A Lookback at The Finals, and 4 Things to Look Forward to This Offseason

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Photo courtesy of whio.com

The best team in basketball knocked out the best player in basketball Tuesday night to win the 2015 NBA Finals, four games to two. Stephen Curry had many moments that screamed “best shooter in the world” and LeBron James played his tail off to keep his team in the series. Continue reading

Joey Zocco 2015 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

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As everyone focuses their basketball attention towards the great NBA Finals series going on right now, the 2015 Draft is less than two weeks away. Here is my first Mock Draft. Continue reading

2015 NBA Draft: Porzingis & Hezonja

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The 2015 NBA Draft is a little more than two weeks away and there are two prospects that the average fan may not know about. Kristaps Porzingis and Mario Hezonja both played professionally overseas and are projected to go in the top 10 of this year’s draft.  Continue reading

NBA Finals Preview: Thoughts and Prediction

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After 7 nights without basketball on television, the NBA Finals are set to kick off Thursday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors look take home the Larry O’Brien trophy. Saying the team’s paths to the Finals were different would be an understatement. Continue reading

How Hawks Injuries Affect More than Series with Cavaliers

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The Atlanta Hawks were one of the best stories and teams from the 2014-15 NBA regular season, winning 60 games and claiming the top seed in the Eastern Conference by seven games. The Hawks sent four players to the 2015 NBA All-Star game and their coach Mike Budenholzer was deservedly named Coach of the Year.  Continue reading

NBA Draft: Reaction to Top 5 Picks

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So the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery is over just like that, and no drastic changes to the draft order took place this year. There was no Cleveland or Chicago jumping nearly ten spots up to the No. 1 pick. Continue reading

2015 NBA Draft Order

The NBA Draft Lottery has come and gone, the envelops have been opened and every team in the league now knows where they will be picking in this year’s draft next month. Here is a look at how the ping pong balls bounced. Great graphic by Bleacher Report.

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The NBA Draft Lottery: Where Tanking Pays Off

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As four teams prepare to play in the conference finals the rest of the teams get their first look at what is in store for the upcoming offseason. The NBA Draft Lottery is being held tonight (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN) and the 14 teams who did not make the playoffs get their moment in the spotlight. Continue reading

Why Changing the “Hack-a” Rule Isn’t as Easy as it Seems (and Frankly Shouldn’t be Done)

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After a near three hour basketball game between the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers, all types of people were chiming in on the tactic Rockets Head Coach Kevin McHale used early and often throughout the first half. Game 4 between the Rockets and Clippers would have certainly exceeded the three hour mark had it not been for a dominating second half performance by the Clippers, propelling them to a 128-95 victory. Continue reading

Curry the Undisputed “MVP”

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The NBA announced today Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry won the 2015 Most Valuable Player Award. Curry easily beat out players like James Harden, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis for the award as you can see below. Continue reading