseason of any NBA team this summer, landing the most coveted free agent on the … [Read more…]

Lakers way ahead of schedule on rebuilding plan thanks to NBA’s newest two-headed monster

When Jeanie Buss needed to press the reset button on the Los Angeles Lakers, she went full Khaleesi mode. She ousted her brother, Jim, as the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations and fired longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak. Then she hired her father’s favorite player of all-time, Magic Johnson, to be the president … [Read more…]

After announcing decision to sign with Lakers, LeBron sends farewell message to Cleveland

There were no ESPN specials or introspective Sports Illustrated essays. It was just one simple tweet from his management group. Klutch Sports Group sent out a tweet at 5:08 pm PT on July 1 that read: LeBron James, four-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP, 14-time NBA All-Star, and two-time Olympic gold medalist has agreed … [Read more…]

Paul George starts NBA free-agency frenzy by pledging his loyalty to Westbrook, OKC

You can take Paul George’s name off the NBA free-agent tracker list. At 11:51 pm ET on June 30, about nine minutes before the official start of the July 1 NBA free agency period, an Oklahoma City Thunder fan with the Twitter handle @GabeIkard posted a video of Paul George announcing his decision to stay … [Read more…]

Elite Eight: Top prospects in the 2018 NBA draft

This year’s NBA draft may not have a LeBron James or Kevin Durant or a Steph Curry but it has plenty of very gifted young prospects who have the talent and pedigree to could contribute right away for a lot of teams, and may even become the face of a franchise. The Phoenix Suns have … [Read more…]

LeBron: Playing Warriors ‘like playing the Patriots’

The Golden State Warriors are the reigning kings of the NBA and they don’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. The Warriors captured their third NBA championship in four seasons and the core of basketball’s latest dynasty, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, are all in the prime of their basketball … [Read more…]

5 ways Cavs can upset Warriors in 2018 NBA Finals

LeBron James refers to the Golden State Warriors as the “monster” from the West. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar got a closer look at the Dubs during the 2017 NBA Finals and the result was downright scary. Steph Curry and Co. won the series in five games, and only a record-setting game by the Cavs saved … [Read more…]