Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s signature skyhook remains the greatest weapon in basketball

For 34 years, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 points stood as the gold standard of NBA records. It was a record many thought would never be broken. LeBron James did the unthinkable when he broke Kareem’s longstanding record on Feb. 7, 2023 to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. It was a crowning achievement for King James, … [Read more…]

LeBron James breaks NBA scoring record that Chick Hearn thought would last forever

On the night Kareem Abdul-Jabber surpassed Wilt Chamberlain to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, legendary play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn made a bold prediction. Moments after Abdul-Jabbar thanked the crowd at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas and walked off the court holding the record-setting basketball in his hands, the voice of the Los … [Read more…]

‘We’ve just been behind the 8-ball’: L.A. Clippers have bad case of load management overload

When the Los Angeles Clippers played the Philadelphia 76ers on Jan. 17, it marked just the 16th time that Paul George and Kawhi Leonard shared the court together for the Clippers. The lack of cohesion and lineup uncertainties are Clippers coach Tyronn Lue’s biggest challenges since taking over the team during the pandemic year of … [Read more…]

2022 NBA Christmas Day games: Only 3 of the 5 matchups are worth watching

Christmas Day for basketball fans is the unofficial start of the “real season,” when contenders begin to separate themselves from the pretenders. Seven of the top 10 teams and seven of the 10 best players in the NBA are playing on Christmas Day. There’s no shortage of star power when ABC starts its live marathon … [Read more…]

L.A. Lakers have 2 big problems — and they don’t involve Russell Westbrook

The Los Angeles Lakers lost 10 of their first 12 games in the 2022-23 NBA season and the vast majority of Lakers fans and some members of the basketball media are losing it. It’s a rough time for the Purple and Gold. The team is struggling on the court, the value of crypto (team plays … [Read more…]

Curry ranks No. 1 in OMFB’s Furious Five 2022: Here are the 5 best basketball players in the world.

The NBA’s 75th season was truly a special one, not just from a historical sense but also for what transpired during the course of the season. Basketball’s greatest players were honored throughout the season, culminating in a giant celebration on Feb. 20, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio, when the greats of the game gathered for All-Star … [Read more…]

Doncic, Jokic, Antetokounmpo make stunning exits at FIBA EuroBasket 2022

Italy, Poland, and Germany pulled off three massive shockers in the FIBA EuroBasket 2022, ending the phenomenal tournament runs of arguably the three best players in the world. All-NBA first-teamers Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, and Giannis Antetokounmpo put up impressive games throughout EuroBasket 2022, but their individual greatness were not enough to carry their nations … [Read more…]

Defensive genius: How Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell changed the game of basketball

Bill Russell, who died on July 31, 2022 at the age of 88, didn’t need to remind folks how great he was. The man had a championship ring for each of his 10 fingers plus 1 more for good measure. If owning championship rings is the standard in recognizing the greatest basketball player of all … [Read more…]

NBA summer league: Banchero, Murray shine in Las Vegas, Holmgren sizzles in Salt Lake City

Chet Holmgren gave the basketball world a taste of what he could serve at the professional level with a eye-popping debut in summer league. The No. 2 overall selection in the 2022 NBA draft didn’t disappoint in his debut at the Salt Lake City Summer League, scoring 23 points on 7-for-9 shooting from the field … [Read more…]

NBA diamond anniversary team: OMFB ranks the 75 greatest players in basketball history

The NBA honored its 75 greatest players — 76 to be exact because of a tie — on Feb. 20, 2022, in Cleveland, Ohio. LeBron James was one of 45 members of the all-time 75 team who came in person and participated in the festivities. For LeBron, being a part of an event to honor … [Read more…]