RAFFY LEDESMA

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Since the 2011-2012 season when point guard extraordinaire Chris Paul arrived in Los Angeles, expectations were high that the Clippers, once dubbed by Sports Illustrated as “worst franchise in professional sports history,” would finally turn the corner and start winning championships. With Paul, All-Star forward Blake Griffin, and center DeAndre…

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After more than five months of action, the NBA playoffs are about to start. Out in the East, the Cavaliers are still holding on the top spot by a game while their rivals Golden State Warriors have clinched the top seed with three games to go. Also in the East,…

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With a few more games left in the regular season, the playoff picture is becoming clearer by the day. While 16 teams from both conferences will make the playoffs, only a handful have a realistic shot at making the NBA Finals and taking the much coveted Larry O’Brien trophy. Here…

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook is averaging an amazing triple double (31.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.4 assists) and at this pace, he will be only the second NBA player in history to average a triple-double for the entire season. NBA legend Oscar Robertson achieved this back in the 1961-62…

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The Cleveland Cavaliers didn’t have assets to trade in the run-up to the deadline so they waited for the buyout market to begin and they hit pay dirt. Everybody wants to join a winner and this was glaringly true the past week as two good veterans, who were cut from…

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It’s been a long time com-ing but better late than never. After years of being the league’s laughing stock, the once proud and mighty Lakers franchise has finally pressed the long awaited reset button. Owner and president Jeanie Buss fired long-time general manager Mitch Kupchak and her brother executive vice-president…

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With the February 23 trade deadline fast approaching, several NBA teams are pressed to make major moves. Contenders such as the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Clippers are looking to add more pieces to get deep in the playoffs. Middling teams, meanwhile, are looking to get rid of high-prized…

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The Cleveland Cavaliers started the season strong with a 28-8 record but stumbled in January losing seven of their next 12 games and are nursing a 33-15 record. This has allowed other contenders in the Eastern Conference to close in on the Cavaliers’ top-seeded record. Amid the Cavaliers’ dismal performance,…

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is having a season to remember. Much ink has been wasted over West­brook’s break-up with Kevin Durant who left last July for the Golden State Warriors to chase championships. This stunned the entire franchise but Westbrook suddenly became an icon in Oklahoma by signing…

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Eleven-time All Star center Chris Bosh still wants to play basketball but it looks like Miami Heat are no longer pushing for his return. In fact, the Heat may even be rooting for him not to return to the court given the salary cap implications and the flexibility that it…