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Western Conference Playoff Fanalyst Rankings

It’s that time again! Once again, I team up with Miami Heat Blogger, @Miami_Heat_index, and bring you our fanalyst rankings each week through the playoffs. MHI plays the asshole fanatic to my fanalyst. You can find his Eastern Conference Rankings HERE along with my replies. 1. San Antonio Spurs: They are just too LETHAL for the Jazz. I [...]
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April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose: torn ACL/MCL; Out for playoffs

The NBA Playoffs can be unpredictable, but when it happens in an injury of this magnitude, it’s beyond saddening. With 1:10 left in the 4th quarter, Derrick Rose went down with an apparent knee injury as seen below. This was just announced on twitter: Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose has torn ACL and MCL in left knee, [...]
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April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Playoffs Intro

There is nothing LIKE the NBA playoffs for those of us that live and die (especially, socially) by the NBA. This is a montage of the intro video to kick off the NBA playoffs and it’s already getting my blood flowing! It’s time for another NBA team to choose their path to the O’Brien trophy! [...]
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April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Round 1 Western Conference Playoff Predictions

It’s that time of year!!! Some NBA Playoff predictions. 1. #1 San Antonio Spurs vs. #8 Utah Jazz San Antonio won the series 3-1 Spurs in 5 games Key Players: (SAS) Tony Parker, Matt Bonner, Manu and Duncan – (Jazz) Al Jefferson, Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks and Paul Millsap Coach Popovich will rest his starters one [...]
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April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

World Peace’s kids call him ‘Metta World Crazy’

It seems the Metta World Peace drama is never ending, but it seems his offspring is finding the humor in a tough situation. Metta World Peace is suspended for 7 games for elbowing James Harden last Sunday, and still has 6 games left to serve. James Harden has been cleared to resume NBA play.   However, [...]
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April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Pippen calls Jordan’s Bobcats “embarrassing”

Scottie Pippen is a man of the people meaning he isn’t fibbing when he says the legendary Michael Jordan and his Bobcats — whom have the league’s worst record at 10.6% — embarrassing. “I’m very surprised, I mean, he’s a competitor,” Pippen said on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “But this is a [...]
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Pippen: LeBron will outscore Michael Jordan

LeBron creates instant controversy. Last year, you may remember Scottie Pippen’s bold statement – when he appeared on ”Mike and Mike” – in which he stated LeBron was the best player ever in the league. “I think he can. But I think you’ve got to look at two different pieces here. Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to ever [...]
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Inspiration Mix

I was in search for something INSPIRING, but gave some of the best plays from the 2011-2012 season at the same time. Something that demonstrated a team that possessed heart, intensity and courage through injuries abound and trades. A video that showed what Denver Basketball is. When ESPN and the head analysts want to toss Denver [...]
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Enes Kanter speech ends with a MIC DROP!

I have watched an average amount of Enes Kanter this season, but I may just watch a heck of a lot more of the player after he gave this end of the year speech to the Utah Jazz fans. It was multiplied X amount of times because he did an ACTUAL mic drop. You don’t understand, [...]
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Heat a failure without a ring? Wade says YES; Bron says NO

There is not a team in the league at the current moment that creates sucha controversy as that of the Miami Heat. I should say this instead. There isn’t a player in the league that creates as much controversy and hatred as LeBron James. He creates an instantaneous reaction — positive or negative — and teh playoffs is [...]
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets lock up the 6th seed

Denver can never turn a party down, and make no mistake about it, Denver locking up the 6th seed – in a 131-102 victory over Minnesota — destined Denver to face Hollywood in the first round. 7 Denver Nuggets scored in the double-figures as the team scored a season high of 131 points over the Timberwolves . [...]
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

JaVale McGee was South Park-ed

Not in the typical South Park fashion one come to expects, but JaVale was pretty excited about it as he tweeted the above photo and the following: Never thought I’d be on southpark If you are a South Park faithful and you missed last night’s episode, you can catch it HERE.  Kyle would take the new [...]
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Standing ovation for Steve Nash

