Eddie Maisonet


Along with serving up 'The Happy Hour', a Friday column on NBA for SB Nation, Eddie is also the EIC of The Sports Fan Journal and a contributor to SLAM Magazine. "I am the straw that stirs the drink." -- Reggie Jackson


Worst playoff team ever? Not so fast

Believe it or not, whoever ends up as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference will not be as bad as these three forgotten playoff teams of yesteryear.

The Bucks should be ashamed of themselves

The 76ers have lost 26 games in a row ... and they still have a better record than the Bucks. That's quite an accomplishment.

Here, gone and quickly forgotten

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was on his way to a long career as one of the league's most electrifying guards. Then, he took a stand on something he believed in and he quickly faded into obscurity.

Carlos Boozer is too subdued these days

Chicago's big man has been beaten down by his own declining play and his team marginalizing his contributions. But for the Bulls to be a threat in April, May and June, they need to get his state of mind back on track.

Phoenix rising: On Gerald Green's revival

It took nine professional teams in 10 years, including multiple stints overseas, but one of the last players ever drafted straight out of high school is finally coming into his own.

A Forum for second chances

With all their stars aging and/or injured, the once-proud Lakers have instead been the team that's rehabilitating the NBA careers of players that were cast aside without getting their chance to shine.

With Russ back, pressure shifts to Brooks

With the return of Russell Westbrook, Scott Brooks now has eight weeks to figure out just how to optimize his roster for a playoff run.

How Joe Johnson can steal the show in New Orleans

One could say that Joe Johnson doesn't deserve to be in the 2014 All-Star Game. To that, I say hogwash! Here are three ways the quiet and probably-undeserving Nets shooting guard can steal the show in New Orleans.

The Big Game, Basketball Edition

Stanford and Cal squared off on Wednesday night, and for one person's first experience of The Big Game, it made him feel young and old simultaneously.

The Thunder as Dragon Ball Z characters

Because if you can't see the comparison between Kevin Durant and Goku, this article might not be for you.

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