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Dwight1

    Silly us. We thought Dwight didn’t want to come back to L.A.
    We were drooling of a Clippers-Warriors rematch in the Western Conference final. We weren’t the only ones either. Then a big hole sunk the Clippers’ ship in the 4th quarter, and you know the rest of the story. How does this happen with no James Harden in the final period? And since we’re dropping dimes, someone please give Stan Van Gundy a playoff share because he is the reason Josh Smith is in Houston.
    “We kind of…you could tell we kind of got stunned, and we didn’t respond well,” Blake Griffin said.
    No shit Sherlock?
    The rest of the story.
    The Sports Xchange

May 15, 2015   No Comments

Numbers Racket

February 17, 2015   No Comments

Draft Tier

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    Plenty of NBA clubs have needs. Some more than others. The latter sreams you Laker fans.
    We’re on record as saying they’ll grab Marcus Smart, but the Mitch Kupchak in us says Aaron Gordon, if he’s around. Or will Joel Embiid fall into their lap?
    SI.com

June 20, 2014   No Comments

Commercial Art

November 19, 2013   No Comments

Spurs Of The Moment

    The Heat are the overwhelming favorites to win the NBA title again, and why shouldn’t they be? We’re hard-headed though. Actually, we’re sticking with our betting slip.
    Eastern Conference
    Heat over Bucks in 5; Nets over Bulls in 7; Pacers over Hawks in 5; Knicks over Celtics in 6.
    Heat over Nets in 5; Pacers over Knicks in 6.
    Heat over Pacers in 6.
    Western Conference
    Thunder over Rockets in 6; Clippers over Grizzlies in 7 (the Charles Barkley factor); Nuggets over Warriors in 7; Spurs over Lakers in 5.
    Thunder over Clippers in 6; Spurs over Nuggets in 5.
    Spurs over Thunder in 6.
    Championship: Spurs over Heat in 7.

April 19, 2013   3 Comments

Living For The City

    A heated argument broke out on Twitter tonight about which city has the top players in the NBA. What started the discussion was an “Open Court” segment tonight on NBA TV, featuring Shaq, Barkley, Kenny Smith, Steve Smith, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Steve Kerr and Ernie Johnson.
    Hard for any city, including that stale argument that New York produces the best players (maybe back in the day, but not now), to argue against this 5 though.
    Complex.com

October 23, 2012   No Comments

Promises, Promises

    I cracked open ESPN The Magazine’s NBA Preview today. I immediately flipped to the prediction page for this season’s final showdown. Heat defeat Nuggets as Miami repeats. Seriously.
    We could see the Nuggets doing some damage. They’re deep, play an uptempo style that gives teams like the Lakers problems and they now have Andre Iguodala to lead a talented cast. But can they crack the Thunder?
    Laker fans will be annoyed to read their club is being pegged as the No. 4 pick in the West. That would be 4th behind the Nuggets, Thunder and (gulp) Timberwolves. We’re not buying the T-Wolves.
    And the Mavericks don’t even make the playoffs.

October 23, 2012   No Comments

Our Pick: Thunder

    We said it back in December, when the NBA season tipped off. Everyone and their mother picked the Heat, the favorite to win it all, while idiots like us took the Thunder.
    The smart money says the Heat, and we get that. But for credibility sakes, we can’t change horses in the middle of the street. Can’t do it.
    Our only reservation about the Thunder is Kendrick Perkins (and Russell Westbrook not getting out of hand and shooting them out of a contest) matching up with some of the big men in the Western Conference. Against the Heat, though, it’s even money since they don’t have a significant presence inside either.
    So here’s how we see the playoffs playing out. Happy trails.
    East
    Bulls over 76ers in 6; Heat over Knicks in 5; Pacers over Magic in 5; Hawks over Celtics in 7.
    Semis: Bulls over Hawks in 5; Heat over Pacers in 7.
    Final: Heat over Bulls in 7.
    West
    Spurs over Jazz in 5; Thunder over Mavs in 6; Lakers over Nuggets in 7; Grizzlies over Clippers in 6.
    Semis: Spurs over Grizzlies in 7; Thunder over Lakers in 5.
    Final: Thunder over Spurs in 7.
    For all the marbles: Thunder over Heat in 6.

April 28, 2012   No Comments

Jim Huber: 1944-2012

    The wonderful TV personality passed today after an apparent heart attack. He was only 67.
    AP

January 2, 2012   No Comments

Favorite Sons

    Do the Clippers vote David Stern a share of playoff coin if they win it all?
    In a poll of 30 ESPN writers and personalities, 25 of them picked the Heat to win this season’s NBA title. Three of them picked the Bulls and 2 predicted the Thunder would win it all.
    Us? As much as Miami is the safe pick, we’re rolling with our homies (Thunder). Now beam us up Scottie.
    ESPN.com

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December 23, 2011   1 Comment