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NBA Playoffs: Shot Of Crown With Dat

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We keep going back and forth on our pick to win the NBA title. Guess that means we’re as shaky as a $3 bill. Still, unlike last year, when we were within a Gregg Popovich brain cramp from cashing our little meager ticket in Vegas, we believe we’ve got a winner this time.
Three teams could win it all in our book, but none of them are named Thunder, Clippers, Rockets or Lakers. Oops, sorry Laker fans. What were we thinking?
Anyway, without further adieu.
Eastern Conference
Pacers over Hawks in 6; Bulls over Wizards in 7; Nets over Raptors in 7; and Heat over Bobcats in 5.
Pacers over Bulls in 6 and Heat over Nets in 6.
Heat over Pacers in 7.
Western Conference
Thunder over Grizzlies in 7; Clippers over Warriors in 6; Rockets over Blazers in 6; and Spurs over Mavs in 5.
Clippers over Thunder in 7 and Spurs over Rockets in 6.
Spurs over Clippers in 6.
NBA Finals
Spurs over Heat in 6.

April 18, 2014   No Comments

What Are The Odds?

The Associaton tips off Tuesday night with a doubleheader featuring the Bulls-Heat and the Clippers-Lakers. Of course the Heat are favorites (13-5) to capture their 3rd consecutive title.
Best of the others: Thunder 7-1; Clippers 8-1; Bulls and Spurs 10-1; Nets and Rockets 12-1; and Pacers 14-1.
Lakers? 75-1. I think that’s called a rebuilding year.
VegasInsider

October 28, 2013   No Comments

Rising To The Occasion

    Like the NCAA Tournament, some NBA player makes a name for himself during the playoffs. Stephen Curry, 1 of the best shooters we’ve ever watched and 1 who almost helped the Warriors stun the Nuggets today in Denver, could be 1 of those players. Writer Shaun Powell compiles a good list of some who might emerge. Another name we would add to it is San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard. He isn’t spectacular at anything but good at plenty of things.
    Sports On Earth

April 20, 2013   No Comments

Billy Goat

    Billy Hunter is making the NBA players executive committee look like buffoons, particularly Mo Evans. Evans, once a teammate with Derek Fisher with the Lakers, has been the most vocal committee member about forcing Fisher out as president despite the union paying almost $5 million to Hunter’s family for union-related “work.” Please.
    The committee went as far as dropping the name of Chris Paul, who also is a member of the committee and voted for Fisher’s ouster, as a possible successor to Fisher. Wonder where that came from?
    Seriously, the stench is becoming unbearable.
    Rick Fox was a guest on the “Petros & Money” show this afternoon on Fox Radio in L.A. Fox said the wackiness is just beginning. And though he didn’t elaborate, it’s a good guess more skeletons will be falling out of Hunter’s closet.
    Bloomberg

April 24, 2012   No Comments

Promises, Promises

    Some 2012 predictions, including Phil Jackson returning to coaching just in the Knick of time.
    Grantland.com

January 2, 2012   No Comments

NBA: Less Is More

    Watching David Stern politic and play on the ignorance of many NBA fans who solely blame the players for the lockout, we’re reminded of a solution the commissioner chooses to ignore. It’s called contraction. The league would be better off if they contracted teams such as Michael Jordan’s Bobcats or the NBA-run Hornets, among others. Instead, Stern and his misguided owners believe strong-arming the players for millions and hijacking the game from the fans is a better tactic.
    ESPN.com

November 24, 2011   No Comments

Players’ Club

    Just shopping, not buying anything. Damn, I thought she was hotter than that Mike. Just another reason Wilt is the greatest of all time.
    I’ve been with the NBA players since Day 1 but I’m not the only 1. Here’s more reasons why.
    SB Nation

November 16, 2011   No Comments

A House Divided

    Eventually, we all knew it would come to this, NBA players caving before opening night. Or at least it sounds like there is some cracking inside the NBA Players’ Union, with the fussing and fighting intensifying. The superstars can afford to miss a few paychecks, but many of the rank-and-file members not so much. In addition, there has been talk of some players questioning the loyalty of Derek Fisher. Now, Billy Hunter is under the microscope.
    The owners aren’t the picture of solidarity either, the comments by Heat owner Mickey Arison the latest example. But they’ve got money. And they’ve got the little dictator (David Stern) leading the charge.
    A deal by the end of the week? We think so. The worst being next week, no?
    If not, we’ve got college hoops tipping off. That will stop a little bleeding for us hoop junkies.
    Yahoo Sports

November 1, 2011   No Comments

NBA Players Taking Biggest Hit

    Kobe heads the list of the top players losing the most coin during the lockout.
    The Post Game.com

October 12, 2011   No Comments

Who Blinks 1st

    “Go fuck yourself.”
    This is going nowhere. Maybe saner heads like Mark Cuban will prevail? Didn’t think so.
    N.Y.Times

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October 4, 2011   No Comments