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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 →

3 Reasons Carmelo Anthony Trade Answers Lebron James Prayers

Carmelo Anthony trade talk could not come at a better time. Cavs have dropped 5 of their last 8 games. Lebron James recent comments were not taken with a grain of salt.  Consequently Cleveland Cavaliers front office  called LBJ to… Continue Reading →

NBA All-Star Voting Snubs Prove Why NBA Fans Should Be Shot

NBA All-Star starters were announced. While most of the players are great starters we have some severe snubs. The NBA implemented new style of voting which took into account 3 categories. NBA All-Star Starters were voted in by using the… Continue Reading →

Stephen Curry Tells Us Money Aint A Thang

Stephen Curry is currently the 4th highest paid player on the Golden State Warriors. Curry has been asked by multiple sources would he consider leaving the Warriors if he does not get a beefy contract. Stephen Curry is watching everyone… Continue Reading →

Are Lebron James Frustrations with Referees Warranted?

After a 100-92 point loss to the Utah Jazz Lebron James came out and intimidated he was frustrated with the officiating. A reporter saw Lebron was not pleased and posed him the question is it frustrating to not get calls…. Continue Reading →

How Carmelo Anthony Can Save New York Knicks Season

Carmelo Anthony has one chance to salvage the New York Knicks season. New York Knicks are currently 17-20 and are clinging on to the 11th spot. Knicks seem to be sinking and sinking fast. Knicks have huge deficiencies on the defensive… Continue Reading →

NBA Predictions For 2017

Basketball in 2016 was marked with a lot of surprises for the NBA, a great deal of predictions we could not even had made . The Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a 3-1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors. Kevin Durant signed with the… Continue Reading →

Why NBA’s 2 Minute Report is Hurting Integrity of the Game

NBA’s 2 Minute report was designed as a way for the NBA to show itself as the most transparent sport in the land. Adam Silver and company  thought it would be beneficial for us to know when the referees made mistakes…. Continue Reading →

Why Cavs-Warriors will Never Compare to Lakers-Celtics Rivalry

NBA is trying to pin Cavs-Warriors as the next best thing since the Lakers-Celtics rivalry. Cavs-Warriors will never compare to Lakers-Celtics. Lakers-Celtics  rivalry is deeply routed over multiple years and generations of basketball. Celtics have been going at the Lakers… Continue Reading →

Knee Injury Sidelines Blake Griffin 3-6 Weeks: Is it Time for Clippers to Trade Him?

Blake Griffin is going to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Griffin will need another knee surgery on his other knee after what Doc Rivers calls normal wear and tear. Free agency is approaching for Blake Griffin after this… Continue Reading →

Why Donatas Motiejunas Golden State Warriors Missing Link

Houston Rockets rescinded all their rights to Donatas Motiejunas after their intense negotiations went sour. First Donatas did not want to report for his physical. Then Motiejunas received an offer from the Brooklyn Nets for a 4 year  $37 Million… Continue Reading →

One Thing The NBA Needs to Stop Doing Right Now

The NBA has tried to create a reputation of transparency. The league office has taken countless measures to prove that the game is not influenced by outside forces. The New Orleans Pelicans certainly disagree with this notion. The Pelicans are… Continue Reading →

Should NBA Follow D-League and Increase Number of Referees?

The NBA D-League expressed a plan to expand the number of referees officiating the game. The NBDL wants to experiment and see if adding a few set of extra eyes will increase the quality of officiating. This experiment is something… Continue Reading →

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