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2017-2018 NBA Midseason Awards: Rookie of the Year

With the 2017-2018 NBA season past the midpoint and All-Star weekend approaching, it is time to take a look at my annual Midseason Awards. Rookie of the Year 5. Lauri Markkanen- Chicago Bulls(15.4 ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.3apg) 4. Kyle Kuzma- Los Angeles Lakers(16.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.0apg) 3. Donovan Mitchell- Utah Jazz(19.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.4apg) 2. Jayson Tatum- Boston Celtics(13.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.3apg) 1. Ben Simmons- Philadelphia 76ers(16.6ppg, 8.0rpg, 7.2apg) … Continue reading 2017-2018 NBA Midseason Awards: Rookie of the Year

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NBA Christmas Day Preview

It’s Christmas Day and once again the NBA takes center stage with five marquee matchups. Along with festive sneakers worn by the players, the Christmas team uniforms differ each year. This year the NBA has gone with the sleeved jersey being rocked by Dwight Howard below. The actual games on the docket for today should provide for some good entertainment. Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets … Continue reading NBA Christmas Day Preview

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Top NBA Players in 2013-2014: Number 3

With the start of the 2013-2014 NBA season just 3 days away it is time for the annual KAT top players countdown. I’m sure there will be a lot of dissenting views but here goes. 3. Kobe Bryant, SG, Los Angeles Lakers   2012-2013 Stats: 27.3pts, 5.6reb, 6ast, 1.4stl Career Achievements: 5× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2009–2010) 2× NBA Finals MVP (2009–2010) NBA Most Valuable Player … Continue reading Top NBA Players in 2013-2014: Number 3

2013-2014 NBA Preview: Western Conference 9-15

The 2013 NBA offseason was one of the most exciting in recent memory. The 2013-2014 season is shaping up to be a great one. Last season the Oklahoma City Thunder(60-22) finished with the best regular season record in the Western Conference, but it was the San Antonio Spurs that came seconds away from winning the NBA Championship. The west is stacked once again in 2013-2014. … Continue reading 2013-2014 NBA Preview: Western Conference 9-15

Hollywood’s Newest Star: Dwight Howard Traded to Lakers

The Dwight Howard saga is finally over as he has been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a blockbuster 4-team trade. Philadelphia 76ers all-star Andre Iguodala is heading to the Denver Nuggets, while the 76ers acquire Andrew Bynum, and Jason Richardson. The Orlando magic receive Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vecevic and a protected future first-round draft pick from each of the … Continue reading Hollywood’s Newest Star: Dwight Howard Traded to Lakers

2012 NBA Playoffs: Thunder Eliminate Lakers, Celtics Push Sixers to Brink

Celtics 101 76ers 85 BOS 3-2 The Boston Celtics used a third quarter rally to pull away from the Philadelphia 76ers in game five 101-85 and take a 3-2 series lead. Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo found Brandon Bass early and often in the third quarter which led to an 18 point quarter for Bass. Bass finished with a team high and career playoff high … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Thunder Eliminate Lakers, Celtics Push Sixers to Brink

2012 NBA Playoffs: Celts Win Big, Thunder Escape

Celtics 107 76ers 91 BOS 2-1 The Boston Celtics regained control of the series in emphatic fashion, wiping down the Sixers 107-91 in game 3. Paul Pierce set the tone early with two loud and emphatic dunks. Pierce who has been struggling with a sprained MCL, had his best game of the series scoring 24 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Kevin Garnett took over in … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Celts Win Big, Thunder Escape

2012 NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Second Round Predictions

Now that that the matchups are set, let’s take a look at the Western Conference Semifinals pairings. (1)San Antonio Spurs vs. (5)Los Angeles Clippers The San Antonio Spurs had no trouble dismantling the under-matched Utah Jazz 4-0 in round one. The Clippers should put up a little more resistance in round two. In round one the Spurs didn’t whatever they wanted offensively. It sounds weird … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Second Round Predictions

2012 NBA Playoffs: Celtics Rally to Take Gm 1, Lakers Prevail in 7

Celtics 92 76ers 91 BOS 1-0 It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win. The Boston Celtics kicked off the second round of the NBA Playoffs with a come from behind victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in game 1. Although it wasn’t his smoothest game Rajon Rondo was still able to record his 8th career triple-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 17 assists. … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Celtics Rally to Take Gm 1, Lakers Prevail in 7

2012 NBA Playoffs: Sixers and Celtics Advance, Nuggets Force Game 7

76ers 79 Bulls 78 PHI wins 4-2 The Philadelphia 76ers are heading to the second after narrowly defeated the Chicago Bulls 79-78 in game 6. Andre Iguodala drained two free throws with 2.2 seconds remaining to put Philly ahead. C.J. Watson would heave up a desperation half court shot that nearly banked in as time expired. Iguodala led the Sixers with 20 points and 7 … Continue reading 2012 NBA Playoffs: Sixers and Celtics Advance, Nuggets Force Game 7