Tag Archives: 2012 NBA Playoffs

The Best And Worst Of Kobe Bryant…In A Matter Of Seconds

Kobe Bryant is one of the most polarizing figures in the history of sports. His supporters worship him, citing his unparalleled work ethic, desire, and willingness to take big shots no matter what the consequences. His detractors claim that those very traits cause him to be selfish and stubborn, keeping him a step below Michael, Magic, Larry, and Russel on the Mount Rushmore of NBA legends.

Tonight, as the Lakers climbed back into the game against the desperate Denver Nuggets, we saw the best and worst of Kobe Bryant. Continue reading

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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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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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