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The following are the sites that are trying their hand at being named the Top Blog for the team that they cover on a daily basis. Passion, pride, commitment and knowledge of the game are key to a successful sports blog, and every one of these blogs has these characteristics.
Take a look into each of these sites and admire how much work everyone puts into their blogs. Leave these bloggers some comments and help them grow their site in order to bring you the best that they possibly can.
The voting polls will be up and running tomorrow, most likely, and will give all the fans a chance to vote for their favorite blog for each NBA team.
The Nugg Doctor is the original, daily Nuggets blog founded in 2006. There is over 1300+ articles full of Nuggets history, news, and oddities for you to enjoy, comment on, and sharpen your understanding of the misunderstood Nuggets. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, The Nugg Doctor always gives you the diagnosis straight when it comes to the Denver Nuggets!
Since 1994 NuggetsHoops.com has been a fan’s source of knowledge, stories, and stats, and NuggetsHoops has been blogging since 2001. While new posts may not appear daily, you know you can go *way* back to find out more about your favorite Denver Nuggets – past, present, and future!
Without any reservations, restrictions or semblance of good taste, Denver Stiffs speaks up for Nuggets fans everywhere by holding players, coaches and management accountable for their actions. In addition to serving up biting commentary on the current state of the Nuggets, Denver Stiffs reaches back into the archives to give a historical context to all things Nuggets.
Is Clips Nation the best Clippers blog on this whole set of tubes we call the interwebs? Well, it’s my favorite. And I’m pretty sure it’s one of the top two Clippers sites! Let’s face it, anyone who is willing to diligently blog about the Clippers deserves your support, your sympathy, and if possible your contact information if you are a mental health professional. I’m ClipperSteve, and I approved this message.
Created in the summer of 2007, The Lakers Nation has grown into one of the largest sports fan base sites on the web. We’re committed to bringing Lakers fans up to the minute news as it breaks and keeping them updated with the latest in the (always busy) world of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers Nation also provides fans with original articles from our great writing staff.
Continuing to build on a strong community is a priority. We do our best to keep Lakers fans all around connected and in the loop. TLN launched “The Nation” in March 2008, a Lakers based social-networking site that brings fans from all around the world together.
In one of the most exciting times for our website, in June of 2008, the Lakers Nation officially teamed up with AM570, the flagship station of our Los Angeles Lakers, to bring you complete Lakers coverage. AM570 had this to say about the new partnership, “AM 570 KLAC is excited to be teaming up with The Lakers Nation to provide Lakers fans with the most current, expansive coverage of the Lakers available.”
You are on LABallTalk.com! Take a look around, what’s there not to like! For the purpose of this contest, please vote for one of the other blogs, but check back frequently for Lakers news and analysis.
I feel that TWolves Blog deserves to win the nod for Top Timberwolves Blog because we offer more to our visitors than any Timberwolves site out there, and more than almost any NBA Blog out there, period. At the core of what we do is Sonia, who’s hands down the best “news compiler” in the blogosphere. Thanks to her, TWolves Blog has literally become “one-stop shopping” for Wolves fans looking to get their daily fix on what’s going down with the team. We’ve also got what I believe is the one and only Timberwolves Podcast on the net thanks to Rob and Neil. Topping things off is the rest of our writing staff, who all manage to come up with some funny and/or insightful commentary on a regular basis. And finally there’s our forum which has developed into an active community for intelligent Wolves discussion that is surprisingly troll-free. I’ll admit that I’m a bit biased, but our staff has worked extremely hard to make this site the “total package” for Timberwolves fans. While there’s still certainly some room for improvement, I think we’ve largely succeeded in that goal.
The Thunderworld has a long-standing, time-tested history in the NBA blog world, much like the Oklahoma City Thunder has a long-standing, time-tested history in the NBA – they’ve both existed just a few months and no one really respects either at all. But that doesn’t mean both aren’t great. Well, one definitely isn’t great right now and might not ever get there, but the other is showing some tremendous upside potential. The blog really has made some major strides in just a few months. I’ve began writing unbelievably deep, thought-provoking articles about… stuff and each day, I’ll provide a laundry list of links that include the words “Oklahoma,” “City,” and “Thunder.” Turns out, a many of adult films include the word “Thunder” in their titles. Good or bad thing? Who knows but at The TW, the link will be there for you to decide (no, not really).
Currently, the Thunder has five or six solid blogs supporting it which is proof that this area is excited about the NBA in OKC. I won’t say The Thunderworld is the best out of all, but I will say this: It is the best of all.
Bend It Like Bennett is the absolute gold standard for Thunder blogs, which is why Ball Don’t Lie’s Blog Association ranks us the number one Thunder blog on the web. The rest of the pack is in a heated seven-way tie for last.
Our fellow Thunderbloggers at Blue Blitz say BILB is “generally better, more popular, and more well-liked than our blog, Thunderworld, and ThunderGuru combined.” The Thunderworld calls us “The best Thunder blog – nay, best NBA – nay, best blog period on the Internet”. We are pleased, if not surprised, to have earned the respect and undying adoration of our colleagues.
We provide highly original content that goes above and beyond the busy work of amassing links to every Oklahoman article ever like some kind of paper shuffling mid-level corporate burnout—a task that could be done more effectively by a Google algorithm. We offer only the very best in insightful Thunder commentary, and will continue to delight our loyal readers until our business model is no longer profitable. We appreciate your blind support.
