Depleted Blazers need not become desperate: Keep Bayless

It's no secret that the Portland Trailblazers are severely underachieving this season. The heartbreaking loss of center Greg Oden will only put a damper on the season, but Portland can still rebound and make this season productive in setting up next season. First we must address Andre Miller, who does not fit the system. He needs to have the rock in his hands to be successful...
Via Northwest Sports Talk
December 15, 2009  |  Discuss

Bayless breaks out, Blazers still need big man   Jerryd Bayless is on a tear right now (29 minutes, 29 points in a crucial win over Phoenix tonight). He is shooting a high percentage from the field, he's getting to the rack and when he is on the court he is making the team better. Bayless flies around the court like a spaz, a very talented spaz. The Blazers still have too much young talent...
Via Northwest Sports Talk
December 18, 2009  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers vs Trail Blazers NBA Picks - Basketball Odds

I feel, being an NBA fan or punter to place a basketball bet at NBA basketball betting, it is right time to go through the below. In Portland, for nearly nine months the Los Angeles Lakers have not played. Here, on Friday night, the Los Angeles will try to snap an eight-game slide when the Trail Blazers look for an improved defensive effort. “The Western Conference-leading Lakers...
Via Bet on Sports
January 08, 2010  |  Discuss

I didn't know the dunk contest was in May...?

...Apparently Shannon Brown thinks it is. I'm amazed. Lakers Guard Shannon Brown has been on fire this series. In just 3 games, he's had 2 moments that will resonate with me for years. Where was this in the dunk contest, Mr Brown? From probably the greatest missed dunk of all time in Game 1: to an epic made one in Game 3:   Shannon Brown is hot this post season...
Via Full-Court Press
May 24, 2010  |  Discuss


The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics will meet again in a familiar place, the NBA Finals.  Lakers fans want to talk about revenge and pay-back for 2008.  If the Lakers are going to repeat as Champions they will need to focus on 2010.  What makes this year's version any different than last time?  Rajon Rondo has developed into one of the premier point guards in the league...
Via Know Blunder
June 01, 2010  |  Discuss

How the NY Knicks helped the Boston Celtics get to the NBA Finals

It’s been a season of memorable highs and forgettable lows for one Nathaniel Cornelius Robinson.After enjoying his best season in 2008-09, where he averaged 17.2 points and 4.1 assists per game and won his second Sprite Slam Dunk Championship, Robinson re-signed with the New York Knicks for one year and his star appeared to be on the rise.But on December 1, 2009, Robinson’s world...
Via New York Sports Examiner
June 06, 2010  |  Discuss

LeBron James could become the Patrick Ewing of this millennium

With the unceremonious ouster of the Cleveland Cavaliers from the NBA Playoffs by the Boston Celtics, the entire sports world will now become nauseatingly fixated on every single move made and every single word uttered by LeBron James in the days and weeks leading up to July 1st; which is when the NBA two-time MVP becomes an unrestricted free agent.More specifically though, the frenzy...
Via New York Sports Examiner
June 08, 2010  |  Discuss

All NBA News Today Bulls Pacers and Lakers Oklahoma

There are still some regular-season games to be played in the 2010-11 NBA campaign, but we do know which 16 teams will be playing in the NBA Playoffs . All the playoff matchups have yet to be decided, but we do know of a couple, and one of them pits the Chicago Bulls , the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, against the No. 8 seed Indiana Pacers . While the Pacers and their fans...

Celtics, Lakers, Heat Starring in 10 Biggest Storylines to Watch in NBA Playoffs

We've already witnessed one of the most memorable regular seasons the NBA has ever seen.Now comes the good stuff. Click here to read more.
Via NBA Playoffs Blog
April 15, 2011  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs 2011: L.A. Lakers Get Stung By Chris Pauls' Hornets Nest

The buzzing noise in Los Angeles right now is not the cicadas nor the bees of spring. It's the Chris Paul led New Orleans Hornets as they dug their stinger into the heart of the reigning NBA champions. One thing the Lakers seem to have been able to do all season is flip that switch on defense when need be, but as I've stated all year-long, Derek Fisher is a huge liability into the...
Via madhits
April 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Wade likely to play Monday

Though he missed practice on Sunday with a migraine, Heat guard Dwyane Wade is expected to play in Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.According to The Associated Press, Wade attended Monday's morning practice and coach Erik Spoelstra was encouraged."He is feeling better," Spoelstra told reporters. "He was wearing the shades. Guys were calling him 'Blade.' . . . He's...
Via NBA Playoffs Blog
April 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Celtics' Shaq still questionable for Celtics series

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Boston Celtics are set to board a plane Thursday afternoon for New York, where they'll take on the Knicks in Games 3 and 4 of the teams' first-round series Friday and Sunday. At the moment, it's unclear whether Shaquille O'Neal will be with them.Shaq definitely won't play Friday — this much we know — but will he make the trip at all? Click here to read more.
Via NBA Playoffs Blog
April 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Wade, James seizing control from Celtics' Big Three

You could complain about the referees, the unjust Paul Pierce ejection, the 68-40 discrepancy in free throws and the missed calls. You can blame it on the Kendrick Perkins trade and its demolition of the team's chemistry, or Tom Thibodeau's departure from Doc Rivers' bench. If you've watched this Celtics team play for the past few years and have grown accustomed to championship runs...
Via NBA Playoffs Blog
May 05, 2011  |  Discuss

"From High Above The Western Sideline, Good Evening..."

