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Posts tagged ‘Steve Nash’
Posted: October 30th, 2012

With his first ring finally tucked away, LeBron James is back to earn another one.AP Photo.

This might be the most anticipated NBA season since Michael Jordan played his first full season with the Chicago Bulls after playing baseball.

So many storylines.

So many players.

So let’s get it on.

Fab 5 (Favorites to win it all)

1. Miami Heat. LeBron James finally got his ring last season in leading the Heat to an NBA title. With Dwyane Wade being healthier than ever and Chris Bosh finally learning how to play with the two superstars, Miami is poised to win a second straight title in 2012-13.

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Posted in: NBA, New York Knicks
Posted: February 7th, 2012

Hard to imagine an undrafted player who has spent time in the D-League in his first two NBA seasons being the answer at point guard for the New York Knicks.

Then again, who would have thought they’d have a losing record at 10-15 with Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and new addition Tyson Chandler.

So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Jeremy Lin has been a spark for the Knicks.

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Posted: January 19th, 2012

The Erie BayHawks will face former NBA guard Ricky Davis for the first time this season when they play at Maine against Davis and the Red Claws tomorrow night at 7 and Sunday at noon.

The one thing I remember about Davis’ time in the NBA other than when he threw it off the backboard and got his own rebound to get a triple double was his dunk over Steve Nash.

It was No. 48 on this list of great dunks produced by the Best Damn Sports Show Period.


Posted: February 22nd, 2011

Can NBA veteran Chauncey Billups hit big shots in the Big Apple? The New York Knicks sure hope so. /AP Photo

The New York Knicks are getting more than just NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony in this three-team, multi-player trade that went down today.

They’re getting Mr. Big Shot – NBA vet point guard Chauncey Billups – from the Denver Nuggets.

The Knicks gave up some good players, but everyone on their team other than Amare Stoudemire was fair game.

What the Knicks are besides one of the game’s best in Anthony is a guy who can hit big shots in Billups. In the playoffs, the game slows down to execution in the half court and that’s more up Billups’ alley. He’s not the complete pick-and-roll player for Stoudemire like Steve Nash was, but Billups can play off the pick-and-roll, catch a pass on the wing and nail the deep jump shot.

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Posted in: NBA
Posted: May 9th, 2010

Rajon Rondo has had his way with Cleveland's guards so far in this Eastern Conference semifinals series.

This is guy is not Derrick Rose or Chris Paul.

He’s not Deron Williams or Steve Nash, either.

What Rajon Rondo is, though, is a guy the Cleveland Cavaliers better figure out or else the Boston Celtics are going to make them sweat this series to the brinking point.

Rondo had 29 points, 18 rebounds (he’s 6-foot-1 folks) and 13 assists in Boston’s 97-87 home win to even this Eastern Conference semifinals series at 2-2.  Game 5 is Tuesday in Cleveland, Game 6 is Thursday in Boston and if there is a Game 7, it will be Sunday in Cleveland.

Honestly, Cleveland doesn’t have any guards who can check Rondo. So the Cavaliers have to either one, figure Rondo can’t continue playing that way or two, make him score 40 and shut everyone else down.

Well, Cleveland does have a third option.

Push the pace. Get it in the 100s. Make the older Celtics keep up with them.

Posted in: NBA
Posted: May 9th, 2010

The Orlando Magic are the only team that hasn't lost a game in this year's NBA playoffs.

Well, let me rephrase that.

The Orlando Magic are looking very strong.

They’re 7-0 in the playoffs and just taking Atlanta to the cleaners. Hard to gauge their wins against Atlanta because the Hawks are so disoriented, but Orlando has something to do with that.

After winning Game 3 by 30 points on Saturday, Orlando will close out its Eastern Conference series against the Hawks on Monday in Game 4.

Dwight Howard seems to have adjusted to the fouls, but what’s great about the Magic is they’ve got five guys who can get 20 points at any time.

Hard to guard a team like that. The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to have their hands full with the Magic in the Eastern Conference finals.

I know. I know.

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Posted in: NBA
Posted: October 26th, 2009

Will Gilbert Arenas, right, return to the form when he was one the most feared players in the NBA?

I can be kind of quirky sometimes.

It’s rare, but when I’m in this sort of state, I think of some crazy things.

Here’s a few of those thoughts heading into the 2009-10 NBA season.

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Posted in: NBA, NBA fix
Posted: April 2nd, 2009
Nets Cavaliers Basketball

LeBron James is making the strongest case for this season's MVP award in the NBA.

“FIIIIIIIIIIRE!” – The Ohio Players (1975)

It’s what you hear on the following Web site campaigning for Cleveland Cavaliers all-star forward LeBron James to win this year’s MVP award in the NBA.

It’s also really unnecessary.

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Posted in: NBA

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