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Should The Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Kevin Love?

Kevin Love is a sore topic of conversation for the Cavaliers.  Love did not get a lot of playing time during the NBA Finals. Game 7, Love, played a major role in securing key rebounds which led to  a Cavaliers… Continue Reading →

NBA 2K17 Wish List

NBA 2K17 is coming out on September 16th and we have a huge wish list. NBA 2K16 was great, but we have revisions for NBA 2K17 and we hope they meet our expectations. Kobe Bryant is on the cover and… Continue Reading →

Team USA Wins Gold Medal Defeats Serbia 96-66

Team USA came out victorious against Serbia with a 30 point victory 96-66.  USA Men’s basketball team started out slow but their defense picked it up. The second unit with Paul George, Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Butler set the tone… Continue Reading →

Did Team USA Recruit The Wrong Players?

Team USA recently came out with victory over Spain 82-76. Klay Thompson scored 22 points and went 4/8  from three point range. DeAndre Jordan was very active with 9 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks. Team USA’s victory can be attributed… Continue Reading →

How Argentina Almost Knocked Off Team USA

Argentina literally gave Team USA a heart attack with a 19-9 run in the first quarter. Argentina came out with great  intensity. Argentina made sharp cuts with great  intention. The Argentinians ran their sets with purpose and  urgency. Facundo Campazzo started… Continue Reading →

Who Is To Blame For Team USA Struggles In Rio?

Team USA has been  underwhelming the past two games they played. Team USA barely made it out with a victory against Serbia. France gave the US Men’s team a run for their money with  the game going down to the… Continue Reading →

Can The Golden State Warriors Truly be Considered Villains?

The Golden State Warriors with the addition of Kevin Durant have been labeled villains.  Warriors truly villains after all they  achieved in the past two seasons? Lets check their Resume shall we. Warriors went 73-9 , had the 2-time NBA MVP, unanimous MVP last year and… Continue Reading →

Lebron James Signs $100 Million Deal

Lebron James has finally taken what he is worth by sigining a 3 year $100 Million dollar deal. LBJ will be making an estimated $33.3 Million dollars per year. Lebron’s contract comes with a third year player option just in case… Continue Reading →

Why Ray Allen Will Not Come Out of Retirement

  Ray Allen has been teasing everyone with  rumors of his return. Spike Lee has been trying to recruit Ray Allen to the Knicks. Lebron James is trying to recruit Ray to the Cavaliers. Allen has said himself he was… Continue Reading →

The Only Team That Can Defeat Team USA in The Olympics

Everyone is worried that Team USA may be approaching the Rio Games over confident. Guess what? Those critics are 100% correct. There is one team that is just as talented and has enough fire power to take Team USA down…. Continue Reading →

Russell Westbrook Signs A 3-year Deal With OKC: Right or Wrong Move?

Russell Westbrook signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder.  The  deal is  reportedly worth $85.7 Million dollars with a player option for 2017-18 season. Westbrook stated there was no other place he would rather be than in Oklahoma City. In Russell’s mind… Continue Reading →

Why Lebron James Is Putting Himself Behind the 8 Ball Chasing Ghost

Lebron James  has recently stated that his motivation stems from his rivalry with the ghost of NBA past. Lebron claims that the ghost  he is referring to used to play in Chicago. Ladies and gentlemen, we all know who that “ghost”… Continue Reading →

The Miseducation of Draymond Green

Draymond Green has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Green made a huge mistake in the NBA Finals getting suspended for game 5. Draymond Green lost his cool in game 4 when Lebron James stepped over him. Green had so… Continue Reading →

Dallas Mavericks Make Good On Promise Sign Dirk Nowitzki 2 years $50 Million

Mark Cuban showed that he was a stand up owner by making good on his promise to Dirk Nowitzki. Dallas Mavericks have signed Dirk Nowitzki to a 2 year, $50 Million contract.  Nowitzki has taken pay cuts the last couple seasons…. Continue Reading →

How Good Can The Chicago Bulls Be With Dwyane Wade?

Everyone is skeptical about Dwyane Wade signing with the Chicago Bulls and do not think it will be a good fit.   Reporters  from Chicago  are acting as if they did not watch the regular season.  Dwyane Wade had a solid season… Continue Reading →

Why The NBA Is Rigged

The NBA has had  fans guessing as to whether or not  the game of basketball is as pure as they say or is it rigged like many people say.  The overtness of the referees and deplorable suspensions of players in the NBA Finals… Continue Reading →

Amare Stoudemire Retires : His Greatest Accomplishment People Fail To Mention

Amare Stoudemire just announced today that he is retiring as a member of the New York Knicks. Amare Stoudemire has been a dynamic player who has put on quite a show for his 14 year career. If it had not… Continue Reading →

Should Oklahoma City Thunder Trade Russell Westbrook?

