Tyler Gaffaney

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Why 'Grit' May Be Everything for Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So many things go into making a successful entrepreneur, it can be a fool’s errand to attempt to figure out what is, or is not, essential.<p>That’s because so few entrepreneurial paths overlap. Some high-achieving entrepreneurs have multiple …

Wizards' Paul Pierce speaks the truth

PHILADELPHIA - Paul Pierce is reminiscing about his first playoff game in 2002, a best-of-five series against Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia …

Basketball

On the Line: Shaun Livingston

Warriors guard Shaun Livingston has traveled a long road en route to being a part of arguably the best team in the NBA, including coming back from a …

Jordan Clarkson Shattering All Projections for His NBA Ceiling

The rest of the league is finally catching on to what Los Angeles Lakers fans have been saying all season: Second-round draft pick <b></b>Jordan Clarkson is a legitimate NBA talent.<p>As for any preconceived ceiling, the dust and debris of shattered limits have been cleared off the court, and Clarkson—a 6'5" …

Leonard, Spurs regaining Finals form

After all these years, Tim Duncan's first step remains deceptively quick.<p>San Antonio's future Hall of Famer was a blur the other night as he grabbed …

Zach LaVine Proving He's More Than Just a Slam Dunk King

There's nothing wrong with being an NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion.<p>That distinction seemed to suit Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins just fine. Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter wore it well in the late 1990s. Since the turn of the century, Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin and John Wall haven't had much …

Why Heat vs. Celtics is so important for the East playoff race

It's a must-watch game you probably should not watch.<p>There are a number of must-watch NBA games on Wednesday. Heat vs. Celtics is not one of them. (No offense to Isaiah Thomas, who is apparently returning to action.) But perhaps no game has the playoff implications of Boston-Miami, at least in …

Meet the NBA's New Wave of Underrated Studs

Move aside, perpetually underrated NBA players. There's a new crop of talent waiting to be mistakenly undervalued.<p>Rarely is there a dramatic changing of the guard in the Association's underappreciated ranks. Misperceived players aren't suddenly adored or appropriately recognized in bulk. Something …

The Most Underappreciated Player on Every NBA Team This Season

The stars may be in the commercials and leading the league in points, rebounds and assists, but it's often the underappreciated players who act as the engines for NBA teams.<p>To find the guys who don't get the credit they deserve from national media and casual fans, looking at numbers that don't show …

NBA Video

<b>InsideHoops.com</b><br>Daily NBA videos and video highlights<p><b>Share This</b><p>Hot NBA videos, updated daily during the season, and semi-regularly during the …

NBA

6 Under-the-Radar 2015 Draft Prospects Every NBA Fan Needs to Know

With the college hoops season starting to smolder, NBA fans are tuning in to see the most heralded 2015 draft prospects.<p>While it's great to enjoy the dominance of studs like Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns, there's a magnificent crop of under-the-radar ballers who shouldn't be ignored.<p>They …

The Most High-Energy Players in the NBA

Among the four major North American pro sports, the only true test of a player's motor comes on the basketball court. Baseball proceeds at a glacial pace, football separates offense from defense and hockey brings line changes every minute or two. NBA basketball, on the other hand, requires …

Texas high school basketball team displays incredible sportsmanship

<b>GAINESVILLE, Texas --</b> If you're a fan of high school basketball, you're not alone. But if you're a fan of the Gainesville Tornadoes in Gainesville, …

Want to Make the NBA Even Better? Rethink the 3-Pointer

<i>Editor's note: When Adam Silver took control of the NBA commissioner's office last season, he made one thing abundantly clear: The game can always be improved, and he's open to suggestions.</i><p><i>In a sprawling interview with Bleacher Report's Howard Beck last October, Silver mentioned myriad areas of the</i> …

Westbrook makes NBA Mount Rushmore

Getty Images<p>Russell Westbrook's hot stretch puts him in the company of LeBron James and Michael Jordan.<p>Russell Westbrook is in the midst of a</i> …

Derrick Rose Struggling to Find a Rhythm After All-Star Break

CHICAGO — During the extended All-Star break, Derrick Rose did not touch a basketball. He needed a breather from a season that’s been a complete roller coaster for both himself and the Chicago Bulls. But as a rough three-game stretch coming off of his mini vacation shows, this season is still very …

20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today: New research shows meditation boosts your health, happiness, and success!

I started meditating soon after 9/11. I was living in Manhattan, an already chaotic place, at an extremely chaotic time. I realized I had no control …

Unsung Hero Taj Gibson Is Quietly Responsible for Much of Bulls' Success

CHICAGO — Tom Thibodeau’s teams have always been defined by toughness. And no Chicago Bulls player has embodied that trait more over the last four-plus years, and received less credit for doing so, than Taj Gibson.<p>In a stretch of years that has featured no shortage of uncertainty and unfulfilled …

Battle-Tested Kendrick Perkins Brings Toughness, Experience to Cavs Locker Room

Slowly but surely, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been working their way through their championship checklist. Battle-scarred veteran Kendrick Perkins might be the final piece of that puzzle.<p>The Cavs already filled their star quota with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Timofey Mozgov …

Good luck doing anything against Kentucky's frontcourt

How good is Kentucky's front line? They might make you think of another set of bigs who once led Florida to two national titles.<p>Selection Sunday is still about a month away, but the story of the year in college basketball has been determined for a long time. The best way to contextualize this …

8Teen

H unt or be hunted has always been my mentality. I don’t hide the aggressiveness of competition behind All-Star parties, sponsored events, and the …

The Best Basketball Advice I Ever Got

The most important lesson I ever learned in basketball?<p>Slow down.<p>My first two years in the NBA, coaches and veteran players said it to me over and …

Opportunities Don't Happen, You Create Them – Motivational Video

704<p>“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill<p>Unbroken – Motivational Clip<p>Video Editor: Mateusz …

Best Dunks from 2015 NBA All-Star Game in Slow Motion

Everything looks cooler in slow-mo. That's a fact.<p>The NBA compiled the best dunks from Sunday's All-Star Game using incredible footage from its phantom cam.<p>Catch every detail of LeBron James' reverse jam, Dirk Nowitzki's two-handed finish and more!<p>[NBA]

Can San Antonio Spurs Turn Corner Post-All-Star Break?

Back-to-back contests against the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors are about to cut short whatever respite the San Antonio Spurs enjoyed during this year's All-Star break.<p>Even as the reigning champions attempt to duplicate their past success during this month's Rodeo Road Trip, …

The Science Behind Motivation

Being motivated is a key part of being successful as an entrepreneur, and as such, it’s a subject that’s always fascinated me. Motivation comes from vision, goal setting, and celebrating small successes, but there’s more to it – there’s actually a science behind motivation.<p>Psychology – Why is …

Will Power

5 Ways To Fuel Up For Sports

Nutrition is essential for an athlete's performance. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned vet, your strength, focus, motivation, and endurance can …

10 ways to get more eyeballs on your posts

You work so hard on those blog posts and articles. People should see them!<p>But getting eyes on your content isn’t always easy. There’s search engine …

6 Social Media Practices That Boost SEO

Social media marketing and SEO are two tightly interwoven strategies. Both are organic, inbound strategies that focus on building an appealing identity that naturally attracts visitors. Since social media relies on high-quality content and a visible, strong brand presence, the efforts you spend on …