Nikola Jokic is part of small fraternity of ringless NBA MVPs. Blame irresponsible basketball media.

The NBA’s Most Valuable Player is voted upon by a panel of 100 media members, who rank MVP candidates first through fifth. First-place votes are worth 10 points, second-place votes are worth seven points, third-place votes are worth five points, fourth-place votes are worth three points and fifth-place votes are worth one point. It is … [Read more…]

There’s plenty of blame to go around in the most disappointing season in L.A. Lakers history

As the losses kept piling up, Russell Westbrook kept saying the Los Angeles Lakers needed to figure things out in order to right the ship. The hope was the Lakers would eventually figure it out and straighten out a disjointed 2021-22 season. Well, any hopes of competing for an 18th championship banner have evaporated. After … [Read more…]

March Madness: These 4 teams have what it takes to reach the 2022 NCAA Final Four

Mark Few is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in college basketball. His resume speaks for itself. He has an incredible .830 winning percentage and has led Gonzaga to the national championship game in 2017 and 2021. His program has produced five first-team All-Americans (Dan Dickau, Adam Morrison, Kelly Olynyk, Nigel Williams-Goss, Rui … [Read more…]

Russell Westbrook believes he’s earned the right to finish games. Is he right?

A surreal moment occurred at the end of the Lakers-Bucks game at Crypto.com Arena. Russell Westbrook was seen giving words of encouragement to teammates Anthony Davis and LeBron James, who were both seated and looking dejected. During his postgame news conference on Spectrum SportsNet, Westbrook said he told Davis and James to shake off the … [Read more…]

Ja Morant, Klay Thompson, Russell Westbrook deliver jaw-dropping plays

The NBA’s 75th season kicked into high gear with three spectacular plays within a matter of days as the calendar flipped the page to 2022. Memphis Grizzlies budding superstar Ja Morant is making a strong case for MVP, putting down his signature moment of the 2021-22 season with a two-handed block against the Los Angeles … [Read more…]

L.A. Lakers have bigger issues than just having the oldest roster in the NBA

Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis are tired of hearing the same old question that keeps coming up after every Laker loss. When is this team going to finally find its groove? Westbrook warned everyone who was listening at the beginning of the season that this version of the Purple and Gold is going … [Read more…]

Was Klay Thompson the biggest snub on the NBA 75th anniversary team?

When the NBA announced the 76 players on its landmark diamond anniversary team, it caused a major debate on all corners of the basketball universe. The list was voted on by a blue-ribbon panel consisting of current and former NBA players, coaches, executives, WNBA greats, sportswriters, and broadcasters. It was purely subjective. But nonetheless, there … [Read more…]

NBA forecast: Giannis’ Bucks ready for repeat performance, wide-open race in wild West

Giannis Antetokounmpo got a taste of championship champagne and now he wants more. After leading the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title since 1971, the two-time league MVP and newly minted 2021 NBA Finals MVP said he is not satisfied and has his sights set on repeating as champion. “I’m not even close to … [Read more…]

OMFB’s Furious Five 2021: Ranking the 5 best basketball players in the world

Each year OneManFastBreak.net ranks the five best players in the NBA. OMFB Furious Five pays 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 standard format, with more emphasis placed on … [Read more…]

NBA summer league: Toronto Raptors may regret passing up on Jalen Suggs

Jalen Suggs couldn’t stop smiling after he left the court in his NBA summer league debut as a member of the Orlando Magic. The former Gonzaga star put on a show for the Las Vegas crowd. He scored 24 points, grabbed nine rebounds, had two steals, and two blocks. He led his team to a … [Read more…]