The lockout season was supposed to break Andrew Bynum. He was always tagged as "injury prone," and a compressed schedule would help him fulfill his fate as the next Bill Walton/Yao Ming, big men cursed by the frailty of their lower bodies. But something changed the script.
The Spurs' boring tag is supposedly a by-product of the team being ‘a bunch of good guys.’ But are they really good guys? The team that once brought Rodman aboard to be the resident Bad Guy in a chorus of angels eventually devolved into welcoming creeps like Bruce Bowen and Robert Horry into the fold. It’s a construct so sneaky and two-faced you’d almost think the team was being coached by a guy who seriously considered a career in the CIA.
He'll never be mistaken for Kevin Love, but after a decade as a NBA meme made pasty flesh, Brian Scalabrine has proven that he's something more, and more complicated, than an exceptionally well-paid human meme.
How did the Grizzlies end up on the losing end of one of the most memorable comebacks in NBA Playoffs history? It's simple: They were just following the script, and the philosophy, that has allowed them to win games all season.
The new Brooklyn Nets logo is reportedly the work of minority owner and businessman/business, man Jay-Z himself. It also kind of looks like something the guy who recorded "Hola Hovito" might have designed. Because David is too biased (and ignorant) to grade it, we asked artist buddies Joseph Applegate and David Rappoccio to help out.
Blake Ahearn is not making $10 million this year, despite an amusing Yahoo Sports typo suggesting as much. He is probably the least significant player in the NBA Playoffs. He is also probably cool with all that.
Avery Bradley didn't come out of nowhere: he was a McDonald's All-American, a blue-chip recruit, and a big-time college player. But his sudden and surprising emergence as one of the most important and exciting players on the Celtics—and one of the best on-ball defenders in the NBA—has been the happiest of surprises.