David Knight, Editor - Mar 17, 2022

The Midwest Regional should be one of the most hotly contested in this year’s NCAA Tournament.  It will play host to the regular-season champions from the Big 12, Big Ten, SEC, and Big East. In addition to the team accomplishments, this region will have some of the best individual talents in the nation on display. […]

Japanese men’s basketball traditionally does not have many players make the NBA. In the history of the NBA, there have only been five players to make the league and one of them played only four games in the NBA. The Five Best NBA Players from Japan 5. Yuta Tabuse (2004) and 4. J.R. Henderson (now […]

Danush Sivarajan - Aug 23, 2021

It is apparent that Ben Simmons is ready and willing to move on from the Philadelphia 76ers. It’s unclear if the feeling is mutual, however, it is the right move for both parties. Simmons had a horrific playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks and the fit just isn’t the greatest. Simmons took 10 3-pointers this […]

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) Aaron Craft

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) is back for its eighth run. As is typical, the rosters are loaded this year, more so than ever before. Interestingly enough, one of the stalwarts, Overseas Elite, who won four consecutive titles will not be playing. Since it is a 64 team tournament and many teams only have one or […]

Kevin Durant of USA Men's Basketball

The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony is just around the corner. As usual, the United States are massive favorites to win both the men’s and women’s gold medals. Before any exhibition games were played, the men were -2000 favorites, meaning you would need to bet $2,000 to win $100. However, the men’s USA basketball team is […]

Daniel Noronha - Jul 12, 2021

The Milwaukee Bucks did exactly what they needed to in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Milwaukee managed to play with desperation without looking desperate. Hustling after every ball and still maintaining composure when needed. And that’s what Game 3 came down to. One team who kept their composure against a team that lost their […]

Chase Gage - Jul 6, 2021

Every championship won in the history of the NBA was earned. Full stop. There is no such thing as putting an asterisk beside a championship in the record books. Headcannon is great — especially when surrounding a property that self-imploded like Game of Thrones — but it has no real place in sports history. Saying the […]

Daniel Noronha - Jul 2, 2021

Kawhi Leonard re-signed with the Los Angles Clippers on Saturday. The exact terms of the deal are still being finalized between the two parties. Kawhi Leonard Re-Signs with the (Full Team Name) Over his 10-year NBA career, Leonard has played for the San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, and Los Angeles Clippers. He has put up […]

name, image, likeness (NIL)

With the start of July comes a changing NCAA landscape. For years now, we have heard about name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights for student-athletes. Essentially, this means athletes want the money that universities are making off of them. For example, an autograph from Luka Garza at an Iowa event would all go to Iowa. […]

Chase Gage - Jun 28, 2021

Small-market teams having success is not bad for the NBA. Having a fresh set of stars on the main stage is good for the NBA. Arguing that the lack of familiar teams and faces makes the 2021 NBA Playoffs “boring” is a bad take. Using NBA television ratings as a metric of entertainment value in […]

Daniel Noronha - Jun 27, 2021

Once again, Masai Ujiri has worked his magic. When the trade deadline passed without Kyle Lowry being moved, it was viewed as a major loss. However, all the teams that decided to not pull the trigger on the Lowry trade were victims of early exits. With numerous teams looking for that one extra piece to […]

NBA Champion
Last Word Staff - Jun 16, 2021

There will be a new NBA Champion this season, no matter which team hoists the Larry O’Brien trophy at season’s end. With NBA Finals usual suspects LeBron James and Stephen Curry out of the picture, the race to the top of the NBA is wide open. Between the teams remaining in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, […]

Thomas J. Brown - May 25, 2021

The NBA Play-In Tournament has been the subject of a lot of debate over the last 30 days. Owners like Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks and players like Luka Doncic and LeBron James have all weighed in on the matter. This week, Commissioner Adam Silver publicly stated that he’d like to see the play-in […]

The NBA playoffs are finally here. This week’s play-in tournament will determine the seventh and eighth seeds in each conference. We have some great matchups to look forward to this week. Let’s take a deeper look at these Eastern Conference Play-In Predictions. Eastern Conference Play-In Predictions Charlotte Hornets vs. Indiana Pacers The first game of […]

The NBA is one of the most progressive leagues in professional sports. Players have more power than ever, and Commisioner Adam Silver has shown he’s not afraid to try new things. Just in the past year, the NBA had the playoff bubble, as well as a G-League bubble, introduced a challenge system, and a Play-In […]

Quebec NBA Players

The province of Quebec is currently experiencing the rapid growth of players playing in the NBA. There are several reasons for this including the presence of the Toronto Raptors, immigration, and academies in the province of Quebec. As a result, Quebec has become a basketball hotbed for talent in Canada, although none of the players […]

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Wyatt Carlson - Mar 17, 2022

Chris Paul has been seen as a generational winner throughout his career. He’s a true culture changer as he has given 4 teams their best records of all time. He has given the best winning seasons to the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Hornets, and most noticeably, the LA Clippers. When Paul joined the […]

Dylan Guest - Mar 17, 2022

After missing the playoffs once again, the Charlotte Hornets must consider trades this offseason to improve their roster. Their offense ranks among one of the best in the league, but there are other areas that they can improve on. Charlotte Hornets: Two Trades to Consider Upgrading the Center Position Charlotte Hornets receive Richaun Holmes. Sacramento […]

Dylan Guest - Mar 17, 2022

The San Antonio Spurs should look into trades this offseason to boost their playoff contention status next season. After the end of their incredible dynasty, the Spurs have been rebuilding. They now have a legitimate star in Dejounte Murray, as well as a number of solid and young complementary pieces. Murray averaged 21 points, eight […]

John Caul - Mar 17, 2022

Bennedict Mathurin may not be the most attractive name on the draft board, but he is still a top lottery pick. The consensus 2022 second-team All American was high on multiple draft lists last year. But it was his return for a sophomore year at Arizona proved to be fruitful in all 37 games played […]

Dylan Guest - Mar 17, 2022

After missing out on the NBA playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers should pursue trades this offseason to improve their roster. The young talent is there in Darius Garland, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen, as well as veteran talent, but the team is still missing a couple of pieces before they can be considered a playoff lock. Cleveland Cavaliers: Two […]

Elaine Blum - Mar 17, 2022

After playing four seasons at Michigan State, forward Gabe Brown has declared for the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft. Since then, Brown has taken part in the NBA G League Elite Camp and worked out with the Boston Celtics. Workouts with other teams are scheduled, as the forward explores his possibilities for a future in the […]

Dylan Guest - Mar 17, 2022

After failing to make the playoffs this season, the LA Clippers should look into trades to bolster their roster for next season. Injuries, of course, played a major part in the Clippers missing the playoffs. Assuming they’re healthy next season, the team will be considered a playoff contender. With that being said, there are a […]

Dylan Guest - Mar 17, 2022

It’s safe to say that things aren’t going well in Phoenix after the Suns collapsed against the Dallas Mavericks in game seven of the Western Conference semi-finals. Phoenix enjoyed a phenomenal regular season but is now out of the running in an embarrassing fashion. Star center Deandre Ayton is an impending free agent, and landing […]