Food for thought as LeBron James advances to the conference finals for the fifth straight year: Since 2001, when stats first started being computerized in accordance with when they occurred during the game, both James and Kobe Bryant have attempted 10 shots in the final five seconds of regulation or overtime in a playoff game. James has made five; Bryant has made one (Michael Jordan, for comparison, has also made five, but, in 11 attempts). If you compare the number of points each player scored in those situations compared to what the league averages, and then give each situation appropriate leverage depending on how much it increased or decreased the percentage chances of victory, James has contributed 8.51 points above average - far and away the best in the NBA. Bryant has contributed 9.14 points BELOW average - far and away the worst in the NBA. In fact, he's more than five points behind the next-worse guy. He's 17.65 (!) points behind James. Hell, he's 11.69 points behind Hedo [Read more...]
Some awesome stuff from the past week, some sports related, some not. Enjoy. There are all sorts of mistakes in this one, brought to you by our very own Fox Sorts Kansas City. I guess they are taking after the very team they broadcast. How many mistakes can you find? Instead of Bryce Harper they named him “Bryce Hunter.” Bryce Harper plays for the Washington Nationals and not the Detroit Tigers. They listed Matt Harvey as “Matt Jones.” Matt Harvey plays for the New York Mets and not for the Baltimore Orioles. They got Manny Machado’s name correct, but then put him on the Chicago White Sox instead of the Orioles. I am not sure if this is foreshadowing, but as of right now superstar Mike Trout is currently a member of the Los Angeles Angels and not the New York Yankees. And there was this gem from Thursday night as a fan ran onto the field at the K…and stole the rosin bag: This is the best rosin bag incident this year since the Pirates April Fools joke on pitcher AJ [Read more...]
The "amazing" has become the norm for LeBron James in a season that will go down as one of the best regular seasons by a player in NBA history - and this dunk that he makes look so simple, is just another indicator on his greatness.
Miami Heat "Heat Streak" Remix by DJ Porter. 27 and counting...
The photo says it all:
Welcome back to the NBA Rasheed Wallace. The Knicks power forward produced one of the greatest stat lines in NBA history in Sunday's home game with the Suns. Watch the somehow completely underwhelming, yet also totally awesome video.
Remember when the NBA fined the Spurs $250,000 for sitting four starters - Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, Tony Parker and Danny Green - in their only trip to Miami this season last week? This was Duncan's and Parker's response: That's right, Duncan is dressed as The Punisher and Tony Parker is dressed as The Punisher with an eye-patch. This will likely be enough to hit them with another hefty fine for simulating murdering a league official. Good stuff. [Busted Coverage]