10 NBA Games that will be PERSONAL

Posted on November 9, 2012. Filed under: Basketball, NBA | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

October 24, 2012

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Oct. 30 The NBA opens the season in South Beach with a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics obviously fell to the eventual champs in that matchup, but they hold a 6-2 record over the Heat in the regular season in the two years since LeBron James joined the team. Plus Jesus Shuttlesworth, Ray Allen, has on a NEW jersey.
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Oct. 31 Andre Iguodala spent eight seasons in Philadelphia before being shipped to the Nuggets this offseason in the Dwight Howard megatrade. On Oct. 31, he returns to the City of Brotherly Love with his new team. Will the Sixers’ fans welcome back their one-time franchise cornerstone? Remember, this is the city that once booed Santa Claus.
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Nov. 1 The Nets will be playing for more than just a season-opening win when they face the Knicks on Nov. 1. Now in Brooklyn, the Nets are battling for the hearts and minds of New York City. A victory over their Manhattan rival would go a long way for a franchise that finished 22-44 a season ago.

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Dec. 17 Sources said the Knicks would match any offer for Jeremy Lin, but when it came down to it, the team chose not to match Houston’s three-year, $25.1 million offer. On Dec. 17, Lin returns to the city where Linsanity was born. Will this be the first of many opportunities for the 24-year-old to show New Yorkers what could have been?
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Dec. 25 A rematch of the NBA finals — it doesn’t get much better on Christmas Day. There’s no doubt the Thunder already have this date on the calendar circled.

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Jan. 16 There were rumors that the Celtics were attempting to move up to draft Doc Rivers’ son, Austin, but the younger Rivers ultimately went to New Orleans at No. 10. On Jan. 16, father faces son when the Hornets travel to Boston. As if that wasn’t enough intrigue, the game also pits Anthony Davis against a player he’s often compared to, Kevin Garnett.

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Jan. 17 A possible Finals preview? We’ve been waiting for a Kobe-LeBron matchup for years and we may get it this season. The Lakers would appear to have the edge given their size up front, but no one can match up with LeBron. We’ll see how it plays out on Jan. 17.

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Jan. 27 The second Heat-Celtics clash should be much more interesting than the first. Ray Allen, who helped the Celtics capture their 17th title in 2008, moved from Beantown to South Beach this offseason amid rumors of a feud with star point guard Rajon Rondo. The signs “welcoming” Allen back to Boston are reason enough to tune in.

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Jan. 30 Before joining the Lakers this offseason, Nash treated Phoenix fans to three trips to the Western Conference finals, two MVP seasons and one of the most exciting offenses the desert has ever seen. Lakers players rarely receive ovations in Phoenix, but Nash should be the exception.

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March 12 Dwight Howard tortured Orlando fans off the court for months with his trade demands, and he returns in March in hopes of torturing a depleted Magic squad on the court. Lakers fans are hoping Howard doesn’t follow in the footsteps of Shaquille O’Neal, who sat out his first game back in Orlando with an injury.

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2012-13-NBA-Predictions

Posted on November 9, 2012. Filed under: Basketball, NBA | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Who will win 2012-13 NBA’s Post season awards?

NOVEMBER 2, 2012

We recognize that this is premature, but nonetheless, it’s fun to look into our crystal ball, and see who will win post-season awards even when the season is just getting underway.

MVP

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul

Rookie of the Year

Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Damian Lilliard

Coach of the Year

George Karl, Erik Spoelstra, Tom Thibodeau

Sixth Man

Jason Terry, Jamal Crawford, Ray Allen

Defensive Player of the Year

Dwight Howard, Lebron James, Andre Iguodala

Most Improved

Omer Asik, Evan Turner, Paul George

Who will win their respected Conference?

Atlantic: Boston

Central: Indy unless Derrick Rose comes back before March 15 and the Bulls are daggling within 5 games of Pacers – then Chicago

Southeast: Miami

Northwest: Oklahoma City

Southwest: San Antonio

Pacific:  L.A. Lakers

Overall EAST: Miami

Overall WEST: L.A. Lakers

2012-13 Champion: Miami

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2012 US Olympic Team Roster

Posted on July 13, 2012. Filed under: Baseball, Basketball, NCAA Sports, Sporting News, Sports Business | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

July 12, 2012

The complete roster for the 530-member U.S. Olympic team for the 2012 London Games (updated as of 7/13/12). Athletes listed by sport, with their respective discipline or event.

