Jayson Tatum

Celtics young star Jayson Tatum thinks Carmelo Anthony will fit well in Houston

Recently on the Bill Simmons podcast, Celtics stud Jayson Tatum sat down to discuss various topics including his young NBA career, Brad Stevens, high school and college hoops, and his focus for next season. The rookie (now sophomore) made a huge splash on the NBA radar by seamlessly fitting into the Celtics scheme. Offensively and defensively,

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Why Carmelo Anthony is still an elite NBA scorer

Is the art of the mid-range game dead? Are isolation players that can create their own shot no longer a commodity? Well, from recent memory we saw Kevin Durant put on an absolute clinic against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals. He torched them even when his shots were heavily

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Pump Fake to the Altar: Episode 16 – Why is there so much ‘hate’ for Carmelo Anthony?

Is the art of the mid-range game dead? Many individuals say it’s not. If that’s the case, then why is there so much grief for Carmelo Anthony? In this episode of the Pump Fake to the Altar podcast, your hosts Felix John-Baptiste and DJ Allen discuss the prolific scorer. He has operated in the mid-range

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Pump Fake to the Altar: Episode 12 – NBA Conference Finals

Well, look what we have here! Since the inception of the 2017-18 NBA regular season, we anticipated THESE Conference Finals. The Rockets, Warriors, Cavaliers, and Celtics all advance and hopefully we can get our money’s worth. Your hosts Felix John-Baptiste and DJ Allen give a fresh take on what to expect on this episode of

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Pump Fake to the Altar: Episode 11 – NBA Playoff Surprises

Your hosts Felix John-Baptiste and DJ Allen are FIRED UP on this episode of Pump Fake to the Altar. They discuss the lengthy Celtics-Bucks series as well as the Pelicans sweep of the Trail Blazers. At a quick glance, this was one of the most entertaining first rounds of NBA playoff action to their memories.

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An inside look at the proposed 1-16 playoff seeding for the 2018 NBA Playoffs

Throughout the years of the NBA Playoffs, we’ve grown accustomed to the 1 through 8 seeding in each conference. However, with the recent balance of power shifting West, individuals have grown weary of the current format. Instead, they’d like to see the “best” two teams meet in The Finals as opposed to earlier in the

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Three NBA Thoughts For The First Week of 2017

As we are in the beginning of the 2017 year, I wanted to dive into three topics that have been hot among basketball and hoops fans alike. So far the NBA season has been something of greatness and it seems like the next few months leading into June will only carry more amazing entertainment. 1.

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James Harden

Report: James Harden convinced Rockets to fire Kevin McHale, tried to get Dwight Howard traded

Everybody who has been watching the Rockets this season knows it hasn’t even been close to the success that they had last year as they were a series away from the NBA Finals.  This season, it has been turmoil from the beginning, and now reports have come out that James Harden was the devil mind

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VIDEO: James Harden says the Warriors 'ain't even that good'

James Harden isn’t impressed with the Golden State Warriors.  Prior to the Houston Rockets’ 131-106 lopsided home loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, Rockets guard James Harden said that the Warriors “ain’t even that good” in an attempt to get his team amped up for their contest against the team with the

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Stephen Curry

The MVP race, so far

We won’t get too far ahead of ourselves, but a month into the NBA season it’s worth at least acknowledging the players that have kicked off the awards races. My preview for Most Valuable Player included four players other than the obvious two of reigning MVP Kevin Durant and LeBron James that I thought might put

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