The NBA is now entering playoff mode and their will be less freebies. Each possession will be that much more precious. The NBA season wrapped up on Wednesday and today marks the beginning of the journey to the NBA Finals. The Warriors impressively won 73 games setting a new NBA record for most wins in a season. So they are clearly the playoff favorites! So without any further rambles these are my predictions for these NBA playoffs! Continue reading BoSo’s NBA Playoff Quick Picks
Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls claimed victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder Thursday night and topped off what has been a rocky start for Chi-city in the early stages of the NBA season. Rose has been a real problem on and off the court and as always the city’s championship hopes bloom or dies on his health.
My beloved NBA is back again! This year is sure to be another entertaining & drama filled year as many teams now have new faces to try to compete for the coveted trophy. The Warriors are the defending champs and kept the same nucleus that features the “Splash Brothers” Klay Thompson and reigning MVP Stephen Curry. The Thunder welcome back KD after a season riddled with injury. The Thunder also have a new head coach Billy Donovan from the University of Florida. OKC has very high expectations and playing in the west is no cakewalk. Lebron came back to Cleveland to win a ring but last year injuries to Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving really limited the help Lebron had. With Kevin Love healthy and Kyrie on the mend The Cavs are poised to return back to the big dance. The Miami Heat look like a very intriguing “powerhouse” in the East. With young Hassan Whiteside anchoring the defense and a healthy Bosh and Wade along with Goran Dragic the Heat should compete for top honors in the East.
The NBA Draft is right around the corner. All these young men have been dreaming of this moment their whole lives. Each prospect has a unique story that has help to challenge and drive them. All the players they idolized are now people they will be playing with or competing against. The moment they all are about to experience will be something that maybe so surreal that sentences can’t be formulated. Dreams and hopes are the best tools of ambition. As you get closer to those dreams the reality of that fact is what we as fans get to witness on draft night!
“Damn Homie, in High School You was The Man, Homie” –50cent
After being the number 1 prospect in the country as a high school senior, Emmanuel Mudiay is getting 50cent returns on his Chinese investment. A lot has changed since his decision to forgo college, some GM’s may look at his decision as an indictment on his character. Others, may have questions concerning his skills, but even though Mudiay chose the road less traveled, its obvious that he picked up great experience along the way.
Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown comparing Russell to Mudiay:
“Emmanuel is a point guard, I don’t think D’Angelo Russell is a point guard,” he said. “But I think D’Angelo Russell is a great player. He can pass the hell out of the ball, he can shoot it with range. I don’t think he’ll ever be the defender that Emmanuel is and I don’t think he’ll ever run a team the way Emmanuel does but he also doesn’t need to do that the way he plays.” –Larry Brown
The Los Angeles Clippers will be updating a lot more than their roster this upcoming season. New uniforms have been released to the media and they have been met with critical acclaim by many NBA analysts. So far hoop fans have given mixed reviews over the new threads but fashionista Lance Stephenson seems to love the new look.
After losing 49 games last season, Lance Stephenson seems happy to finally be back on a playoff team. His mercurial personality is probably a better fit on the West Coast. Granted the 24hour celebrity lifestyle can serve as a distraction in Los Angeles….Boom or Bust!!!
Jersey changes in the NBA are rarely unanimously praised, I personally still miss the old Toronto uniforms with the dinosaur on the front chest. Perhaps I’m childish, but I still think that these were THE FRESHEST uniforms in NBA history … (And this coming from a Knicks Fan)
PLEASE BRING THESE BACK!!!!
Say what you want about the new uniforms but I think adding a black alternative road color to the traditional red,white and blue seems like a nice upgrade….However I’m not a fan of that South -Beach Miami-Vice hot pink’ish color they used in the Logo….ehh
What do you think of L.A’s new look?
A week ago we blogged about how LeBron James was overcoming the curse of Lil B. Game 3 had just ended, and the Cleveland Cavaliers were up 2-1 in the series. With LeBron averaging a 40 point triple double the curse seemed all but broken. I mean honestly… what could possibly go wrong?
Then in game 4 the evil magic came storming into the series. The Cavs would go on to get blown out at home, and LeBron James would go on to have arguably the worst day of his career.
How Bad Was IT???
LeBron had his head busted wide open by the same cameras that exposed his penis on National Tv….
Talk about an embarrassing ending for the “Best Player on the Planet”. The internet memes will be cruel all summer as LeBron James has now suffered back to back losses in the NBA Finals. However, I think its fair to mention that no player in the modern era has ever looked so good in a losing effort. I know it hurts LeBron, but keep your chin up, the best is yet to come.