Let's be honest.
- Geek & Sci-Fi
In Game 5, Kobe's historical third quarter just wasn't enough to beat the Celticss.
The thing about Robert Horry that a lot of people didn't appreciate: He wasn't just knocking down one huge shot here or there at random intervals, he could take over an entire fourth quarter of a game by hitting multiple huge shots.
If you didn't watch Game 1 last night, read this.
All the back-and-forth strategy, zone defenses, and random heroic role players didn't seem to matter when it was all said and done.
Except for a couple of dudes in Detroit, is there anybody who doesn't love Ron Artest? In a Lakers/Suns tiebreaker Game 5 that was headed for one of two finishes -- Kobe Bryant being the hero or Steve Nash being the hero -- Ron stole the show and the after-party.
Last week we asked the Dime faithful for your favorite and least-favorite NBA nicknames. Reader Chaos best summed up ours and everyone else's general feeling: "We need to start giving players real nicknames man.
Arguably, the '96 Chicago Bulls are the greatest team of all-time.
Almost like it was scripted by our friends at Nike, just as the Kobe and LeBron "MVPuppet" ads begin to resurface, the brand's two showcase guys are on hot streaks and look like they could be headed for an NBA Finals matchup.
Andrew Bynum's game has come so far since he entered the league out of high school in 2005.
Yesterday must have been unofficial Sh*t-Talking Day around the NBA.
Now that NBA training camps are underway, some guys will have to get used to having all eyes on them -- or more specifically, all eyes on their knees, shoulders, ankles, etc.
Unlike a tenured professor, once you make it to the NBA, it doesn't automatically mean you get to stay there.
When a young phenom stumbles, or goes all the way and completely falls from grace, the race is on amongst guys like us (media) to say "I saw it coming.
Chris Wallace should have gotten a cut from Mitch Kupchak for helping construct the Lakers' championship team.
This has been a summer full of teases.
Check out these highlights from the Lakers' parade down Figueroa Ave.
Yesterday was light in terms of NBA news and notes and rumors and all that: LeBron was released from the hospital following oral surgery, Leroy Smith took another step toward hoop/comedy immortality, and the combine results from the Chicago pre-draft camp were released.