"Kevin Durant is your NBA scoring leader through one month of basketball, averaging 28.6 points per game. You need a lot of opportunities on the floor to put up that many points, and the more you use possessions, the harder it is to be efficient. So is Durant the most efficient high-usage, high-scoring player?
Of course he’s not. Kevin Durant is forever cursed to live in the shadow of King James. The chart above, by Div Bhansali of the blog Statcenter, shows the usage rate—an estimate of the percentage of a team’s possesions a player “uses” when he’s on the floor—against the true shooting percentage—a shooting efficiency measure that accounts for threes and free throws—for the 25 highest usage players in the NBA this season (min. 240 minutes played, or about 15 minutes per game).
LeBron James is simply on another plane of existence right now. [Source]
This is fantastic and super fan (and blogger) friendly. A stark contrast to the NFL who is super stingy with their content.
So, Kobe Bryant made $24 million dollars this morning
How dare Kevin Durant disrespect D-Wade tombout James Harden is better than him.
You wasn’t saying that when Wade sent you home crying with no ring.
The cool thing about playing for the Heat is when you’re LeBron’s teammate and you screw up, nobody gets mad at you for missing a shot or turning the ball over — they get mad at LeBron for passing to you in the first place.
1. It’s amazing that 2K sports chose to motion capture Kent Bazemore, the premiere bench cheerleader in the world (Fuck you and your towels, Patty Mills)
2. This entire segment is hilarious
Now that we’re like 18 months removed from Floyd Mayweather getting torn apart in the press for saying Jeremy Lin didn’t deserve all that press he was getting and people were only hyping him because he was Asian.
He was right.
Lin is pedestrian as fuck.
Drake being denied access to Miami’s locker room last night
I need everybody to appreciate this smug moment in sports history