Monday night was a great night for the Oklahoma City Thunder organization. They took another step in the right direction, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals to advance to the WCF. But I am not writing about Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook or how well the Thunder played against the Lakers. I am writing about the aftermath of the Thunder's … [Read more...] about NBA Playoffs: Shootings “kill” Thunder Alley vibe in OKC
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This is the second installment of “25 Toughest Players to Guard in the NBA“. Here are players 20-16. Take a look and feel free to leave a comment! … [Read more...] about Top 25 Toughest Players to Guard in the NBA: 20-16
Two playoff series might be over come Saturday and Sunday. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat have taken 3-0 series leads. Can their opponents battle back or will the Thunder and Heat put them bed? … [Read more...] about NBA Playoffs: Mavs, Knicks on brink of elimination
The regular season is over and it's time to make that money. Can LeBron James finally capture his first NBA championship? Do the Lakers have enough to compete in the West? What about the Griz? Spurs? How about the Bulls in East? Is D-Rose healthy? Check it out! In 1,000 words or less, I give my playoff predictions and pick the NBA champion. Let's go! … [Read more...] about NBA Playoff Predictions: Who wins it all?
With the Utah Jazz beating the Phoenix Suns and claiming the last playoff spot last night, the playoff picture is set in the Western Conference. Let's see if we can answer five big questions in the Western Conference. … [Read more...] about NBA Playoffs: Five BIG Questions in the Western Conference
No one will ever be what Michael Jordan was to the Chicago Bulls, NBA, or basketball in general. Several great players have been compared to Jordan, most notably Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Everyone thought that James was going to be the next Jordan when he entered the league. Nine years later, James hasn’t accomplished anything more than a couple of MVP awards and two … [Read more...] about The Closest Thing to Michael Jordan? It’s NOT About the Numbers!
It was a shortened 2011 NBA off-season and certainly lacked the excitement and drama of the summer of 2010. Some teams failed to make the needed moves to improve their roster and actually took a step back while other teams made drastic improvements. Here my NBA off-season losers which include the Los Angeles Lakers, New Jersey Nets, and Boston Celtics. … [Read more...] about 2011 NBA Off-Season Losers
L.A. Lakers fans have plenty to worry about: their franchise Kobe Bryant has ligament strains that make him questionable at best for the opening Christmas Day game versus the Chicago Bulls. And off the court he's getting taken to the cleaners financially in his divorce. Then there's the Clippers, who are actually becoming a rival in Tinsel Town. Actually, expectations might be … [Read more...] about Ron Artest’s First Game as Metta World Peace: Lakers Fans React