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  1. Thursday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Forbes: Michael Jordan still earns $80 million per year. David Thorpe goes in-depth to break down whether LeBron James or Kevin Durant is better (Insider). His analysis of James' defense includes this: "If a team wants to run a shooter off multiple...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are both "Scorers," while James Harden is a "Playmaker." That's according to David Thorpe, who has a smart breakdown of how traditional positions like point guard and power forward are less tied to actual roles on t...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  3. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Chris Palmer breaks down why Carmelo Anthony (and not Kobe Bryant) has been so good in the Olympics (Insider): "Saying Kobe Bryant is a brilliant scorer isn't news. But in the fast-paced FIBA game, he takes eons to get his shot off. Many of Bryant's ...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  4. In their own words: 2012 NBA Finalists

    Beckley Mason

    David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images What did everyone have to say when all was said and done? LEBRON JAMES: It took me to go all the way to the top and then hit rock bottom basically to realize what I needed to do as a professional athlete and as a person....

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  5. Who should guard LeBron James?

    Beckley Mason

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images Should Kevin Durant spend more time checking LeBron James? It's an open question right now, one with no easy answers. James Harden has looked hopelessly overmatched when forced to contend with James' unique combinati...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  6. Who was guarding Mario Chalmers?

    Beckley Mason

    Mario Chalmers, who dropped 25 points on 15 shots, was the unanimous recipient of the Game 4 game ball in today's 5-on-5 discussion. He even earned a trip to the post game presser, his first "podium game" of the postseason. So whom did Chalmers li...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  7. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Phenomenal HD, slow-mo video of Kevin Durant versus LeBron James. More people Tweet about the NBA Finals than anything else on TV. John Hollinger (Insider), says the data is clear: it's time to sit Kendrick Perkins. "The Thunder are a fairly stro...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  8. Durant scoring well against James

    Beckley Mason

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images Kevin Durant has been able to get the step on LeBron James. Can anyone stop Kevin Durant? Maybe, but that person is not LeBron James. Over the course of the first three Finals games, James has ramped up the amou...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  9. James on Durant can't solve everything

    Beckley Mason

    Some expect LeBron James to spend more time guarding Kevin Durant, who dropped a breezy 36 points in Game 1, many on Shane Battier's watch. The reasoning is straightforward. As our Tom Haberstroh points out, James is the Heat's best defender and he d...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  10. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Kevin Durant's decisiveness is phenomenal, especially given the stage. ESPN's Michael Wallace on some adjustments Heat coach Erik Spoelstra might make for Game 2: "Spoelstra hinted at three vital adjustments the Heat might make for Game 2 as they a...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  11. Simple does it for the Thunder

    Beckley Mason

    The San Antonio Spurs were clobbered in the fourth quarter of Games 3 and 5 by one play that the Thunder ran over and over and over. Over on Grantland, Sebastian Pruiti expertly uses video to show how this simple play can have a variety of outcomes -...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  12. The cost of Kobe Bryant

    Beckley Mason

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images We may have seen this trio of champions together for the last time. What is Pau Gasol worth? Many believe this is the central question of the Lakers' offseason. Gasol was integral to three straight Finals appeara...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  13. Metta World Peace lost in space

    Beckley Mason

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Out on the perimeter, Kevin Durant is too quick for Metta World Peace. Way out beyond the 3-point line, Metta World Peace never had a chance. Kevin Durant walked forward, confidently bouncing the ball high off his r...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  14. NBA officiating: Getting more transparent

    Beckley Mason

    Jim McIsaac/NBAE/Getty Images Don't like the call? The NBA is now doing more to explain its officiating. Kevin Durant scampered down the left side of the lane with the ball, and almost certainly the game, in his hands. He released a layup which wou...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  15. The Oklahoma City Unicorns

    Beckley Mason

    Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images Trips to the lottery seldom end this well. Kevin Durant. Russell Westbrook. James Harden. Serge Ibaka. You know the story: The four players who score the most points and play the most minutes for the Oklahoma City ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  16. 10 takeaways from Melo League's win

    Beckley Mason

    Patrick Smith/Getty Images Kevin Durant showed off his new-and-improved handle and his old scoring prowess (59 points). BALTIMORE -- As thrilling as it is to see LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul reunited on one court, the ...

    Blog | August 31, 2011