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2012 NBA Playoff Predictions – Conference Finals

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

While the 2nd round isn’t quite over (Boston has to play Philly tonight), it’s time to make some predictions.

In the West, I expect the Spurs will beat the Thunder in 6 games. In the East, I expect Miami to beat either Philly (5 games) or Boston (6 games). Here’s why, as well as a recap of my 2nd round predictions: (more…)

2012 NBA Playoff Predictions – Second Round

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

As I write this post, the 2nd round has been underway for about an hour (only I haven’t seen a minute of them yet). Here are my predictions:

Eastern Conference

  • Boston over Philly in 6
  • Miami over Indy in 5

Western Conference

  • OKC in  5 games, no matter who they play
  • SAS over Memphis in 6 games OR SAS over the Clippers in 5

More on these picks – as well as a recap of the first round – below. (more…)

2012 NBA Playoff Predictions – First Round

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

As I write this post at 1:30pm Eastern, the playoffs have just begun…here are my predictions:

WEST

  • San Antonio sweeps
  • OKC in 5
  • LA in 7
  • Memphis in 6

EAST

  • Chicago sweeps
  • Miami in 6
  • Indiana in 6
  • Boston in 6

More on these picks below. (more…)

How Shaq Forever Changed the Game of Basketball

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

This post is from guest blogger Tavis J. Hampton, a wannabe sports reporter for All Blogs Considered and also writes for the best server hosting company on the planet, 34SP.com. In his spare time, Tavis enjoys watching his home team Indiana Pacers lose.

Shaq will be missed

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He led one team to three NBA titles and helped Dwayne Wade lead another to one. He was MVP of the NBA Finals three times, and his 28,596 points rank him fifth all time behind NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, and Wilt Chamberlain. The stats alone show that Shaquille O’Neal will go down in history as one of the greats, but the stats do not tell the whole story. (more…)

Thoughts On The Eastern Conference And The Heat

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

I won’t go into my opinion of LeBron too much, but I think Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports has it right. James is an egomaniac, and his spectacle only served to ruin his image. However, that’s really not important now. Now it’s time to wonder just how well the new triumvirate of Wade, Bosh, and James will play. Without all the pieces assembled, it’s still up in the air a little bit, but it’s safe to say the final Heat roster will look something like this: (more…)

Celtics “Weak Schedule” Talk Is All Wrong

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Celtics weak schedule talk is wrong.Enough with the “weak schedule” talk. It’s just the easy way out for crap basketball analysts who haven’t taken the time to watch the Celtics and break down their strengths and weaknesses.

The Celtics have absolutely crushed most every team they have faced. They have played every good team in the east including Orlando and Cleveland twice. They have demolished so-called contending west teams like Denver and L.A., and beat a damn good Jazz team in Utah’s building.

Furthermore, they have embarrassed teams to the point that they have resorted to cheap shots to salvage their pride. (more…)