Archive for the ‘Basketball’ Category

Winds of Change?

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon (R) talks to shooting guard Manu Ginobili (20) during the first half against the Indiana Pacers at AT&T Center. (USA TODAY Sports / Soobum Im)

     You have heard of Brittney Griner and Rebecca Lobo.  You have probably even heard of Cheryl Miller and Dawn Staley.  But have you ever heard of Becky Hammon?  Chances are you haven’t…until now.             So who is Becky Hammon?  Until now, Hammon was only known to WNBA enthusiasts and NBA followers.  Undrafted out […]

NBA Free Agency Winners and Losers

May 17, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) dunks the ball during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets in game seven of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Clippers 113-100 to win the series 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

  The first week of the NBA Free Agency period has come and gone.  It was a week that not only started with a bang but also ended with a bang.  Over $1 BILLION DOLLARS was awarded to Free Agents on just the first day of Free Agency!  And as in every Free Agency period, […]

2015 NBA Free Agency (The Bidding War)

May 17, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) dunks the ball during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets in game seven of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Clippers 113-100 to win the series 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

  The 2015 NBA Free Agency period is upon us.  This off season will be different from past off seasons for one reason and one reason only…this is the last NBA free agency period before TV revenue kicks in forcing the salary cap close to $90 million next year.  For several NBA players now is […]

NBA Draft. Who’s #1?

Apr 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Karl-Anthony Towns (12) shoots the ball against Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44) during the second halfof the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Championship semi-final game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

  The NBA draft is Thursday June 25 and much like the NFL draft, there is a lot of debate about who will be the first player taken in the draft.  The debate centers on two players Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns.  Most people think, myself included, that Karl-Anthony Towns will be the first player […]

A Final Review

NBA: Playoffs-New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors

  After playing over 100 games and almost 5,000 minutes the NBA finals have come to an end.  The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in 6 games and won their first NBA title in 40 years.  The NBA got the matchup it wanted and the matchup that NBA fans had been clamoring for.  […]

LBJ MVP?

(photo David Richard / USA TODAY Sports)

  Sports history has taught us that a player from the winning team is always named MVP.  Not since 1969 when the Lakers lost to the Boston Celtics and Jerry West of the Lakers was named MVP, has an NBA finals MVP come from the losing team.  But that 45 year drought could be coming […]

King vs. Curry

NBA: Playoffs-New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors

NBA FINALS PREVIEW It all comes down to this.  After more than 82 games and 4,000 minutes played, two teams are left.  The Golden State Warriors will battle the Cleveland Cavaliers as each team looks to make history.  For the Golden State Warriors they are looking to win their first title in 40 years.  The […]

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Preview

Mar 6, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) loses the ball to Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) during the first half at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

              Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers             It’s a battle of Me vs Team.  The King and his royal subject’s vs the peasants.  Two contrasting styles will converge on one court to determine who moves on to represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. The Hawks have a couple of factors working in […]

NBA Western Conference Finals Preview

NBA: Playoffs-New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors

  The matchups are set.  The storylines are being written.  The NBA’s 4 best teams from the regular season have reached the conference finals and for each of them, history is at stake. Golden State vs Houston Rockets The battle of MVP and MVP runner-up.  For Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors he looks […]

Clippers Choke Away Finals Trip

The San Antonio Spurs lost game 7 111-109 in Los Angeles to end the 2014-15 season for the Spurs.  Tony Parker and Tim Duncan tried to stop Blake Griffin and the Clippers. What an amazing 15 year run for San Antonio. (photo USA TODAY Sports  Jayne Kamin-Oncea)

  It wasn’t supposed to end like this.  They were up 3-1.  They almost had them in Game 6.  They almost made it to their first Conference Finals.  They were the Los Angeles Clippers and they choke. One can look at the dispatching of the Spurs as youth and speed getting the best of old […]