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Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA Today

Top 10 Shooting Guards in the NBA Today

Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson says he’s the best shooting guard in the NBA today, a drum he’s been beating the last few years, especially since the physical decline of the great Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. When asked about his starting five at each position today, Klay named Curry at [...]

December 30, 2015 Rob Lists, R.S. De France 0

Gasol vs. Nowitzki: Who Is The Greatest European NBA Player?

Gasol vs. Nowitzki:  Who Is The Greatest European NBA Player?

I grew up amidst the basketball eras of Magic, Bird, and Jordan, when finding a great European player in the NBA was about as rare as the L.A. Clippers making a good draft selection or the playoffs for that matter. I grew up in a time where the Lakers Vlade Divac was literally considered the [...]

September 24, 2015 Rob R.S. De France 4

Did Doc Rivers Cost the Clippers the Western Conference Finals?

Did Doc Rivers Cost the Clippers the Western Conference Finals?

It was no single decision during the series, but it was a decision Doc Rivers made 5 months ago that probably cost the Clippers the Western Conference Finals. Sunday May 17th, the Clippers lost a second-round series 4-3 to the Houston Rockets, who were led by James Harden’s 31 points and Dwight Howard’s 16 points [...]

May 20, 2015 Rob R.S. De France 0

24 Reasons Kobe Bryant Should Consider Retiring

24 Reasons Kobe Bryant Should Consider Retiring

This week Los Angles Times’ Jim Peltz relayed Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant’s message that “There was never a question for me whether or not I was going to play next year.” Here are 24 reasons he might want to think twice. 24 was how old Kobe Bryant was when he played a career-high [...]

March 16, 2015 Rob Lists, R.S. De France 0

Impenetrable Defense: NBA’s Underdog’s the Memphis Grizzlies

Impenetrable Defense: NBA’s Underdog’s the Memphis Grizzlies

After taking care of the Los Angeles Clippers, 90-87, last Monday night, the Memphis Grizzlies had quietly recorded the 3rd best record in the NBA this season at 42-16 (72.4%), just behind the 47-12 Atlanta Hawks and the 45-11 Golden State Warriors. In that hotly contested game, Chris Paul powered the Clippers on both ends [...]

March 2, 2015 Rob R.S. De France 0

The Rise of Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan

The Rise of Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan

In 2013, DeAndre Jordan talked about his need improve and added, “I know that defensively it starts with me down there.” At the time, Jordan averaged 1.4 blocks per game and 0.6 steals. Today, Jordan had taken his defensive game to a new level, blocking 2.4 shots per game and grabbing 0.9 spg. On the [...]

February 12, 2015 Rob R.S. De France 0

Top 10 NBA Backcourts: By The Numbers

Top 10 NBA Backcourts: By The Numbers

This season, Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal told USA Today that himself and Wall are, “definitely the best backcourt in the league.” But, after his dismissal from the Warriors, former Head Coach Mark Jackson called Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry the, “greatest shooting backcourt in the history of the game.” Since then, the question of [...]

January 19, 2015 Rob Lists, R.S. De France 0

Spin Doctor: Did the Clippers Make the Right Move Getting Austin Rivers?

Spin Doctor: Did the Clippers Make the Right Move Getting Austin Rivers?

Los Angeles Clippers Coach and President of Basketball Operations Doc Rivers said all the right things when he pulled the trigger on a 3-team trade that sent his son Austin Rivers home to the Clippers, Reggie Bullock to the Phoenix Suns, Chris Douglas-Roberts and a 2017 pick to the Boston Celtics. But, does the Clippers [...]

January 18, 2015 Rob R.S. De France 0

What Makes an NBA Champion?

What Makes an NBA Champion?

As the 2014-2015 NBA season gets underway, everyone already wants to know how it will end. Will the San Antonio Spurs repeat? Will Cleveland finally win one? When will big market franchises in the basement (Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, and the Philadelphia 76ers) return to contention? Back on top, the Spurs [...]

November 15, 2014 Rob R.S. De France 0

Are Block and Charge Calls Destroying the NBA?

Are Block and Charge Calls Destroying the NBA?

While bigoted NBA owners damage the NBA’s brand severely, a far more fundamental problem with how the NBA is played today is destroying the game from the inside. You know what it is before I even type it: the block/charge call, the most controversial call in basketball. I watched the game before and after this [...]

September 9, 2014 Rob R.S. De France 1