Are NBA’s winning streaks legit, or fool’s gold?

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Photo courtesy of zombio.com

As the 2015-16 NBA season approaches its halfway point, three teams are on winning streaks of at least eight games. Which of these streaks are a result of an easy schedule, and which say something more about the team’s chances at winning a title? Continue reading

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ZML Podcast: 2015-16 NBA Season Preview


Joey Zocco calls Jordan Katz and Ricky Funaro to talk about the upcoming NBA season. They predict who they think will make the playoffs from each conference and give their NBA Finals picks. Continue reading

ZML Podcast: DeAndre Jordan Mini Pod 7-9-15

Joey Zocco discusses the saga between the DeAndre Jordan, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks.

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

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Photo courtesy of poundingtherock.com

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

May 2, 2015: Were you Not Entertained?!

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Photo courtesy of calvinayre.com

May 2 was being talked about as a historic day in the sports world for weeks leading up the big day. There seemed to be something for every sports fan on this day, topped off with a mega fight that somehow had more manufactured hype than the NFL Draft. 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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