NBA players are a lot like stocks, constantly going up and down in value. Each year, some players inevitably take a turn for the worse, as age, injuries or complacency set in. Let's take a look at some players who are in danger of falling off this upcoming season.
Oct 13, 2013 | 9,289 Views
Oct 13, 2013 at 06:15pm
While we waited yesterday for the NBA conference, specifically, Adam Silver, to announce what would be Donald Sterling's punishment for his reprehensible racist remarks, we decided to examine just how deep-rooted his hatred is. This may not come as a surprise.
An arduous 82 game regular season brings with it many surprises and disappointments. For every breakout player, there's at least one who didn't live up to expectations. There's several contributing factors to a disappointing season: age sets in, uncooperative coaches, and especially injuries - players who came back "healthy" but showed ill effects.
Ball Over All counts down the 10 (OK, technically 12) players who disappointed fans, coaches, and even themselves by severely under performing this summer.
The NBA has grown exponentially in the past 25 years on multiple levels. On a macro level, by expanding their brand to a global audience and adding franchises. On a micro level, by implementing replays and allowing for zone defenses.
Speaking about his biggest rivals in the league today, LeBron James says there is no one individual rival for him.
Measuring the greatness of LeBron has shifted from putting him up against Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and Paul Pierce, and is now about seeing how he stacks up against the all-time greatest players. Asked about who he considers his chief rival these days, James doesn't mention Derrick Rose in the East, or Durant out West, and says that he once considered Pierce his toughest rival when he was on his quest for his first championship.
Oct 27, 2013 | 6,294 Views
Oct 27, 2013 at 04:09pm
After learning that Ray Allen was not interested in playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers IF he returned this season, it became more likely that he wouldn't be playing at all. Today, the man who LeBron recently passed on the all-time scoring list has announced that he won't be playing in the 2014-15 season.
"Over the past several months, I have taken a lot of time to deliberate what is best for me," Allen said. "I’ve ultimately decided that I will not play this NBA season."
Having a skilled shooting guard on your team can help properly space the floor and drive the offense. From deadly spot up shooters, to lethal slashers, the league is full of players that can flat out score at will. The best two guards can shoot the lights out from any spot on the floor and get to the hoop when their team needs it. Some of these guys on the list are perennial all-stars, while a few others are among the breakout stars of the 2012-2013 season.
We count down the 10 Best Shooting Guards of the 2012-2013 season.
May 26, 2013 | 5,571 Views
May 26, 2013 at 05:14pm