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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 →

How to Maintain 360 Waves When Playing Basketball

Basketball players are always looking for ways to keep their look fresh which includes waves. 360 waves are a signature style for many basketball players. Players have methods of maintaining their game on and off the court. Hair is no… 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 →

3 Reasons Why Kevin Durant Efficiency Has Skyrocketed

Kevin Durant has always been know to be an efficient scorer. KD’s ability to score is second to none as he puts up 30 points per game in his sleep. NBA analyst are shocked that Kevin Durant has been able to become even… Continue Reading →

Why JR Smith’s Minor Knee Injury May Have Major Implications

JR Smith recently injured himself against the Toronto Raptors. Smith looked to have hyperextended his knee coming down off a layup. The Cleveland Cavaliers listed JR’s injury as not a serious injury. The X-rays did not reveal any structural damage… Continue Reading →

Why Iman Shumpert and Draymond Green Need To Shut Up!

Draymond Green came out earlier this year stating he couldn’t wait to face Cleveland. Draymond stated he wanted to destroy Cleveland. Iman Shumpert fired back recently saying he was happy Draymond Green said that. Shumpert said the Cavs would bust… Continue Reading →

How To Use Off-Hand/ Guard Arm When Dribbling

Dribbling has become more crucial for the game of basketball more than ever. Players like Kyrie Irving , Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook have turned dribbling into an art form. Many players never seem to improve due to the fact… Continue Reading →

The One Thing Carmelo Anthony Can Do To Make The Knicks Elite

Carmelo Anthony is headed toward the dog days of his career. Melo is not as quick or athletic as he used to be during his youth. Carmelo’s ability to get to the basket seems to have diminished tremendously. Anthony’s footwork… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Back To Backs Are Hurting The NBA

The NBA will be negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement and back to backs are top priority. Increased back to back games have been deflating the NBA for years. TV contracts have added a ton of pressure for the NBA to place their product on… Continue Reading →

How To Get Ready For Basketball Tryouts

Basketball Tryouts are upon us and we have tips for you to impress the coaches. Tryouts can be nerve wrecking especially with uncertainty. Coaches are looking for quality players who can help them build the best team. These are the qualities… Continue Reading →

How The NBA MVP Race Became a Two Legged Race

The NBA MVP Race has already been scratched down to 2 nominees. NBA Season is not even through a quarter and we already have two clear cut favorites. James Harden and Russell Westbrook have been putting the MVP Race voters… Continue Reading →

Why Golden State Warriors Should Not Trade Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson seems to be the topic of interest. Reporters state  the Warriors are wiling to trade him to The Boston Celtics. Brian Scalabrine advisor to the Boston Celtics stated that the Celtics would be willing to do a blockbuster deal. Scalabrine… Continue Reading →

Should Carmelo Anthony Ask To Be Traded?

Carmelo Anthony is entering  his 15th season and his tenure in New York seems to be more chaotic year after year. Phil Jackson seems to be leading the New York Knicks on a path to nowhere land. Three head coaches… Continue Reading →

How Luke Walton Sparked Los Angeles Lakers Fast Start.

Luke Walton has the Los Angeles Lakers firing on all cylinders. Lakers are sitting at a record of4-3. Walton has the Lakers playing a different brand of basketball. Watching the “Lake Show” it looks like the young players have infused the… Continue Reading →

Why Russell Westbrook Deserves An Apology

The media has been asking Russell Westbrook a million and one questions before and after OKC lost to the Golden State Warriors 96-122. The Thunder were no match for the Golden State Warriors. After the onslaught Russell Westbrook was no… Continue Reading →

How Ray Allen Changed The NBA

Ray Allen has announced his retirement after an illustrious 19 year NBA season. Allen’s comeback or lack thereof was predicted by the Hoops Junction weeks ago during the off season. Ray listened to our advice and called it quits the… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Anthony Davis Is the Best Big Man in the NBA

Anthony Davis has been scorching the NBA with his recent play. The Center Position has not seen talent like Davis in a long time. Demarcus Cousins has always been considered to be the best big man by default. Cousins endorsement… Continue Reading →

Golden State Warriors Lose Season Opener Time to Panic?

The Golden State Warriors were routed by the San Antonio Spurs 100-129. Spurs capped their 29 point blow out with a 55-35 rebounding advantage. Golden State Warriors were outrebounded by 20. Kawhi Leonard scorched the Golden State Warriors with a… Continue Reading →

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