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…]

Tokyo Olympics: Team USA takes home 4th straight gold thanks to Kevin Durant’s heroics

If there were any doubts that Kevin Durant was back near the top of list of best basketball players in the world, they were all extinguished during the 2021 NBA playoffs and the 2021 Summer Games in Tokyo. Durant was nothing short of spectacular during the men’s basketball tournament at the Saitama Super Arena in … [Read more…]

Who’s No. 1? Ranking the 10 best prospects in the 2021 NBA draft.

Detroit Pistons general manager Troy Weaver and the rest of the Pistons’ basketball decision-makers hold the top card in the 2021 NBA draft. The Pistons have an opportunity to change the fortunes of a franchise that’s been to the playoffs twice in 12 years and haven’t had a playoff win in 14 years. Detroit fans … [Read more…]

Tokyo Olympics: 6 teams that could seriously derail Team USA’s gold medal hopes

To say that USA Basketball had a rocky training camp heading into the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo would be an understatement. The senior men’s national team lost its first two exhibition games in Las Vegas, had three players enter the health and safety COVID protocols, and two players dropped out. Even head coach Gregg … [Read more…]

NBA Finals: Giannis Antetokounmpo won a championship despite taking the more difficult path

Giannis Antetokounmpo had a refreshing perspective when it came to playing in the NBA Finals. Giannis wasn’t born in the United States. He was born in Greece to Nigerian parents. He wasn’t a five-star recruit. He wasn’t exposed to the AAU circuit. He wasn’t a high draft pick. His journey to the NBA was different … [Read more…]

NBA Finals: Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton makes a strong case as one of the best big men

Deandre Ayton is causing a major reassessment of the value of an old-school basketball center. When Ayton was selected No. 1 overall in the 2018 NBA draft, some internet draft “experts” thought the Phoenix Suns were making a mistake for investing in a 7-footer who doesn’t fit the modern big preferred by analytics. Now, the … [Read more…]

NBA playoffs: 2021 MVP Nikola Jokic can’t carry hobbled and weary Nuggets past Suns

Nikola Jokic is listed at 6-11 and 284 pounds. But even his massive physical stature couldn’t prevent the Denver Nuggets from being blown out of the NBA playoffs. The Nuggets’ 2021 season ended in disappointment after getting swept 4-0 by the Phoenix Suns in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. The heavy toll … [Read more…]