Yes, he had MJ, Shaq and Kobe, but go inside Phil Jackson's quest for a 10th title and you'll see he's a grinder at heart.
Lamar Odom is too quick for opposing power forwards and too big for wings to handle. That versatility is the reason why he's the Lakers' difference-maker.
Eric Neel discusses how Derek Fisher's struggles and suspension opened up time for Jordan Farmar and Shannon Brown at point guard for the Lakers. Can they continue to deliver?
A vital part of Houston's success in the playoffs has been the play of undersized bigs Chuck Hayes and Carl Landry off the bench.
Did Steve Nash really deserve two MVPs? Was LeBron robbed last year? With the help of John Hollinger's newest stat, we can answer those questions.
Without Tracy McGrady and Rafer Alston, the Rockets are better than ever, because of creative thinking and flexible plans.
Even as the pace quickens in the desert, Shaq, now 37, is enjoying success of historical nature.
What was in Phil Jackson's recipe for beating the streaking Mavs? Eric Neel takes stock of the ingredients.
In beating the Spurs, the Lakers showed a defensive toughness that could make them contenders, Eric Neel writes.
On a December night 22 years ago, the Pistons and Nuggets played the highest-scoring game in NBA history.
Sure, the underdog makes for a nice story. But Eric Neel says this NBA season isn't made for Cinderella.
Fundamentals are good, sure; but Eric Neel says it's the pieces of flair that set NBA basketball apart from other sports.
That tournament the NCAA holds isn't the only one in town. Eric Neel takes a look at the NBA bracket.
He may not score 20 a game. He's not going to dunk on you. But old-school Steve Nash deserves the NBA MVP so far.
What a first month of NBA ball it has been! Eric wonders if it's been the craziest 30 days in NBA history.
Whatever the results of the Shaq-Kobe separation, one thing's for sure -- it will be exciting to watch.