Three questions to ponder for the upcoming NBA campaign.
Last year, the only thing NBA fans knew was what they didn't know — like, would the season ever start? One convincing Miami Heat title and blockbuster trade later, and fans just know that it will be Miami and L.A. in the Finals. C’mon guys, it’s the NBA, no one knows everything. So...
Inside the NBA on TNT and NCAA Tournament on CBS analyst Kenny "The Jet" Smith talks basketball.
Athlon Sports sat down with Kenny Smith, who covers the NBA on TNT — along with Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson and Co. as a member of the Emmy award-winning Inside the NBA — as well as the NCAA Tournament on CBS. “The Jet” was a first-team All-American point guard under Dean Smith at North Carolina and a two-time NBA Finals champion with the Houston Rockets in 1994 and 1995.
He’s already been to the top. Now he’s preparing for the Big Top. After the Heat picked him fifth overall out of Marquette in 2003, Dwyane Wade didn’t take long to become one of the league’s elite players, or a champion. In the 2006 NBA Finals, against Dallas, he almost single-handedly rallied the Heat from a 2–0 series deficit, averaging 34.7 points and winning the MVP. In the four years since, he’s suffered serious knee and shoulder injuries, dealt with several off-the-court distractions — including a contentious and public divorce — and not won nearly as much as he’d like.