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Paul George Commited to Playing For Indiana Pacers Next Season A False Hope?

Paul George made no quams about his feeings about playing for the Indiana Pacers in the 2017-2018 seasons. George wanted to shut down the skeptics and critics for now by providing a temporary sigh of relief. According to Paul George… Continue Reading →

Why Lebron James Chances Landing In Los Angeles Are Slim to None

Lebron James teased everyone in his prior free agency spells with talks of coming to Los Angeles. In the end Lebron stated he did not want to live in anyone’s shadow I.e. Kobe Bryant and all of the former Lakers… Continue Reading →

Are We Witnessing Makings of A Dynasty with Golden State Warriors?

The Golden State Warriors are NBA Champions once again and everyone is thinking dynasty. The Dubs defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in a scintillating 5 games. Warriors have captured their 2nd NBA Title in three years winning the 2017 NBA Championship…. Continue Reading →

How Golden State Warriors Can Avoid 3-1 Collapse Again

It is almost comical to think the Golden State Warriors would blow a 3-0 lead. Cavaliers threw a haymaker in game 4 and the series is 3-1. Everyone is reminiscing over last years blown 3-1 lead by the dubs. Although these… Continue Reading →

How Cleveland Cavaliers Can Get Back Into Series Against Golden State

Cleveland Cavaliers are down 0-2 in the NBA Finals and Tyronn Lue is trying to find the answer to get on the board. For the first time in Lebron James playing career a series does not solely rest on his… Continue Reading →

Why The Boston Celtics Should Keep Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas has almost been a topic of contention for the Boston Celtics. Danny Ainge reportedly wanted to trade Thomas before this season ended because he felt the Celtics could succeed without him. The Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers… Continue Reading →

Why NBA Finals Will Not Be As Epic As Predicted

The NBA Finals will feature for the first time a trilogy. Fans will be witnessing a grudge match that is being pitted as must see TV. Although there are 7 NBA all-stars that will be playing in the NBA Finals… Continue Reading →

Are We Witnessing the Best Version of Lebron James?

Lebron James has been on a tear in the NBA playoffs. James in the Pacers series averaged 32.8 points, 9 assists and 9.8 rebounds. King James in the Toronto Raptors series followed that up by averaging 36.3 points , 8.3… Continue Reading →

Why Golden State Warriors Will Defeat San Antonio Spurs in 6 Games

Golden State Warriors dominance has been nothing short of magnificent. The Warriors swept the Portland Trailblazers and Swept the Utah Jazz. Golden State has a familiar theme facing off with teams who are not 100% as all three team GSW… Continue Reading →

Why The Spurs Can Still Win Series Without Tony Parker

The San Antonio Spurs were dealt a death blow with the loss of Tony Parker to a quadriceps injury. Everyone quickly counted San Antonio  out of the Houston series because they viewed Parker as an integral player for the Spurs to… Continue Reading →

Why Toronto Raptors No Longer Need To Suit Up For Series?

Toronto Raptors have been playing extremely poorly in the series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Game 2 could not be more of an indicator of how the Cavs have the Raptors days numbered. Subsequently Cavs beat the life out of the Raptors 125-103. Dwane… Continue Reading →

Why Russell Westbrook Needs To Keep His Mouth Shut

Russell Westbrook came out in the media and stated that obviously Oklahoma city Is where he wants to be. While This warm sentiment may make Sam Presti and Owner Clay Bennett happy Westbrook may be hurting himself. Oklahoma City Thunder… Continue Reading →

Can Boston Celtics Overcome 0-2 Deficit and Take Series Against Chicago Bulls?

The Boston Celtics finally got on the board defeating the Bulls 104-87. As predicted whomever won  the three point battle would win the game.  Boston Celtics shot 45.9% from three point range while the Chicago Bulls shot an abysmal 28.6%…. Continue Reading →

Russell Westbrook MVP Case Solidified In Game 2 Loss

Russell Westbrook had 51 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists and his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates were unable to support that effort in a win. Westbrook was able to push his team to an 86-74 lead mid 3rd quarter. Brodie… Continue Reading →

2017 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Vs Eastern Conference Preview 1st Round

NBA Playoffs are among us and it is time to break down the first round match ups. While the Western Conference has the usual suspects, the Eastern conference seems to be a bit of a slugfest. The NBA playoffs are going… Continue Reading →

Why Stephen A Smith Deserves A Round of Applause

Stephen A. Smith has done one of the few things that no one in the media has done. Stephen A. went against his natural nature to defend Lebron James and told the truth. Charles Barkley, Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith… Continue Reading →

Demise of The Cleveland Cavaliers Largely Overstated?

Cleveland Cavaliers have had a lousy stretch of games recently. Their recent losses came at the hands of the Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs. Lebron and Company were being beaten so bad by the Spurs Lebron called for JR… Continue Reading →

Should Devin Booker 70 Point Game Be Celebrated or Negated?

