Heat-Raptors Game 7: the players

The words “Game 7” might not stir the soul on Sunday afternoon in Canada as much as they ordinarily would in a second-round NBA playoff series, but the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors won’t care. They shouldn’t. The reality of sports contains an always-present disclaimer: An event might not live up to the hype or […]

The NBA playoffs illustrate the enormity of added options

The NBA playoffs are nothing if not a two-month seminar on the importance of having extra options at the offensive end of the floor. The NBA playoffs, one could say, are a uniquely American creature because they magnify the blessing this country has afforded to many of its citizens over time: the ability to take […]

Kyle Lowry’s shooting is not his foremost problem, believe it or not

Kyle Lowry’s shooting stroke is a huge problem for the Toronto Raptors… well, unless we’re talking about halfcourt shots: Despite any public claims — from Lowry or anyone else — that his elbow injury is not affecting his shooting stroke, the numbers don’t lie in this instance. An established pattern is too entrenched to ignore […]

Miami-Toronto: Goran Dragic needs to bring the Heat

In basketball, college or pro, we’ve all hear the saying good guard play wins games in the postseason. Sunday afternoon, in a win-or-go-home situation, that saying held true as the Miami Heat took the sting out of the Charlotte Hornets, 106-73. Miami point guard Goran Dragic left his mark on the game by playing with […]

The Heat keep their cool and finish off the Hornets

The Heat was on… and the Hornets were turned off. The Miami Heat profoundly struggled with the Charlotte Hornets over the past four games of their Eastern Conference first-round series, but when Dwyane Wade saved them in Game 6 on Friday night, a week of frustration gave way to a different mood and attitude. This […]

Flash, back home: Wade earns a Game 7 for Miami, as hero-ball works

Dwyane Wade, like former teammate LeBron James, was made for one of the most underrated crucibles in all of sports. Most sports fans and analysts pay close attention to Game 7s, those moments when a long series reaches the ultimate crescendo. Yes, Game 7s are almost always special, and they certainly reveal what exists inside […]

The bad-guy lift: what it might mean for the Miami Heat

What is “the bad-guy lift?” It sounds like a term you haven’t heard before… maybe because that’s exactly the case. You have not heard it before. Inspired by Charles Barkley’s immortal line, “Ya gotta make the bad guys beat you,” I submit for your approval “the bad-guy lift.” We might have seen it Monday night […]

Rumors: Is Eric Bledsoe heading to the New York Knicks?

For two days, Knicks and Suns fans have been hearing about a potential deal that would send nuclear-powered point guard Eric Bledsoe and the No. 13 pick to New York and the No. 4 pick to Phoenix. Dwarfed by the larger rumors out of Sacramento, the past 48 hours hasn’t confirmed a thing regarding the intentions […]

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The Miami Heat Finally Failed This Season… And Even Then, They Succeeded

There are plenty of people on this green earth who coach and play sports. For these men and women, the DNA of athletic success is so deeply coded into the human organism that it’s a sin against nature to view any loss as “good.” Thus begins a counterintuitive examination of the most successful “bad season” […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – MAY 25: Reggie Jackson #15 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts after a play in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 25, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

NBA Trade deadline special: Everything you could want to know about a crazy day

The NBA’s trade deadline is now over and the dust has settled on some weird and crazy transactions that took place. All in all there were 39 players who moved and we at Crossover Chronicles are going to break down all that happened from the good to the bad to the downright strange. If you’re […]

Video: Goran Dragic rips Suns’ front office

Well, this isn’t good for the Suns’ chances at keeping Goran Dragic. It is all but certain that Dragic will be moving from Phoenix considering he spoke to the media and flat out called out the team’s front office and says he doesn’t trust the team brass. Dragic is a hot commodity as the trade deadline […]

PHOENIX, AZ – FEBRUARY 10: Goran Dragic #1 of the Phoenix Suns moves the ball upcourt after a turnover from James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets during the second half of the NBA game at US Airways Center on February 10, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockets defeated the Suns 127-118. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Goran Dragic won’t sign an extension with the Suns

Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic has informed the team through his agent that he will no Goran Dragic’s agent informed the Suns tonight that Dragic will not sign an extension in Phoenix this summer, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA)

Suns’ Dragic makes Taj Gibson look silly

Why Dragic? Why? Why you gotta make Bulls big man Taj Gibson look silly? The Suns’ Goran Dragic found himself being defended by Gibson and decided to show Taj a thing or two about trying to defend a player with sick basketball handles. Check out Goran putting Gibson on skates with some sick moves.