Where Does Nene Fit Best?

After an off-season that featured the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson and many others as top free agents and a regular season that featured mid-season trades involving Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams, entering into the 2011 free agency period with Nene as the top name on the unrestricted [...]

Kobe Remains Most Respected Player In The League

The Los Angeles Times sent a reporter to one of the recent charity games and one question that she asked a few of the guys in the lockerroom was who they thought would win a one-on-one game between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. The overwhelming response was Kobe, with Kevin Durant leading that [...]

Mavericks Shoot The Lights Out Again, Win 2011 NBA Championship

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The Dallas Mavericks are the 2011 NBA Champions.

Six months ago, I never would have seen this coming, but in the blink of an eye the Mavericks switched from regular season mode to post-season mode and once they did that, the writing was on the wall. The regular season Mavericks weren’t bad in [...]

The LeBron James Paradox

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When it comes to defending LeBron James for not being able to win an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the argument was always that he never had sufficient help around him to properly combat the likes of the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics. Big Z was only on the team because of [...]

Heat Struggle To Close Again As Dallas Takes 3-2 Series Lead

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At this point, what is going on with the Miami Heat deserves its own mini-series filled with L.A. Noire-like investigations and psychological evaluations by Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz (they are rea doctors, right?) to tell us what the problem with the Heat and late game leads is. Even if the Heat did [...]

LeBron: More Pippen Than Jordan?

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Ever since his days at Saint Vincent Saint Mary’s High School in Akron, Ohio, LeBron James has drawn comparisons to Michael Jordan. From his incredibly entertaining play to his choice of number, James was the most polarizing high school athlete ever and the attention he garnered gave the media ample opportunities to set [...]

Despite Fever, Dirk Closes Strong As Mavs Tie Series 2-2

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It is very easy to compare what Dirk Nowitzki did last night to what Michael Jordan did to the Utah Jazz back in Game Five of the 1997 NBA Finals because of the “sick superstar” narrative and while the performances could not be more different, the story in the fourth quarter was nearly [...]

Miami’s Big Three Collaborate On The Play That Won Game Three

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The Miami Heat were dangerously close to blowing another fourth quarter lead against the Dallas Mavericks last night. After losing homecourt advantage in game two by relinquishing a 15-point lead in the game’s last seven minutes, Miami found themselves up against yet another second half surge from the Dallas Mavericks that had them [...]

Dallas Pulls Off Another Stunning Comeback, Ties Miami 1-1

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The Miami Heat are the most watched team in the NBA for one simple reason: they have star power. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and occasionally Chris Bosh are polarizing figures in NBA circles and the amount of attention their play garners is one of driving forces behind the NBA’s strive to sports prominence.

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Mavericks Struggle To Match-Up With LeBron James In Game One

Coming into the NBA Finals, most of the talk revolved around Dirk Nowitzki. Sometimes the talk was about his legacy and what a title would do for that but the most popular basketball topic was what the Heat would do to defend Dirk Nowitzki. The Mavericks had faced several good defensive teams on [...]