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NBA Radio Host and Senior Writer, Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report (Sirius 93/XM 208) and NBA (Sirius 207/XM 86) radio host, B/R senior writer and video analyst, occasional NBA sideline reporter.

From Brooklyn to the Bucks, Jason Kidd Reveals He Has No Regrets over Move

bleacherreport.com — Jason Kidd's first year as a head coach, with the Brooklyn Nets, made a lot of headlines, most of them far different than the ones he inspired as one of the league's all-time premier point guards over 19 seasons. The Nets assembled both the oldest and highest-priced roster in the league with the hope of becoming instant champions.

NBA Insider: Criticism of Mark Jackson May Not Be Simply a Matter of X's and O's

bleacherreport.com — Rocky Widner/Getty Images A friend who played in the NBA and still works in the league called the other day, incensed as much about the relative silence surrounding Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob's latest shots at former Warriors coach Mark Jackson as the shots themselves.

Has LeBron James Lost a Step in His Return to the Cavs? History Says It's Likely

bleacherreport.com — Gregory Shamus/Getty Images LeBron James was going home eventually. Most everyone around the NBA expected him to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers at some point before his career ended; after all, he'd never fully severed ties with the area and being viewed as a traitor where he grew up didn't seem like something James wanted to face for the rest of his life.

Meet the Real DeMarcus Cousins: Strong-Willed, Maturing, Misunderstood

bleacherreport.com — It is a challenge faced by anyone who is rocketed from one social stratum to another: How do you adapt to your new environment without abandoning the principles of your old one? For some, that isn't a problem. Either their principles translate or they don't mind adapting them.

Choice to Hand out Max Contracts in the NBA Is About More Than the Numbers

bleacherreport.com — It's a barbershop question sure to spark heated debate as neck hairs are shorn and shaving cream is slathered: Is Player X a "max" player? As in, is he worthy of being signed to the maximum salary allowed by the NBA's collective bargaining agreement?

Dwight Howard May Have Flaws, but Critics Unfairly Finding He Can Do No Right

bleacherreport.com — Whatever territory exists between the clichés "Beating a dead horse" and "Shooting fish in a barrel" now appears to be occupied by "Crapping all over Dwight Howard." No NBA player has been more uniformly disparaged over the last three years than Howard and a case can be made that over most of that time, no player did more to deserve it.

Kevin Durant Injury Opens Door for Russell Westbrook to Realize MVP Dream

bleacherreport.com — Only Russell Westbrook knows what he put on his to-do list for the season other than get engaged to longtime girlfriend Nina Earl, but at least some familiar with the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard believe he included being named MVP.

Big Men of Today Are Playing a Different Game Than Those of the NBA's Past

bleacherreport.com — When did big men in the NBA turn into a legion of seven-foot softies? If DeMarcus Cousins isn't stomping to the bench as if he's been denied dessert, Roy Hibbert is standing under the basket like the world's tallest third-grader who just had his lunch money stolen.

NBA Players Bothered by Hawks' Situation, but Not Unanimous in Condemnation

bleacherreport.com — Carmelo Anthony speaks for some NBA players when it comes to the Atlanta Hawks. Just not all of them. The New York Knicks small forward said last weekend that free agents would not consider signing with the Atlanta franchise after an email came to light in which managing partner Bruce Levenson discussed ways of attracting more white fans.

Kobe Bryant Helped Team USA Basketball Regain Its Dominance with Single Game

bleacherreport.com — Jae C. Hong/Associated Press Have you noticed? The world just doesn't seem to hate the U.S. men's national basketball team quite the way it once did. It's understandable, seeing as our demeanor isn't as hate-inspiring.
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Dec 21, 2014

I don't envy the Seahawks beat writers. They have to find words that do Marshawn Lynch's TD run tonight justice. #goodluckwiththat

Dec 21, 2014

Will LeBron & KD Both Pass Kobe Bryant on the All-Time Scoring List? Who will score the most? bleacherreport.com/articles/23043… via @bleacherreport

Dec 20, 2014

@ThatSportsBabe: Clippers got ROBBED…DISGUSTING” Not when they draw 5 Ts & DeAndre/Big Baby get TOs dribble-driving from top of the key.

Dec 19, 2014

What I wrote earlier: "Hardest exception to my top 5 PGs: @Dame_Lillard…" He showed exactly why tonight. #goodthingthelistwasinpencil

Dec 19, 2014

From Brooklyn to the Bucks, Jason Kidd: No Power Struggle, No Regrets bleacherreport.com/articles/23050… via @bleacherreport

Dec 19, 2014

Hardest exception to my top 5 PGs right now: Damian Lillard. Playing great right and one of the shining lights in the NBA in every respect.

Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

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