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Category — Magic Johnson

Emotional Win For Timberwolves

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    Still 1 of our favorite Kobe-Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce images of all time. And it looks Garnett was winning this round.
    As Kevin Martin said, it couldn’t have been a sweeter win for Minnesota after the death of the beloved Flip Saunders.
    The Sports Xchange

October 29, 2015   No Comments

World Series: What Are The Odds?

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    According to VegasInsider.com, it’s even money on the Royals and Mets capturing the World Series. If we were betting, we’d take KC. That’s the ticket. Royals in 6.
    Besides, we’re rooting for our boy “Volky” (Edinson Volquez, pictured above), who we developed an excellent relationship with during his stint with the Padres.

October 26, 2015   No Comments

Flip Saunders: 1955-2015

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    The NBA has taken some big hits with deaths during this off-season. This one, though, we didn’t see coming.
    Kevin Garnett took to Facebook to post this image, which says plenty about his relationship with the late Flip Saunders.
    “This is a very sad day and my heart, my prayers and condolences go out to the entire Saunders family,” said Clippers Coach and President of Basketball Operations Doc Rivers on Sunday. “Flip was more than just a friend, he was a confidant and a mentor. The basketball world lost a ‘coaches’ coach’ today, and I lost a great friend.”
    An appreciation for a man loved by many throughout the NBA.
    USA Today

October 26, 2015   No Comments

King Of Court: Long Shots For NBA MVP

    The NBA season is almost here and oddsmakers are quickly cooking up props for the 2015-16 campaign. One of the most popular – and profitable – markets in recent years has been the NBA MVP odds, with surprising winners in Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose, as well as value outcomes like Kevin Durant.
    Around those winners were four MVP honors for LeBron James, who is the favorite (+190) to win again this season. But we dig a little deeper in our handicapping sports effort to find a few others who may have a chance to receive the NBA’s top individual honor:

    Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks (+2,000)
    Anthony is arguably one of the Top 5 players in the NBA and if anyone can make the Knicks relevant again, they should at least get some MVP consideration. New York plays in the weak Atlantic Division, which is really anyone’s to win – or lose. Melo looks like a MVP candidate early into preseason action and has some help in N.Y. this season, which should help take some of the wear and tear off his body.

    Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers (+1,000)
    The Clippers are ready to break away from the pack in the Western Conference and it’s Chris Paul doing the heavy lifting. Paul, who actually suffered a minor fracture in his left index finger this preseason, played in all 82 games for L.A. last season, averaging 19 points and almost 5 assists per game. Los Angeles will challenge the NBA champion Golden State Warriors in the Pacific and if they can take the division over Stephen Curry & Co., Paul will be a huge reason why.

    LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio Spurs (+2,500)
    Aldridge was a force in Portland but now that he’s under the wings of Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan in San Antonio, he could make that next step as a player. The 6-foot-11 power forward is one of the best mid-range players in the NBA and should have plenty of room to operate with defenses forced to respect the Spurs’ other stars. Aldridge, who signed a big free agent deal with San Antonio this offseason, posted more than 23 points and 10 rebounds per game and played a good chunk of the schedule with an injured hand

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October 21, 2015   No Comments

About Last Night

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    Game 5. NLDS. Dodger Stadium from our vantage point. Mets 3, Dodgers 2 F.

October 17, 2015   No Comments

Thieves In The Temple?

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    According to a joint statement from DraftKings and FanDuel: “Nothing is more important” than the “integrity of the games we offer.”
    Right, right.
    N.Y. Times

October 6, 2015   No Comments

A Star Is Born

May 21, 2015   No Comments

Clipped Again

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Sometimes, we’re the dumbest guys on the block. But even we had to question Vegas giving the Clippers 2 1/2 points after the colossal collapse in Game 6. Seriously, what are we missing here, we thought? Unfortunately, not a thing. Just as we predicted (we know, they took a different route, but…), its a Rockets-Warriors Western Conference Final, but everyone knew that, no?
My old lady keeps asking why I don’t bet these things. She really thinks I’m brilliant. I don’t have the heart to tell her. “Sweetie, if I bet it, it ain’t going to happen. Trust me.”
L.A.Times

May 18, 2015   No Comments

Game 6: Quiet Before The Storm

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    Just when it all seemed to be going so well…

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May 15, 2015   No Comments

B.B. King: 1925-2015

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    The legendary Blues man passed Thursday night in Las Vegas. He was 89. Couldn’t tell you how much of an impact he had on fans like me. Still remember seeing that “Indianola Mississippi Seeds” album in my Dad’s collection. The cover immediately drew me in. Then I put a needle to it. Oh doctor.
    RIP
    L.A. Times

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May 15, 2015   No Comments