2021 NBA Mock Draft 7-29-21 Final Update

The NBA Draft is July 29, with the Draft Lottery set to be held on June 22. The Draft Combine will take place June 21-27. Welcome to our first 2021 NBA mock draft, team needs have not been taken into account at this time. Some player descriptions have been filled out, but the others will be completed at a later date.

You can find out which way BetQL’s model is picking for tonight’s NBA games by checking out their site. They have the latest in in-depth NBA prediction model analysis, and what is a mock draft, but predictive analytics.

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Los Angeles Lakers Still Struggling to Find Consistency in NBA Playoffs

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There is a tendency in all sports to be a bit hasty in coming to conclusions. That was the case when the Los Angeles Lakers lost their first game to the Phoenix Suns in the 2021 NBA playoffs.

Powered by strong performances from LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers got an important victory in the second game to level the series. But as we head into game three of this first round matchup, there are questions that the team is still working towards trying to answer.

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Lakers vs Warriors Playoffs Play-In a Banner Matchup on Paper

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In this season of working off a delayed schedule, the NBA has decided to tinker with the postseason format and it’s resulted in a match-up that’s mouth watering, at least on paper. Tonight will see in the Los Angeles Lakers host the Golden State Warriors in a NBA Playoffs play-in game.

This National Basketball Association version of the First Four (so we can call this “May Madness” I guess) features the two teams that comprise the last six Western Conference finalists and four of the last six NBA champions.

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Seven Best NBA Teams of All-Time 

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With more than 70 years of history, NBA fans have certainly seen several teams enchant the world with their incredible plays and sensational victories. However,  how would we determine the seven best teams in the history of this competition? 

Despite it being such a difficult task, we asked the help of basketball expert Evelyn Balyton to select these 7 teams. Let’s take a look:

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Lebron James Dunks on Zlatan Ibrahimovic for ‘Stick to Sports’ Bit

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You knew Lebron James wasn’t going to take a “stick to sports” or “just shut up and dribble” from Zlatan Ibrahmovic lying down. On Thursday, Ibrahimovic said in an interview that James should stay out of politics and not use his very large platform for social issues like he has been doing repeatedly, and beautifully.

Ibrahmiovic said that people should only do what they’re good at it, and Friday saw Lebron answer to these accusations, and in the process call out Zlatan for his hypocrisy. James also said he’ll also never stop fighting for social justice., and against systemic racism.

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Five Best Kobe Bryant Rookie Cards and Investment Lookout

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Kobe Bryant is undoubtedly one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Bryant spent his whole career in LA with the Lakers, and with them the self-nicknamed ‘Black Mamba’ is a 5-time NBA champion, 2-time NBA Finals MVP and 2008 NBA MVP. The LA Lakers legend was also selected for a stunning 18 NBA all-star games.

Bryant was a first-round pick straight out of high school way back in 1996 and primarily played Shooting Guard for the Lakers. He became the first Shooting Guard and just the second player overall to be drafted straight out of high school.

It was announced that Bryant would be inducted into the Hall of Fame in April 2020 just after his tragic death. Bryant sadly lost his life alongside his daughter in a helicopter crash at the start of 2020.

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Los Angeles Lakers are NBA’s Best Team on no Rest

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It’s no secret Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the best NBA picks the 2019-20 season. Even though it remains to be seen if the prolonged layoff of nearly four months will take some of their momentum away as The Association prepares to resume its season in late July, the Lakers have done more than enough to cement their place as a bonafide NBA contender.

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The Team with the Most to Lose in the 2020 NBA Playoffs

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The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the top squads in the NBA all season, as well they should be with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and a good array of support. But if they cannot win it all in this crazy COVID-ravaged year, they may lose in more ways than one. No matter the night and no matter the matchup the Lakers are consistently one of the best NBA picks for tonight, because this team has the talent to outshine any opponent. The ball is obviously in their court as they sit in the driver seat for the new reformatted NBA playoffs. 

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Four Basketball Players Certain to Make Every All-Time Best List

Basketball is a game made up of fierce matchups and tough competition. Therefore it’s no surprise that the prospect of an all-time great list is a hotly debated topic. From fans and analysts to the players themselves — everyone has an opinion.  

So that got me thinking, amidst all the arguing: which players are guaranteed a spot? And after research, there are names that continue to crop up in spite of wild takes and team allegiance, either because they are too important to the game, or the stats don’t lie.  [Read more…]

When Might the NBA Potentially Return to Action? 

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The Covid-19 pandemic sabotaged all sporting activities across the globe with major leagues and tournaments halting on its account. The NBA is no exception; the 2019-20 season had to be called off for the safety of players, fans, and other stakeholders. Two months later, it is not yet clear when the league will resume.   [Read more…]

Rip Hamilton (Exclusive) on Kobe, Jordan, NBA All-Star Weekend

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Detroit Pistons legend and former Chicago Bull Rip Hamilton is back in town for NBA All-Star weekend, and we caught up with him Thursday night at the Rookie USA fashion show. The event benefits the James R. Jordan foundation, managed by Michael Jordan’s mother, and named for his late father.

Hamilton is close to Jordan and he talks to him all the time, so coming out and supporting the cause was a natural course of action and easy decision for him.

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Kobe Bryant News Hit Chris Collins Very Hard (Emotional Video)

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We’re all in different stages of grief right now, but we’re alike in that the Kobe Bryant news is hitting us very hard. Bryant, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other souls, perished in a southern California helicopter crash yesterday morning.

On one hand, we all hurt for the obvious, natural reasons- seeing someone so young, with so much left to live for taken away in an instant. It makes us realize how fleeting life truly is. On the other hand, we all hurt on our own individual level for what happened in the Los Angeles metropolitan area yesterday as we see commonalities to our own lives and experiences.

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