Category «NBA History»

The Last of the NBA’s Post-Up Scorers

The downfall of the NBA’s back-to-the-basket big man has been well-documented. In the span of two decades, the sport lost the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. That, coupled with the league’s newfound hyperfocus on three-pointers and layups, expedited the untimely demise. Plus, teams are just getting smarter, and post-ups …

The NBA’s Changing Art of Mid-Range Jumpers

The mid-range jumper is dead. Well, maybe dead is too strong a word. But at the very least, it’s locked in Adam Silver’s basement like an NBA version of the Annabelle doll. Equating the mid-range game and a demonic toy may seem audacious, but is it really? With the way we ostracize teams and players who …