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..."it's because the Spurs' style of basketball is boring." This may have been accurate in their 2005 championship team -- a slow style, defensive team -- solid perimeter rotations and Tim Duncan’s ability to control the paint.
This year's Spurs' team is perhaps the strongest team the NBA has ever seen. Even with Duncan’s age the Spurs have put together "a team" that is unmatched in intelligence, speed, depth, accuracy of passing, unselfishness and sportmanship. Coach Popovich's system and a culture can no longer be dismissed. Every team in the league undoubtedly would... (more)
...appears top tier but it's really not. The Lakers and the Knicks. The Lakers are a top tier team but have struggled of late and the Heat got them on the down slide. The Knicks on the other hand look good, but their record shows that the teams they are winning against are at the bottom of the NBA barrel. The Heat have also beaten Phoenix a middle of the road team and you might can put the Warriors in that group too, but barely. The rest of their wins, against the dregs of the NBA at this point - Rockets, Bobcats, Bucks. It really doesn't say you're a great team if you're beating a... (more)
...Hawks. The other 75 were scored by James, Wade, and Bosh. They had a total of 15 assists for the game, meaning they passed the ball very, very little. One of the 3 got the ball, ran the floor, and scored. Now this worked for this game, but it will not consistently work over the length of an NBA season. You have to have a bench that can come in and provide points and defense, and rest for your starters. Without it, you end up with a starting front that is tired or worse yet injured.
The Heat face the Jazz tonight. Their last meeting was won by the Jazz. The Jazz are on their... (more)
...mode and are slowly developing a young core of players into a contending team. While that is great PR spin for the fans, the truth of the matter is Minnesota is a bad team that will continue to be a bad team for several years and the league would be better off without them.
The current NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement expires at the end of this season and rumors have been swirling that the owners and Commissioner David Stern are discussing disbanding teams in unsuccessful markets in order to help the league commercially and prevent a lock out.
Ironically Stern was the... (more)
So far the NBA season has played out pretty much as most people thought. The teams that people thought would be atop the standings are with very few surprises in the mix. Parity may be the name of the game in the NFL but in the NBA, there are the top teams and then there is everyone else.
In the Eastern Conference you have the Atlanta Hawks who were undefeated at 6-0 until Sunday night vs the Suns where they lost by 4 points. Then, there are the Boston Celtics at 6-1, Orlando Magic at 4-1, and the much hyped Miami Heat at 5-2. The Cleveland Cavaliers are next at 3-3 along with the... (more)
The NBA season is set to kick off tonight with two games on TNT. While I look forward to seeing the new look Heat and defending champion Lakers in their respective match ups, what I am not looking forward to is the new LeBron James Nike commercial that will surely be shown ad nauseum.
The commercial is nothing but another ploy for James to get sympathy and help is image. Nike marketing at its finest. During the 1:30 spot, James repeatedly asks "what should I do?" It's supposed to be a response to all the critics and boils down to LeBron essentially saying he is his own man and makes... (more)
The article "LeBron is gone, Ohio should move on" completely captures the "outsider" view of the "LeBrondyssey" of this summer's NBA free agncy. The author titles the article,"LeBron is gone, Ohio should move on" , but ends with, "I learned a hard lesson years ago in the employment world — and let's not forget that basketball is about business and that James is employed by it — business is business. It's not personal." That is where she has mixed up two distinctly different issues, like oil and vinigar. She did a good job mixing in the middle but in the end, just like oil and vinigar mix,... (more)
Do they really? Why do they deserve more? Didn't Cavaliers fans, of their own free will, show up and see some really great basketball these past seven years? Weren't they more than compensated for the price of their ticket to see a real basketball superstar, a guy who was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2003-04, NBA Most Valuable Player in 2008-09 and 2009-10, and has been both All-NBA and an All-Star every season since 2005? And didn't James have quite a bit to do with the Cavaliers having numerous playoff appearances in his tenure and a spot in the NBA Finals?... (more)
They say nothing lasts forever. With that in mind, maybe Cavs fans, let alone the rest of the NBA should've seen this coming.
LeBron James' decision to not resign with his hometown Cavaliers and to join All-Stars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami for the 2010-11 season was expected after rumors swirled about James flying down to Miami to meet with Heat president Pat Riley before Thursday night's 1-hour ESPN special "The Decision." James posted on his @kingjames Twitter account "The Road to History begins now." shortly after he landed in South Beach last night.
As one end of... (more)
The residents of Washington, D.C. and the surrounding suburbs have been suffering fans of their professional sports teams. With the exception of the hockey team, the Washington Capitals, the other 3 major sports franchises, Wizards, Nationals and Redskins, have all been dismally inept with standings at the bottom or near thereto of their respective leagues. This was supposed to change for the Washington Wizards basketball team with the return of their star player, Gilbert Arenas, who had missed most of the last 2 seasons with knee injuries. The team lost Saturday night to the Indiana Pacers... (more)