Monday 21st August 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

R.S. De France

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

Top 5 Trade Scenarios for Rajon Rondo

Top 5 Trade Scenarios for Rajon Rondo

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September 3, 2014 Rob Lists, R.S. De France 2

Showtime or No Time?

Showtime or No Time?

If the press could manage to be more optimistic about a team with a 40-year old point guard, a 36-year old shooting guard, and a new coach, who hasn’t had a winning record since 2009, I haven’t seen it (at least not lately). New Head Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers Byron Scott: Welcome home! [...]

July 30, 2014 Rob R.S. De France 0

Return of the King

Return of the King

The player with the best-selling jersey in the NBA became, once again, the most beloved player in the league, except, perhaps, in parts of Miami, where they’ve gone all Cleveland circa 2010. Once again, people are over-reacting to a man doing what he wants and has every right to do. James is a quality human being [...]

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

Top 10 Cavaliers Draft Picks

Top 10 Cavaliers Draft Picks

Now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have the #1 pick in the draft, again, for the third time in four years, we take a look back at their best 1st round draft picks of all-time. 10. Ron Harper School: Miami University Drafted: 8th pick (1986) NBA Experience: 15 seasons Playoffs: 10 Awards/Accomplishments: 5-time champion (Bulls, Lakers) [...]

May 28, 2014 Rob R.S. De France 0

The Clippers’ Curse Continues

The Clippers’ Curse Continues

On the heels of another delusional tirade by banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the Clippers lost 104-98 to the Oklahoma City Thunder. How? How does the team with the best floor leader (Chris Paul), the best coach (Doc Rivers), and best frontcourt (Griffin/Jordan) lose a playoff series? In the critical game 5, the Clippers blew [...]

May 17, 2014 Rob R.S. De France 1

The Face of Racism in the NBA

The Face of Racism in the NBA

“Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it’s perhaps far more terrible than it’s ever been,” Author and former Professor Angela Davis said during an interview in 1999. On the heels of the racially charged and offensive comments made by Nevada Cattle Rancher Cliven Bundy, [...]

April 30, 2014 Rob R.S. De France 0

Undrafted Players in the 2014 NBA Playoffs

Undrafted Players in the 2014 NBA Playoffs

Last Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers roared back en route to a 101-85 victory, and a series tie, behind the play of All-Star Paul George (27 points and 10 rebounds) keeping the pace, but it was the Pacers bench, Louis Scola (20 points and 7 rebounds) and C.J. Watson (10 points and 2 steals) that helped [...]

April 29, 2014 Rob R.S. De France 1

Best PG-Center-Coach Combos in the NBA

Best PG-Center-Coach Combos in the NBA

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April 1, 2014 Rob R.S. De France 0