Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Andre Iguodala (pictured above) ended Chicago’s championship aspirations last night as he hit two huge free throws at the end of a great Game 6.
By Wesley Kaminsky
All was well.
The Chicago Bulls led 99-87 with under two minutes to go in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Derrick Rose appeared to have shaken off his rust from various injuries throughout the season. He was on his way to a triple-double, pouring in 23 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. The Bulls had dominated the Sixers and were healthy for the first time all season.
Then it happened. Rose was down holding his left knee.
It didn’t look good. The mood in the United Center had changed as everyone held their breath praying Rose would pop back up. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Isn’t it a no-brainer who the Head Coach of the New York Knicks should be in 2012/2013? Mike Woodson (pictured above) is clearly the man for the job.
By Josh Kramer
405 and 563. 3 and 14. These are the records of the New York Knicks in regular season and postseason play since the departure of Patrick Ewing. New York has seen better days in terms of basketball to say the least. After finally breaking their woeful record setting 13 game losing streak in playoff play, New York has many question marks as they prepare for Game 5 of their first round series with the Miami Heat.
Let’s be entirely realistic though. I have a better shot at winning the lottery than the Knicks do at winning the next three games against the Miami Heat and advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Who will be manning the New York sidelines during the 2012/2013 season? That is the real question.
Isn’t it obvious?
Unless Phil Jackson miraculously decides to come out of retirement and take over the reigns, Mike Woodson is the man for the job. Continue reading
This is the big week for ESPN NFL Draft gurus Mel Kiper (left) and Todd McShay (right). You will be hearing these two go at it all week and into the weekend.
It is another Monday in the wide world of sports. We have a stellar week ahead full of exciting action across the board. Lets take a look at what the key events of the upcoming week will be. Continue reading
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Dwight Howard (pictured above) has put on 2 consecutive Superman like performances in the early going of the postseason. Can he continue on his recent tear and lead the Magic back to the NBA Finals?
It appears Superman has officially landed in Florida. And no I am not talking about Clark Kent or any of the Miami Heat terrific trifecta. I am talking about none other than the man people have referred to as “Superman” for years now. Continue reading
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Allan Houston (pictured above) played a key role in helping lead the 8th seeded New York Knicks to the 1999 NBA Finals. Do not expect the Memphis Grizzlies, despite a big time win today, to roll all the way to the Finals. But the Western Conferences 5 through 8 teams are pretty solid.
2 shockers already on this first Sunday of the NBA Playoffs. The top 2 seeds in the Western Conference went down at home. Could the Spurs and Lakers legitimately lose these series and turn the NBA Playoffs into April/May Madness? It would be totally awesome with a capital A, but it will not happen. Continue reading
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As I predicted in the preseason, I am taking Kobe, Phil, and the Lakers to complete the 3-peat with another amazing playoff run. Will this be the end of the line for Phil Jackson?
The grueling 82 game regular season is finally over and playoff time is upon us. Most casual fans do not invest a heavy interest in the regular season, but come playoff time, the NBA takes center stage. There is no questioning the effort of these amazing basketball players at this time of year. It is all or nothing. This is where the men are separated from the boys. As promised, I am going to provide my predictions on how this year’s postseason will play out. Continue reading
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The Final Four will be the top sporting event of the week, but Major League Baseball Opening Day on Thursday is not far behind at number 2.
After the week that just ensued, it would be hard to imagine a more exciting week in the wide world of sports. But this week will be a good one. All capped off will the Final Four Showdown in Houston.
Here is this week’s top 5. Continue reading
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