The 2013 NBA season has been exciting, and things are going to heat up even more. With the playoffs around the corner, basketball fans are on the edge of their seats as teams prepare to square off. For those planning to watch the playoffs — and place their bets with the best sportsbook bonuses — there are a few NBA teams that are favorites to win the NBA Finals for 2013: Miami Heat The Heat had...
The ‘Heat Streak’ finally ended at 27 staright wins. Although the end of the second longest winning streak in NBA history wasn’t necessarily due to Miami’s play but it was the defensive effort and energy of the short-handed Chicago Bulls – framed by the physical treatment given to LeBron James. Watching the game, I was reminded of how the old Detroit Pistons team, the...
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The Heat were just hoping that their winning streak ended after they set the NBA record. Alas, it was not meant to be, as the Chicago Bulls snapped the Miami Heat’s incredible streak – which will go down as the second longest in NBA history – at 27 games with a 101-97 win in Chicago on Wednesday night. Although the Heat came...
The wins keep on coming for the Miami Heat, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are coming easy. The Heat stretched their incredible win streak – which is already the second longest single-season streak in NBA history – to 24 games on Wednesday night, but they needed to rally from a 27-point deficit to do it. The Heat trailed LeBron James’ former squad by nearly 30 points...
NBA fans have been in awe of the Miami Heat’s incredible 20-game winning streak over the last month, but they aren’t the only ones who have been impressed by the team’s recent run. Members of the 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers have also taken notice of the Heat and as the team with the longest winning streak in NBA history (33 games), they consider this Heat squad to be a threat to...
You’ve probably seen or at least heard of the Internet meme called “The Harlem Shake” and if you haven’t, then take a look at the Miami Heat’s rendition of the popular dance above. The meme, which went viral sometime last month, has already inspired hundreds of thousands, if not millions of editions, all of which involve a group of people dancing wildly to the Baauer...
Sacramento Kings fans didn’t have a lot to cheer about this season, but they got to celebrate a major victory on Wednesday. All 30 NBA team owners gathered on Wednesday for a four hour meeting to vote on the Kings’ proposed move to Seattle. Even though the team owners, the Maloof family, had approved the sale to a Seattle investment group, the majority of team owners voted against the move by a count of 22-8, effectively keeping the team in [...]Read more →
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Kentucky, Florida State, and North Carolina were all vying for his services in hope of landing the player regarded as the best high school basketball prospect since LeBron James in 2003. However, all three schools will have to settle with being runner-ups in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes because the forward announced Tuesday morning that he will be attending the University of Kansas. Some experts projected that Florida State, the alma mater of Wiggins’ parents, was the favorite to land the forward [...]Read more →
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Despite being undermanned, the Chicago Bulls have remained physical with the Miami Heat in their second-round playoff series, but it was the defending champs who really flexed their muscles in game four. Led by newly-crowned MVP LeBron James, the Heat ran away with the win in a rout 88-65, holding the Bulls to their lowest offensive output in franchise history in the postseason. The active Miami defense forced 17 turnovers and held the Bulls to a dismal 25.7 field goal [...]Read more →
Considering how volatile and hostile the playoff series between the Heat and Bulls has been, it’s understandable that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau would lose his cool, but it’s only going to cost him. Thibodeau’s frustration after the Bulls’ game three loss boiled over on Saturday as he criticized the officiating and suggested referees might be favoring the defending champs. The NBA announced Thidobeau will be fined $35,000 for his comments. Here’s what Thidobeau said following game three, according to ESPN.com: [...]Read more →
Basketball Minnesota Timberwolves
After several comeback attempts in the past year, Brandon Roy made it clear that he was not giving up on his NBA career, but after being waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves this week, it’s likely he’s played his last NBA basketball. The team made the decision to let Roy go on Friday, according to ESPN.com. “We wish Brandon and his family all the best in the future,” new Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said in a statement. Although [...]Read more →
Basketball Denver Nuggets
Although the Denver Nuggets got ousted in the first round of the playoffs again, their banner year hasn’t gone unrecognized. On Wednesday, the NBA announced that George Karl has earned Coach of the Year honors for the 2012-2013 season. His most notable accomplishment was guiding the Nuggets to a franchise-record 57 wins without a true star player. It’s the first time Karl has won the award in 25 seasons in the NBA, despite leading his teams to 21 consecutive winning [...]Read more →
[Since the publication of this initial report, Jackson has informed the team he is not interested in the coaching position, according to league sources] Despite guiding the Brooklyn Nets to the playoffs this season, interim coach P.J. Carlesimo was fired and the Nets are now looking again toward Phil Jackson to fill their current coaching vacancy. After firing coach Avery Johnson earlier this season, the Nets went after Jackson, but after he said he wasn’t interested, they promoted Carlesimo from [...]Read more →
The best player in the game entered an even higher class on Sunday. The NBA named LeBron James the league’s MVP for the fourth time in his career. He is now just the fifth player with at least four MVP awards, joining a club that includes Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. James also tied Shaquille O’Neal’s record (1999-2000 season) for most first-place votes with 120 of 121, coming up just one vote shy of being the [...]Read more →
Every April, young NBA prospects are faced with the decision to see if the reality of being an NBA player is as sweet as the dream. Let’s discuss who made the best decisions and who made potentially costly ones. Wise to enter Cody Zeller, Indiana, So. The “Big Handsome” didn’t take the big step forward this past season that many analysts expected, but his ability to score efficiently with both hands in the post as well as his basketball IQ [...]Read more →
Basketball Los Angeles Lakers
After enduring a rough year on the court that ended with a major injury, Kobe Bryant is still not getting any real rest. ESPN.com is reporting that Bryant and his own mother, Pamela, are currently engaged in a legal battle over some valuable mementos from his high school and pro career that he left at home. A New Jersey auction house has filed a lawsuit to acquire the right to sell the memorabilia – a collection of over 100 items, [...]Read more →