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…]

Holmgren, Banchero, Smith headline list of big-time prospects in 2022 NBA draft

NBA teams looking for a big man are in luck. This year’s draft is loaded with big men who could change the fortunes of several franchises. Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren and Duke’s Paolo Banchero are two of the three best prospects in the 2022 NBA draft. The two went head-to-head last November and the 20,000 fans … [Read more…]

NBA Finals: MVP Steph Curry reveals why he cried in the final moments of Game 6

Steph Curry plays with a lot of emotion, but it is extremely rare to see him cry on the court. That’s what happened in the final moments of Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals in Boston. The Golden State Warriors were seconds away from winning their fourth NBA championship in eight seasons and Curry … [Read more…]

New Lakers head coach Darvin Ham tells how he plans to fix L.A.’s biggest problems

First impression is the best impression. For his first press conference as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Darvin Ham hit it out of the park. Now, all he has to do is execute the plan. Ham was introduced as the 28th head coach of the Lakers on June 6. The 48-year-old former NBA … [Read more…]

Draymond Green on Dubs’ dynasty: ‘No one has proven they can beat us yet when we’re whole’

The Golden State Warriors are back in the NBA Finals for the sixth time in eight years. The last team to pull off that feat was Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. The Warriors dynasty is definitely not over, and one of their main guys is making sure everyone knows it. “After being counted out, dynasty being … [Read more…]

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

The NBA’s Most Valuable Player is voted on 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…]