All-Star weekend approaching this coming weekend happened to coincide with a card purchase for my Tim Duncan collection, a memorabilia card from 2012-13 Timeless Treasures picturing Duncan in his Western Conference All-Star jersey. With that purchase, I started looking into other All-Star Duncan memorabilia cards in my collection. Turns out Duncan has a good number,… Read More Tim Duncan All-Star Relics
I’m starting this post by stating that I’m a Pacers fan first. I started cheering for the Pacers in the mid-90s when Reggie Miller and team regularly went deep in the playoffs, battled the Knicks, MJ, etc… While Indiana’s been consistently good, not great, for quite some time, the Spurs obtained the ultimate prize five… Read More It Must be a Spurs Thing: Dejounte Murray Rookies
After losing in six games to the Thunder in what may have been the most entertaining series of the playoffs, the question comes up- are the Spurs, as they are currently assembled, done as a serious title-threat going forward? Tim Duncan becomes a free-agent, although both sides have basically accepted Duncan is a Spur-for-life. The… Read More Are the Spurs Done?
When the shortened NBA regular season started, most analysts predicted the Bobcats would finish near or at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. No one thought this team would sniff the playoffs this season, or beat any of the league’s best. It would be a rebuilding year, to be sure. Develop the young players, make… Read More Bobcats could make history, let’s hope they don’t
I guess Warrior fans aren’t too pleased with the team’s recent trade sending Monta Ellis to the Bucks for an injured Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson (who they then shipped to the Spurs for Richard Jefferson). Since the trade the team has lost 4 straight games, when prior to they were at least in contention… Read More Warriors retire Mullin’s jersey, fans boo owner
While the Sixers have played one of the league’s easiest schedules so far in the early season, their 12-5 record cannot be discounted. Even in a loss to the Wade-less Heat Saturday night, I was struck by the quality depth of this Sixers squad. In Louis Williams, Thaddeus Young, and Evan Turner, they’ve got three… Read More Surprising Team #1: Philadelphia 76ers
The second round of All-Star voting returns was released on NBA.com Thursday. Eastern Conference starters as of today: G Derrick Rose, G Dwyane Wade, F Lebron James, F Carmelo Anthony, C Dwight Howard Western Conference starters as of today: G Kobe Bryant, G Chris Paul, F Kevin Durant, F Blake Griffin, C Andrew Bynum Are all… Read More 2012 All-Stars: Who Are Your Starters?
Ricky Rubio made his NBA debut earlier this week as the Minnesota Timberwolves faced the Thunder. Coming off the bench, Rubio put up 6 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals in 27 minutes of action. He posted similar numbers in his second game against the Bucks on Wednesday. The numbers may not jump out (yet),… Read More Rookie Highlight: Ricky Rubio
Last night I saw LeBron James play in-person for the first time. I was not left disappointed. Corey Maggette tried, Derrick Brown tried. Valiant efforts. The Bobcats left it all on the floor last night at TWC Arena in uptown Charlotte. But in the end, the big 3 turned it on and had just enough… Read More Nobody Can Guard LeBron James
With the recent acquisition of Chris Paul, how will the Clippers mesh? Can all the main pieces stay healthy? Paul, Blake Griffin, Caron Butler, all have sustained major injuries during their career. With a less than to be desired bench, it will be critical for those guys to stay healthy during the condensed season. My… Read More Where Will Clippers Finish?