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 …

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 3-Point Range Looks Real, and The NBA Should Be Terrified

Three-point shooting has long been Giannis Antetokounmpo’s biggest weakness. After a slow start from deep, he’s shooting at career-best levels. As a result, the rest of the league could prove helpless to stop the Bucks. The Milwaukee Bucks’ collapse in last season’s Eastern Conference Finals was hardly the fault of Giannis Antetokounmpo alone. The Toronto …

The Panthers’ Firing of Ron Rivera Begins New Chapter in Cam Newton’s Career

The Panthers fired head coach Ron Rivera on Tuesday. What does that mean for Cam Newton’s future? His health and contract could mean the second chapter of his career is here. The Carolina Panthers’ dismissal of Ron Rivera isn’t exactly surprising. David Tepper bought the team in May 2018, a few months after Rivera signed …

Terrible NFL Officiating Gets Even Worse With Ejection of Ryan Anderson But Not DeAndrew White

NFL officials have a tough job, and while fans would like them to be perfect, most would be satisfied with a little consistency. But in the Carolina Panthers vs. Washington Redskins game there was not much consistency and there certainly wasn’t anything resembling perfection. Two players, Carolina’s DeAndrew White and Washington’s Ryan Anderson, committed egregious …

Sam Darnold Channels Jets Icon Joe Namath for All the Wrong Reasons

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was allegedly partying like a rockstar after Sunday’s victory over Oakland. He’s far from the first New York Jets quarterback to enjoy the nightlife. Darnold’s inspiring comparisons to Joe Namath, but he should be channeling a different #12. New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is proving that his USC days are …

What’s up with Vikings RB Dalvin Cook’s Weird Pregame Intro?

Dalvin Cook’s pre-game into for Sunday Night Football has sparked controversy. Does he harbor any ill will toward the Seminoles? Despite what many fans believe, real evidence suggests otherwise. Dalvin Cook was the best player on the field in his team’s 28-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 10. The Minnesota Vikings running back …