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

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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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Photo courtesy of twitter.com/SBNationNBA

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

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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Photo courtesy of chatsports.com

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

2015 NBA Playoff Predictions

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The best time of the year is finally here for professional basketball fans: the NBA Playoffs.  This year brings some intriguing first round matchups, but not as many the NBA could have had if they took some of my advice.

This is going to be a great couple months of competitive basketball, and now that I all of the matchups are set its time for me to stop hiding and make some picks. Remember, these playoffs are as much about who’s playing who as any. A 7-game series format ensures the team playing the best come April, May and June usually win. Enjoy!

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Mock NBA Playoffs

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Photo courtesy of Facebook.com/NBAonTNT

The 2015 NBA Playoffs are set and the first round has some intriguing matchups. Instead of making my picks for the real playoffs (which I will have up Saturday) I decided to take the 16 teams in this year’s NBA Playoffs and try to come up with a new and improved way the NBA could make their playoff’s even more interested than they already are.

A little sneak preview for the real NBA Playoffs: obviously Spurs – Clippers is going to be one of the best series in the first round, but watch out for sneaky-entertaining series out of Rockets-Mavs and Hawks-Nets.

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MSU Adds Another Point To The “Don’t Foul Up 3” Argument

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Michigan State University defeated Indiana University at Assembly Hall, 74-72, but not before some late game drama and great Tom Izzo reactions. The last weekend of the regular season featured the greatest rivalry in college sports, but it was this Big Ten matchup that made it feel like the conference tournaments had already started. Continue reading

Predicting Every NBA Team’s Playoff Seed

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As a new NBA season approaches the 2015 NBA Playoffs seem so far away. Everyone across the Internet is doing power rankings and prediction, but why is no one going all the way and predicting who will win each division and where everyone will fall in the playoffs? That’s why I decided to do it, and each team comes with a key to success (either to be successful this season or successful for their future). Continue reading

The End Closer Than we Thought

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Taken From: o.canada.com

There wasn’t a television special or even a press conference, but the entire world was made aware of LeBron James’ decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers 11 days into the new NBA calendar year, and just like that it felt like NBA free agency had official started. Sure, players agreed with teams before “The King” made his decision, but the big free agents and what felt like every team in the league were put on hold until James made up his mind.
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