How pregame dunks used to give the other team a chance to score before tipoff
This isn't the season the Philadelphia 76ers expected
Before his team had such grand expectations, Brown would use these “hermit” trips, as he calls them, to watch the last two minutes of almost every close game played in the NBA. His video coordinator would cut footage for him so he could study how these games unfolded from an offensive and defensive perspective.
What the Hell Happened to Darius Miles?
This is kind of rambling, but interesting, and I liked this line.
You already heard that story a million times, with a million players. The cliche is that guys go broke buying Ferraris or whatever. Listen, it takes a long time to go broke buying Ferraris.
The Curious Case of Bryan Colangelo and the Secret Twitter Account
Actually more than one. More basketball but not really news. Some of the self defensive tweets are pretty funny.
I did not disclose our suspicions about the other three accounts, one of which, Still Balling, had been active earlier that day; I did this to see whether the partial disclosure would trigger any changes to the other accounts
That afternoon, within hours of the call, all three of the accounts I hadn’t discussed with the team switched from public to private, effectively taking them offline
Joy and secret rage: How Steph Curry ignites the Warriors
They would strive to make one of Curry’s defining traits their cornerstone. It would be a constant, felt in the practice facility (where music thumps) and film sessions (where jokes fly) and far beyond. It would be one of the few qualities that, in the age of analytics, remained difficult to tally: happiness.
When The Dubs Hit The Turbo Button
By the time opponents know what’s hit them, it’s already too late. This is how the Warriors crush -- and how the NBA fails to fight back.
No actual answer of course, just some interesting stats. The team that scores more points usually wins.
The Greatest Story Ever Trolled
Joel Embiid has turned the Sixers’ famed process into performance art, and everyone is feeling merry and bright -- for now.
Of course he is aware it makes people within the organization crazy that their budding superstar keeps giving shoutouts to the deposed general manager who led the franchise to one of the worst stretches in NBA history. That’s kind of the point.
“On social media, I can hide behind the computer or the iPhone,” Embiid says. “Internet courage.”
How MJ, LeBron match up after King James' 1,072nd career game
Why is that noteworthy? Because Michael Jordan played in 1,072 regular-season games in his 15-season career, and in case you’ve been under a rock or off Twitter for the past decade, the NBA world has been known to compare the two legends’ careers.
Not sure I’ve been under a rock, but the fact LeBron’s career has been as long as Jordan’s did sneak up on me.
The least distinguished careers in NBA history
Who’s done the least with the most seasons played?
And despite being some of the least essential players on their squads, they stayed useful and on NBA rosters for years. We should hope for as much in our own careers.