You may not have thought this before the Olympics began, but Tyson Chandler is the one player the U.S. men's basketball team can't afford to lose.
The NBA season will be fast, furious and frenetic. (Beautiful? Maybe not so much.) And as it opens, the spotlight shines on LeBron James (doesn't it always?) and the Heat. Again.
The NBA will finally open, two months later than usual, to which we say: Season's Greetings! Christmas Day is the right time to tip off the season.
They aren't just a novelty anymore. The international players being drafted into the NBA are changing the league and raising questions about the state of our home-grown college basketball.
Some half-dozen candidates duked it out in our writer's mind before he cast his vote for NBA Coach of the Year. But MVP and Rookie of the Year? Winners in a walkover.
With Derrick Rose emerging as a true leader, it's OK to finally feel Bullish in the post-Jordan era.