How to fix the All-Star festivities

February 20, 2017

Saturday’s NBA festivities had its ups and downs just like every All-Star Weekend. The skills competition was fascinating to watch, especially the big men, who got the better of the guards. The three point contest was also captivating as it went to an overtime. The dunk contest was…well, the dunk contest-very disappointing with almost every contestant needing more than one attempt to land their respective dunk.   There is still…

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NBA rapid fire

October 25, 2016

  NBA rapid fire. 30 teams, quick predictions. Let’s gooo! Atlanta Hawks-if they can get the Howard of old, Hawks could be a dangerous team in the east. Bench play will be crucial throughout the season.   Boston Celtics-the combination of Thomas and Horford will work out great for the Celtics. Look out for rookie Jaylen Brown, who could have a great first season in Boston.   Brooklyn Nets-Brook Lopez…

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Serbs in the NBA: Jokic to breakout in a big way

October 23, 2016

Long gone are the days when Divac and Stojakovic would represent Serbia at the highest level of basketball in the NBA. Since their retirements, Serbia has struggled putting out talent that could compete with the best basketball players from around the world.   To be fair, Nenad Krstic did have a pretty solid NBA career that lasted seven years.  He was a pretty big piece when he played for the…

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NBA Preview: Will the Timberwolves surprise this season?

October 12, 2016

The NBA season is only two weeks away and a lot has changed this off-season. Kevin Durant has made the Golden State Warriors even better, but it came at a price because he has now become the villain in Oklahoma City. The Boston Celtics added Al Horford as they continue their climb to the top of the East, while the Chicago Bulls added Dwyane Wade along with Rajon Rondo in…

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Put some respek on their name!

June 30, 2016

  One thing we can usually count on in the playoffs is that the best players in the league will come out and perform to the best of their abilities. With that being said, we also have the guys who show up out of nowhere to help their team do well when it matters the most.   Here are some players who impressed me this post-season.   Bismack Biyombo, Toronto…

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2016 NBA Mock Draft

June 22, 2016

Ah, it is finally here, the 2016 version of the NBA draft. In this year’s draft, we could potentially see quite a few trades, if you believe all the rumours out there currently. Philadelphia is looking for another pick in the top eight, Toronto willing to deal nine and Phoenix looking to possibly trade Bledsoe.   Tomorrow should be a crazy three or four hours of basketball tv!   1….

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Sponsorship on NBA jerseys

May 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the NBA to put a sponsorship logo on player uniforms, striking a deal with StubHub for a spot on one of the hottest pieces of real estate available in sports. StubHub, a website that connects ticket buyers and sellers, will have its logo appear on the front left of the jersey in 2017-18 for the start of a…

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Draymond can recite names of players taken ahead of him in draft

May 20, 2016

Draymond Green has a championship ring and an All-Star berth as one of the Golden State Warriors‘ key players. He also carries a huge chip on his shoulder, as he wasn’t taken until the 35th pick of the 2012 NBA draft. Green is so driven by the draft snub that he can recite the names of each player taken before him from memory, according to a story in The Mercury News:…

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2015/2016 NBA Preview

October 27, 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the NBA is back in full swing with three games on tap tonight. Detroit will visit Atlanta, Chicago will play home to Cleveland and the champion Golden State Warriors will welcome the New Orleans Pelicans, in a re-match of last year’s first round match-up in the West.   In the past, I have done two previews-one for the west and one…

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