Hall of Fame Coaching Game: Dick Motta, original Maverick and NBA champion

Should an NBA coach be a Hall of Famer simply because he won a title at some point? Consider the example of Paul Westhead, who won the 1980 NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers but was pushed out early in the 1981-1982 season. If you were to evaluate Westhead’s NBA career in isolation, it […]

AUBURN HILLS, MI – JUNE 15: (L-R) Head Coach Larry Brown, Richard Hamilton #32, Ben Wallace #3, Chauncey Billups #1 and Rasheed Wallace #30 of the Detroit Pistons pose with the championship trophy after Game Five of the 2004 NBA Finals on June 15, 2004 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2004 NBAE. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

The 5 Biggest NBA Finals Upsets Of All Time

The NBA has almost always been a heavyweight league in a way the NHL has not been able to follow. It’s not as though the NHL hasn’t cultivated its share of dynastic teams, but in hockey, being the top seed (or even the number two seed) in the conference playoffs is hardly a guarantee of […]

The 1975 NBA Finals — The Warriors Turn The NBA Upside-Down

This is the third of a 3-part series on the 1975 Golden State Warriors. Part One  was an introduction to the improbable dozen men who came together to win an improbable championship. Part Two is the story of the 1975 Western Conference Finals, when the Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls in seven games. They didn’t […]

NBA Finals: A Series 39 Years In the Making

In the lead-up to the 2015 NBA Finals, you’re going to see (and hear) plenty of discussion about the 1975 NBA champion Golden State Warriors, now in their second NBA Finals. However, don’t forget the Cleveland Cavalier team from the mid-1970s that very nearly created a Cavs-Warriors Finals in 1976. The story of the 1976 […]