HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #7 LeBron James

King James, at only 30 years old, has climbed his way into the seventh highest spot on this list. Remarkable, whether you agree with the ranking or not, it’s quite the statement. James is as dominant as they come, he has made virtually every team he has ever played on a contender. How many players can say that? The biggest knock against LeBron James; is that he and the teams he carried on his back, …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #10 Shaquille O’Neal

  Shaquille O’Neal comes under dominant in the dictionary. He had his flaws, most noticeably free throw shooting. That being said, he has a real case for the best Finals performer of all time. In Shaq Daddy’s first four runs to the NBA Finals (95, 00, 01, and 02) he averaged an inhumane 34.2 PPG, 14.6 RPG, 4.1 APG, 2.8 BPG, all while shooting 60%. Those numbers don’t even exist in the modern game. There …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #30 Walt Frazier

The co-pilot on a couple Championship teams, a cool cat, and one of the better defensive point guards to lace em up. Despite never winning the MVP or Finals MVP, and openly admitting Willis Reed was the leader of the Knicks Clyde finds himself higher on the list. A true testament to the charismatic nature of Mr. Frazier. While Frazier didn’t have the career totals of some of the point guards listed before him, he …

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Late Rotations: 5 January 2015

Welcome to my “Late Rotations”.  Just some nuggets on a few of last night’s games, from the downward spirals of the Cavaliers and the Kings to the surging Suns and the balanced Bucks, we look at happenings around the NBA last night and what they mean. Dallas Mavericks 109, Cavaliers 90 The new-look Mavs ran roughshod over the reeling Cavs on Sunday. Dallas has ripped off 5 straight wins and has won 6 of 8 in …

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A Number’s Game: Power Ranking Round-Up

“The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry.” Dan Gilbert, probably Back in August, I thought I had it all figured out. The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers and Derrick Rose-led Chicago Bulls would strut through the East, the eternal Spurs and high octane Thunder would rule over the loaded West, teams like Sacramento and the Bucks would stink, and all would be copacetic in the NBA world. Then the season started. I’m not sure …

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