NBA Finals trilogy series is finally here


The NBA Finals finally begins today.

The matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors is the third volume between the two teams. Both have met in the last two Finals and each won once, so this will be the tiebreaker.

Personally, I hope it turns out to be the best Finals in my lifetime.

For the first time in my life, I’ll be rooting for LeBron James to win, not lose.

When Kevin Durant joined the Warriors last summer, it rubbed a lot of basketball fans the wrong way. Perhaps the only people who were happy were the fans in the Bay Area. Why it rubbed people the wrong way was because Durant is a superstar and he joined a team that won 73 games during the 2015-16 season.

This series will have many fascinating matchups.

At the guard position, Kyrie Irving torched Steph Curry, a two-time MVP, in last year’s Finals and was a main reason why Cleveland won the championship.

James is the best player on the planet and he will be looking to hand Durant his second loss in the Finals. James has a lot riding in this series.

If he wins, not only would it be his fourth championship, but he would have beaten arguably a better team than Michael Jordan ever played against in the Finals for the second time.

I still think he will rank behind Jordan as the greatest player ever for many reasons, but he would move into the top five greatest players of all time in my mind.

The matchup between Draymond Green and Kevin Love might be the most pivotal.

Love has been on fire from 3 the last two rounds of the playoffs, but Green can guard a variety of positions and has the ability to make life difficult for Love.

I think Klay Thompson will have a huge role in this series. Since Durant joined the roster, Thompson has been kind of the forgotten guy. He is a great player and if he plays well, the Warriors will win the series.

It would be a joy to see the series go seven games, but as long as Cleveland wins, I’ll be happy.

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All-NBA Team Picks


I can’t believe another regular season is nearly in the books. After tonight, Kobe Bryant will retire, the Minnesota Timberwolves will continue their rebuilding process, and the Chicago Bulls will search for an identity. It’s been a wild and wacky ride this season, but it’s time for me to hand out my awards starting with my All-NBA teams

Here we go
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James Harden should been named MVP


James Harden finished second in the MVP voting behind Stephen Curry. (Photo credit to korkedbats.com)
James Harden finished second in the MVP voting behind Stephen Curry. (Photo credit to korkedbats.com)

It’s hard to argue against Golden State’s Stephen Curry for MVP, but if anyone has a greater argument, it’s Houston’s James Harden. Continue reading “James Harden should been named MVP”

10 Players Due For Big Payday Down The Road


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Anthony Davis will be seeing a lot of dollar signs pretty soon. (Photo credit to Gannett.com)

The 2014-2015 season hasn’t even started yet, but it’s not too early to bring up a list of players who are going to get paid big bucks next summer or the summer after that, provided they stay healthy and keep producing. Continue reading “10 Players Due For Big Payday Down The Road”

NBA Draft: Life After LeBron James


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Irving brings optimism after LeBron left with disappointment

The Cleveland Cavaliers were the worst team in the NBA last season. It’s not easy to compete when your best player, and best in the league, decides to leave and you get nothing in return. LeBron James certainly damaged the Cavaliers, but there is reason for optimism. Continue reading “NBA Draft: Life After LeBron James”

NCAA Tournament: Final Four Breakdown


So I have broken down the Midwest, South, East, and West regions and it’s now time to look at my Final Four. I always get nervous when I look at my bracket and see three #1 seeds. You hope it plays out in your favor, but most of the time it doesn’t. Let’s take a look at who I have advancing to the championship game and cuttin’ down the nets in New Orléans. Continue reading “NCAA Tournament: Final Four Breakdown”