Warriors take first two games of Western Conference Finals in pursuit of Third Straight NBA Championship-Where do they go from here?

What else did you think was going to happen? Blazers upsetting the Warriors on their home court? That’s a good joke along with New York’s draft lottery chances every year. Anyways, the Golden State Warriors handily defeated the Portland Trailblazers 116-94 in the first game of the Western Conference Finals and narrowly beating them 114-111 in the second game. Game 1 Summary and Analysis Outscoring them in every quarter except the third, GSW was in full effect playing through their go to scoring option–the Splash Brothers. Klay Thompson was on fire from mid range scoring 26 points and Stephen Curry … Continue reading Warriors take first two games of Western Conference Finals in pursuit of Third Straight NBA Championship-Where do they go from here?

Breaking down NOLA’s future after receiving the 1st Pick in the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

Alright everybody have a seat, this is gonna be a long one. This is the culmination of a number of NBA fans’ hopes, prayers, and wishes and while some may rejoice, others will scream in agony (I’m talking to you Zain Haider @badbiryani on IG and Twitter). What’s everybody here for? One word, four letters. ZION. The grand prize of the NBA Draft Lottery will be going to… the New Orleans Pelicans! Clocking in at number one, the Pels are almost guaranteed to secure the 6’7″, 284 pounder from Duke University and it would be AMAZING for them. One may … Continue reading Breaking down NOLA’s future after receiving the 1st Pick in the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery

Opinion: “Magic” Johnson Steps Down, Los Angeles in Shambles

The news broke tonight of Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s resignation as President of Basketball Operations and the basketball gods look down in hearty laughter. The hopeful return of the “Showtime Lakers” will unfortunately not be overseen by the Hall of Fame former floor general for the Laker franchise. After a dissapointing year with the Lakers with a plethora of miseries including—  not being able to establish a stable roster, missing the playoffs, dealing with injury after injury, and the growing presence of DRAMA ( @ LeBron). The first failure by “Magic”, as I see it, was completely redesigning the Lakers roster to … Continue reading Opinion: “Magic” Johnson Steps Down, Los Angeles in Shambles

BREAKING NEWS: Carmelo Anthony Headed to Chi-Town

Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the former All-Star Forward Carmelo Anthony has been traded from the Houston Rockets to the Chicago Bulls. At 34 years old, Anthony has hit a career low after yet another failed experiment with a new team. “Melo” will join the champion of the “Tank Wars”, a term coined by Bleacher Report in describing the 104-88 Bulls win against the Cleveland Cavaliers. As both teams are performing absolutely terribly and have no chance of winning anything in the postseason, assuming they get to the postseason, they are not competing and it is hilarious. The “Battle for … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Carmelo Anthony Headed to Chi-Town

LeBron James, The King of Controversy

Stepping away from basketball, I would like to analyze the off court “issues” that “The King” has gotten himself into, as he is arguably the most scrutinized players in the modern era. As of late the Los Angeles Lakers superstar, LeBron James has been caught up in many controversies. Ranging from quoting a rap song lyric with the words “Jewish money” to claiming that NFL owners have a “slave owner mentality” James has drawn a good amount of attention to himself and not in the best way.  In the digital age all celebrities, professional athletes especially, must watch what they say, … Continue reading LeBron James, The King of Controversy

I’M BACK…AND I’M PISSED OFF-MY TAKE ON THE BULLS SITUATION

Ladies and gentleman after a brief hiatus to focus on my educational endeavors I have returned and as the headline reads…I’m pissed off. The Chicago Bulls, a legendary franchise, currently sit at 6 wins and 22 losses on the season. It is a true disappointment as I, along with a good number of fans across the league, expected more out of this ball club. With power forward Lauri Markkanen looking to break out after coming off of a solid rookie year, 7th pick out of Duke University center Wendell Carter, and newly signed free agent Jabari Parker the Bulls were set to have … Continue reading I’M BACK…AND I’M PISSED OFF-MY TAKE ON THE BULLS SITUATION

Cavs vs. Hawks-10/21 Followup

Walking into Quicken Loans Arena for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ home opener was an odd experience. Odd in how the energy in the building, if there was any at all, matched that of a lowly preseason game. A team’s fan base is essential to how it performs and how it gets through the rough patches of the season. The majority of the fans for the past four years are long gone. However, the die-hard Cavs fans have not left, but without their king, they are without real purpose to cheer their hearts out. It is because of the organization or all the … Continue reading Cavs vs. Hawks-10/21 Followup

Los Angeles Lakers on their way to dominating​ the West

 The 72nd season of the National Basketball Association has officially kicked off. That’s right boys and girls basketball is back. Across the league, many blockbuster trades, free agent signings, and changes in coaching have occurred over the summer. Now is the time to see if it all pans out. The legendary Laker organization has redesigned their team with a blend of youthful talent and elderly experience. The addition of superstar LeBron James has immediately made them a playoff team but the influx of veterans like Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, Rajon Rondo, and Michael Beasley is what will take them to the … Continue reading Los Angeles Lakers on their way to dominating​ the West

BREAKING NEWS: Spurs Legend Manu Ginobili announces retirement

Today is a day that will be remembered by basketball fans across the globe. Emanuel David Ginobili has called it quits after 23 years of playing professional basketball. “Manu” was a force to be reckoned with, playing shooting guard and leading the Spurs to four NBA championships. He revolutionized one of the most effective scoring maneuvers today known as the “euro step” and played his hardest, giving his all to the city of San Antonio. Throughout his international career, he played for Argentina, his home country, winning the FIBA America cup MVP, the gold medal in the 2004 Olympics, and a host of … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: Spurs Legend Manu Ginobili announces retirement

Luka Doncic and Dallas Mavericks on the rise

The youngest Euroleague MVP in history, ACB champion, and Eurobasket MVP are all one man believe it or not. Luka Doncic, the 19-year-old Slovenian sensation, was drafted at third overall in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks and then traded to the Dallas Mavericks where he will start his NBA career. Listed at 6’7′” and 218 pounds, Doncic can play any position from 1-3 and possesses tremendous strength and defensive prowess. Already having three years of professional experience, the youngest Real Madrid player ever at 16 years and 61 days will be a great franchise player for Dallas. … Continue reading Luka Doncic and Dallas Mavericks on the rise

Are Celtics the team to beat in the East?​

The King has left his Eastern conference throne in pursuit of a new kingdom. Many players have said that the circular trophy is up for grabs. John Wall, the Washington Wizards’ floor general, spoke on the matter to the Washington Post saying, “That we really want to win and really want to take that next step.” With the addition of former All-Star center Dwight Howard, the Wizards could make some noise in the East. The Knicks are also looking to prove all the doubters wrong and they could do just that with their possible giant lineup. It would consist of Frank Ntilikina … Continue reading Are Celtics the team to beat in the East?​

A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes: The Cleveland Cavaliers 2018-2019

June 8th, 2018. The end of an era. “The Return of LeBron”, “The Good Years”, “Wow the Cavs don’t suck this year” and so many other quotes and titles are associated with LeBron’s second act with the 216. Since returning to Cleveland in the summer of 2014, LeBron led the entire franchise into Eastern conference domination and a trip to the Finals four years in a row. But now “Ohio’s Greatest Son” has left his home and caused an explosion. For a few weeks, management and the fan base alike were in confusion. Yes, everybody saw it coming but when … Continue reading A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes: The Cleveland Cavaliers 2018-2019