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Three Teams That Lost out on DeMarcus Cousins
The Sacramento Kings finally traded away DeMarcus Cousins — which is still a shocker to hear. Year after year, this drama became a story of the “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” because the organization kept flip-flopping on their stance. Even more shocking about the trade is that the Kings didn’t get as much back as they should have. What really has me spinning, however, is why these three playoff contenders didn’t pull the trigger on Boogie:
Five Factors: The Islanders are the Scariest Team in the NHL
Over the last month, the New York Islanders have revived a season that seemed absolutely doomed. The team has a 9–2–2 record over their last 13 games, starting with a 4–0 win in Boston which would prove to be Jack Capuano’s last game behind the bench with the team.
David Fizdale’s Rant Is Everything Good About the NBA Playoffs
Each year, we get a highlight that resonates in our brains for years to come. No, it’s not that one play that may change the game, or even move a team on all the way to a title. It’s the moment where somebody reaches their boiling point, and leaves us with a memory to last a lifetime.
It’s Finally Time We Give Playoff John Wall the Credit He Deserves
There’s an old saying that goes, “If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody's around to hear it, does it make a sound?” It’s strange how a saying like this can apply to the NBA Playoffs, but in fact it does. This isn’t a story about the Knicks taking stadium sounds out to make the game more authentic, or another player not responding to the always active Twitter fingers around the league. It’s about a player putting on memorable performance night after night while everyone’s attention is elsewhere, as if he’s playing in an arena all by himself.
Who Will Be the Biggest Surprise in This Year’s Playoffs?
With Kevin Durant slated to return right before the playoffs while teams are disrespecting the Celtics to the point where they’re being crowned the worst top seed of all time, people already have their minds made up on how the playoffs will go. LeBron and company will rally together like some sort of underdog team in a mildly entertaining sports movie while the stage is set for the Spurs and the Warriors to give us a bloodbath of a Western Conference Finals. Fast forward to June, skip the spring, and get on with it.
Floyd Money Mayweather Has a Message for Conor McGregor
In a Ronda Rousey-less world, where ratings are somewhat normal by MMA standards. When the world of Boxing has no real superstar headliner to turn to. Living in a society where robot fighting and fighter genre video games will probably be larger sporting draws in the near future, who does the world have to depend on? Two of combat sports biggest stars, if not their biggest, in Conor McGregor and Floyd “Money” Mayweather, that’s who.
Believe It or Not, This Series Won Russell Westbrook the MVP
After this NBA season, the majority of NBA writers and fans have the same basic idea on who is in the running for the MVP of the league. You may get a hipster or two that will throw a number of advanced statistics they casually have at the ready as they argue for Kawhi Leonard. You have some of the LeBron lovers voicing about why they believe King James is the most valuable player in the league two seasons before he even started. Then, you have the rest of the league who believes this is a two man race between James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
Wilmer Flores, DLM (Designated Lefty Masher)
We’re all familiar with the LOOGY, the “Lefty One Out Guy”. He’s a left handed relief pitcher whose entire job is to come into a game in a high leverage situation and get a single left-handed batter out. It’s a very niche role, but some players, like Jesse Orosco and Randy Choate, made entire careers out of it.