Ben’s Phoenix Suns Blog is written by a die-hard fan, for the die-hard fan. Most of all, the blog centers around supporting the team while still giving insight and opinions on things to improve, things to change, and things to keep the same. It offers a unique look at the intricacies of the team including diagrams of potential offenses and defenses the Suns could run based on their personnel. Above all else, the blog is a tribute to the Suns organization in general and offers a funny, detailed, and supported vision of the Suns. You can truly see how much he loves and appreciates the Suns as it holds a special spot in his life as evidenced by the very first post. Go SUNS!
Because we talk, walk, live and breathe the Blazers. Portland Trail Bloggers is your one stop home to all your Blazers news and notes. We strive to give fans solid editorial mixed in with the news they need!
Project Spurs was started in 2004 and four years later, we have an active blog, weekly podcast and several other features for die-hard San Antonio Spurs fans. We were one of the first Spurs sites to start blogging regularly and the first to start a podcast. We believe in 100% original content and have stayed true to that since the beginning. We are also one of the most interactive Spurs sites on the net with live blogging going back two years ago and live call-in shows. Another one of our regular features is our “on location” coverage with video, photos and audio from three Spurs away games a year. Some of our other site features include our Spurs newswire with links to Spurs news from around the web, gallery with game photos and desktop wallpapers, and our season and playoff series preview packages. Aside from all of that, what makes us what we are is our hard-working staff and loyal visitors and listeners who motivate us to put out the best content we can.
I’m the new kid on the block when it comes to blogging, but I’ve been a die hard Jazz fan since the 1987-1988 season. Unlike the other guys who actually go about communicating with the enemy; make detailed pregame posts; and then follow that up with a post game analysis, I like to go beyond the games and chronicle everything Jazz related — you have my (semi) frequent recurring articles of YouTube Tuesdays (fluff) and Flashback fridays (history), some number crunching stat goodness and a whole lot more. I don’t claim to be the best Jazz blog out there, but I think I am somewhere in the starting 5 for Jazz fan blogs. Thus, I’m here to make sure that the Jazz fanbase has one of the most complete blogging presences on the net. If you do like what I’m cooking (by myself, unlike the other blogs who have teams of contributors) then vote for me . . . and All that Jazz.
SLCDunk.com is the site for Utah Jazz fans. From the large community involvement, to the packed game threads, and the countless videos you can’t get outside of Utah, SLCDunk is becoming the first stop for Jazz fans.
Basketball John and his regular group of contributors give the latest and most in-depth information on the Jazz anywhere on the web. That’s not taking anything away from the other Jazz blogs listed, but when fans want to know what’s going on, they stop at SLCDunk.com first.
Thanks to all of the SLCDunk.com readers/contributors.
What started as a couple of buddies texting each other about the Jazz has turned into the fastest growing Jazz blog on the Internet. After just a few months in the blogosphere, True Blue Jazz has solidified itself as the place to go to get totally biased Jazz news and talk. We don’t try to pretend to be unbiased. We’re dillusionally optimistic and we unanimously agree that D-Will is better than CP3. We think Boozer is a stand up, honest man, and would never back stab anybody (see? we are dillusionally optimistic). We also love the fact that we are the one team who has solidified Tracy McGrady’s place in the Hall of Shame for 2nd round virgins. Oh and we hate the Lakers, so that should be worth your vote right there (no offense LABallTalk).
What makes Red’s Army stand out in the Celtics universe? It’s simple. We don’t let little things like basketball knowledge and rational thought get in our way. Our trained chimps are unencumbered, which allows them to fling mediocrity with reckless abandon. In a town with nothing but championship aspirations, we dare to be spectacularly mediocre.
Pistons Nation is run by a life time Pistons fanatic. The site is tirelessly updated on a daily basis with all the goings on in the Pistons’ Nation in an effort to keep our fans informed and entertained. Since it’s a team specific competition we’re up against some of the best the blogosphere has to offer, but if you follow the site you’ll realize PN is more than worthy of the nomination for all the hard work and dedication that’s put in.
Need4Sheed.com is Detroit Pistons blog featuring news, videos, original wallpapers, and screensavers that started back when blogging was in its infancy. The site has become one of the most popular NBA blogs on the Internet and has been featured in The Detroit Free Press, MLive, Slam Magazine, Dime Magazine, AOL.Com, Yahoo.com, About.com, Fox Sports, NBA.com, Pistons.com, Sports Illustrated.com as well as ESPN. Not only has its popularity been growing with fans, some of The Pistons players themselves have become readers.
Pistonscast.com is the Number 1 Podcast for the Die-Hard Pistons fan. Checkout Pistonscast.com for the lastest podcasts, blogs and commentary. Join hosts Deven Khrucell and John W. Davis, as they take you on the championship journey and give you their raw and uncensored takes, straight with no chaser.
ESPN.com writer Bill Simmons aka “The Sportsguy” once said that the Toronto Raptors “have the most rabid fans of anyone in the league.” We’d have to agree and this is why RaptorsHQ.com first launched in 2005;
it was to be a website made by Raptors fans for the exact type of Raptors fans Mr. Simmons described. Not satisfied with the traditional media coverage of the team, Franchise and Howland break down the games, stimulate discussion and attempt to cover the team 24-7/365.
TruthAboutIt.net is devoted first and foremost to the Washington Wizards….but occasionally dedicates posts to other ramblings about the Nation’s Capital, and sports in general, with a specific focus on the NBA. The proprietor of Truth About It can also be found contributing to another excellent Washington Wizards blog, Bullets Forever. During the season, look for all encompassing game blogs on both sites (home games on BF and away games on TAI), along with commentary, statistical analysis, and historical observation on the team formerly known as the Bullets.