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3 Reasons Magic Johnson Will Turn Los Angeles Lakers Around

Magic Johnson has been recently been named President of Basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers. Jeannie Buss has ousted Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak.  Magic has a tall task to turn the Los Angeles Lakers around. However, Johnson is… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Magic Johnson May Not Be Able to Save Los Angeles Lakers

Magic Johnson has been named the president of basketball operations. Jim Buss and Mitch Kupchak have been relieved of their duties. Magic is coming with a great deal of positivity for the Lakes Franchise which may be short-lived. Although Magic… Continue Reading →

Why The NBA Needs To Add HORSE to All-Star Saturday Night

All-Star Saturday was missing one important piece, the game of Horse.  The skills challenge was okay. The three point competition was a big hit. The night ended on a low with the Verizon slam dunk contest. Fans were severely disappointed with… Continue Reading →

How Serge Ibaka Can Help Lead Toronto Raptors To NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors have acquired Serge Ibaka by trading Terrence Ross and a 1st round draft pick to Orlando. Seems like Serge Ibaka may be the deciding factor that will lead the Raptors to the NBA Finals. Ibaka joins a formidable Toronto… Continue Reading →

Charles Oakley Banned From Madison Square Garden Fair or Folly?

Charles Oakley has been banned from Madison Square Garden  for his incident with security in MSG. Oakley has been banned from the Garden is almost similar to the exodus of Adam and Eve. James Dolan took his part in playing… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Cleveland Cavaliers Need to Keep Kevin Love

Kevin Love has been at the heart and center of trade talks these past two weeks. Lebron James created this epicenter for trade talks with his “we need help” rant. Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love was a potential trade but David… Continue Reading →

Tim Hardaway Jr Catches Fire Drops 23 Points in 4th Quarter!

Tim Hardaway Jr stole the show  as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the  Houston Rockets 113-108. Hardaway Jr had one of his best showings probably in his entire career. Dwight Howard finally returned to face his old team. James Harden has been on the MVP… Continue Reading →

Lebron James Claps Back, Calls Charles Barkley “a Hater” Mistake or Nah?

Lebron James went on a recent tirade against Charles Barkley. James responded to Charles Barkley’s comments that King James was whining. Charles Barkley said the Cavaliers have given James “everything that he has wanted”. LBJ spoke with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin… Continue Reading →

Why Cleveland Cavaliers Need A Reality Check Not Playmaking

Lebron James made a big to do about more playmaking and the Cleveland Cavaliers quickly summoned the king to the principles office. Lebron’s comments has the sports world split on if the Cleveland Cavaliers need better playmakers. Cleveland Cavaliers are… Continue Reading →

Why Joel Embiid Is Not An All-Star Snub

Everyone seems to be of the notion Joel Embiid got snubbed from becoming an all-star. People could not be more wrong about Joel being an All-Star. Embiid is on one of the worst teams in the NBA sitting at 17-27,… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Carmelo Anthony Trade Answers Lebron James Prayers

Carmelo Anthony trade talk could not come at a better time. Cavs have dropped 5 of their last 8 games. Lebron James recent comments were not taken with a grain of salt.  Consequently Cleveland Cavaliers front office  called LBJ to… Continue Reading →

NBA All-Star Voting Snubs Prove Why NBA Fans Should Be Shot

NBA All-Star starters were announced. While most of the players are great starters we have some severe snubs. The NBA implemented new style of voting which took into account 3 categories. NBA All-Star Starters were voted in by using the… Continue Reading →

Stephen Curry Tells Us Money Aint A Thang

Stephen Curry is currently the 4th highest paid player on the Golden State Warriors. Curry has been asked by multiple sources would he consider leaving the Warriors if he does not get a beefy contract. Stephen Curry is watching everyone… Continue Reading →

Are Lebron James Frustrations with Referees Warranted?

After a 100-92 point loss to the Utah Jazz Lebron James came out and intimidated he was frustrated with the officiating. A reporter saw Lebron was not pleased and posed him the question is it frustrating to not get calls…. Continue Reading →

How Carmelo Anthony Can Save New York Knicks Season

Carmelo Anthony has one chance to salvage the New York Knicks season. New York Knicks are currently 17-20 and are clinging on to the 11th spot. Knicks seem to be sinking and sinking fast. Knicks have huge deficiencies on the defensive… Continue Reading →

NBA Predictions For 2017

Basketball in 2016 was marked with a lot of surprises for the NBA, a great deal of predictions we could not even had made . The Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a 3-1 deficit against the Golden State Warriors. Kevin Durant signed with the… Continue Reading →

