Articles by Justin DeFeo


Can’t beat ’em, join ’em: The 2003-04 Lakers

In 2003 the Lakers were a team that won three of the last four NBA championships. Well actually to clarify, saying that they “won” the championship would imply that there was a chance they could actually “lose” it, which in fact may or may not be true. The Lakers thoroughly dominated the NBA Finals. In their three finals trips during the Kobe-Shaq era, the purple and gold only lost three games, the last series in…


Tony Delk’s 53-point anomaly

It’s a typical night in early December, the 2000-01 NBA season is still very much fresh and full of possibility. The calendar reads Monday, Dec. 11 when the Chicago Bulls play host to the visiting Phoenix Suns, eventually falling 86-84 to their guests. Not much stands out about the game that would set it apart from the remainder of the year. Clifford Robinson, still with the Phoenix franchise at the time, drops 24 points in…


The NBA’s dynasty victims list

When LeBron James made “the decision” to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami last summer, talk of the NBA’s next great dynasty was thrown about in abundance. Lost in the shuffle of all the drama, however, is what exactly that means, both for Miami and the rest of the league. Though, as of Thursday, the Heat currently sit tied with the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals, they’re still considered favorites for…