ZML Podcast: NBA Finals Recap and Draft Preview 6-22-15

Joey Zocco calls Jordan Katz to talk about the 2015 NBA Finals as well as the upcoming NBA Draft. They discuss many of the storylines from The Finals and eventually get around to talking about the top 14 picks in the 2015 NBA Draft. Continue reading

2015 NBA Draft: Porzingis & Hezonja

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Photo courtesy of draftexpress.com

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

The NBA Draft Lottery: Where Tanking Pays Off

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Photo courtesy of live4sportnetwork.com

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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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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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

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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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

It’s Time for the NBA to Cure the Flopping Epidemic

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Photo courtesy of espn.com

You can turn on just about any basketball game nowadays, college or professional, and see someone on the court think he is on Broadway and act his way into an offensive foul. It is like it has become an infectious disease that everyone that plays basketball has caught with no known way to cure it.

A flop is, as defined in a press release by the NBA last year: 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.