The Chris Paul Story: So Close and Yet Still So Far

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When the Phoenix Suns took a 2-0 lead in the NBA finals, a lot of us did not expect them to be staring down the barrel heading into game six. But such is the nature of the sport that it keeps throwing us these surprises, and here we are, the Suns are one game away from losing it all.

At the center of it, is one man whose career seemed destined to peak at this very moment, but it’s looking like his chance will fizzle out. Chris Paul has always been one of the most respected players in the league but has never had a ring to cement his legacy.

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Milwaukee Bucks Just One Win Away from Glory and Redemption

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When the Milwaukee Bucks went 2-0 down in the NBA Finals, no one would have foreseen them in this position. What followed has been nothing short of remarkable as the Bucks have rallied to overturn that deficit and are leading the series 3-2.

To a lot of people, it seemed like the Phoenix Suns were going to sweep the series but the team from Milwaukee have found something magical within them.

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Mason Mount and Declan Rice Play Hoops on a Luxury Yacht (Video)

We’ve reached that point of the football calendar where there just isn’t much to talk about, outside of transfer rumors. Unfortunately, it’s been a very dull transfer window so far, and with preseason friendlies being, well, preseason friendlies and all the major summer international tournaments over, it’s time to take a look at what the major individual footballers are doing while on holiday.

Everyone needs an offseason to recharge and relax, even the most fit human beings on the planet, so let’s take a look at what they’ve been up to summer vacation.

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Paul Pogba Showcases Basketball Skills, Shouts Out Jimmy Butler

We’ve reached that point of the football calendar where there just isn’t much to talk about, outside of transfer rumors. Unfortunately, it’s been a very dull transfer window so far, and with preseason friendlies being, well, preseason friendlies and all the major summer international tournaments over, it’s time to take a look at what the major individual footballers are doing while on holiday.

Everyone needs an offseason to recharge and relax, even the most fit human beings on the planet, so let’s take a look at what they’ve been up to summer vacation.

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Giannis Needs More Help for Bucks to Make a Title Push

After Game 2 of the NBA Finals, the Milwaukee Bucks are staring down the barrel, seriously in danger of being swept. This is not the way a team that dominated the Eastern Conference should go out. But as we wait for the series to shift to Milwaukee, there are a lot of questions to be asked.

The Phoenix Suns have taken a 2-0 lead and they are playing on a higher leve right now. The likes of Chris Paul, Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton are having an easy go of it thus far. Part of the reason is the injury that Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered during the conference finals.

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2021 NBA Playoffs Providing New Chances for Fresh Blood

We are going to have an NBA final that does not have Stephen Curry, LeBron James or Kevin Durant; among others. Normally, this would be cause for concern, but not this season where the playoffs have given new blood a chance. As things stand, out of the four teams currently competing in the conference finals, only two have even won a championship before.

The Milwaukee Bucks won it all in 1971 and the Atlanta Hawks did it in 1958, which makes this year’s post-season even more remarkable. So many of the storylines that we have seen develop are unprecedented in many ways.

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NBA MVP Betting – The Smart Choices and the Longshot

As the NBA season comes towards it’s exciting close, so does the level of betting on those markets that have been open for months. The markets in question are the futures bets and backing the right MVP, even at this late stage, could prove very profitable indeed.

Futures markets are those that help retain your interest in the long-term and as such are useful for those who don’t necessarily have a stake in the game, as well as those who are big fans of a certain team or player.

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Kevin Durant, Devin Booker to Lead Team USA at Tokyo Olympics

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Team USA men’s basketball has just announced their roster for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and it is pretty much what you expected. With Lebron James focusing on plugging Space Jam instead, the USA will be led by Kevin Durant instead. Without a doubt, the odds are with the red, white and blue to continue their dominance in this competition. America will be heavy favorites.

Although Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns is another stud who will be a part of the American all-star team. In addition to Devin Booker, the Stars and Stripes will include another former Kentucky Wildcat, Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat. Full roster is below:

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks Have True NBA Title Bonafides

After a disappointing end to last season, the Milwaukee Bucks have now redeemed themselves by reaching the Eastern Conference Finals. Defeating the incredibly strong Brooklyn Nets will surely give them the confidence required to now go all the way.

At the heart of their run has been the colossal presence of Giannis Antetokounmpo, but this time the rest of his team truly rallied around him, enabling them to overcome the Nets. There was plenty of criticism laid on the Greek Freak last season, as it was suggested he could not lead the Bucks to victory when it mattered most.

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Fitness of Joel Embiid Will Decide 76ers-Hawks Series

The Philadelphia 76ers are poised to do things that they haven’t done in two decades, but they won’t realize their full potential unless Joel Embiid is 100% fit. Playing through a minor meniscus problem in his knee, Embiid averaged 35.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in the first three games of the series.

But last night, in which the adverse effects of his knee injury were quite apparent, Embiid suffered through an 0-for-12 from the field performance in the second half, which was punctuated by his missing an easy bunny that would have put the Sixers ahead in the final seconds.

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Brooklyn Nets are a Wounded Animal, Time For Milwaukee Bucks to Pounce

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It is amazing what one major injury can do to an entire team. Given how strong the Brooklyn Nets have looked most of this season, it is quite surprising to see them with a real chance of being eliminated now. Despite a squad that is more star-studded than a gamer’s dream, it is actually the Milwaukee Bucks who are currently in the driver’s seat.

The series stands at two games apiece right now, with injuries to important players having made it a more even matchup. The Nets are so strong and deep that despite James Harden getting injured, they continued playing at a high level. But after Kyrie Irving went down, they now seem like an entirely different outfit.

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How to Find Out How Much Your BGS Cards are Worth

Some people ventured into the hobby of collecting different sports cards. While some of these people know the value of the sports cards they collect, others simply don’t have a clear idea of how much their cards are worth. For this reason, several grading systems have emerged to standardize how sports cards are graded. This will pave the way for efficient and more credible trading between users.

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