Shaquille O’Neal

Revival of the Big Man: Why the Bynum-Howard Debate is Legitimate

Revival of the Big Man: Why the Bynum-Howard Debate is Legitimate


Ever since the retirement of basketball heavyweights like David Robinson, Dikembe Mutombo, Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming, many have pondered the question as to whether or not the big man in the NBA is extinct. Experts have suggested that Dwight Howard is arguably the sole heir to the throne of dominant big men. However, in […]

Kobe Bryant’s Most Memorable Performances: Back on Top (2009-2012)

Kobe Bryant’s Most Memorable Performances: Back on Top (2009-2012)


With two more championships in 2009 and 2010, Kobe has tied Magic Johnson with five and sits one away from tying Michael Jordan. He now sits sixth on the All-Time scoring list behind former teammate Shaquille O’Neal. By the end of the 2011-2012 season, he could become the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 […]

Kobe Bryant’s Most Memorable Performances: The Dynasty Years (2001-2004)

Kobe Bryant’s Most Memorable Performances: The Dynasty Years (2001-2004)


This time period was bitter-sweet for Kobe and Co. The feud between Kobe and Shaq was in its most intense stages and made very public to the media. However, for the most part the Lakers were still able to go about business as usual completing a three-peat (00,01,02) making Kobe the youngest player in NBA […]

Kobe Bryant’s Most Memorable Performances: The Embryonic Stage (1996-2000)

Kobe Bryant’s Most Memorable Performances: The Embryonic Stage (1996-2000)


This edition of Kobe Bryant’s Most Memorable Performances highlights the first four seasons of the young guard out of Lower Merion High School. Afro Kobe. The ridiculously athletic with jump-out-the-gym hops Kobe. Number 8. Before the beef with Shaq. Before the dynasty. Before the trial. Before the number change. This is Kobe in his rawest form. You […]

NBA 2K12 Looks to Impress During Lockout


It’s that time of year again. The time when most NBA fans start to get anxious about the upcoming season as most teams will have already finished making their offseason moves and started to focus on the upcoming season.  However, this year, an NBA season doesn’t seem likely due to a lockout that could continue […]

A Blast From the Past: 2001 NBA Finals


This time 10 years ago, the Los Angeles Lakers were ahead two games to one against the Philadelphia 76ers looking to take a commanding 3-1 series lead en route to their second of three straight titles from 2000-2002. It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long since the Kobe and Shaq era (my favorite […]

The Big Diesel: The Most Dominant Force in NBA History

The Big Diesel: The Most Dominant Force in NBA History


The man of many names announced to all of his twitter followers last week that he would be retiring from the game of basketball after 19 long enduring NBA seasons. Shaquille O’Neal was an unstoppable force in the NBA and could only be slowed down by one person—father time. From the time period of Michael […]