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D’Antoni: ‘You start messing with the basketball gods, they will get you.’

D’Antoni: ‘You start messing with the basketball gods, they will get you.’

Mike D’Antoni is not a happy man.  And, even more so, he is not at all happy with how his so-called team of super pros regard their championship hopes this season. In a press conference for the ages last night, D’Antoni offered up some honest revelations on his teams’ seemingly misguided thoughts on contention after they blew a comfortable 18-point lead in the second half against none other than John Wall and the lowly Wizards at … Read entire article »

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Howard attempts record 39 free throws, scores 45 points and grabs 23 rebounds in Magic victory

Howard attempts record 39 free throws, scores 45 points and grabs 23 rebounds in Magic victory

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard attempted an NBA record 39 free throws connecting on just 21 makes in a 117-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors from Oracle Arena in Oakland, California Thursday evening. Howard went on to score a game-high 45 points to go along with a dominating 23 rebounds in the win for the visitors as he bullied his way to the most free throw attempts in NBA history. The previous mark had been set … Read entire article »

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Derrick Rose becomes youngest ever to win NBA’s coveted MVP award

Derrick Rose becomes youngest ever to win NBA’s coveted MVP award

At just the tender age of 22, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose became the youngest player ever to win the NBA’s coveted MVP award.  The announcement came late Tuesday afternoon in a press conference from Chicago, Illinois. The first Bull to secure the award since the great Michael Jordan brought it home to the “Windy City” after the 1997-98 season, Rose, one of Chicago’s very own, delighted NBA fans everywhere this season with his determined … Read entire article »

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Andrew Bynum putting up impressive numbers since the All-Star break

Andrew Bynum putting up impressive numbers since the All-Star break

Los Angeles Lakers oft-injured big man Andrew Bynum has been putting up some extremely impressive numbers since the All-Star break.  After his dominant 10-point, 18-rebound, 4-block performance in a 97-84 victory over Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic Monday evening, Bynum is averaging 12.1 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks on 66.7% shooting from the field in 31 minutes of action per night over his last ten contests. In those ten games the Lakers are 9-1, … Read entire article »

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Rose sits confidently atop MVP rankings heading into the NBA’s stretch run

Rose sits confidently atop MVP rankings heading into the NBA’s stretch run

MVP Race 2/28/2011 – 3/06/2011 1. Derrick Rose 24.6 ppg, 8.1 apg, 4.4 rpg, 1.1 spg – Hard to deny Rose’s numero uno positioning in the NBA MVP rankings this week.  After helping lead the Chicago Bulls to a 89-81 victory over fellow MVP candidate Dwight Howard’s unpredictable Orlando Magic, Rose capped off yet another strong week of play with a 27-point, 5-assist effort against the suddenly human Miami Heat Sunday afternoon. In … Read entire article »

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Dwight Howard powers his way to 40 points and 15 rebounds, Magic dominate Thunder

Dwight Howard powers his way to 40 points and 15 rebounds, Magic dominate Thunder

Dwight Howard didn’t mince words when speaking about his team’s lackluster effort after a 111-105 home loss to the lowly Sacramento Kings this past Wednesday night; and after Friday’s monster effort against the Thunder, he did more than his fair share of backing those harsh words up with his play. Howard overpowered the smaller Thunder – playing without newly acquired center Kendrick Perkins – to the tune of 40 points, 15 rebounds, 2 steals and 6 … Read entire article »

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Much Success

Much Success

For the past few years the consensus around the Association was that Marcin Gortat, formerly of the Orlando Magic, was the best backup center in the league.  However, finding valid proof to back that claim proved difficult based solely on the fact that the 6-11, 240-pound Polish-born player saw limited time in a reserve role starring behind All-World big man Dwight Howard in Orlando for the past four seasons. With a mid-December trade of the blockbuster … Read entire article »

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