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Reversing The Trend

by Brandon Hoffman

Jan 25, 2011 2:27 PM

Are there really some chinks in the armor of the two-time defending champs, or are the Lakers merely suffering from a case of midseason complacency? Read more »

Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

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Comparing Two Very Different Young Point Guards

by Brandon Hoffman

Nov 8, 2009 9:59 PM

Building off their 2009 playoff series matchup, Rajon Rondo and Derrick Rose will likely be linked and compared many more times through the years. Read more »

Tags: NBA

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Breaking Down Every Angle Of The 2009 NBA Finals

by Brandon Hoffman

Nov 8, 2009 9:26 PM

This may not be Lakers-Celtics, or Kobe-LeBron, but this year?s NBA Final features two evenly matched teams that are playing their best basketball at the exact same time. Read more »

Tags: NBA

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Lakers Save Best For Last Against Nuggets

by Brandon Hoffman

L.A.'s gameplan was obvious from the onset as they went to Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum on their first four offensive possessions. Read more »
A Signature Road Win

by Brandon Hoffman

The Lakers got off to another slow start in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, but came up with several big plays down the stretch to escape with a 103-97 win over the Nuggets. Read more »
The Importance Of Rajon Rondo

by Brandon Hoffman

Last season, most analysts thought the Celtics couldn?t win a championship with a second-year point guard at the helm. This season, Boston?s repeat chances begin and end with Rondo. Read more »
Extra Work Paying Dividends For Jameer Nelson

by Brandon Hoffman

Aside from Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu may have been most responsible for Orlando?s success last season, but it?s Jameer Nelson who is having a career-year this season. Read more »
Defense Or Bust For Miami

by Brandon Hoffman

While the Heat offense has a long way to go to catch up with its defense, Miami is clearly a team on the rise. Read more »
How The Spurs Keep On Going

by Brandon Hoffman

The Spurs are the one team in the league that is capable of winning four straight playoff series without the benefit of home-court advantage. Read more »
The Limitations Of The Hornets

by Brandon Hoffman

Until the Hornets find a serviceable backup for Chris Paul, they?ll remain on the outside looking in and championship contention. Read more »
Cavs Have All The Tools For A Title

by Brandon Hoffman

The Cavs are no longer a one man band. They?re a team with all the tools required to win a championship. Read more »
Chicago's Halfcourt Offense A Work In Progress

by Brandon Hoffman

Derrick Rose doesn?t have the skill set nor is he blessed with the right supporting cast to be a pick-and-roll point guard at this stage of his career. Read more »
Poor Shooting Doesn't Hurt Lakers Against Nuggets

by Brandon Hoffman

Despite their shooting woes, the Lakers capitalized on their superior size by outrebounding Denver. Read more »
Finals Preview: Lakers In 6?

by Brandon Hoffman

The Lakers have played 67 games and Boston has played 73, nearly an entire NBA season, since these two teams last squared off back on December 30th. Read more »
How To Beat Boston?

by Brandon Hoffman

The Celtics appear vulnerable against a quick perimeter oriented offense. Read more »
A 76% Success Rate Not Enough?

by Brandon Hoffman

Given the success rates of the players who have entered the NBA and/or played professional abroad at or before the age of 18, whose interests are the powers that be trying to protect? Read more »
Does Webber Deserve A HOF Nod?

by Brandon Hoffman

Take away your personal feelings for C-Webb and compare his career and contributions to the game of basketball to that of Hayes, DeBusschere, Lucas, Garnett, and Dirk and you should see that Chris Webber belongs in the Hall of Fame. Read more »
Will The Nuggets Become The Best Team Ever To Not Make The Playoffs?

by Brandon Hoffman

The depth of the Western Conference will make for one historical exclusion in the playoffs. Read more »
Kobe Or LeBron In The Clutch?

by Brandon Hoffman

Which player is the better clutch performer? Read more »
Comparing The Age Of The Spurs To Previous Dynasties

by Brandon Hoffman

Are there any indicators that can be taken from the end of previous dynasties that suggest the Spurs' run is over? Read more »