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NBA must change to meet their rival, the NFL

Infographic by Rohit Ghosh/Daily Sundial

Rohit Ghosh

March 25, 2014

A whopping $1.17 billion on average is what NFL teams were worth as of last season, according to Forbes. Even a team in a godforsaken market like the Cleveland Browns sold for nearly $1 billion in 2012. For the NFL’s biggest competitor in the sports market, the NBA, the average value for their teams stands at...

Bulls, Rockets rising while Thunder, Pacers losing a step in playoff push

Bulls, Rockets rising while Thunder, Pacers losing a step in playoff push

Brian Bernstein

March 11, 2014

Sleepers The NBA playoff picture is shaping up much to our expectation, but two teams are clicking at just the right time of the year. In the Eastern Conference, the Chicago Bulls have been playing top-notch basketball since the new year. Although most NBA fans would have considered it safe to say ...

Sundial Sports picks NBA midseason awards

Sundial Sports picks NBA midseason awards

Rohit Ghosh

February 12, 2014

With the NBA season nearing its halfway point, there is constant chatter about potential trades and mid-season awards. While these awards are nothing more than lip service for the time being, gauging who the best individual players have been thus far helps project the remainder of the season. MVP...

Snubbed subs should use NBA All-Star omission as motivation

Snubbed subs should use NBA All-Star omission as motivation

Rohit Ghosh

February 3, 2014

  With the NBA just a week and half away from its 63rd annual All-Star Weekend, the bench players for the All-Star Game roster were announced. As usual, there were plenty of deserving players left off the list, and some not-so-deserving players on the list. But for young players knocking on the door...

Laker fans should find silver lining in disastrous season

Laker fans should find silver lining in disastrous season

Rohit Ghosh

January 21, 2014

The 2013-2014 Los Angeles Lakers’ regular season hasn’t been the most satisfying of journeys for the team or its fan base. The season is halfway done and the fans’ reaction to a win or a loss has turned into nothing more than a collective shoulder shrug. Lakers guard Nick Young, who grew up...

Will Derrick Rose wilt away?

Will Derrick Rose wilt away?

Brian Bernstein

December 3, 2013

  ESPN analyst Michael Wilbon called Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose’s latest injury “the cruelest blow we’ve seen in Chicago,” and he might just be right. It is a rare luxury for NBA fans to experience a great player, and Rose is the best thing to happen to the franchise...

The triumphant return of LA’s savior

The triumphant return of LA's savior

Kevin Kiani

November 18, 2013

The city of Los Angeles collectively exhaled a sigh of relief as news broke yesterday that Kobe Bryant has been medically cleared to practice with the Lakers. That means he’s going to come back, gel with everyone and take the team on a magical run to the playoffs, win the championship and cement his l...

Can the Kobe-less Lakers survive?

Can the Kobe-less Lakers survive?

Roy Azoulay

November 5, 2013

When Laker nation found out that Kobe Bryant's Achilles surgery would keep him out for an unknown period of time in the 2013-2014 season, there was a big question mark as to what will materialize from this team at the beginning of the season and its outlook going forward. More than anything last ...

Surprising storylines of the NBA season thus far

Surprising storylines of the NBA season thus far

Kevin Kiani

November 4, 2013

With the the first week of the NBA season in the books, there have been no shortage of surprises. Some of which will last and some of which are passing phases that will wilt away as the season moves along. Philadelphia 76ers - The 76ers have rattled off three wins against the defending champion ...

Who will dethrone the Heat and control the East?

Who will dethrone the Heat and control the East?

Roy Azoulay

October 28, 2013

You wouldn't have needed the insight of Vegas to predict that the Miami Heat would win the title for the second time last season. However, with the return of Derrick Rose, the stacked starting lineup of the Brooklyn Nets and the emergence of the young and hungry Indiana Pacers this season, the Eastern...

Who will make it out of the wild, wild Western Conference?

Who will make it out of the wild, wild Western Conference?

Brian Bernstein

October 27, 2013

The Western Conference has produced 10 of the last 14 NBA Champions, and has been widely considered the better conference. The depth of the West also creates dramatic finishes as teams fight until the bitter end to make the playoffs. A few teams will flip-flop positions, but one thing will be clear: to...

Kobe Bryant disrespected with No. 25 ranking

Kobe Bryant disrespected with No. 25 ranking

Brian Bernstein

October 22, 2013

Kobe Bryant finished fifth in last year’s MVP voting, averaging 27.3 points per game, the highest average by any player in NBA history to start a season at least 34 years old. But TrueHoop Network and ESPN.com have ranked the Black Mamba the 25th best player in the 2013-14 season. It is understanda...

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