There is no denying that Dwight Howard is a superstar and superstars only come around every so often. Teams are rarely willing to trade their superstar unless it's for another superstar or a group of solid players and draft picks. That being said, I have no words for what took place last night. … [Read more...] about Paying a Price for Trading a Superstar
Disappointing wouldn't be the exact word to describe Team USA's first half against and over-matched Tunisia team. Pathetic or embarrassing would be more like it. Thankfully Team USA's second unit, led by Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love, helped them cruise to an easy victory in the end. … [Read more...] about Team USA gets by Tunisia
The first game for the 2012 USA Men's Basketball team is in the books. They throttled their opponent, France, 98-71. Kevin Durant and LeBron James were brilliant for the US, leading them to an easy victory. Great defense led the way to the USA's blowout of France. Team USA seems destined for Gold. … [Read more...] about Team USA rolls France
Kobe Bryant sparked a huge debate a few weeks ago when he said that the 2012 Men's Olympic Basketball team could beat the 1992 "Dream Team". Michael Jordan laughed, "Dream Team" said the 'Dream Team' would win by 25, and Charles Barkley called people "knuckleheads". … [Read more...] about ’12 Olympic team would beat ’92 ‘Dream Team’
From the opening-tip it looked like we were in for a blow-out. Team USA got off to a hot start, opening the game on a 14-1 run thanks to Kevin Durant draining threes like they were free-throws. Of course, the scrappiness of the Argentines kept them in the game until the final buzzer. … [Read more...] about Team USA down Argentina, faces Spain in final tune-up
With the NBA Finals tipping-off in a little over seven hours, I have made a list of 10 things that I am hoping to see from the Finals this year. I know making a list sounds silly and I probably won't get half of what I put on my list (happens to me every Christmas). But here is a short story: Two years ago, I made a Christmas list of 10 things, roughly, that I wanted. Some of … [Read more...] about NBA Finals: My NBA Finals Christmas List
Since LeBron James took his talents to South Beach and Kevin Durant proved himself as the NBA’s most dangerous offensive weapon, we’ve wanted nothing more than the inevitable NBA Finals matchup pitting these two against each other. Now that it’s finally here, don’t expect this to be a one-time confrontation. In reality, this LeBron v. Durant championship showdown—a preview of … [Read more...] about Let the rivalry begin: Can Lebron-Durant compare to Bird-Magic?
This season reminds me of the fireworks on the 4th of July. It starts off slow, with some big explosions here and there. Gradually it speeds up, a few more big explosions. About two-thirds of the way through, you start to big explosions, until the final salvo where they hit with 50, 75, or 100 fireworks going off in a span of one minute. This is the NBA's final salvo. And boy, … [Read more...] about NBA Finals: Heat v. Thunder Preview