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NBA Article: Make or break time for Lakers

NBA Article: Make or break time for Lakers

A large part of LeBron’s legacy is his playoff consistency. James has made the playoffs each of the last 13 seasons and has been to eight straight NBA Finals while winning three of them. Just last season, LeBron averaged 34 points, nine assists and nine rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the floor and playing 42 minutes per game.

Column: The ripple effect from the Kristaps Porzingis trade

Column: The ripple effect from the Kristaps Porzingis trade

On Thursday, New York Knicks star power forward Kristaps Porzingis voiced his concern on the direction of the Knicks franchise. Just a few hours later, KP was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks along with Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. for Dennis Smith Jr., Wes Matthews, DeAndre Jordan and an unspecified draft pick.

Ice Trae: Young Steph or MCW 2.0?

Ice Trae: Young Steph or MCW 2.0?

Trae Young’s NBA career hasn’t started out as most people expected. The dynamic point guard came into the league as a highly touted shooter, and in a lesser sense, a gifted passer. So far Ice Trae (aptly named by Quavo on The Bill Simmons Podcast) hasn’t necessarily wowed with either.

Dream destinations for Washington’s Big (contract-owning) Three

Dream destinations for Washington’s Big (contract-owning) Three

When was the last time the Washington Wizards were good? You may be scratching your head right now, trying to recall a time when John Wall wasn’t fat, Otto Porter Jr. wasn’t being paid more than double his points per game in millions of dollars and Bradley Beal wasn’t toiling away in misery.

Column: LeBron versus?

Column: LeBron versus?

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but LeBron James is now a Los Angeles Laker. While he has brought his basketball talents to the Staples Center, he has brought his media entity, SpringHill Entertainment, to Hollywood as well. One of the projects they are purportedly going to take on at some point is the reincarnation, or sequel, to the Michael Jordan-Looney Tunes crossover “Space Jam.”

Column: 5 things I’m watching for NBA 2018-2019

Column: 5 things I’m watching for NBA 2018-2019

The NBA returns this week, and while it has become a darling of the mainstream due to its progressive nature, social awareness, social media compatibility, TV ratings growth and, oh yeah, high level play, I have long been a basketball fan and would even be excited for a year like the low-scoring dregs of 2004.

Column: Leonard-DeRozan trade is great for Spurs, even better for Raptors

Column: Leonard-DeRozan trade is great for Spurs, even better for Raptors

As the Brigadier General of NBA twitter, World Wide Wob, likes to put it; loyalty is just a seven-letter word in the dictionary. It was never more evident than on Wednesday morning when the Raptors traded the greatest player in franchise history for a star who had strung his team along all season long and demanded a trade out of town.