Friday, June 28, 2013

Biggest Moves in last night's Draft Circus

So how did all of the 'experts' and 'insiders' not see this one coming?  Not ONE of them knew the number one overall pick?  Really??  The selection of Alex Bennett to Cleveland set of a flurry of wild picks and trades that made for an unpredictably interesting evening.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Roundball Mock Lottery Draft 1.0

1. Cleveland - Nerlens Noel
  • A lot of hype on 7 footer Alex Len, but the Cavs are going with a sure thing  in Noel.  After he recovers from injury, he'll be a defensive presence for the next decade in Cleveland.

Monday, June 24, 2013

NBA Finals Hangover Monday

1. Doc Rivers has a New Gig:  Dean of Lob City University.

2.  Heat Celebrate Back to Back Titles:  'Miami Twice ' and a Weekend of Partying Pics.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Photos of the Week- Finals Edition


LeBron block, LeBron Finals block, LeBron Splitter block
LeBron with the monster block on Napolean Dynamite.

MIAMI TWICE. HEAT REPEAT.

Heat back to back champs, Heat repeat

By: Patrick Wilson

This was an NBA Finals for the ages.  It was an epic battle of skill and will that will go down in the history books as one of the greatest ever.  In the biggest moments the best players step up, and LeBron James once again proved he is the greatest player on the planet rising to the occasion and winning his second NBA championship in style as the Miami Heat win back to back titles in a legendary 7 game series. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

GAME 6 - The LeBron James Takeover

By: Patrick Wilson

How much more can one man do?  With his 4th Finals triple double, LeBron James single handedly willed the Miami Heat to victory last night in a Game 6 for the ages.  32 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists later, LeBron singlehandedly willed the Miami Heat to victory setting up a historic Game 7 on Thursday.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Is Tony Parker the 2nd Best PG EVER??

By: Patrick Wilson

After 12 NBA seasons, three NBA championships, five All-Star appearances, one Finals MVP, and one win away from his fourth championship, Tony Parker has established himself as one of the all-time great point guards in NBA history.  The only point guard with a better resume is Magic Johnson, who has five rings to go with four Finals losses.  Not sure any other point guard will ever reach nine NBA Finals, but Tony Parker has yet to lose ONE.  In fact, under his lead the Spurs have never even TRAILED in a Finals series.  That stat alone puts him in a very elite category.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Manu and Danny. Perfect Strangers.

In the last game of the season at the AT&T Center, the fans of San Antonio were treated to one of the greatest performances in NBA Finals history.  Local superhero Manu Ginobili put on a show for the ages, starting the game and leading the team to a victory with 24 points and 10 assists.  He found his form early, getting to the bucket and playing secondary point gaurd.  His ability to penetrate the paint and dish allowed Danny Green to once again roam free behind the arc, going 6 for 10 from deep, giving him 25 in the series and breaking a Finals record of most three pointers previously held by Ray Allen.

Friday, June 14, 2013

It's Got to be The Shoes!

Rocking gold kicks and a golden game to match, Dwyane Wade put the Spurs on notice last night: The Heat are not done. He is not done. There is plenty left in the tank.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Are the Heat Better without Dwyane Wade?

There is no question that D Wade is hurt.  Historically his game relies on his explosiveness, attacking the rim, and his ability to run in the fast break. If he is less than 75% health wise he is not able to do these things and therefore he can not be effective in The Finals.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Monster Matchup for The NBA Finals

Duncan and James Meet Once Again to Cement Their Legacies

By: Patrick Wilson


Since 1999 the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, and Miami Heat have been in every one of the NBA Finals.  The post-Jordan era has seen the Lakers win five titles, the Spurs win four, and the Heat win two.  These teams and their superstars like Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan have carried the Roundball torch for more than a decade, and it now appears father time is ready to pass it on to the next generation led by LeBron James.


LeBron Duncan, Heat v Spurs, NBA Finals

Monday, June 3, 2013

WHOS READY FOR GAME SEVEN ?!?

IT WILL BE ONE FOR THE AGES.

This season the Eastern Conference has produced two terrific teams.  Miami went on an epic win streak this year while Indiana played great all season but finished quietly.  Most people wrote the Pacers off, but not the Miami Heat.  Miami has lost only 7 times in the last four months and 4 of them have been to the Pacers.  That is an unbelieveable amount of success against an incredibly good team.  It is the reason these two teams have slugged it out for six games and are headed for an EPIC GAME 7 tonight.

STOPPING THE FLOPPING

By: Pete Certo

The game of basketball has been going through changes, adapting to trends and adopting new styles of play since its inception by Dr. Naismith.  Things like the introduction of the three-point line; crack and coke being the preferred fuel during the ABA/NBA days, and hand-checking being outlawed.  There are a myriad of things that have affected the game - some good, some bad.  Currently, the bad trend afflicting The Association is known affectionately as “flopping”.  In other words, players blatantly (and fraudulently) overselling contact to draw a foul.  It is getting out of control and leaves a bad taste in everyone's collective mouths.