The Oklahoma City Thunder have already lost Kevin Durant to Free Agency. Now OKC stands to lose Russell Westbrook In Free Agency next year. The question remains for the Thunder, should they trade Russell Westbrook? If the Thunder trade Westbrook… Continue Reading →

Is The NBA Headed Towards Another Lockout?

The NBA has been a money printing machine and all the players are enjoying the cash flow. Yet, are we looking at an impending lockout? The NBA went through a lock out a few years ago where the players gave… Continue Reading →

Tim Duncan Announces Retirement After 19 Amazing Seasons

Tim Duncan has been a huge staple in the NBA and has decided to retire after 19 seasons. “The Big Fundamental” has put on a show throughout the years and has shown nothing but consistent greatness. Out of all of… Continue Reading →

New York Knicks Looking Like The New Look Knicks

Phil Jackson has finally done a few things right with the New York Knicks.  Phil Jackson has brought in great pieces that compliment Carmelo Anthony’s style of play. Carmelo is not really a great defender so they brought in Joakim… Continue Reading →

Kevin Durant Signs With Golden State Warriors 2 Years $54 Million

Kevin Durant has decided to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Golden State Warriors. He has signed for 2 years $54 Million Dollars and a 3rd year player option. The Golden State Warriors have gone from mourning a game… Continue Reading →

Why L.A. Is No Longer A Hot Spot For Free Agents

The Los Angeles Lakers used to be a hot bed for free agents during the off season. The Los Angeles Lakers  franchise has taken a turn for the worse. Not even Kevin Durant will take a  meeting  with the Lakers… Continue Reading →

Is Lebron James Top 5 Dead Or Alive?

Lebron James is top 5 but at the same time can be taken out of the conversation. The fact Lebron James has 3 titles and brought a NBA Championship to Cleveland should have him as the top forward of all… Continue Reading →

Derrick Rose Gets Traded To The New York Knicks

Derrick Rose is officially a New York Knickerbocker with  a major  trade to bring the former MVP into the Big Apple. New York traded Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon  and Jerian Grant  to Chicago, which sent back Justin Holliday, Rose and a 2017 second-round… Continue Reading →

Was The NBA Finals As Good As Advertised?

The NBA Finals was filled with story lines and emotional stories that rocked basketball. There were the Golden State Warriors who went 73-9 going for back to back championships. Then there were the Cleveland Cavaliers trying to bring a championship… Continue Reading →

Why The Cleveland Cavaliers Should Beware Game 6

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 but they are not out of the woods quite yet. Many people are automatically seeding game 6 to the Cleveland Cavaliers. People believe  Home Court advantage is too much for… Continue Reading →

What’s Wrong with Stephen Curry? No What’s Wrong with Us!

  Everyone is putting out an APB on Stephen Curry and his game. The Game 3 loss that the Warriors suffered to the Cavaliers highlighted the fact Curry has not been playing well all series. The funny thing about it… Continue Reading →

How the Cleveland Cavaliers can get back in the Series of the NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers are down 2 games to none and have been obliterated on the court so far. We have a few things that the Cavaliers can do to get themselves back in the series. The first thing the Cavaliers… Continue Reading →

Golden State Warriors Up 2-0 Against Cleveland Cavaliers Is The Series Over?

    The Golden State Warriors have a 2-0 series lead and are putting my Cleveland Cavaliers winning the NBA Finals predication to shame. I picked the Cavaliers in 6 because of the health of Stephen Curry, but the Warriors… Continue Reading →

Kevin Durant Best Interest To Leave The Oklahoma City Thunder?

Kevin Durant is not even 48 hours removed from blowing a 3-1 series lead against the Golden State Warriors. Now everyone is wondering will Kevin Durant stay in OKC and suffer the same fate of losing for another season. All… Continue Reading →

Who Wins Game 7 Between Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors?

A series that seemed like a forgone conclusion has hit us with twist and turns that we could not see coming. The Oklahoma City Thunder went home and took a commanding 3-1 game lead against the defending champs. The Golden… Continue Reading →

Why the Cleveland Cavaliers Should Be Favored To Win NBA Championship

    The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a dominant run throughout NBA playoffs. They have lost only two games and closed out the Toronto Raptors in strong fashion. The Cavaliers are clicking on all cylinders and they are doing it… Continue Reading →

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