Sunday media links

By Quixem Ramirez

It’s Sunday morning and it’s perfectly natural to get behind on everyone’s favorite league, the NBA. Just in case you have actual lives and don’t enjoy sitting in a dimly lit room for 10 hours a day watching basketball, we’re here to help you out.

– LeBron James is in the midst of one of the greatest seasons of all-time and he still isn’t getting his due.

– Finally, the Spurs get some respect. Kevin Arnovitz pens a brilliant article on another quietly excellent Spurs regular season.

– What have we learned about the Spurs so far?

– Stop being so mean to Matt Bonner.

– Are the Spurs really battling the inevitable?

– Danny Chau compares the Spurs to King of the Hill. Ultimately, appreciating the Spurs fully requires a keen eye and an open mind.

– How should basketball elitists cope with casual fans?

– Have you always wanted to delve deep inside the brilliant mind of Coach Pop? Alex Dewey has that covered for you.

– Tiago Splitter looks pretty (but not in a weird way, trust me).

– Here’s reason No. 101, 473 on why Coach Pop is simply amazing.

– Yes, Cory Joseph hasn’t had a successful rookie season. But that doesn’t mean we should lose our perspective.

– Is Erazem Lorbek, who the Spurs acquired in the George Hill-Kawhi Leonard deal, the answer to the Spurs frontcourt problems?

– Tony Parker has enjoyed an amazing February.

– A puzzle analogy and Jeremy Lin! What else do you want?

– LeBron loves publicity.

– A little background on the newest Spur, and hometown kid, Eric Dawson.

– How should we improve the Dunk Contest?

– A look at the legitimacy of Lin’s unprecedented run.

Is Gregg Popovich the greatest coach ever? Here’s my take (and it was mentioned in the article): yes. Definitely yes. No other coach in NBA history has won more with less talent. No other coach can even claim that they’re half as strong as Pop when it comes to in-game adjustments. No other coach can brilliantly draw up plays that aren’t simply “disguised” ISO’s. If it weren’t for Derek Fisher and Dirk Nowitzki, Pop could (hindsight is 20/20 but still) have six rings right now. I rest my (completely biased) case.

– A nice recap of the Spurs-Nuggets game and some insight into the development of the Spurs.

– Here’s some semi-plausible trade scenarios involving shooting guard James Anderson.