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Cuban’s An Idiot, Bashes KMart’s Mom…

Posted in NBA with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2009 by sportsguru09

It’s official, Mark Cuban is a moron and a total idiot. Taunting Kenyon Martin’s mother? Are you serious Mark? mark_cubanThat’s a good way to get your you know what kicked in front of 30,000 fans, in Denver or Dallas for that matter. Mr. Cuban, have you ever seen K-Mart? He’s thug nasty and would not hesitate to paste your face to the ground. Not a bright idea big guy, I’m just saying…

In the aftermath of Game 3 of the Denver Nuggets-Dallas Mavericks NBA Playoff series, Cuban blew off steam pacing down the hallway into the Mavs’ locker room after the officials blew a late second call to give the Nuggets and ‘Melo the win. On the way down the tunnel, he ran into K-Mart’s dear mother and told her that her son was a “thug” and a “punk.” I’m stunned…If Mrs. Martin would’ve punched Cuban right there in the face, no one, not even on the Dallas sideline would’ve blinked an eye and likely would’ve dapped her up. DenverNuggetsMainLogoCuban’s a jerk, a drama queen, and a cry baby. Just because your Mavs can’t win in the playoffs and every year they are overrated Mr. Cuban, it doesn’t mean you should attack other people’s mothers. It’s just not polite sir. Could you have laid a Mrs. Martin-Mark Cuban beatdown on your conscious? I think not. Oh and in case you were wondering, in a fight, I’d bet on K-Mart’s momma dukes. For goodness sakes, where do you think he learned to be so “street?”

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All Hail King James…

Posted in NBA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by sportsguru09

Courtesy of the Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — Unstoppable at both ends of the floor this season, Cleveland superstar LeBron James is the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.

James, who led Cleveland to a team record 66 regular-season wins and the top overall seed in the playoffs, will receive the award Monday afternoon, a person with knowledge of the choice told The Associated Press. red-cares-lebron-james-400a120706James has chosen Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, his alma mater, as the site for the award presentation, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official announcement has not been made.

James is the first Cavaliers player to win the award. The 24-year-old averaged 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.2 assists this season, his sixth as a pro. He also finished second in voting for defensive player of the year, making him perhaps the league’s most dominant two-way player since Michael Jordan.

At 24 years, 106 days, James is the youngest player to win the award since Moses Malone (24 years, 16 days) in 1978-79. Wes Unseld was 23 when he won it in 1968-69.lebron-james-wallpaper

Focused from the start of the 2008-09 season, the 6-foot-8, 250-pound James sharpened his magnificent skills this season.

He started a career-high 81 games and set personal bests in field-goal (49) and free-throw (79) percentages. James became just the second player to post five straight seasons of at least 27 points, six rebounds and six assists. The other is Oscar Robertson, whose well-rounded game is the one James’ is most often compared.

James was in a three-way battle all season with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Miami’s Dwyane Wade for MVP honors. lebron20james20-20dunker1The trio — teammates last summer on the U.S. Olympic team that won gold — seemed to upstage each other on a nightly basis.

It’s not a surprise that the loyal James would select his high school for the ceremony. It’s where he won three state basketball championships and where he burst onto the national scene, becoming a cover subject for Sports Illustrated as a 17-year-old. He announced his intention to skip college in the Fighting Irish’s quaint gym and recently filmed a “60 Minutes” interview there.

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Best Series Ever?…

Posted in NBA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2009 by sportsguru09

3 more overtimes?!?! Game 7 in Boston? Yep, you bet. Last night, the Bulls and Celtics gave us another thriller that seemed like it would never end. It had remnants of Syracuse-UConn from the 2009 Big East Tournament. bulls_logo_jpg1Each time a team had a lead, it quickly vanished into a tie score. The game ended with the Bulls on top by 1 to force a Game 7 back home in Celtic country. This series added yet another memorable fight to its already historic tale. 7 total games, a Celtics team winning without Garnett, an average margin of victory under 5 points, rough inside play, buzzer beaters, and two point guards not willing to let their team lose. Wow, I’m speechless….

So, this brings about the question: Is this the best NBA Playoff series of all time? Well, statistically yes with the number of overtimes. But what about the publicity and the drama? Multiple buzzer beaters have proven that it’s one of the top series of all time with each game, other than one literally coming down to the wire.celtics_logo However, let us not forget Jordan vs. Barkley, Bird vs. Magic, etc. The Celtics-Lakers history goes way back as well as Bulls-Suns and Bulls-anybody during their championship run. Even last year’s Lakers-Celtics NBA Championship series was pretty good, but not like this. The only thing that hurts this series as one of, if not the greatest, series of all times is that outside of Chicago, the Bulls (other than Derrick Rose) are no-namers who have overachieved during the 2009 season. Brad Miller, Ben Gordon, Joakhim Noah? Come on now, these guys aren’t exactly household names and minus Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and the injured KG, not many people know the Celtics’ roll players.

This being true, this series has still given us a glimpse into basketball that is relentless and desireable. Most people hop on the bandwagon only during playoff time and the Celtics and Bulls have given them a reason to stay. Chicago and Boston are doing great things to help revitalize the popularity of the NBA…stay tuned folks…

What do you think?

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Stan Van, You’re Not The Man…

Posted in NBA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2009 by sportsguru09

Choke, choke, choke. Yes, this was the story of the Orlando Magic’s utter collapse and ultimate loss in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers yesterday. orlando_magic_by_pixel_reborn_1280x1024With a double digit lead late in the 4th quarter (12 I believe), the Magic simply fell apart and watched the 76ers pull a fast one on them with the likes of A.I. (and not Allen Iverson) and Donyell Marshall who hit a game-tying 3 with under a minute left to go in the 4th quarter. Iguodala nailed a 15-footer with 2.2 seconds remaining to stun the overly-tanned Orlando crowd. And why exactly did this happen? Well, let me tell you why…

Stan Van Gundy, the degenerate brother of Jeff Van Gundy (who is absolutely horrible to listen commentate NBA games on TNT), is a terrible coach. Yes, the Magic are good, but it’s all because of Dwight Howard and NOT because they are well coached. Van Gundy’s reputation lives on…reference yesterday’s choke job. 423px-stanvangundy_20050723With under 5 minutes to go and up by more than 10, the Magic brought the ball down the floor and dumped the ball into Superman (Dwight Howard), who was quickly fouled and subsequently poked in the eye on his way up to throw down a dunk. After hitting both free throws, Van Gundy pulled Howard, apparently because he could not see, but forgot to coach the rest of his team who was left on the court to seemingly clean up the victory…..OOPS, I KNEW HE FORGOT SOMETHIN’. With Superman on the bench, the Magic turned the ball over, forgot how to play D, and watched Philly steal the Game 1 win with seconds left on the clock. During this whole 12 or 14 point run by the 76ers, Van Gundy didn’t call a timeout, didn’t say anything from the sideline, and forgot that in the NBA, anything can happen…even with a double digit lead late in the 4th. A poor coaching effort just cemented Van Gundy’s “lack of respect and reputation” among his current and old players, including “Big Daddy” himself, Shaquille O’Neal. A few months ago in an interview, Shaq reminisced about his time with the heat under Van Gundy. And boy was he blunt, claiming Stan Van got nervous in close games, buckled under pressure, and was usually less-than-inspiring from the bench. Shaq basically said that the team was on its own to figure out how to close games…

Based on yesterday’s 4th quarter fiasco, Shaq seems pretty smart now doesn’t he? Way to go Stan, way to help your cause…I hope you get out of the 1st round big guy, otherwise your future down in steamy FL doesn’t look so sunny…

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