Marc Stein

Marc Stein
Insider coverage of the NBA since 1994
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  • NBA's best deserved better reveal
    21 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 5
    Only two-thirds of the NBA's official 75 Greatest Players list has been officially revealed, but we don't have to wait for Thursday night's final burst of 25 names to draw the following definitive con...
  • Eight (almost) fearless predictions!
    19 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 3 1
    In the intertwined sagas of Ben Simmons and Damian Lillard, which parties will blink first? (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) It was just 91 days ago that Giannis Antetokounmpo was rumbling for 50 points, ...
  • Predicting major NBA awards
    18 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 78
    The NBA’s 75th anniversary season starts with a delicious doubleheader Tuesday night: Nets at Bucks followed by Warriors at Lakers. To make the wait move a little faster, let’s open the floor for some...
  • Next order of NBA business: Extensions
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    The focus in Philadelphia, for the moment, is not trading Ben Simmons. Simmons still wants out. The 76ers know he still wants out. Yet they are determined to stay patient in the belief that trade offe...
  • Holdouts don't always work
    12 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 3 3
    He’s back. But does “back” mean back on the floor for Ben Simmons In Philadelphia? (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Little-known fact, or at least a readily forgotten one, about one of the most prominent ...
  • One-on-one to 7 with Frank Ntilikina
    11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 1
    Two months ago, Frank Ntilikina was checking Luka Dončić in a battle to secure an Olympic medal. Now they are teammates in Dallas. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Frank Ntilikina turned 23 in July. He's a...
  • This time next year: Warriors in Japan?
    08 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    The NBA’s 2021-22 exhibition schedule spans 66 games. Sixty-four of them, in the league's third season combating a global pandemic, were scheduled to be played in the same NBA arenas where teams alway...
  • Kyrie wants to stay away? Let him, Nets
    06 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 4
    Kyrie Irving attended Sunday’s Nets game in Los Angeles, but is unavailable to the team when they are playing or practicing in Brooklyn. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) We are closing in on nine mont...
  • The NBA's Top 75
    05 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 9 57
    Three giants who will make everyone’s Top 75 list: Kareem, MJ and LeBron. (Focus on Sport/Jeff Haynes/Jason Miller/Getty Images) There are nearly 140 players in the Basketball Hall of Fame with NBA ga...
  • Are NBA two-a-days still a thing?
    04 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 0
    Sunday was a day of rest for several of the Lakers’ thirtysomethings. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) In the Load Management Era, teams typically start every season exercising greater caution than th...
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