The Big 3 is back in Miami, albeit this time with a lot less fanfare. Rumors have been circulating all year that Phoenix guard Goran Dragic was unhappy in the land of the Sun. The 3 guard rotation of him, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas really put a damper on The Dragon’s statistical production.
Goran is a player that prefers to have the ball in order to function at his full potential. Now that the Dragon has flown to Miami he is expected to give the Heat that much needed consistent 3rd scoring option.
At only 28 years old Goran Dragic is arguably one of the most underrated players in the NBA. He is a very savvy player that has that unorthodox Euro-Style court vision.
Dragic’s current averages of 16 points and 4 assists per game seem rather pedestrian. However it was only one short season ago when the Dragon averaged 20 and 6 and won the Most Improved Player award. When you factor the lack of pieces Miami gave up and think about the sheer talent Dragic brings to their starting 5, its gonna be quite exciting to watch how this experiment pans out.
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Drake is at it again with his new mixtape/album. Drake definitely hit a homer Barry Bonds. I believe he is still watching the elevating ball soar to the heavens. All I can say if you haven’t heard the album you are missing out on a classic. From cover to cover so to speak this album is a banger! I urge you all to give it a gander and be thoroughly entertained by Drake’s artistry. -BoSo
It’s only been a week and a half since the end of the NFL season; and already we have two teams being investigated, another team facing punishment, and two players that may or may not deserve to be playing in 2015. It’s about time we get back to Talkin’ Football.
The Atlanta Hawks need Ray Allen AKA Jesus Shuttlesworth. That isn’t to say that this team is in some way lacking the merit necessary to make it far in the playoffs, or that he is some how the missing link. In all honesty with the amount of NBA action he has already missed and the time it would take him to acquiesce to the team and round himself into NBA shape I’d venture to say Ray-Ray would only be playing about 12-15 minutes a night making him in essence the upgrade for Shelvin Mack. Fortunately that isn’t the reason we need Ray, for us he would serve a much greater purpose. He’d make us matter.
Ray has narrowed his finalist for teams he’d play for to seven much like what high school kids just did in the spectacle that is National Signing Day. Also like the teenagers his actions are much akin to, his list compiles only of the “who’s – who” in the NBA: Cleveland with LeBron, a Return to Miami, the lights of LA, Chicago, defending champ San Antonio, Washington with former Ubuntu brother Paul Pierce, West leading Golden State to become the “Splash-Father” and Atlanta. The fact that the ATL is even mentioned shows a shift in the paradigm of the NBA Free Agent destination landscape. Imagine how it would be perceived by the outside basketball world if a 2 time Champion deems his best chance to piggyback another ring is in the “Shoe-Modeling” Capital of the world. This could be the push other high profile FA’s need to take Atlanta’s pitch more seriously.
In the past Atlanta has been a destination of athlete’s in the off-season, a place to relax before flying back out to their real job of trying to win a title. The highest profile free agent the Hawks have gotten to this point in their history is Paul Milsap who came in so under the radar that Atlanta was able to snag him for a mere 18 million over 2 years. It’s awesome that he becoming such a rousing success is part of the reason that ATL now has such a high Q-Rating.
In the past players could point to organizational turmoil, bad coaching, and a crappy fan base as reasons not to sign with Atlanta. This year the trickle-down effect has been in full force and this organization has been as steady handed and focus as I’ve ever seen in my 23 years of fandom and the crowds are following suit with raucous sell outs every night in each of the most recent home games. Now imagine what the city that introduced the world to “Freak-Nik” would look like hosting a championship parade.
For those of you that saw Super Bowl 48 I know you were very pleased by the competitiveness and drama that this game presented. One of the best Super Bowls to date as far as how the game was played. Katy Perry did a fairly good job with the entertainment at intermission. Joined by Missy Elliot midway through to really get the crowd pumped for the 2nd half. Major corporations prey on the Super Bowl for new and clever marketing ploys. For me the commercials have gotten worst and worst. Nothing notable stuck out as cunning or laugh out loud hysterical.
Welcome home to the Fresh Take Zone with yours truly Rahmad Hawkins. Well … this is bitter sweet because it is the last game of the season but it is time for the Super Bowl.
We have the Patriots, the example of what a winning organization is and you have the Seahawks the new sheriff in town knocking on the door for their second consecutive title. This is football at its best. This is Ali vs Tyson in his prime.
I have respect for both teams and I believe that both will pull out all the stops. I believe that there will be a defining play made by a defensive player to seal the game. With that being said I am going with the Seattle. Go Seahawks!!!
Always remember to keep it fresh and stay blessed, signing off from the Fresh Take Zone with yours truly Rahmad Hawkins.