How to Maintain 360 Waves When Playing Basketball

Basketball players are always looking for ways to keep their look fresh which includes waves. 360 waves are a signature style for many basketball players. Players have methods of maintaining their game on and off the court. Hair is no… Continue Reading →

Why NBA’s 2 Minute Report is Hurting Integrity of the Game

NBA’s 2 Minute report was designed as a way for the NBA to show itself as the most transparent sport in the land. Adam Silver and company  thought it would be beneficial for us to know when the referees made mistakes…. Continue Reading →

Why Cavs-Warriors will Never Compare to Lakers-Celtics Rivalry

NBA is trying to pin Cavs-Warriors as the next best thing since the Lakers-Celtics rivalry. Cavs-Warriors will never compare to Lakers-Celtics. Lakers-Celtics  rivalry is deeply routed over multiple years and generations of basketball. Celtics have been going at the Lakers… Continue Reading →

Knee Injury Sidelines Blake Griffin 3-6 Weeks: Is it Time for Clippers to Trade Him?

Blake Griffin is going to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Griffin will need another knee surgery on his other knee after what Doc Rivers calls normal wear and tear. Free agency is approaching for Blake Griffin after this… Continue Reading →

Why Donatas Motiejunas Golden State Warriors Missing Link

Houston Rockets rescinded all their rights to Donatas Motiejunas after their intense negotiations went sour. First Donatas did not want to report for his physical. Then Motiejunas received an offer from the Brooklyn Nets for a 4 year  $37 Million… Continue Reading →

One Thing The NBA Needs to Stop Doing Right Now

The NBA has tried to create a reputation of transparency. The league office has taken countless measures to prove that the game is not influenced by outside forces. The New Orleans Pelicans certainly disagree with this notion. The Pelicans are… Continue Reading →

Should NBA Follow D-League and Increase Number of Referees?

The NBA D-League expressed a plan to expand the number of referees officiating the game. The NBDL wants to experiment and see if adding a few set of extra eyes will increase the quality of officiating. This experiment is something… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Why Kevin Durant Efficiency Has Skyrocketed

Kevin Durant has always been know to be an efficient scorer. KD’s ability to score is second to none as he puts up 30 points per game in his sleep. NBA analyst are shocked that Kevin Durant has been able to become even… Continue Reading →

Why JR Smith’s Minor Knee Injury May Have Major Implications

JR Smith recently injured himself against the Toronto Raptors. Smith looked to have hyperextended his knee coming down off a layup. The Cleveland Cavaliers listed JR’s injury as not a serious injury. The X-rays did not reveal any structural damage… Continue Reading →

Why Iman Shumpert and Draymond Green Need To Shut Up!

Draymond Green came out earlier this year stating he couldn’t wait to face Cleveland. Draymond stated he wanted to destroy Cleveland. Iman Shumpert fired back recently saying he was happy Draymond Green said that. Shumpert said the Cavs would bust… Continue Reading →

How To Use Off-Hand/ Guard Arm When Dribbling

Dribbling has become more crucial for the game of basketball more than ever. Players like Kyrie Irving , Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook have turned dribbling into an art form. Many players never seem to improve due to the fact… Continue Reading →

The One Thing Carmelo Anthony Can Do To Make The Knicks Elite

Carmelo Anthony is headed toward the dog days of his career. Melo is not as quick or athletic as he used to be during his youth. Carmelo’s ability to get to the basket seems to have diminished tremendously. Anthony’s footwork… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Back To Backs Are Hurting The NBA

The NBA will be negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement and back to backs are top priority. Increased back to back games have been deflating the NBA for years. TV contracts have added a ton of pressure for the NBA to place their product on… Continue Reading →

How To Get Ready For Basketball Tryouts

Basketball Tryouts are upon us and we have tips for you to impress the coaches. Tryouts can be nerve wrecking especially with uncertainty. Coaches are looking for quality players who can help them build the best team. These are the qualities… Continue Reading →

How The NBA MVP Race Became a Two Legged Race

The NBA MVP Race has already been scratched down to 2 nominees. NBA Season is not even through a quarter and we already have two clear cut favorites. James Harden and Russell Westbrook have been putting the MVP Race voters… Continue Reading →

Why Golden State Warriors Should Not Trade Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson seems to be the topic of interest. Reporters state  the Warriors are wiling to trade him to The Boston Celtics. Brian Scalabrine advisor to the Boston Celtics stated that the Celtics would be willing to do a blockbuster deal. Scalabrine… Continue Reading →

Should Carmelo Anthony Ask To Be Traded?

Carmelo Anthony is entering  his 15th season and his tenure in New York seems to be more chaotic year after year. Phil Jackson seems to be leading the New York Knicks on a path to nowhere land. Three head coaches… Continue Reading →

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