Here's what the 2018 NBA Playoffs would look like under a true top-16 bracket
The NBA Playoffs are finally here with 16 teams advancing to the postseason for a shot at winning an NBA title. Unfortunately, because of the old and outdated system the league uses — with eight teams coming from both the Western and Eastern Conferences — not always will the TRUE...
2018 NBA All-Star Game
LeBron James scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 34.5 seconds to play, winning his third All-Star Game MVP award while his hand-picked team rallied to defeat Team Stephen, 148-145, Sunday night. For the first time in NBA All-Star game history, the league abandoned the traditional East-West format...
Donovan Mitchell 2018 Slam Dunk Champ
Growing up, Donovan Mitchell loved watching the NBA Slam Dunk contest. Watching the likes of Vince Carter, Blake Griffin, Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon, Mitchell always dreamed of being on the big stage. Despite an impressive rookie season — winning numerous awards and the odds on favorite to win the...
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The Utah Jazz won its third consecutive game and did so in style at Vivint Arena Tuesday night against the Golden State Warriors. The Jazz led from start to finish against the defending champions en route to a 129-99 home blowout victory in front of 18,306 fans. Debuting new customized Nike City...
Blake Griffin
In news that shocked the NBA world, it was announced Monday that Clippers forward Blake Griffin had been traded to the Detroit Pistons. Griffin was shipped to Detroit along with Brice Johnson and Willie Reed, while the Clippers received Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, and a first and second...
Andrei-Kirilenko
Former Utah Jazz star Andrei Kirilenko is one of the most underrated and well-rounded players in NBA history. Say what you will about his injury problems, not living up to lofty expectations bestowed upon him by virtue of signing a max contract, or how he nearly left Utah (the...
Top NBA International Players
The NBA is more of a global game now than ever before. At the start of the 2017-18 season, there were 108 international players on opening day rosters, with the addition of five two-way contract players. These players represent 42 different countries and territories, the most in the league’s...
Jimmer Fredette
China loves Jimmermania! In just his second season, Jimmer Fredette has taken the league by storm after winning the Chinese Basketball Association's International MVP Award last season. The former BYU star continues to put up ridiculous numbers this year. In Friday's 123-119 overtime win over the Beijing Fly Dragons, Fredette went off for...
Mike D’Antoni
With a chance to play for the Utah Jazz, a team that went on to play in back-to-back NBA Finals, Derek Harper turned it down as the trade deadline went by telling reporters, "There was a Utah deal, but you go live in Utah." Rony Seikaly voided a trade to come...
He may be the quietest player on the team, but Golden State's Klay Thompson is making his voice heard with a video he posted on his Twitter account Friday afternoon. In the video, the three-time NBA All-Star announced that he will donating $1,000 for every point he scores during the...
Playing its first home game of the season in the newly renovated Vivint Smart Home Arena Wednesday night, the Utah Jazz came out flat before putting on a show in the second half to rally from a double-digit deficit to win its season-opening game. Rudy Gobert led the Jazz with...
The first night of the NBA season will be remembered for more than just a basketball game. During the season-opener against arguably the two top teams in the Eastern Conference between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics Tuesday night, Gordon Hayward stole the show for all the wrong reasons...
As the NBA season tips off tonight, here's a look back at the league's most impressive offseasons, with a team-by-team breakdown. Oklahoma City Thunder The Thunder may have won the NBA’s offseason, making big moves in attempt to dethrone the Warriors in an ultra-competitive Western Conference. It started with the acquisition of...
Dirk Nowitzki is a 13-time NBA All-Star, he's the 2007 NBA MVP, and earned the NBA Finals MVP award after leading the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA Championship in 2011. Now the legend is in the news thanks to a Mavericks fan who sent Nowitzki an awesome card with a...
Kyrie Irving got his wish. After requesting a trade during a July meeting with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, the 25-year-old will now call Boston home. Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 first-round pick. Arguably, the...
Well, that was one hell of an Independence Day. The day that was supposed to be celebrated for the independence and freedom America gained from Great Britain, was instead, at least in Utah, a day where a player used his independence and freedom of NBA free agency to pack...
The Utah Jazz did everything they possibly could and it still wasn't enough. That's become the life of small/mid-market NBA teams nowadays as half the league has become a glorified farm system as star players bolt to big-market teams. A year after Kevin Durant left The Oklahoma City Thunder high and...
Gordon Hayward met with the Miami Heat on Saturday, visited Boston on Sunday and just recently completed close to a four-hour meeting with the Jazz organization on Monday in his home in San Diego. The All-Star player has been the most coveted free agent this summer and has had fans...
Utah's Joe Ingles recently signed a four-year $52 million deal to stay with the Jazz on Saturday, but what he did just days before the NBA's free agent signing period was truly a sight to behold. During the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Los Angles Clippers this year,...