Thus began many a broadcast of the greatest NBA team ever, by perhaps the finest sports announcer to ever live. In his spirit, (though undoubtedly not with his flair) we begin a new electronic chapter of Lakers fandom. Welcome all, I hope the journey is exciting! -GOHH
Via The Ghost Of Happy Hairston
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

The 2012 Lakers' Party Is Over

The dust has now settled on the first round of the 2012 Playoffs, and our beloved Los Angeles Lakers have survived a tougher-than-expected challenge by the Denver Nuggets. Lakers fans are rejoicing, and that has me concerned. Perhaps instead of celebrating this (expected) series victory, the Lakers and their fans should be asking themselves whom really was the more difficult first...
Via The Ghost Of Happy Hairston
May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Don't Get Confused, Sixers Aren't Good

During The 2012 NBA Playoffs run, the worst possible thing happened for Philadelphia basketball fans: The Sixers won a round. Not long ago, Philadelphia basketball fans were watching one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory. The team had blown all the excitement it generated early in the season and sputtered to an 8th place finish in a weak Eastern Conference....

A matter of heart

LeBron James is pushing 28 years old. Young by any standards unless you're a gerbil. Kevin Durant is 23 years old. Even some horses live that long. The NBA powers that be continue to claim that James is the best player on the planet. Saw fit to give him another MVP Award. I saw fit to give the MVP to Kevin Durant. Why? Because I'm a LeBron James hater? That's not in dispute...
Via Jesse Jaymes
June 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Out through the In Door

As our time on Fox draws to a close (hopefully we still get the NBA finals time) here are some observations that will help me tidy up loose ends. The OKC Thunder should win the NBA finals. They have a better starting 5 and their bench is dominate. We need the Thunder to win. This will take yet another year off the "7 titles" that the Heat star egomaniacs predicted they would...
Via Jesse Jaymes
June 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Will the real America stand up?

Let us not wrap ourselves in the Flag and pretend that we're the most important sports nation in the world. Soccer is the world's biggest sport by a mile. And truthfully while the USA has gotten the hang of making little kids play soccer on every field in every city you see, we're still not that good at it. The NFL is our biggest pro sport and college football the biggest non...
Via Jesse Jaymes
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Regardless of risk, Sixers needed Bynum

                         Last season, the 76ers squeezed all they could out of an athletic lineup and decided to make big changes by shipping their lone All-Star, Andre Iguodala in exchange for Andrew Bynum. They switched gears and created a new offensive framework, one that will be designed to win in the playoffs. Most of the 2011's early season success came from hustle, good...
Via Premium Educated Sports Commentary
October 31, 2012  |  2 Comments

PODCAST Dallas Mavericks Playoffs

It ain’t over til it’s over, so can the Dallas Mavericks somehow make the NBA Playoffs? By Robert Scalice Dallas Mavericks insider Robert Scalice joins host Bryan Houston to talk about the Dallas Mavericks season and the chances this team has of squeaking into the NBA Playoffs as the regular season draws to a close. Click the link below to hear what we think...
Via Rattle and Hum Sports Barker
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NBA Playoff Matchup's to Expect

The 2012-2013 NBA season is coming to an end in less than 2 weeks. With the season coming to an end there is always talk about the playoffs. The same questions every year. Who will get in? Which team will be the number 1 seed in the East and West? And the obvious question, who will win the championship? The 2 big questions going into this years NBA playoffs is who can stop the Miami...
Via 411SportsBlog
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NBA Playoffs Preview: First Round

                      The 2012-2013 NBA Season is in the history books, and now it's time to start the 2013 NBA Playoffs. Got some big match-ups in the East and the West. Today I will only do a first round preview an when the second round starts, i'll do a preview then. So let's get this preview started.                                         Eastern Conference    1. Miami...
Via 411SportsBlog
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NBA Playoffs Preview: Second Round

We have seen a lot of great action in the 2013 NBA Playoffs so far. The two 4 game sweeps from the Miami Heat over the Milwaukee Bucks and the San Antonio Spurs over the L.A. Lakers, the classic 7 game series we saw between the Chicago Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets in which the Bulls came out on top, Golden State shocking a lot of fans by beating the Denver Nuggets in 6 games, and...
Via 411SportsBlog
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NBA Playoffs Preview: Eastern and Western Conference Finals

We have seen some great action so far this year in the 2013 NBA Playoffs. Hope to see some more great action in the Eastern and Western Conference finals. Let's get right to the predictions.                                       East Conference Finals Match-Up 1. Miami Heat Vs. 3. Indiana Pacers: This is a rematch or last years Eastern Conference semi-finals match-up. The Heat...
Via 411SportsBlog
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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