After that insane ending to Game 6 in Miami, where Derrick White saved the Celtics’ season at the buzzer with a game-winning putback to force a Game 7 back home in Boston, I don’t think many people gave the Heat a chance. I didn’t, personally. I thought they were cooked. But like they always say,… Read More Miami Heat Become Second 8th Seed to Reach NBA Finals, Celtics Left Looking for Answers
What a time to be a Denver sports fan, huh? The Avalanche won the Stanley Cup last year, now the Nuggets will probably be big favorites to win the franchise’s first NBA Championship this year. Of course, their likely opponent in the Finals, the Miami Heat, are not going to be an easy task (plus,… Read More The Lakers Have Been Swept, The Nuggets Are Going to the Finals for the First Time Ever
Yet again, Temetrius “Ja” Morant was filmed flashing a gun. One of his friends was on IG Live while in the car with Ja, they were bumping some music, the friend panned the camera over to Ja who had pulled out his gun and was showing it off. The friend quickly yanked the camera away… Read More The NBA is Not Going to Tolerate Ja Morant’s Behavior
From 2-10 to the Western Conference Finals. From the 13th seed at the trade deadline to the Final Four. You didn’t actually think LeBron and AD would choke a 3-1 lead, did you? Please tell me you didn’t fall for the Bron Hater fan fiction–the ESPN wet dream. Don’t tell me you believed the little… Read More Lakers Eliminate Warriors 4-2; Western Conference Finals Prediction | Where Do Warriors Go From Here?
I feel partially vindicated here. On the one hand, I look like an idiot for picking the Timberwolves to beat the Nuggets in the first round. After two games of that series I immediately recognized the error of my ways and changed my thinking on the Nuggets. But on the other hand, I have been… Read More Nuggets Destroy the Suns and Advance to Western Conference Finals–Is Jokic the Best Basketball Player in the World?
Milwaukee was at home and up 14 going into the 4th quarter. In fact, there was a point late in the 3rd quarter where Milwaukee was up 102-86 and I turned the game off. I started watching the Warriors-Kings game instead because I thought it was over. Miami stayed hot from three, as I predicted… Read More Bucks Bounced in 5 By Butler and Heat After Another 4th Quarter Collapse
The Milwaukee Bucks have been playing a dangerous game in these playoffs. Giannis is dealing with a back contusion, and so the Bucks held him out of Games 2 and 3. You keep hearing the announcers say stuff like, “Giannis would be playing if this were Game 7,” or “Giannis would be playing if this… Read More Butler Drops 56 to Push the Bucks to the Brink
I was going to try to hit all the playoff series, but here’s the thing: most of them aren’t interesting. So I’ll be focusing on the three most interesting series here. But before I do, let me just give a quick rundown of the other five series: Okay, now on to the interesting series. Suns… Read More NBA Playoffs: Takeaways After 4 Days on Suns/Clippers, Lakers/Grizz, and Kings/Dubs
Okay, I know I’m a little late with this as we are through Game 1 in every playoff series (I am typing this up in the middle of the Minnesota/Denver Game 1). So I’m going to cheat a little bit, but also, I made this bracket before the playoffs started and so these are my… Read More 2023 NBA Playoff Predictions
Okay, the play-in round starts tomorrow night and then the playoffs begin on Saturday. We are in it now, folks. The NBA playoffs are my favorite of any sport. The NFL playoffs are just too short, too fleeting. There are only actually 13 NFL playoff games each year. It’s like once you hit Divisional Round,… Read More Sizing Up the 2023 NBA Playoff Field