Gordon Hayward has a big decision ahead of himself after he declined his $16.7 million player option on Thursday to become an unrestricted free agent. After making his first All-Star appearance this year, the 6-foot-8 swingman made a smart move for himself by declining his option in order to get a...
It was a wild day in the NBA. All-Star point guard Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets and legendary head coach Phil Jackson was fired as the president of the New York Knicks. Certainly, Portland's move — trading Tim Quarterman to the Rockets for cash considerations — is something nobody would...
He did it! Russell "Triple-Double" Westbrook was named the 2016-17 Most Valuable Player Monday Night at the NBA's inaugural awards show. The 6-foot-3 point guard had truly one of the most remarkable seasons in NBA history as he led Oklahoma City to the playoffs, broke Oscar Robertson's record for most triple-doubles in...
Hosted by Drake and with appearances by Will Ferrell, 2 Chainz, and Nicki Minaj, the inaugural NBA Awards Show had plenty of unforgettable moments. But nothing will top what Bill Russell did (see below). The first-ever NBA Awards were announced Monday Night at the at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York...
The NBA Draft always brings plenty of surprises and this year was no different. For the first time in NBA history, the first seven picks were freshmen with a record 16 one-and-done players taken overall in the first round. The Philadelphia 76ers took Washington guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1...
It's time to retire those "Warriors blew a 3-1 lead" memes. The Golden State Warriors are back on top after winning its second NBA title in three years Monday night at Oracle Arena. The Warriors took down the Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120, to take the series 4-1. Here's how social media reacted to...
After blowing a 3-1 series lead at home last year, Golden State made sure they finished business this time as the Warriors took down the Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120, Monday night to win its second NBA title in three years. The victory was sweet for Kevin Durant. After years of heartbreak, the...
The Golden State Warriors won Game 2 of the NBA Finals with another blowout victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers to take a 2-0 series lead. The Warriors also set another record in the process as the franchise won its 14th consecutive playoff game to pass the 1988-89 Lakers and the 2016-17...
After Golden State's 132-133 blowout victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals Sunday night — and setting a record for most consecutive playoff wins in the process — there was a very awkward moment on TV as cameras followed LeBron James to the locker...
Thursday's game between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers was nothing short of a letdown. With so much hype leading up to the third consecutive NBA Finals rematch between both teams, fans were instead treated to a blowout victory as the Warriors routed the Cavs, 113-91, to take a...
So much for all the hype. The Cleveland Cavaliers were no match for the Golden State Warriors as the Cavs looked to defend their crown after becoming the first team in NBA history to overcome 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals last year. The hot-shooting Warriors broke the game open in...
The trilogy has been set. The Cleveland Cavaliers look to defend their NBA title on Thursday with a third straight matchup against the Golden State Warriors. LeBron James is also making history with his seventh consecutive NBA Finals appearance. But while the action on the hardwood will wait until Thursday, fans...
History was made Thursday night in "The Garden." LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff leading scorer as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 135-102 to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and another trip to the NBA Finals. The 4-1 series-clinching...
Jazz fans sure love Gordon Hayward. The 6-foot-8, 225-pounder — who made his first All-Star appearance this year — could exercise an option in his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Rumors around the league keep swirling that he could leave the Jazz for the Boston Celtics...
Despite playing just four games in the short playoff series, the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors sure provided some memorable moments. Before the series even began, jabs started flying as Golden State players said they were pulling for the Clippers to win the series against the Jazz because of...
Sick of NBA super teams yet? We'll join the club. The NBA Playoffs used to be exciting with superstars spread out across the league which provided for some wild and must-see playoff action. Remember when Reggie Miller scored eight points in nine seconds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a stunning...
Golden State's Draymond Green loves being the center of attention and that's one of the reasons why away games are always a must-see. That was no different in Game 3 as the Warriors went on the road to take on the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference semifinals. After picking up...
It wasn't a great week for Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard. The eight-time All-Star was pulled over for speeding on the same day the Hawks were eliminated from the playoffs in a series-ending Game 6 loss to the Washington Wizards. Howard was clocked going 95 mph in a 65 mph zone, prompting...
The Utah Jazz may have lost Game 1 Tuesday night on the hardwood, but at least they won the internet! Early Monday morning reports came out that Golden State players wanted the Los Angeles Clippers to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals over the Jazz because of the lack of "nightlife"...
He was simply unstoppable. Isaiah Thomas put on a show Tuesday night as the two-time NBA All-Star scored 53 points in the Celtics’ 129-119 Game 2 overtime win over the Washington Wizards. Boston now has a 2-0 lead in the second round of the best-of-seven-series. Thomas' 53 points were also the...
TakeNote! That's the Jazz's motto this season and they've more than lived up to the name. The Utah franchise transformed itself from a young and inexperienced squad to one of the top teams in the NBA this year. And after a wild and crazy series — that included a Game 7 road...
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