Breaking Down the NBA
What's good, basketball fans? It's been two days since the first list, and the comments and emails continue to flood in. So far I've learnt that the fans don't take a break even when the league is chilling, and that any ranking - no matter how ostensibly reasonable - has the potential to pit them against one another. I hope that if you learn anything from this series of articles, it's that there will always be someone who disagrees with your opinion. If you manage to keep that in mind, you'll have a better chance of coming to a sensible conclusion.
What's good, basketball fans? Yesterday we took a look at my top five guards (you can find the link on the right), and your feedback was mixed. Some of you felt I'd done A.I. wrong by ranking him fifth. Others saw LeBron as being another year or two from taking the top spot. A couple suggested that Baron Davis deserved a place on the list, and a surprising number saw T-Mac as having no right to be there.
What's good, basketball fans? With the NBA off-season now moving about as quickly as Luc Longley in a layup line, we have time to step back and make predictions, lists, power rankings, and all that other good stuff. Over the next five days we'll be looking at the best the league has to offer at each position, starting today with the guards.
“Black people too happy, white people too mad.” My fellow Chris Rock fans will recognize the quote as his commentary on the O.J. Simpson case, but the sense of divide he portrays is one which applies equally to another contentious topic: the Los Angeles Lakers. Here the issue has nothing to do with race, but everything to do with colour.
What's good, basketball fans? We've now reached that point in the off-season when the ink has dried on the major contracts and the picture for the '05-'06 season is becoming a little clearer. While one or two moves may affect certain teams' rankings by a place or so, what follows should hold for the beginning of next year, barring major injuries. So, without further ado, I present to you my summer power rankings. For any comments, please use the box at the bottom of the page. If I've dogged your team and you wish to send me a death threat directly, my email address is CY.Ellis@hoopsvibe.com.