All posts by Legendary526

Jan Rey has been following basketball way before he knew how to write cursive letters. He is also an ardent fantasy basketball participant since 2003 and has won two private All-Filipino 20-team leagues way back when.

5 Underrated Basketball Sneakers

The word "underrated" gets thrown around a little bit and I'm not comfortable putting the "of all time" tag in there. There are literally dozens of good basketball shoes that I don't even know about but I'm going to stick with shoes that I feel does not get the recognition it deserves. 1.)Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low Let's start with something modern and for that, I got you the Under Armour HOVR Havoc Low. This may not have gotten recognition probably on a number factors, namely, it's a low-top, Read More

5 Of The Most Expensive Sneakers Ever Sold

"Cheap" and "sneakerhead" are two words that probably don't belong in the same sentence. That's the reason why I don't call myself a sneakerhead since I haven't bought any pair in its suggested retail price. (Plus, I don't have heat pairs so I really am not a sneakerhead.) That's why I am relegated to watching from afar (albeit in awe and amazement) every single time I see a shoe with a price tag that could probably cover the expenses fifty weddings all at once. Let's see some of these shoes are, Read More

Ranking The 5 Best Kobe Shoes Of All Time

I'm a huge Kobe Bryant fanย and possibly even more so when it comes to his shoes. Not only does it offer some of the best possible packages in terms of playability, traction, and cushioning, these bad boys often came in the most amazing colorways. (Yes, I'm talking about them Bruce Lees, Grinch, and Preludes!) Now let us stroll down memory lane and take a look back and rank Kobe Bryant's best signature shoes in terms of their performance. 5.) Nike Kobe 8ย  After letting us down with the 7's, Nike Read More

Top 5 Candidates For 2020 Defensive Player Of The Year

We still don't know when or if the season will even resume but it won't hurt getting the guys the recognition they deserve. These time around, let's give the NBA's best stoppers some love. 1.) Brook Lopez, C, Milwaukee Bucks The Bucks' defense this season approaches historic proportions no thanks to a line of capable defenders from up and down the roster. Guys such as Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Matthews, and Khris Middleton are menaces on the perimeter but Milwaukee's defensive identity relies heavily Read More

Top 5 Candidates For 2020 Most Improved Player

If the season is officially over, who are your candidates for Most Improved Player? Well, that's a tough question since the "Most Improved" tag can simply be theoretical. Is your MIP rose from relative obscurity to prominence? Someone who was good but kept adding up to his game? Or perhaps a first-time All-Star? Who knows, but every young star appearing on this list definitely has a case. Let's start with someone from the most pleasant surprise teams, the Oklahoma City Thunder: 1.) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Read More

2020 NBA Fantasy Basketball MVP Discussion: Nikola Jokic’ 5 Best Stat Lines Of The Season

Owning Nikola Jokic in fantasy basketball is not for the faint of heart nor for the impatient. Joker is known in fantasy circles to be an ultra-slow starter, probably rounding up into form around December.  While he only averages around 45 fantasy points per game (that's 15th in the entire league), he has not missed a game yet all season. That's the reason why he has a total of 2,815 fantasy points, which would have ranked third behind James Harden and Trae Young.  Jokic' iron man status Read More

2020 NBA Fantasy Basketball MVP Discussion: Anthony Davis’ 5 Best Stat Lines Of The Season

If there's doubt about Anthony Davis' fit next to LeBron James, all of that has been erased. AD has been a force to be reckoned with like he always has been. His 26.7 PPG is second-highest of his career, while supplying 9.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2.4 blocks. Sure, the rebounding average is his lowest since his rookie year but AD made up for that by making 1.2 threes per game and a career-high 84% clip from the line on over eight attempts. In the most popular fantasy platforms and Read More

2020 NBA Fantasy Basketball MVP Discussion: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 5 Best Stat Lines Of The Season

The Milwaukee Bucks is comfortably sitting atop the NBA for pretty much 85% of the season until the suspension. If you have to name one reason for their resurgence, no doubt it would Giannis Antetokonmpo. Known as the Greek Freak, Antetokounmpo is the reigning MVP and is probably on his way to bag a second straight Maurice Podoloff Trophy. However, while there may be no denying that Giannis is the best player of the NBA's best team, is he also the Number 1 in fantasy basketball? Well, for discussion's Read More

2020 NBA Fantasy Basketball MVP Discussion: James Harden’s 5 Best Stat Lines Of the Season

James Harden has been the best, if not the best, fantasy basketball player over the last five years but does he still sit atop the fantasy basketball world this season? For roto-based leagues, he might still be. ESPN's rankings on category-based leagues (roto and H2H categories) all have the Beard as No. 1. He was No. 6 on points rankings but there's no denying the statistical impact he still has, despite playing with a high-usage guy next to him.  Like LeBron James, Harden's longevity in fantasy Read More