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The News Of The NBA Offseason

Posted on 02. Jul, 2013 by .

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Now that LeBron James and the Miami Heat have been crowned repeat champions, the NBA offseason is upon us and all thirty teams are struggling to improve their fortunes for the upcoming season during this summer.  What are some of the big news stories and big names that will be on the move this summer?

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Who is #1?

Posted on 28. Jun, 2013 by .

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With the 2013 NBA Draft happening tonight it is the first time in almost a decade when experts and fans alike cannot seem to determine whom the #1 overall selection will be.  In fact, many believe that there are as many as 6 players who could be the top pick which is currently owned by […]

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Clippers Get Their Coach

Posted on 27. Jun, 2013 by .

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After a week and a half of speculation and rumors the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics have finally reached a deal that will make former Celtics coach Doc Rivers the man calling the shots for “Lob City” next season.  In exchange for trading their coach the Celtics acquired the Clippers 2015 first round draft […]

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Second time Is Just as Sweet

Posted on 26. Jun, 2013 by .

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What is the greatest phrase in team sports?  Game 7.  We were lucky enough to experience this rare sports commodity in the 2013 NBA Finals, which pinned the San Antonio Spurs against the Miami Heat.  With the series repeatedly going back and forth and both teams exchanging victories and losses the momentum had swung back […]

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NBA Finals Profile: Danny Green

Posted on 20. Jun, 2013 by .

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Entering the 2013 NBA Finals, fans knew about each team’s “Big Three”, with San Antonio’s aging trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili facing off against Miami’s Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. However, most casual basketball fans probably didn’t know much about Spurs shooting guard Danny Green. He’s changed that in […]

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Tide Turns in the West

Posted on 19. Jun, 2013 by .

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The Golden States Warriors and division favorites are not often synonymous, but it appears as though management has built a foundation that will allow the pieces they’ve acquired to flourish for years to come. It began two years ago when Marc Jackson was hired as the head coach, and almost immediately he instilled new life […]

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The 2013 NBA Finals

Posted on 18. Jun, 2013 by .

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Every June, the top team from both the Eastern and Western NBA conference match up in the NBA Finals to determine who will win the NBA championship.  This year, the NBA Finals appear to be about as competitive as they will get as the top seed from each conference advanced all the way to the […]

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Questionable Officiating Determines Game 4

Posted on 31. May, 2013 by .

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Many had written off the Indiana Pacers after being trounced at home in the pivotal game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, however the leagues best defensive team once again displayed how they earned that title.  Furthermore, the Pacers out rebounded Miami 49-30 leading to several second and third chance opportunities that gradually deteriorated the […]

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Back to Championship Form

Posted on 31. May, 2013 by .

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Fundamentals are not dead proven by the San Antonio Spurs return for the fifth time in 14 years to the NBA Finals after a 4-0 sweep of the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference Finals.  The Spurs are a perfect blend of veteran experience and athletic youth with their core of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker […]

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The Drama Of The NBA Championship

Posted on 30. May, 2013 by .

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Each year, the intensity and the passion of the best basketball players in the world comes to center stage in the NBA Championship, the best of seven tilt that pits the strongest team from both Western and Eastern conferences.  This year, the San Antonio Spurs in the West have locked in a championship berth for […]

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