Devin Booker has been on a high scoring a historic 70 points against the Boston Celtics. Booker went 21-40 proving to be very efficient in his onslaught versus the Celtics. People have compared Devin Booker to Kobe Bryant because he… Continue Reading →

Rest Over Rust: Should NBA Embrace Resting Players?

Resting players has been a big topic of contention for the NBA. Lebron James has already missed 6 games this season. Tyronn Lue decided to sit out all of his starters  versus the Los Angeles Clippers and that drew an… Continue Reading →

Why Chicago Bulls Can Kiss Their Playoff Hopes Goodbye

Chicago Bulls were in crisis mode before the injury to Dwyane Wade. The Bulls were sitting at 10th place in the Eastern Conference at 32-36. After confirming Dwyane Wade has a fracture and sprain in his right elbow the Chicago… Continue Reading →

Lamarcus Aldridge Heart May Stall San Antonio Spurs Playoff Aspirations

Lamarcus Aldridge was diagnosed with a minor heart arrhythmia and is set to miss an unknown amount of time. Aldridge had a similar occurrence of the arrhythmia  and was forced to miss time during prior seasons. Gregg Popovich has to deal with… Continue Reading →

Russell Westbrook Hurting His MVP Case Getting Triple-Doubles?

Russell Westbrook has come under scrutiny for his triple-doubles and scoring big. Critics feel that Westbrook can do a better job getting teammates involved. Charles Barkley has been imploring Russell Westbrook to do less which in turn would make the… Continue Reading →

Life After Kevin Durant :Where Do Golden State Warriors GO?

Kevin Durant is out indefinitely with a grade 2 MCL Sprain and tibia bone bruise. Analyst have written off the Golden State Warriors. Charles Barkley has even gone as far as saying the Warriors will not make it out of… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Magic Johnson Will Turn Los Angeles Lakers Around

Magic Johnson has been recently been named President of Basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers. Jeannie Buss has ousted Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak.  Magic has a tall task to turn the Los Angeles Lakers around. However, Johnson is… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Magic Johnson May Not Be Able to Save Los Angeles Lakers

Magic Johnson has been named the president of basketball operations. Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak have been relieved of their duties. Magic is coming with a great deal of positivity for the Lakes Franchise which may be short-lived. Although Magic… Continue Reading →

Why The NBA Needs To Add HORSE to All-Star Saturday Night

All-Star Saturday was missing one important piece, the game of Horse.  The skills challenge was okay. The three point competition was a big hit. The night ended on a low with the Verizon slam dunk contest. Fans were severely disappointed with… Continue Reading →

How Serge Ibaka Can Help Lead Toronto Raptors To NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors have acquired Serge Ibaka by trading Terrence Ross and a 1st round draft pick to Orlando. Seems like Serge Ibaka may be the deciding factor that will lead the Raptors to the NBA Finals. Ibaka joins a formidable Toronto… Continue Reading →

Charles Oakley Banned From Madison Square Garden Fair or Folly?

Charles Oakley has been banned from Madison Square Garden  for his incident with security in MSG. Oakley has been banned from the Garden is almost similar to the exodus of Adam and Eve. James Dolan took his part in playing… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Cleveland Cavaliers Need to Keep Kevin Love

Kevin Love has been at the heart and center of trade talks these past two weeks. Lebron James created this epicenter for trade talks with his “we need help” rant. Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love was a potential trade but David… Continue Reading →

Tim Hardaway Jr Catches Fire Drops 23 Points in 4th Quarter!

Tim Hardaway Jr stole the show  as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the  Houston Rockets 113-108. Hardaway Jr had one of his best showings probably in his entire career. Dwight Howard finally returned to face his old team. James Harden has been on the MVP… Continue Reading →

Lebron James Claps Back, Calls Charles Barkley “a Hater” Mistake or Nah?

Lebron James went on a recent tirade against Charles Barkley. James responded to Charles Barkley’s comments that King James was whining. Charles Barkley said the Cavaliers have given James “everything that he has wanted”. LBJ spoke with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin… Continue Reading →

Why Cleveland Cavaliers Need A Reality Check Not Playmaking

Lebron James made a big to do about more playmaking and the Cleveland Cavaliers quickly summoned the king to the principles office. Lebron’s comments has the sports world split on if the Cleveland Cavaliers need better playmakers. Cleveland Cavaliers are… Continue Reading →

Why Joel Embiid Is Not An All-Star Snub

Everyone seems to be of the notion Joel Embiid got snubbed from becoming an all-star. People could not be more wrong about Joel being an All-Star. Embiid is on one of the worst teams in the NBA sitting at 17-27,… Continue Reading →

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