The LeBron Rules
For those too young to remember, the Bad Boy Pistons of the late eighties developed a secret yet blatantly obvious set of rules when playing against Jordan and the Bulls. The rules were simple: put Jordan on his ass every time he tries to drive the lane, and if you foul him, make [...]
The LeBron Rules
You’ve seen the highlights and read the headlines. Andrew Bogut’s performance in Game 6 was epic – arguably the best game of his career, and certainly the most significant. Legacies get made in the playoffs, and for Bogut, his career had essentially been devoid of any meaningful post-season moments. Until now, of course. It’s incredible to [...]
Unstoppable Knicks get a lot of stops
I watched the Celtics-Knicks game this morning and I expected it would be one of the best of this post-season. How wrong I was, about this game, and about this entire series. The Knicks look like a team possessed, determined to win every game, every challenge, every possession. I have never [...]
It’s no secret that the playoffs are my favourite time of year. You can tell because I become more anti-social on weekends. You can tell because my productiveness at the work place mysteriously drops between the hours of 11am and 3pm. And you can tell because I’m back here blogging at NBAMate.
It’s not that I don’t care [...]
For a while now there’s been one longstanding member of the Wall of Fame that has been a bit out of place. Not an athlete. Not a basketballer… in fact, nothing to do with basketball. Not a cheerleader. And not Chopper Reid.
Yes, it’s Richo.
Sure, you can still see him on Friday night football on your [...]
Usually the Christmas Day game featuring the Lakers is a battle of two contenders trying to prove their championship mettle. A preview of things possibly to come in June. At least that’s the way it’s been the last few years watching LA against the Bulls, Heat, Cavs and Celtics.
But this year was very different. This [...]
Yes it’s me. I’m still posting, albeit it not as much as I used to. I told JT you can count me in for maybe one post per month, and of course the Playoff Diary. But this season is so damn intriguing I don’t know if I can wait a month between posts. So much [...]
Boston giving up 120 points. The Lakers losing to a Dirk-less Mavs. Andrew Varejao hauling in 23 rebounds and 9 assists?! Yeah, you could say there were a few surprises on Day 1 of the 2012-13 season. Here’s what I learned.
The Heat picked up where they left off. The ring ceremony game is always one [...]
It’s that time of year again folks. The 2012-13 NBA season is upon us, and although it feels like we say this every year, this could be the greatest NBA season ever.
So many intriguing story lines. So many fascinating sub-plots. So many stacked teams and potential champions. We put the NBAMate brains trust together to make sense [...]
It’s only a matter of time.
Since the most eventful NBA off-season (2010) that I’ve ever witnessed in my life, every NBA fan looked at the newly formed Miami Heat, either with wide-eyed amazement or with pure disgust, and uttered those words at some point along the journey.
You couldn’t assemble three Franchise players, including two [...]