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What Should We Make of the NBA’s Opening Months?

Sports PhotoThe NBA In-Season Tournament is underway, and SC’s Ross Lancaster has found himself more captivated by early-season basketball than usual. However, he writes about why you still shouldn’t make too many conclusions this early on. Complete Story

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The NBA’s Greatest Dynasties

Sports PhotoFrom George Mikan’s Lakers and Bill Russell’s Celtics to Michael Jordan’s Bulls and Steph Curry’s Warriors, the NBA has seen at least seven great dynasties. Which teams qualify, and who are other teams that just missed? SC’s Brad Oremland returns! Complete Story

Culture Wars Now Infest NBA

Sports PhotoFlorida governor Ron DeSantis kept the pot boiling by accusing NBA players of collaborating with an “enemy” that he referred to as “Communist China.” If his comments weren’t so dishonest and inflammatory, they would be funny. Complete Story

Let Me See If I Can Fit You in My Schedule

Sports PhotoA new era of the NBA will get underway this fall. But the reaction hasn’t been the warmest. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at some of sports’ more noticeable calendar changes and a trend that’s more prevalent. Complete Story

NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers

Sports PhotoSC’s Ross Lancaster breaks down three NBA teams that made smart moves at the beginning of July and three that had a more questionable start to the offseason. Complete Story

NBA Reaching the Heights of Yester-Year

Sports PhotoThe ways of the NBA appear to be changing … again. SC’s Jonathan Lowe explains why 2023 overall No. 1 pick Victor Wembenyama may add weight to the shift. Complete Story

Jokic, the NBA’s One True Unicorn

Sports PhotoSC’s Ross Lancaster revisits the “unicorn” term to describe novel talents in basketball, and reviews how Nikola Jokic is both the league’s best player and its most unique. Complete Story

Can Nick Nurse Sixers Back to Health?

Sports PhotoSometimes being “America’s Team” isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Just ask Jerry Jones — and Josh Harris, too. SC’s Anthony Brancato graphically illustrates the uncanny similarities between these two teams and their respective situations. Complete Story

NBA Coaching Carousel: Only a Head Skosh Away

Sports PhotoAs we head towards the offseason, the whirling dervish known as the coaching carousel appears to be more top-heavy than usual. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into the challenges that await the new hires. Complete Story

No “Final Four” For Sixers, Again

Sports PhotoThe NBA’s counterpart to Seinfeld’s iconic “Soup Nazi” has struck again: the Sixers will not be going to the Eastern Conference finals for the 22nd year in a row. SC’s Anthony Brancato says that it is time for them to move on from Doc Rivers. Complete Story

More NBA Commentary

05.11.23 The NBA’s New Era of Playoff Parity By Ross Lancaster
04.27.23 Who’s Next in Line in NBA’s West? By Jonathan Lowe
04.24.23 Now Comes Hard Part For Sixers By Anthony Brancato
04.18.23 How Far Can Last-Place Lakers Go? By Anthony Brancato
03.16.23 Lakers Are Legit and It’s Time We Give Them Credit By Dean Anagnostopoulos
03.02.23 Questions to Answer in the Wacky West By Ross Lancaster
01.24.23 Can the Eastern Conference Do it Again? By Anthony Brancato
01.04.23 Mitchell is Most Underrated Player in the NBA By Dean Anagnostopoulos
12.06.22 LeBron Needs to Stay in His Lane By Anthony Brancato
11.21.22 Kyrie’s Return Looms, But What About Retirement? By Dean Anagnostopoulos
10.24.22 Lakers Are Bad and LeBron Knows it By Dean Anagnostopoulos
10.10.22 LeBron James Talks Expansion By Anthony Brancato
07.22.22 Looking at 2023 NBA Title Odds By Ross Lancaster

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