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

2015 NBA Playoff Predictions

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Photo courtesy of cbssports.com

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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The Good, The (Mostly) Bad, and The (Very) Ugly That is the Brooklyn Nets

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Photo courtesy of insidehoops.com

This is for all the Brooklyn Nets fans out there who are feeling the same sort of disappointment and disbelief as I am. Our team is about to miss the playoffs in the Eastern Conference (I am just mentally preparing myself for that) and do not even have their own lottery pick to fall back on. Continue reading

ZML Podcast: NBA Trading Season 1-16-15

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Joey Zocco calls Ricky Funaro to talk about the Association as the trade deadline approaches. They touch on a potential Nets trade, the Grizzlies actual trade, the Hawks and Warriors great start, and much more. They also make some NFL Championship weekend game picks.

ZML Podcast: NBA Christmas-ish Special 12-18-14

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Joey Zocco talks with Ricky Funaro about what’s going on in the Association as we approach Christmas. They discuss the current state of the Nets and Knicks, why Mike Malone got fired, and where they think Lance Stephenson and Rajon Rondo will end up. (Of course Rondo gets traded literally hours after recording this podcast. Thanks Rajon)

NBA Notebook: Malone, Lance and those Warriors

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So I realize I haven’t actually written anything in nearly a month, and I wanted to apologize to all of you who have been looking for new Zocco’s Modern Life content. I got busy with a new job and also a little lazy. While neither of those things are an excuse there is a lot of NBA, NFL and MLB offseason stuff to talk about.

I will use this notebook format to quickly touch on various topics from the past month in the NBA. I plan on doing an MLB podcast in the very near future to discuss some of the offseason moves that have occurred, and as you hopefully figured out by now NBA podcasts are always on the horizon.

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