A few weeks ago, a third straight MVP for Nikola Jokic was thought to be all but in the bag. But as of March 16, Joel Embiid had overtaken Jokic in the MVP race. Sportsbooks now have him as the favorite, and by a fair margin: He’s -250 at FanDuel, while Jokic has plummeted to… Read More Joel Embiid Has Passed Nikola Jokic in the MVP Race
In a recent post, I offered a defense for Nikola Jokic’s case for earning his third straight MVP. I argued that he’s having a better season than Joel Embiid, his team is in first place in the West, his team’s lack of playoff success the past two years isn’t his fault, and that we shouldn’t… Read More The Real Reason Nikola Jokic is About to Win His Third Straight MVP (It’s Not Racial Bias)
Jokic is a clear favorite to win his third consecutive NBA MVP award, and people are pissed about it. They point to things like him being drafted second-to-last in the All Star Game (thus showing that he’s not truly the best player in the league or perhaps even top-5), and the lack of postseason success… Read More Nikola Jokic Haters Don’t Have a Leg to Stand On
Yikes: Can’t imagine that’ll go over well in the locker room. Man, the 76ers are a complete mess. And honestly, in a vacuum, it’s hard to really rip them because with Embiid’s fractured orbital bone, his concussion, and the ligament tear in his hand, he’s clearly not been 100% in this series. He missed the… Read More Joel Embiid Basically Calls James Harden Washed
News just broke yesterday that Nikola Jokic has been voted the 2022 NBA MVP, securing back-to-back MVP honors. He will be officially honored in a ceremony on TNT momentarily. Jokic joins an elite club of players to win consecutive MVPs, although it has happened quite a bit in recent years. The list of players: Jokic… Read More Nikola Jokic Has Won his Second Straight MVP
I don’t even know what’s going on in this man’s head. He is completely afraid of the rim: When you look at the still shot, it’s insane that he did not go up with the ball here: This man needs to see a sports psychologist or something. It is 100% a confidence thing. He has… Read More Ben. Simmons.
Damn, he didn’t hold back: The thing is, he was saying this stuff before the season started. I have been saying since the playoffs started that the shortened offseason was bad for players and likely causing all these injuries, but I was only saying that because LeBron was saying it. I figured he knew what… Read More LeBron Blasts NBA for Putting Players at Higher Injury Risk