NBA

Ranking the best young cores heading into the 2018-2019 NBA season

Yes Golden State Warriors, we get that you currently have the best roster and won’t be beaten anytime soon, most likely (thanks for making that abundantly clear DeMarcus Cousins). However, as superstars get older, there are always younger players developing behind them, waiting to unseat these veteran superstars as the NBA’s next elite level talent. With

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Lakers

Lakers Lair: Episode 2 – Lakers pre-season hype

It is the off-season for the NBA and with the NFL in full-swing it can be hard to be passionate about basketball just yet. However, that is what we are here for, to deliver and bring about excitement for the Lakers even when they are not on the court during the season. Recent news about

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Lakers

Lakers Lair: Debut Episode-Off-season recap and pre-season hype

Welcome, all Laker Nation and even those who have not found the way yet and need to be convinced! We are here and we are not going anywhere. The debit podcast of the Laker Nation with co-hosts B.J. Boyer and myself (Randy King) is now upon us. In this podcast, several topics of discussion regarding

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Fred Hoiberg

Which NBA coaches are on the hot seat for the 2018-2019 season

There is always turnover in at least one NBA organization each off-season. While there are great coaches out in the NBA, some of them fail to meet the heavy demands of the job. Out of the 30 NBA head coaches, there are some who remain safe and secure running their designated teams. On the other side

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Duke

Is the 2018-2019 Duke ‘Fab 5’ the best recruiting class ever?

In what might seem like an unfair advantage before the 2018-2019 college basketball season even begins, not many are complaining in Cameron, North Carolina. College basketball fans are used to seeing a few of the nations best high-school basketball players commit to playing for the Blue Devils. However, as good as Coach K has been in

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Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard must be professional, prepare to play for Toronto

The NBA world has been aware for some time that Kawhi Leonard wanted out of San Antonio. Well, guess what? Leonard got what he wanted. On the morning of Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, Leonard was traded to the Toronto Raptors for their respective superstar DeMar DeRozan. However, even after the demands of Leonard were met,

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Rookie, NBA Draft

Which 2018 NBA second-round draft picks will deliver in rookie season?

First round picks are nice, but let us not forget how important picks 31-60 can be. There has been an assemblage of second-round picks in past seasons who have managed to carve their way onto an NBA roster and find ways to contribute. The 2018 NBA Draft class was deep and saturated with talent. After

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Lakers

Analyzing each Los Angeles Lakers free agents not named LeBron James.

The Los Angeles Lakers wasted no time in building their roster for the 2018-2019 season after inking LeBron James to a four-year deal.  In the first 48 hours of free agency, Rob Pelinka and Magic Johnson made splashes by signing a plethora of players to help them compete for the Larry O’Brien trophy. While the James

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international

Best NBA players from 2018 World Cup countries

The World Cup. The prestigious month-long festivity of soccer that highlights 32 of the world’s best soccer countries is now underway. These 32 countries will meet in Russia to fight for a chance to be crowned the champions of the world. Each country participating at the World Cup clearly boasts tremendous soccer talent, however, many of

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Doc Rivers

Was it smart for the Clippers to extend Doc Rivers?

The Los Angeles Clippers have come to terms with head coach Doc Rivers on a two-year extension. The 19-year NBA coach has shown a proven track record of winning and re-building franchises. However, the recent extension granted to Rivers may have been gifted to him based on previous successes and experience over the current situation the

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