We all know King James has some hairline issues, so why not have a bit of fun with it? Color in your favorite LBJ Headband Position!
We all love the game of basketball and everything that comes with it…
Players play hard night after night, but occasionally some get lost in the moment and….. BLAMMM!!
Emotions fly high, tempers ablaze, there’s a lot at stake and players will do whatever they can to get the job done.
Here we compile some of the hardest, grittiest, and downright ugly moments of the NBA.
Kevin McHale Decapitates Kurt Rambis
Game 4 of the 1984 NBA Finals and the Lakers are leading the Boston Celtics 2-1. It’s the 3rd Quarter and the Lakers are up 76-70 when Abdul-Jabbar pulls down a rebound, launches a quick pass up court to James Worthy, who lays off to Kurt Rambis who charges through for what should be a standard lay-up. Until… Kevin McHale rips through and completely clotheslines Rambis to the floor and causes all sorts of mayhem on court. It was the moment that really heated up that series and the violent physicality took off from that point. Some say it was an effective turning point for the Celtics as they went on to win that Game 4 129-125, and then took the next to games to win the 1984 Championship 4-2.
Howdy folks! We’re back today with the latest team season preview taking a look at Western Conference favorites the Oklahoma City Thunder, Perennial dark horses the Philadelphia 76ers (or will they be?) and southern giant killers the San Antonio Spurs. Enjoy!
Oklahoma City Thunder
How Will They Do?
Oklahoma City are the NBA’s darlings, rising out of the ashes of the Seattle Sonics. Last year they fulfilled what most predicted – making it to the NBA Finals before being steamrolled by the Heat juggernaut. This season brings another series of high expectations and even more challenges. As the Lakers rebuilt and retooled for another assault on the title the Thunder took stock and made very few changes. Last season was an important moment for this franchise as it gave them the irrational confidence that they can now reach the highest heights. The biggest story line coming out of this camp this season will be can they re-sign James Harden? Currently the team is cash strapped. They hold the contracts of Durant, Westbrook, Perkins and Ibaka in their hands. Harden is the icing on this cake, coming off the bench with confidence, fearless determination and one of the best ball handlers in the league. Harden’s presence cements this team atop the Western Conference, without him there is an air of uncertainty. We really like how the Thunder have built upon their roster and given themselves depth at most positions. Collison & Jones backing up Ibaka & Durant as newest Thunder recruit Thabeet brings size off the bench. Harden, Maynor and Cook act as dynamite off the bench lifting the tempo of the team whenever they are on-court. Sure it’s not the deepest team in the league but it’s one of the most reliable, you know what you will get from your bench. Very similar to Moneyball it’s about working your way to a win any way you can. Coach Brooks knows this, has assembled a squad capable of challenging every team in the league. This team is one of the most explosive and dynamic in the league, a League Pass must every night. There is no doubting they have the talent, if they can just sprinkle in a dash of experience (gained from the 2011/12 Finals & Olympics) this team could destroy the Western Conference. Look for them to pick up 55-65 wins this year.
Welcome to NBA Season Previews Part 6! Today, we take a look at the Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors. We’re getting close to opening night, make sure you’re up to date with your team’s preview!
How will they do?
It can’t have been that much fun to be a Buck’s fan over the last couple of seasons. They certainly didn’t have bad seasons, but inconsistency hurt them when it counted and they just missed out on a playoff spots. I have a feeling that 2013 will take a similar path. The east is getting tougher across mid table teams. But, the Bucks certainly have the talent to prove me wrong. Without a doubt, the Bucks have one of the most explosive back courts in the game with Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings, who now with a solid off-season together should be able to gel and cause some issues for opposition defenses. They are undersized though. The trade for Ellis took away one of the leagues best big men in Andrew Bogut, but they have replaced him with Samuel Dalembert, who may not be at the same level as Bogut, but has the experience and size to make a difference. The Bucks also have a couple of wild cards in Luc Mbah a Moute, Ersan Ilyasova and rookie John Henson. Mbah a Moute in particular is a beat on the defensive end and if he can add another dimension to his offense, i can see him making a big difference to this team. If the Bucks are to make a serious run at the Eastern Conference finals a few cards need to fall their way.
Former Knicks legend Patrick Ewing has turned down an offer to take up his first Head Coach role.
Despite this being the type of role Ewing has been looking for, for sometime it has been suggested it was declined because it was for a position at the Knicks’ D-League club.
Westbrook goes BOOM-SHAKLAKA on Argentina. USA wins 126- 97
The NBA is a worldwide billion-dollar machine. Plain and simple.
You can argue that team owners have been losing money faster than they ever have resulting in teams being sold, moved and bailed out by the NBA and it would be true, but that doesn’t change the fact that the NBA brings in billions of dollars into the system year after year. From merchandise sales, to worldwide broadcast deals, bums on seats and everything else in between, the NBA is all about the $$$…and here we all are thinking it was about entertainment.
Each day the Olympics creep closer and closer. Each team is playing their final warm up games in coming days including Team USA.
The 12 team competition has been split into 2 Groups – 6 teams each.
- United States
- Great Britain
- Russian Federation
Please find the Olympic schedule at the following link - 2012 Olympic Basketball
The 2012 NBA Draft has just concluded, and we are about to see 60 brand new faces enter the league this season. Here are the final results:
Over the past week, we have seen (and in some cases been fooled by) a number of false Twitter accounts created by people who claim to be highly trusted and credible sources in the NBA World. These fake accounts are constructed to fool people into thinking big moves and trades have been made by NBA franchises for little more than a cheap laugh.