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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Devin Booker – The best player in the draft?


Devin Booker has the tools to become the best player in the 2015 draft. (Photo credit to thebiglead.com)
Devin Booker has the tools to become the best player in the 2015 draft. (Photo credit to thebiglead.com)

Devin Booker is the focus today.

Five years from now, I believe he could become the best player in this draft.

The 6-foot-6 shooting guard from the Kentucky Wildcats had a solid season as a freshman at UK. He has entered his name into the NBA draft pool, and will be an interesting prospect.

Here is what I think of him. Continue reading “Devin Booker – The best player in the draft?”

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”

The Evolution of Klay Thompson


Thompson's improvement is the biggest reason Golden State has been so good this season. (Photo by sfexaminer)
Thompson’s improvement is the biggest reason Golden State has been so good this season. (Photo by sfexaminer)

The Golden State Warriors are having a tremendous season. It’s been years since Bay Area fans have really had something to cheer about. The Warriors have a young nucleus sprinkled with veterans around the outside. While Steph Curry has grabbed most of the headlines, and rightfully so, Klay Thompson has quietly moved himself into the upper echelon of shooting guards in the NBA thanks to his new and improved game. Continue reading “The Evolution of Klay Thompson”

More than likely, Love deal won’t happen until late August


Kevin Love has been the hot topic of discussion lately. But when will a trade actually happen? Who knows? (Photo credit to cdn.fansided.com)

The Kevin Love-saga continues, and will continue for probably another month or so because of some of the players who are reportedly involved. Continue reading “More than likely, Love deal won’t happen until late August”

RE-Evaluating Minnesota trade offers for Love; Chicago interested now?


Reportedly, the Chicago Bulls are trying to put together a package to acquire Minnesota star Kevin Love. (Photo by theinscribemag.com)

The Chicago Bulls are back in the race for Kevin Love according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The Bulls are trying to put together a package to acquire the three-time All-Star power forward from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Continue reading “RE-Evaluating Minnesota trade offers for Love; Chicago interested now?”