Brendan Galella

Brendan Galella founded Shatter the Glass to make the NBA even more accessible to basketball fans. Composing player rankings, team evaluations and intriguing observations, he hopes to turn every reader into a dedicated and educated basketball follower.

Road to Redemption

In two short years, Michael Beasley went from highly touted to disregarded. On July 9th the power forward was tossed away by the Miami Heat for a second round draft pick in 2011, just two weeks after Heat President Pat Riley said Miami was going to build around Beasley. He was moved so the team could make room for the most …

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The Brand New, New York Knicks

For over three seasons New York Knicks fans learned to tune out what was happening on the basketball court and focused on what the roster could potentially become. The Summer of 2010 was the light at the end of the tunnel, with the Knicks returning to relevancy with the terrific draft class of 2003 all hitting free agency. The Big …

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Baptism by Fire

For the first time in his basketball career LeBron James is facing doubt. After 25 years of being worshiped for his immense talents, James has become the NBA’s premier villain. The Chosen One has become Public Enemy #1 after fleeing Cleveland to take his talents to South Beach and with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The biggest question facing King …

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New Level of Pathetic

Last night’s effort from the New York Knicks was the most embarrassing performance of their miserable season. Facing the New Jersey Nets, a team flirting with the worst record in NBA history, the Knicks left their fans with no choice but to boo the hell out of them. Everything about their game was just awful. It was more pathetic than …

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NBA Free Agent Projections

Four months remain until the biggest scramble to overhaul rosters in NBA history commences. What makes July 1st so special is the most complete player in NBA history can be had by (nearly) any team in the league. A super-star guard and former NBA Finals MVP can switch squads as quickly as he changed his shoe endorsement. Three forwards, each …

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Biggest Draft Bust, Ever

Dealt to his third squad in eight months, Darko Milicic quickly proved why so many teams have given up on the former teenage phenom. Making his debut with the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 109-107 loss to Oklahoma City, the former #2 selection of the 2003 NBA Draft had his best game of the season and briefly sparked a rally to …

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2010 Trade Deadline Grades

Only 131 days remain until LeBron James is a free agent. With Thursday marking the final day teams can deal players, a few teams were scrambling to jostle into the race to land James and the rest of the most talented free agency class of all-time. Joining King James could be Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson, Amar’e Stoudemire,Chris Bosh, Carlos Boozer …

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2010: The Ultimate Decision

One of the biggest sports-decisions of our lifetime will be made before the end of this new year. The most anticipated free agent in sports history will likely choose which team he will play for July 1, 2010. That’s the day LeBron James is officially a free agent and every team has at least some hope of bringing in the …

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Lost Generation: Allen Iverson

Good or bad, Allen Iverson was the face of the NBA following the Michael Jordan era. Over the past few years, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have assumed the role of top dogs in the league, but Iverson was the bridge between the two eras. Loved for his scrappy, physical and amazing play, Iverson on the court was …

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