If you missed the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs game last night, you also missed this poetic, endearing, heart-warming standing ovation that Steve Nash received from Phoenix. The Suns were eliminated from a possible post season, Tuesday, when the Jazz defeated them and it was last week that Steve Nash surpassed the great Oscar [...]
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets edge the OKC Thunder

The OKC Thunder was as obnoxious as ever, curdling the OKC air with their chants for an entire minute before Russell Westbrook spoke before the crowd. Fast forward 2.5 hours and the fans would be leaving the Energy Solutions Arena with hung heads and hushed chants of enthusiasm. The Denver Nuggets would pick axe their way to a [...]
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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Kevin Durant dunks on JaVale McGee

]As of late, JaVale McGee has played solid for his new team in Denver, Colorado, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be put on a poster. And that’s precisely what Kevin Durant did late in the third quarter. Kevin Durant would tally 32 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists in the outing, but JaVale and the Nuggets [...]
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

P&G Olympics 2012 promo

This isn’t related to the NBA, specifically, but this is such a great video. As a mother of young athletes, this pulled at my heart strings. This Procter & Gamble commercial honors everything that all moms do to help their children succeed by showcasing the amazing moms behind Olympic athletes at the London 2012 Olympic [...]
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol & Kobe Bryant buy racehorse

No, this is an honest to God truth and I am having a totally straight face as I type this. The soft dunker, Pau Gasol, and the lovely, Kobe Bryant, joined forces to buy a racehorse. It’s not as crazy as it sounds, though. They were bidding against each other on a 4-year-old gelding named Siempre Mio [...]
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss
HELLO BROOKLYN

Nets new logo leaked?

An IT employee working for the soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets may have tweeted out the logo the team will use when they make their move next season. 

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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Stern: Metta’s elbow was “recklessly” thrown

On Tuesday, the league suspended Metta World Peace 7 games for sending an elbow to James Harden after a dunk before halftime. During this incident, Metta World Peace was ejected and James Harden still has not been cleared to play. On Wednesday, Commissioner David Stern answered some questions concerning the league’s suspension on World Peace. Via [...]
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

SHAQtin’ A Fool: JaVale McGee version

It’s safe to say JaVale McGee was the funniest, also read dumbest, NBA player when he balled for the Washington Wizards and Shaq and crew played homage to the hilarity to the JaVale show with his top 5 funniest plays. Needless to say, the JaVale McGee that plays in Denver is nothing similar to the guy that volleys [...]
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Rumor: NY Knicks ready to offer $50 million to Phil Jackson

Yesterday, Carmelo’s approval for Mike Woodson getting the head coaching gig hit the blogosphere like a freight train. Then, the rumor of the week, perhaps even the month, hit the intrawebs: if the Knicks have another round one exit, the franchise may make a push — in a huge way — for legendary coach Phil [...]
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April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

World Peace suspended for 7 games for elbow to Harden

It was on Sunday during a nationally televised game between the two Western Conference power houses, Lakers and Thunder, that Metta World Peace would celebrate after a dunk and in the process elbowing James Harden in the head. This would result in Metta’s ejection from the game and Harden would be diagnosed with a concussion and still has [...]
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April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Taiwanese animation analyzes MWP’s elbowing Harden

As the NBA universe awaits the artist formerly known Ron Artest’s suspension from the league, the incident has been animated. You know it’s something when it’s converted to one of the Taiwanese animations. While, there has been great debate as of late on how many games World Peace should be suspended — some say none [...]
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April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony a “supporter” of Coach Woodson.

Carmelo loves Mike Woodson, whom the New York Knicks are 16-6 under him since Mike D’Antoni ‘left’ the franchise, and he wants the world to know. “I’m a big supporter of what coach Woodson has done. His approach to the game, and what he gets out of all his players, even me. He holds everybody accountable [...]
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April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

The Power of the UNDERDOG: Denver beats Seattle

George Karl is many things to many people – he is a confidant, a leader, a strong-arm, a work horse, a cancer survivor. George Karl is the embodiment of many positive things in the NBA, he believes in the team concept, but also is an apologist in the media. Despite him racking up his 100oth win last [...]
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April 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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