OMFB Furious Five: Celtics have the best duo but do they have the No. 1 player in basketball?

Moments after helping the Boston Celtics capture the franchise’s 18th NBA championship banner, Jaylen Brown was awarded the Bill Russell trophy after being named the most valuable player of the NBA Finals. Brown graciously accepted the trophy from commissioner Adam Silver. Then, he gave a thoughtful and self-effacing remark. “I share this with my brothers … [Read more…]

NBA Finals: Lockdown defender Jrue Holiday was pivotal piece to Celtics’ championship puzzle

Joel Embiid posted a question on social media after the Boston Celtics took a 3-0 lead in the 2024 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. “Did the Bucks give them the championship?” Embiid said referring to the offseason move that led to Damian Lillard coming to Milwaukee and sending Jrue Holiday to the Portland Trail … [Read more…]

NBA lost more than its iconic logo after the death of basketball legend Jerry West

Jerry West, who died at the age of 86 on June 12, 2024, was more than just great NBA player. He was arguably the most influential person in the game of basketball. Few in the history of the game could match West’s accolades as a player and as an executive. He was a collegiate standout … [Read more…]

Knicks’ Jalen Brunson, Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards growing into their starring roles

In order to achieve the ultimate prize of winning a championship, star players must go through some growing pains. Jalen Brunson and Anthony Edwards both starred in the 2024 playoffs, but both ultimately fell short of accomplishing the main objective of hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. Edwards, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ dynamic wing player, said last … [Read more…]

OMFB’s 12 best prospects in the 2024 NBA draft: Making a case for taking Zach Edey at No. 1

To say Purdue’s Zach Edey is the most polarizing prospect in the 2024 NBA draft would be a gigantic understatement. Edey is a throwback center who plays in a phone booth. He’s an old-school, back-to-the-basket big man who uses his imposing size (7-4) and strength (300 pounds) to physically beat up and wear down his … [Read more…]

James Harden left teams disappointed in the past. Will it happen again with the L.A. Clippers?

One day after James Harden was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, Harden aired out his dirty laundry and threw a few people under the bus on his way out of Philadelphia. Harden told the media that the role he was given on the 76ers left him playing “on a leash.” He argued that he … [Read more…]

First Kobe Bryant statue unveiled in emotional ceremony outside ‘house that Kobe built’

On a date aligning with Kobe Bryant’s iconic jersey numbers — 8 and 24 — and his daughter Gianna’s No. 2, the Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a statue at Star Plaza outside Crypto.com Arena to honor one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, introduced the statue during an emotional dedication … [Read more…]

Joel Embiid’s historic 70-point game breaks Wilt Chamberlain’s 57-year-old 76ers record

On the anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s 81-point game, Joel Embiid took center stage and eclipsed one of the many NBA scoring records held by Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain. Embiid scored 70 points in just 37 minutes on the court to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 133-123 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. It … [Read more…]

L.A. Lakers win NBA’s inaugural in-season tournament: ‘It absolutely means something’

A big shout-out to NBA commissioner Adam Silver for gifting basketball fans the in-season tournament. It was a smashing success. It created a ton of buzz right around a time when football usually dominates the headlines. The championship game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Indiana Pacers on Dec. 9 was the most-watched regular-season … [Read more…]

Giannis Antetokounmpo explains why he doesn’t work out with other NBA stars

Giannis Antetokounmpo gave an honest response when TNT reporter Chris Haynes asked him why he doesn’t work out with other current NBA superstars. “I cannot fake it,” the Milwaukee Bucks superstar said. Antetokounmpo’s answer is a reminder of the type of special talent he is in today’s game. He combines his modern-day skillset with an … [Read more…]