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Quiet Confidence: Why Derrick Rose Is Making a Case For MVP

November 20th, 2010
When Derrick Rose says something, you better take him seriously. Which is why when the humble, superstar point guard said at the beginning of the season, "Why can't I be MVP?" he was not kidding.  Rose is averaging 25.2 points with 8.5 assists early in this NBA season and doesn't look ...

2010-2011 NBA Season: Playoff Predictions and Award Winners

October 13th, 2010
With the NBA regular season just around the corner, it's about that time to make my predictions. Here goes nothing.  Eastern Conference Playoffs: 1. Miami Heat vs. 8. Charlotte Bobcats: The Heat dominate this series as the Bobcats get swept for the second straight season in the first round of the playoffs. ...

2010-2011 Philadelphia 76ers: Can Evan Turner Bring Prominence Back to Philly?

September 24th, 2010
It was a disastrous season for the Sixers last year. After reaching the playoffs the previous two seasons, they had aspirations to return to the post-season. Nothing went right for them though, which lead to a 27-55 record.  Changes needed to be made, and they were. The first thing the ...

2010-2011 NBA Preview: Power Ranking All 30 Teams

September 22nd, 2010
It was the most historic offseason in NBA history, with big name stars going to new places. The Heat struck gold when Pat Riley landed LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Can they co-exist? As good as the Heat got, the Lakers are still the team to beat, and got even ...

Chicago Bulls Continue to Strike Out In Free Agency

July 7th, 2010
First it was Joe Johnson, as he decided to remain in Atlanta. Then it was Amare Stoudemire, who signed with the Knicks. Now, the heartbreak for Bulls fans continues as Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh both sign with the Miami Heat. Now, with so much hope for the Bulls to ...

NBA Free Agency: Who Will Land With the Chicago Bulls?

July 6th, 2010
Every team with cap space during this infamous "Free Agency 2010" has their sights on one man, LeBron James. Players like James just do not come around often, and especially as free agents. He has been linked to many different teams, one of those being the Chicago Bulls. Of the teams ...

The Top 10 Busts of the Last Five Years

June 24th, 2010
In every draft, there is at least one player in the top 10 who ends up being a nobody, while the player selected after him ends up being a star (i.e. Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan). Looking at the past five NBA drafts, there have been some bad picks with players ...

2010 NBA Champions: Lakers Take Game Seven, Win Back-to-Back Titles

June 18th, 2010
In a game in which Kobe Bryant shot just 6-24 from the field, and in a game in which the Lakers as a whole went 25-37 from the free throw line, they were able to hold on to secure their second championship in a row.  Kobe's shot was not falling all ...

Lakers vs. Celtics Game 3: Derek Fisher’s Late Game Heroics Propel Lakers to Win

June 8th, 2010
In a much needed game three victory, with the game on the line, it was Derek Fisher, not Kobe Bryant, who repeatedly stepped up and hit big shot after big shot. Surprised? Not really. As Fisher has shown in each playoffs, he will step up and is not afraid to ...

2010 NBA Finals Game 2 Preview: Can The Celtics Rebound?

June 5th, 2010
Game One of the NBA Finals is in the books, and the Boston Celtics were bullied by the Los Angeles Lakers. It wasn't just that they lost, it's how they did so. Although they were keeping it within 10 points for much of the game, it was only a matter ...