Monthly Archives: April 2012

Video: Andrew Bynum Just Now Realizes Defense Is Important

What a weekend for NBA fans! In just two days we saw Kevin Durant bounce in a game-winner, reigning MVP Derrick Rose suffer a season-ending injury, Rajan Rondo chest-bump a referee (not the good kind of chest-bump), and the Los Angeles Clippers execute one of the most extreme comebacks in playoff history. Oh, and let’s not forget the Dwight Howard-less Orlando Magic stealing Game One from the Indiana Pacers on the road.

Not to be lost in the shuffle was the Lakers’ Andrew Bynum’s performance in the series opener against the Denver Nuggets. Bynum dominated the paint while putting together the first Lakers playoff triple double since legendary point guard Smush Parker Magic Johnson did it in 1991. Of course, the most impressive part of Bynum’s triple-dip was that he set a Lakers franchise record and tied an NBA record with 10 blocked shots. Continue reading

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The 2011-12 Charlotte Bobcats: Worse Than The 1972-73 Sixers?

Ladies and Gentlemen, we just witnessed history. The 2011-12 Charlotte Bobcats are now officially the worst team in NBA history.

Get ready Bobcat fans, the season you want to forget has now become the hottest topic at sports bars around the country and the answer to all those “worst team ever” trivia questions. Almost every season from now on, a slow start to the year will lead to the question: “are they as bad as the 2011-12 Bobcats?” Continue reading

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Five Emotional Moments You Will See In Every NBA Playoff Montage

The beginning of the playoffs is an exciting time for any NBA fan. One reason is because the last two months have been so boring that we welcome any semblance of basketball games that actually mean something. And don’t try to tell me that you were genuinely entertained by the Charlotte Bobcats’ race for all-time futility, the heated race for the eighth and final playoff spot between the Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets, or the Golden State Warriors’ desperate attempt to lose as many games as possible with the hopes of retaining their right to this year’s first round draft pick. Continue reading

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NFL Draft 2012: The Best And Worst Day Of Mel Kiper’s Year

The day after the Super Bowl, discussions about the NFL on television and radio turn immediately to the draft. And the coverage goes on…and on…and on…In fact, the NFL draft coverage was summed up beautifully by Phil Connors on a bleak February day: “It’s gonna be cold. It’s gonna be gray. And it’s gonna last you the rest of your life.” Continue reading

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The NBA Needs An Offensive Player Of The Year Award

This year two of the NBA’s elite stars, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, are engaging in the closest race for the scoring title in the history of the league. In any other year one of them would also most likely be crowned the league’s MVP, but this year both players will come away empty-handed.

The MVP has always been an ambiguous and hotly debated award, largely due to the fact that there is no language that dictates what the world “valuable” precisely means. Some think that it’s the player whose absence would most greatly affect his team. Others think it’s the player who puts on the greatest individual performance on both ends of the floor. But for all intents and purposes the MVP, at least in my lifetime, has tended to go to the best individual player in the league. And by that, of course, I mean the best offensive player. Continue reading

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