Thursday, June 28, 2012

Draft Day Data

Our friends over at Hardwood Paroxysm put together this incredible Infographic analyzing the Top 10 picks from the last 20 years.  A must read for all NBA fans.

And with the 1st pick of Anthony Davis tonight, the Hornets promise the city of New Orleans two things:

1. A bright future
2. A solemn promise to wax that unibrow

Happy Drafting !

Fast Break

-The Post Game highlights The Team Behind the Dream Team has the offseason outlook for all 30 teams

-More on the Missle Tracking Cameras/Systems installed into 10 NBA arenas

-Buzzfeed's Take on Past NBA Draft Evaluations and what they should have said.

-Dan Le Batard's fantastic championship rant via Awful Announcing

-And with the Draft this evening, we take a look at's 400th Mock Draft.

The Heatles 2012 Summer Tour
"Good Luck catching us.... a 1 2 3 4..."  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Best of Boshface

For some reason, ESPN and ABC showed MINIMAL coverage of the postgame locker room championship celebration, with only a few cutaways between Stewart Scott's interviews.  Not NEARLY enough.  So for those who missed it, this clip gave us an all time great Boshface moment

If you are new to the Boshface phenomenom, please, allow me to digress...

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Soak it up big fella, you earned it.

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Finals: Game 5

The King Gets His Ring
Story by Pete Certo

If you are an NBA Guy (or Gal), last night was simply glorious.  LeBron finally did it on attempt number three.  It was the first time he has been able to stand up straight because the ten-ton anvil was lifted off his back.  He actually flicked it off effortlessly seeing that we have not witnessed such a display of speed mixed with power since Frank Dux went undefeated in the Kumite. There is no need to sit here and regale you with James' stats and place in history with his playoff performances this year - go look it up and see for yourself.  Simply amazing.  He is a joy to watch and his play should not be taken for granted. Watching him perform and dominate in the finals was reminiscent of when this guy named MJ was the Sheriff of this here town.  It should be noted that while MJ was the law, we were all much younger and didn't try understand how to appreciate the game properly.  Now as a grown-ass men we can recognize the specialness, the greatness, and the uniqueness of his game, and you should want to drink it in like a San Diego sunset because it always goes down smooth.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Finals: Game 4

Today's Weather: Heat Rising in Miami. 
No Thunder in current forecast.

LeBron and company continue to impress, look to close out series at home on Thursday.

With a solid and much needed contribution from Mario Chalmers, the Heat were able to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over Oklahoma on Tuesday night.  After jumping out to a huge first quarter lead, the Thunder seemed out of pace and overmatched for most of the game.  Russell Westbrook had a huge night for the losing team, knocking down 20 shots from the field and putting up a monster stat line of 43, 7 & 5.  However, it wasn't nearly enough to outshine LeBron's near triple-double line of 26, 9 & 12.  A big three from a one legged James down the stretch helped hold off the Thunder, and Miami looks to capitalize on the Thunder's youth and inexperience in big games one more time on Thursday to bring the Larry O'Brien trophy back to South Beach.

"Quit crampin' my style, skimpy" (AP)

After winning another title, Wade plans on playing left field for the Miami Marlins this summer. (AP)

More cowbell? How about MORE BOSHFACE !! (AP)

Stat Sheet

Tom Haberstroh of on LeBron James’ big man-quality stats:
Heading into Game 4, James is averaging 30.7 points and 9.7 rebounds in the playoffs. Here’s the list of players who have averaged at least 30.7 points and 9.7 boards in a postseason during the modern era:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Shaquille O’Neal. Hakeem Olajuwon.
That’s it. That’s the list. Three of the all-time great centers.
As hard as it is to believe, those are James’ peers now, statistically. James entered the league as a point guard, and nine years later he’s putting up numbers of Hall of Fame centers. Throw in the fact that James also has averaged five assists per game and the list of players who have averaged 30-10-5 during the playoffs in modern times shrinks to one. Just James.

The Finals: Game 3

Oppurtunity Seized by the Heat
LeBron and company take advantage of Thunder's inexperience down the stretch.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

THE FINALS: Game 2 Predictions

By Pete Certo

Game 2 Means Adjustments.  Let the Chess Match Begin...

As far as the Thunder are concerned, there doesn't seem to be much corrective action needed in their approach to the Heat.  Sure they were outplayed in the first half, but the reasons were that of fool's gold.  Miami was draining every three pointer, and that can act as a sucker-punch to a group of green players in their first Finals game.

Go 'Head Stern- GET SOME.

Commish David Stern threw a grenade back at Jim Rome yesterday in response to Rome's inquiry on his radio show about the NBA Lottery being fixed: "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?" Stern replied.  Whoa fella. 

With game 1 of the NBA Finals receiving it's highest TV rating ever, one can understand Stern's annoyance at the question, especially coming from Jim Phoney, but it opens the door up to some discussion about the commish's discretion.  At the very least it warrants the photos below.  Game 2 tonight!

Full audio of the interview on The Big League

Stern demonstrating what he did to his wife the last time "she mouthed off"

Stern giving play-by-play from the last time he "fish-hooked" his old lady for not having dinner ready.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Stat Sheet

Great infographic from the NY Times on where the Heat and Thunder make their shots.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Welcome to the NBA Finals

The Battle for Roundball Supremacy Begins Tonight
By Patrick Wilson

With a bevy of story lines looming this year, Roundball Manor gets right to the match ups, assessing each team's strengths and weaknesses that we're sure to see in this seven game series.