The college basketball season hits its stride in March with the NCAA tournament that takes place right after the conference tournaments. Although the Syracuse Orange are currently the top ranked team in the sport there is another team that deserves watching.
The college basketball polls list the top teams in the country, but only the Las Vegas rankings seem to get it right. They list the best teams form a betting standpoint and they should be used by every handicapper. Here are a few teams that are underrated according to the polls.
The college basketball season is nearing its end so it is time to look at a few teams that can win a championship. Here is a look at one team that could be the best in basketball.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are a good team, but they are playing bad leading up to the All-Star break. The All-Star break couldn't be coming at a better time for the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves, who have both been bit by the injury bug.
The New York Knicks are having a very bad season and if they cannot beat teams like the Sacramento Kings, they should trade their best player. Carmelo Anthony feels the New York Knicks must win.
The Miami Heat are looking to end the first half of the regular season on a high note although they are on the west coast. While the Miami Heat haven't exactly been at their best when Dwyane Wade is on the bench, LeBron James did more than enough in their previous game to earn a win. With Golden State having already won a matchup with Wade in the lineup, the Heat hope to be back at full strength when they visit the Warriors on Wednesday night in the final contest before the All-Star break for both teams.
It is not even at the halfway point of the NBA regular season, but it is almost assured that they will get the first overall pick in the NBA draft. After an inconsistent performance led to their second loss to a playoff contender in as many nights, the New Orleans Pelicans will end their pre-All-Star break schedule with a much easier opponent.
The NBA All Star game features the famous slam dunk contest, but it could always be better. Executives like Stern and Silver spend months, years, sometimes even decades trying to build a consensus on hot button issues. Guess what? A strong consensus on the Slam Dunk Contest already exists: it’s fun, but it would be so, so, so, so much better if the stars participated.
The Portland Trail Blazers are a surprise team this season and they have a high scoring offense, but that has changed of late. With Chris Paul back in the fold, the Los Angeles Clippers have plenty of reasons to be feeling good heading into the All-Star break.
The NBA All Star game is going to be played this weekend and all of the stars will be out for one of the funniest games of the year. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors will start in his first NBA All-Star Game, having secured the top spot among Western Conference backcourt players after the final returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2014 presented by Sprint. Curry (1,047,281) is joined in the West backcourt by the L.A. Lakers' Kobe Bryant (988,884), who was selected to play in his 16th All-Star Game, second all-time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (19). LeBron James of the Miami Heat was the leading overall vote-getter with 1,416,419 votes, followed closely by Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who finished with 1,396,294 votes.