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The Bulls are not favored to beat the Heat, but they should be

The Bulls are not favored to beat the Heat, but they should be

The Chicago Bulls are not heavily favored to beat LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in this epic 2011 NBA Eastern Conference Finals’ showdown, but based on their consistent, team-oriented style of play on both ends throughout the season, maybe they should be. That didn’t stop Vegas from, ultimately, favoring the Heat 2-to-1 over the Bulls in the East Finals and 13 out of 16 esteemed and, for the most part, well-respected ESPN experts … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories

Inside the Numbers: How the Heat took out the Celtics

Inside the Numbers: How the Heat took out the Celtics

So the Miami Heat have taken out the reigning Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics in dominating fashion. I mean we all knew the Heat would be great at some point, but this soon? Regardless of when we actually thought the Heat would rise above those mighty Celtics in the Eastern Conference hierarchy, one thing is for certain, they are now a legitimate force to be reckoned with and whichever team, whether that be the Bulls or the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories

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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LeBron James, Kyle Lowry named NBA Players of the Week

LeBron James, Kyle Lowry named NBA Players of the Week

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James and Houston Rockets point guard Kyle Lowry have been named NBA Players of the Week for the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively. James, the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, continued his stellar campaign during the week of March 14 – 20 by leading the Southeast Division leading Heat to a 3-1 record with averages of 29 points, 4.0 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game on 54.6% shooting from the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fantasy Watch, MVP Race, News

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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Stoudemire’s late block keys Knicks comeback victory over Heat

These guys weren’t supposed to be able to play defense, right?  Amare Stoudemire and New York Knicks’ newly-acquired All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony may not be known around the league for their prowess on the defensive side of the ball, but all it took was one key play in the closing moments of New York’s impressive 91-86 come-from-behind victory over the confident Heat Sunday night to dispel what we thought we knew about the other Eastern Conference new 3-man super group. The Heat looked confident and in control early boosting their lead to as many as 15 points in the first half of play only to let Carmelo Anthony will his new squad back to a one-point lead at halftime after assisting Knicks’ reserve forward Bill Walker on a miraculous buzzer-beating 3-point … Read entire article »

Filed under: Game Recaps, News

Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy

Fantasy Watch for Thursday Night 2/3/2011 LeBron James is already a fantasy stud, but if you happen to be reading this chances are you are one of the many obsessed with the NBA nightly numbers. So without further adieu James juicy stat-line (Heat-Magic recap) and others who helped lucky owners inch closer to Fantasy Gold in 2011. SF LeBron James (Heat): 51 pts, 11 reb, 8 ast, 1 blk, 1 stl, (17-25) 68% fg, (3-5) threes SF Luc Richard … Read entire article »

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Forget about me?

Forget about me?

Oklahoma City Thunder star small forward Kevin Durant got off to what some would call a rocky start this early NBA campaign based solely on the lofty, and as some would deem, premature MVP expectations bestowed upon the young talent from the start. Quickly becoming the talk of the league after forcing the La La Lake Show to a grind-it-out  competitive six game series in the playoffs last summer coupled with the mantle of being the … Read entire article »

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Will LeBron James take home his third straight MVP award?

Will LeBron James take home his third straight MVP award?

What exactly is the definition of an MVP in the National Basketball Association these days?  LeBron James has done it twice.  Steve Nash a couple times.  Kobe only once amazingly. Based on the many definitions of what most valuable actually means to a team, at times it can be difficult to tell exactly what ultimately was taken into account to make or break a candidate. However, if one thing is for sure perennially there is a steady … Read entire article »

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