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You've Got to Be Kidding Me
The NBA All-Star Game is a night where we see the league's elite players face off in a wildly entertaining matchup. Now more than ever with the team format replacing the traditional East versus West style, there is much more hype around this fun and historical event.
LA-Bron: The Good, the Bad, and the Spitting - Part 3
The month of December was not terribly kind to the Los Angeles Lakers. Sure, they finished with an 8-7 record, but this month will be remembered as the one which the Lakers were truly unhealthy. Well, to be honest, the team has rarely been at full strength this entire year, but that was taken to a new extreme this month. But anyways, here's my Lakers breakdown for the month of December.
Early NBA Award Winners
I feel like this can be said about every NBA season, but this one has been very interesting with compelling storylines and stellar play league-wide. Even though we’re a long way from the NBA Award Show in June, fans worldwide are making their predictions for who will win the five major awards. So, with just under 40 percent of the regular season completed, these are my major award winners thus far.
NBA Christmas Day Preview
The NBA tradition of playing on Christmas games goes back to 1947, the league's second season. While Christmas is a day to be with family and unwrap presents and eat great food, it's a day to watch some of the best NBA action there is. Even though Nike again refused to give us special edition Christmas jerseys for the second year in a row (is it really that hard, guys?) December 25 should still be an entertaining day. So, here's a rundown of all the games that'll be happening and my predictions.
LA-Bron: The Good, the Bad, and the Spitting - Part 2
When we last checked in with the Lakers, they were 2-3, on the outside-looking in when it came to the playoff picture. Now they're 11-7, good for seventh place in the Western Conference—what's crazy is that they're a single game outside of the first seed. So what has changed since the team's "dreadful start?" I'll be going through just that.
Hot or Not?
If you've been reading my articles for any amount of time, you know I'm very analytical, using statistics and other information to support my claims. While I love doing that, I understand that most people I know aren't in the mood to read a long article about a sport they may or may not like. I'm not going to stop doing my analytical pieces, but I write more relatable articles so even non-basketball fans can understand and appreciate them.
Are You Seeing What I'm Seeing?
As dynamic as the NBA is, there are certain things we expect to remain true from season to season: the Golden State Warriors will be the best team, LeBron James will be the best player, and the Phoenix Suns will continue to be an embarrassment to the sport of basketball. All these things have held true this year, though many teams and individuals are coming after the Warriors and LeBron, respectively. However, the NBA is a very dynamic league, each season featuring its share of surprises. This year, the surprises have been taken to another extreme as there has been so much change league-wide. From fast to slow starts for teams and players to trends around the association, this 2018-2019 sure has gotten off to an interesting opening.
LA-Bron: The Good, the Bad, and the Spitting - Part 1
Pre-Script: I was going to do an entire the good, the bad, and the ugly type article, but I realized it would be far too long so I'm breaking it up into three articles, this being the first. Expect Part 2 in the coming week.
Luka Doncic: Boy Wonder
Whenever the basketball world is introduced to a European prospect, we all typically call BS, often rightfully so. For every Dirk Nowitzki and Tony Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo (only took me two tries to spell that LOL), we get dozens of players who never reach their potential, failing to be even average NBA players.
My Top 5 Storylines for 2018-2019 NBA Season
So....it's been a while.... In my defence, I'm in first year engineering and tore my MCL in my first university rugby game so cut me some slack. Fortunately, I don't need surgery for those worrying (so like two people) and uni is, well, taking some getting used to.
Much Ado About Melo?
Pre-Script: I had actually written this article weeks ago, but didn't feel like releasing it because I didn't think it had enough substance. Then I saw Mike Korzemba's video on Melo, and I couldn't have said it any better than he did. Now enjoy!
Watch Your Head
Before I even say anything, just watch this video. Just do it. Done? Ok, cool. So yeah, Dennis Smith Jr. is athleticism personified. He's only 6'3" and has tied the NBA-record for the highest vertical leap in NBA history. His explosive, exciting play-style has been wowing people from his high school days in Fayetteville, North Carolina (famous for being the hometown of rapping sensation J Cole). He went to college at NC State (alma mater of fellow sky-walker NBA legend David Thompson) and where he continued to electrify crowds and impress scouts with his athleticism and scoring prowess. In the 2017 NBA Draft, he was drafted 9th overall by the Dallas Mavericks—the New York Knicks foolishly passed on Smith Jr. even though they needed a point guard—and was immediately labelled as the steal of the draft. While Donovan Mitchell and Kyle Kuzma likely stole that title from him, Smith Jr. had a decent rookie season that should leave Mavericks fans excited for the post-Nowitzki era.