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The Myth of NBA Homecourt Advantage
Last Word Staff - Jul 3, 2021

All across sports, we hear about the importance of homecourt. In the NBA, teams spend 82 games trying to secure homecourt throughout the playoffs, or at the very least, the first round. The goal is to ensure you play more games in front of your fans than opposing fans. The logic makes sense. The numbers […]



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NBA homecourt advantage
The Myth of NBA Homecourt Advantage
Last Word Staff - Jul 3, 2021

All across sports, we hear about the importance of homecourt. In the NBA, teams spend 82 games trying to secure homecourt throughout the playoffs, or at the very least, the first round. The goal is to ensure you play more games in front of your fans than opposing fans. The logic makes sense. The numbers […]

Reasons for the New York Knicks Success

In the 2020-21 NBA season, against all odds, the New York Knicks success restored playoff basketball in Madison Square Garden. Before the season the Knicks had the lowest chance across the Eastern Conference of making the playoffs. They were coming off of a 21 win season, one of the worst in the league. After another […]

Nicholls State basketball fought through adversity to win the Southland Conference regular-season title.
Pandemic Profiles: Nicholls State Basketball Fights Adversity on their Way To A Title

This summer, Last Word on Basketball looks to profile college basketball teams and their journey through a season played during a pandemic. Our latest installment in the piece took a look at Mount Saint Mary’s from the Northeast Conference. You can also check out the first piece that featured South Dakota. The next program up […]

kawhi leonard free agent
Kawhi Leonard Free Agent Destinations

A disgruntled Kawhi Leonard means the rumors about him opting out of his player option for next season will only intensify. If Leonard does decide to decline his 36 million dollar player option, the entire landscape of the NBA could change depending on who he signs with. There is also the potential for a sign […]

The Canadian Women’s Basketball Team Roster was Revealed
Raheem Bashir - Jun 30, 2021

Late on Tuesday, the medal-seeking Canadian women’s basketball team was revealed. This included three current WNBA players on the roster. This team will now look to win their first-ever medal in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Canadian Women’s Basketball Team Roster Revealed Canada’s 🇨🇦 Tokyo 2020 women’s basketball team announced. Read more: https://t.co/5SWX4Q0Maa #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/ihGdYxVBBV […]

The Canadian Men’s Basketball Team Wins Thanks to a Strong Second Half

It was a slow start for the Canadian men’s basketball team. However, Canada had a much better second half and ended up winning the game 97-91. Credit goes to Greece, who were missing a lot of their players in the Olympic qualifiers and put up a valiant fight. Canadian Men’s Basketball Team wins because of […]

Mount Saint Mary's Basketball fought through a monthlong pause to become champions.
Pandemic Profiles: Mount Saint Mary’s Basketball Doesn’t Hit Pause on a Championship

This summer, Last Word on Basketball looks to profile college basketball teams and their journey through a season played during a pandemic. We kicked things off looking at South Dakota out of the Summit League. Next up is the Mount Saint Mary’s basketball program. The Mountaineers are led by Dan Engelstad, who just completed his […]

Golden State Warriors have the Pieces for a Major Trade

According to John Hollinger of the Athletic, there’s a belief around the league that the Golden State Warriors are willing to dangle James Wiseman and the seventh overall pick in the 2021 Draft for players who will immediately upgrade their roster. One name to watch, as mentioned by Hollinger, is Pascal Siakam. The Warriors are built […]