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Miami’s New Big Three

July 16th, 2010
By Troy Sparks Some NBA teams have three superstars, or the "Big Three." Add Miami to the mix. There are high expectations down there in South Beach. What we don't know is if this trio will meet expectations. So, what did the LeBron James free agent signing with the Heat mean for the franchise? Nothing. Did it ...

Where Will LeBron Play? Who Cares!

July 7th, 2010
By Troy Sparks On Thursday, free agent LeBron James will announce which team he will play for. This announcement will be on ESPN in prime time. Why give this guy national exposure in the first place? I'd like to know what LeBron has done lately. When he asked for a player or players that would ...

2010 NBA Draft Results: League Is Getting Younger

June 26th, 2010
By Troy Sparks Most of the early entry participants in the first round of NBA Draft left school for a guaranteed two-year contract with another two-year option that comes along with it. Everyone expected Kentucky's John Wall to be the top pick for the Washington Wizards. Four of his ex-college teammates decided to leave ...

2010 NBA Draft Results: Bucks Think Big

June 25th, 2010
You can send a message to Milwaukee center Andrew Bogut to Austrailia that help for him is on the way. The Bucks made that happen with their picks in the first and second rounds. At No. 15 overall, Milwaukee chose Larry Sanders, a big man who can run the floor and ...

Milwaukee Bucks’ GM John Hammond Acquires Corey Maggette Before Draft Day

June 22nd, 2010
By Troy A. Sparks We're two days away from the NBA draft, and Milwaukee general manager John Hammond made a trade. He sent guard Charlie Bell and center/forward Dan Gadzuric to the Golden State Warriors for shooting guard Corey Maggette and the Warriors' second round pick. I like this move because the Bucks ...

Celtics Conceded; Will Shut Down Lakers In Series

June 4th, 2010
You can give Game One of the NBA Finals between L.A. and Boston to the Lakers.  They earned it. And Boston gave in, despite playing great defense throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. But the first game at the Staples Center was a little different for the Celtics. They didn't play the D that's ...

2010 NBA Finals: Are the Two Coaches Tough?

June 3rd, 2010
On Wednesday, I rated my top five punks and tough guys from the Boston and LA teams that are playing in the NBA Finals.  Before the series begins, I want to know from readers if the head coaches from both teams are tough. A reader said that he thinks Doc Rivers is ...

Top Five Tough Guys and Punks On Celtics and Lakers

June 2nd, 2010
Take a look at Glen "Big Baby" Davis.  He does look like a crybaby. And he had the nerve to stand up to Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings after knocking him to the floor in a game against the Bucks. Jennings, all 165 pounds, soak and wet, stepped to Big Baby and didn't back ...

Open Letter to NBA’s Top Two Free Agents

May 29th, 2010
By Troy A. Sparks Dear LeBron and Dwyane: Since the two of you have been sneaking in private conversations of you next possible free agent destinations, have you considered an NBA city north of the Windy City? LeBron, take a cue from Dwyane.  He knows this city very well. In fact, he comes back ...

NBA’s Great American White Hope a Lost Cause

May 26th, 2010
Let's not hide the fact that some white basketball fans wish there were more white American-born players in today's NBA. So does Kyle McAlarney. McAlarney, who played at Notre Dame, was a good scorer in college. However, the NBA dream didn't go according to his plan. And he complained to reporter Mark ...