The Portland Trail Blazers have had a major makeover during the offseason. They traded Nic Batum away and LaMarcus Aldridge bolted for the Spurs. Also gone are Wes Matthews (Mavs), Arron Afflalo (Knicks), Robin Lopez (Knicks), and Steve Blake (Detroit). For the most part, the Blazers FO has done a good job assembling a ragtag […]
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Darko Milicic will always be one of the biggest enigmas to have played in the NBA. Drafted ahead of the likes of Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade, behind only LeBron? That’s tough. Now we get word, via Rivals.ph, that the Serbian 7-footer is set to leave the sport of basketball and enter… kickboxing. Darko had […]
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The Indiana Pacers and the Houston Rockets are in Manila to play in the first ever official NBA preseason game in the Philippines tomorrow night! Here are some photos from the players’ activities around Manila yesterday. Photos from: Anthony Santos Will this be the Pacers starting five? The stars of the Houston Rockets Paul George […]
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The second round is upon us, and here we are to dish out some more predictions for the upcoming conference semifinals.
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It’s playoff time once again! Join us as we give our take on the matchups, along with some fearless forecasts on the upcoming NBA playoffs. Let’s start with the Western Conference, which had a very busy last day of the regular season as teams jockeyed for position. Golden State and Houston return to the playoffs, […]
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After the All-Star break, we posted a list of several things to watch for when the regular season resumed. Well, the regular season has now ended, and it’s time to look back at those questions to see what the answers have been. Will LeBron’s hot shooting continue? Of course, he couldn’t keep up those insane […]
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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably already know that Kobe Bryant suffered a ruptured achillles tendon in the Lakers’ last game against the Golden State Warriors. It’s a devastating injury for any athlete, and even more so for an athlete of Kobe’s age. The minimum recovery time for this particular injury is […]
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The Dallas Mavericks had it all to play for Tuesday night in Staples Center in Los Angeles. They had an opportunity to get back to .500 and to finally shave their shaggy beards. They had an opportunity to catch the Lakers and the Jazz in the loss column and make the race for the West’s […]
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The Denver Nuggets have won 13 straight games, and last night’s victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder was their most impressive yet. Remember: the Nuggets were on the second night of a road-road back-to-back against two playoff teams. They beat the Chicago Bulls in overtime the night before, then they went into Oklahoma City, where […]
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The more Dwight Howard talks to the media, the more he comes off as a self-absorbed prima donna who doesn’t ever want to take responsibility for anything that happens around him. Recently, he said that the players on the really strong Magic teams (including the ’09 team that went to the Finals) were players who […]
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