Archery
Women (3)
Miranda Leek
Khatuna Lorig
Jennifer Nichols

Men (3)
Brady Ellison
Jake Kaminski
Jacob Wukie

Basketball
Women (12)
Seimone Augustus, Forward
Sue Bird, Guard
Swin Cash, Forward
Tamika Catchings, Forward
Tina Charles, Center
Sylvia Fowles, Center
Asjha Jones, Forward
Angel McCoughtry, Forward
Maya Moore, Guard
Candace Parker, Forward/Center/Guard
Diana Taurasi, Guard/Forward
Lindsay Whalen, Guard

Men (12)
Carmelo Anthony, Forward
Kobe Bryant, Guard
Tyson Chandler, Center
Kevin Durant, Guard
Blake Griffin, Forward
James Harden, Guard
Andre Iguodala, Forward
LeBron James, Forward
Kevin Love, Forward
Chris Paul, Guard
Russell Westbrook, Guard
Deron Williams, Guard

Boxing
Women (3)
Marlen Esparza, Flyweight
Claressa Shields, Middleweight
Queen Underwood, Lightweight

Men (9)
Dominic Breazeale, Super Heavyweight
Marcus Browne, Light Heavyweight
Joseph Diaz Jr., Bantamweight
Terrell Gausha, Middleweight
Jamel Herring, Light Welterweight
Michael Hunter, Super Heavyweight
Jose Ramirez, Lightweight
Errol Spence, Welterweight
Rau’shee Warren, Bantamweight

Cycling
Women (12)
Kristin Armstrong, Road
Dotsie Bausch, Track
Lea Davison, Mountain
Georgia Gould, Mountain
Sarah Hammer, Track
Arielle Martin, BMX
Amber Neben, Road
Shelley Olds, Road
Alise Post, BMX
Jennie Reed, Track
Evelyn Stevens, Road
Lauren Tamayo, Track

Men (12)
Timmy Duggan, Road
Tyler Farrar, Road
Connor Fields, BMX
David Herman, BMX
Chris Horner, Road
Bobby Lea, Track
Nic Long, BMX
Taylor Phinney, Road
Sam Schultz, Mountain
Tejay van Garderen, Road
Jimmy Watkins, Track
Todd Wells, Mountain

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2012 NBA Draft

Posted on June 29, 2012. Filed under: Basketball, NCAA Sports, Sporting News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Annual NBA Mock Draft

June 2012

Here are the results from the 2012 NBA draft. There are a lot of good players out there from freshmen to senior and even a few from abroad. Plus, you can see how we did in our annual mock draft… hahahahahaha

1. New Orleans Hornets: Anthony Davis, PF, 19, 6-10, 220, Kentucky, Fresh.

The ultimate no-brainer. Davis could be a franchise player and will certainly become a dominant force on the defensive end. He’s also far more skilled on the offensive end than many realize. The Bobcats get a potential superstar and face/cornerstone of their franchise.

2. Charlotte Bobcats: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF: 18, 6-7, 228, Kentucky, Fresh.


The Cats took a great player with excellent motor who is an athletic freak and has excellent work ethic. So why did they wind up with a B-? MKG fills a need for the Bobcats, especially after the trade of Corey Maggette for Ben Gordon. But with limited ability to score on his own, and with so many needs, you have to wonder if a trade down wouldn’t have been better for the franchise.

3. Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal, SG, 18, 6-4, 201, Florida, Fresh.

Ideal fit alongside John Wall and a smooth wing who can make shots from the perimeter. Beal is solid in just about every phase of the game and will fill a major need for the Wizards and give the team a terrific young backcourt.

4. Cleveland Cavaliers: Dion Waiters, SG, 20, 6-4, 210, Syracuse, Soph.

Why? I mean, it’s fine, but… why? The Cavaliers are building a very good team behind Kyrie Irving and could have added Thomas Robinson or Harrison Barnes. But instead, they take Waiters, who did not start this season, who did not work out for teams, and who isn’t going to bring the polish they need beside Irving.

5. Sacramento Kings: Thomas Robinson, PF, 21, 6-9, 240, Kansas, Junior

T-Rob is a relentless rebounder who slid a few spots, but will give the Kings another force up front to pair with DeMarcus Cousins. Robinson is a man who can step in immediately and make an impact on the glass. This was a terrific get for Geoff Petrie, one of the best drafters in the NBA

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2011-12 NCAA Basketball Recognitions

Posted on April 26, 2012. Filed under: Basketball, NCAA Sports | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here’s our 2011-12 NCAA Basketball Recognitions…

APRIL 2012

This was a wonderful year for NCAA basketball… new records, new champions and many players played BIG. So here’s our post-season recognition… ~Click here!

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