adam silver houston rockets james harden nba Sports 

The NBA Made the Best of a No-Win Situation by Denying the Rockets’ Protest

The league denied the Rockets’ protest of a loss to the Spurs last week. Houston’s motion took issue with referees’ mishandling of an uncounted dunk by James Harden. While the Rockets have a right to be furious, the league issued the only decision that makes sense. The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs won’t be going back in time after all. The NBA on Monday issued its ruling on the Rockets’ protest of their double-overtime loss to the Spurs last week, in which a dunk by James Harden wasn’t counted…

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Frank Vogel LeBron James Los angeles lakers nba Sports 

This Is Why Frank Vogel Deserves Way More Credit for the Lakers’ Hot Start

Sports media scoffed at the Lakers’ initial hire of Frank Vogel. Vogel has the Lakers clicking on all cylinders, and the media has barely noted it. LeBron James has jumped on board with Vogel’s coaching style. Poor Frank Vogel. When he was hired as the Los Angeles Lakers head coach, he was smeared all across sports media. He was denigrated as the Lakers’ last option. He was repeatedly compared to Doc Rivers, every time as the vastly inferior coach. Analysts theorized that assistant coach Jason Kidd was just waiting to…

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nba Portland Trail Blazers Rodney Hood Sports 

Why the Trail Blazers’ NBA Playoff Hopes May Be Completely Doomed

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Michael Vick NFL Pro Bowl Sports 

Michael Vick Doesn’t Deserve Pro Bowl Honors

Michael Vick was named an honorary captain for this year’s NFL Pro Bowl. Vick’s inclusion angered many fans. It has led to several petitions being created at Change.org, demanding the NFL retract the honor. Vick shouldn’t be a Pro Bowl captain, but it’s not because of his dog-fighting scandal. It may seem hard to believe sometimes, but the NFL does occasionally try to do the right thing. We’ll never know for sure, but the league may have meant well when it set up the workout for Colin Kaepernick. But to many…

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dallas cowboys jason garrett Jerry Jones Sports 

Poor Jerry Jones Is Losing It Over Cowboys’ Descent Into Mediocrity

The Cowboys entered the season as a team many believed to have a legitimate shot at the Super Bowl. But the team’s wildly inconsistent play and coaching blunders have them with a sub-.500 record with less than a month left in the regular season. After the team’s third consecutive loss, he remains steadfast in his public support of Jason Garret, but the pressure may finally be getting to Jerry Jones. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not a young man. He is an insanely rich man, so he is probably…

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houston rockets james harden nba Sports Toronto Raptors 

This Is What Happens When You Try to Double-Team James Harden

The Raptors sent an extra defender toward James Harden throughout Thursday’s game. He responded with low production but high efficiency, always making the right play. But that doesn’t mean the Rockets will be able to exploit that opposing strategy in the playoffs. The numbers suggest James Harden played a relatively minor role in his team’s impressive road victory over the Toronto Raptors. The Houston Rockets superstar scored 23 points, nearly 16 fewer than his league-leading average, and notched season-lows by taking 11 shots, five three-pointers, and six free-throw attempts. But…

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dallas cowboys jason garrett Jerry Jones NFL Sports 

Jason Garrett May Not Survive The Weekend After Cowboys Lose again

Jerry Jones has been critical of his coaching staff after the Cowboys recent losses. But he has also said he will not fire head coach Jason Garrett during the season. But after the way the team looked against the Bears, the pressure to do just that may be too much. The problem with firing Garrett now, though, is figuring out who to make the interim HC. No unit has played well enough to justify promoting the coach. Jason Garrett entered Week 14 of the NFL season in dire need of…

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Alex Caruso Los angeles lakers nba Sports 

Alex Caruso Hype Is Out of Control, but He’s Still Been Indispensable

Alex Caruso has drawn outsized media attention in the season’s early going. While he’s taken some flak for his popularity, he’s nevertheless been indispensable to the Lakers. Still, the biggest reason behind his popularity is obvious. Die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fans were begging Alex Caruso would simply get the chance to play long before he became a national-media darling. Six weeks into the regular season, Caruso has lived up to the promise of the small minority who always believed in his game to emerge as a fixture for the best…

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Denver Nuggets nba Nikola Jokic Sports 

This Is Why Nikola Jokic’s Dreadful Start Shouldn’t Make the Nuggets Panic

The Nuggets are 13-5 despite Nikola Jokic’s slow start. Is his lack of conditioning reason for concern or optimism? Either way, Denver is poised to look much different as the season continues. On the surface, the Denver Nuggets have lived up to expectations in the season’s early going. They’re 13-5 and ranked third in the Western Conference behind the Lakers and Clippers. Based on wins and losses alone, Denver is pretty much exactly where it was expected to be, at the front of a loaded pack of Western Conference sub-contenders….

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LaMelo Ball Luka Doncic nba Sports 

Forget Lonzo, LaMelo Ball Is Starting to Look More Like Luka Doncic

LaMelo Ball already looks like the best basketball player in his family. Ball is putting up better numbers overseas than Luka Doncic. The New York Knicks could desperately use someone like LaMelo Ball. LaMelo Ball was a mere afterthought when his brother Lonzo entered the league in 2017.  Lonzo was one of the most hyped prospects of the last 10 years. Thanks to his father Lavar’s constant drumming and his fortuitous landing with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers, Lonzo seemed like the Chosen One. While he could still carve out…

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