You ever meet someone who seems to win at everything? You make up a competition — i.e. ‘Hey, who can throw their can into the trash?’ — and they win every time? They have an indescribable knack for being good at stuff, and it doesn’t matter what it is…


When I watch Jaden Springer play, I see Jrue Holiday. And I mean that in both the good ways and the bad.

Defensively, that’s a massive compliment. Jrue Holiday is one of the (if not the) best on-ball defenders in the league. Jaden Springer will have to work hard to…


It may be in part a result of watching 6’1” Trae Young tear his way through the NBA playoffs, but I’ve recently come to fall in love with 6’1” 2021 NBA Draft prospect Sharife Cooper. I don’t mean to say that Cooper is at Young’s level as a player (yet)…


This is probably the most notable play that Juan Toscano-Anderson has made this season.

On this play, Toscano-Anderson dives for a loose ball and flips it back inbounds to a teammate, gashing his head in the process (luckily, after missing just a few games he was fully healed).

This…


The names at the top of the NBA’s eFG% leaders list fit into just a few categories.

There are your role players on top teams, like Joe’s Ingles and Harris, who benefit from the space elite teammates or good systems provide them to post efficient numbers.

There are your elite…


The Pelicans came out following a disappointing loss to Sacramento and played their best game of the season, holding the Suns at arms length throughout the second half of a 123–101 victory.

New Orleans looked different last night — in personnel, in shooting, and in defensive effort. Willy Hernangomez saw…


Five Plays You Might Like: Bucks vs. Pelicans

  1. Quarter 1, 7:03. After Timeout, Bucks Possession

Context: The Bucks were down to a team they expected to come out strong against. They were looking to involve their star player and get him going.

What happens:

The play begins with a…


— originally published 7/15/2017 —

“For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” –John 3:16

Roughly 1,950 years after Jesus’ death, on December 30th, 1984, He returned, this time in the form of…

Sam Butler

Trying my best to write things about basketball. Contributor, ringerthe.com

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