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

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

May 2, 2015: Were you Not Entertained?!

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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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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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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