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 […]

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 […]