The Greatest Game in NBA History

Photo Source: HoopsHabit Logos via SportsLogos.net   Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals is often referred to as the greatest game in basketball history. It was a matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the Boston Celtics that went all the way to triple overtime. However, before we jump into that game, we need to find out how we got here. Phoenix Suns The Suns’ … Continue reading The Greatest Game in NBA History

The 15 Best Players in NBA History That Aren’t in the Hall of Fame

Source: thevirgintraveler.com   In 1959, the first Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class was announced, with a class that included the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, and arguably the greatest player the game had seen at the time, George Mikan. In total, over 150 players have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. However, countless others have been left out. We are going to … Continue reading The 15 Best Players in NBA History That Aren’t in the Hall of Fame

What Happened to the Original NBA Teams

Photo Credit: Sports Encyclopedia The 1946-47 season was the first season of the Basketball Association of America, or BAA (which you know as the NBA now). Maurice Podoloff was the commissioner of the league, which was founded on June 6th of 1946. You may recognize his name because the Most Valuable Player trophy is named after him: the Maurice Podoloff trophy. Eleven teams played that season, with … Continue reading What Happened to the Original NBA Teams

The Black Mamba: A Look at One of Basketball’s Fiercest Competitors Ever

Image from sportsworldnews.com Design by Isaiah Matute On this day in 1978, Pamela Cox Bryant gave birth to her third child with Joe Bryant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This child was named after a Japanese city, Kobe, and his father’s nickname, which was Jellybean. Before he was the Black Mamba, he was Kobe Bean Bryant, a young kid whose father and uncle, John “Chubby” Cox both … Continue reading The Black Mamba: A Look at One of Basketball’s Fiercest Competitors Ever

What Should Have Been: Len Bias

Photo source: ESPN   This is part three of a series titled “What Should Have Been,” documenting players and teams in NBA history who should have been great but were held back by injuries or other setbacks.   “The Boston Celtics select Len Bias of the University of Maryland.” Commissioner David Stern spoke those words on June 17, 1986. Len Bias was supposed to bridge … Continue reading What Should Have Been: Len Bias

What Should Have Been: Los Angeles Lakers

Photo source: NBC Los Angeles   This is part two of a series titled “What Should Have Been,” documenting players and teams in NBA history who should have been great, but were held back by injuries. Reading the title, one might wonder, when have the Lakers not lived up to their potential? To answer that question, let’s go back to June 25, 1979, when the … Continue reading What Should Have Been: Los Angeles Lakers

What Should Have Been: Portland Trailblazers

Photo Source: NBA.com This is part one of a series titled “What Should Have Been,” documenting players and teams in NBA history who should have been great, but were held back by injuries. In the 2006 NBA Draft, the Portland Trail Blazers selected Brandon Roy with the sixth overall pick, and traded for the rights to the second overall pick, LaMarcus Aldridge. This set the stage … Continue reading What Should Have Been: Portland Trailblazers