NBA Playoffs Last Night: Kobe Bryant One Bucket Away From +70 (Philly Recap On SLAM Added)

Posted in Allen Iverson, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Carmello Anthony, Defensive Player of the Year Award, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, J.R. Smith, Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Mike Bibby, NBA playoffs, Paul Pierce, Philadelphia 76ers, Rajon Rando, Ray Allen, SLAMonline, Stephon Marbury on April 24th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(Photo: Kevork Dejansezian/AP)
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Don’t talk smack J.R. when Kobe is on fire and your team is getting blown out

Los Angeles 122, Denver 107

Lakers lead Denver 2-0

Kobe Bryant was one point away from becoming just the fourth player in NBA history with a 50 point/10 assist game–a feat I call the +70. LeBron James had one this year against the Knicks, Stephon Marbury did it with the Suns and then you have to go back to 1975 when Kareem Abdul Jabbar accomplished the feat with 50 points/15 boards/11 assists.

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Is Denver the Right Place for Allen Iverson?

Posted in Allen Iverson, Denver Nuggets, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Paul Pierce on April 24th, 2008 by Co Co

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Co Co’s team starts with these two

Guys, bear with me for a few moments because I’m about to ramble. I have no idea where this is headed.

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Kenny Smith Duplicates Kobe Bryant’s Car Jump

Posted in Blogroll, Kenny Smith, Kobe Bryant on April 24th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Yo this was straight up hilarrrrious! I laughed my ass off for a while after seeing this live.

A Star and Stripes

Posted in Bryon Scott, candace parker, CP3, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Sparks, NCAA Basketball on April 23rd, 2008 by AXG

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Candace is a bad girl

In the midst of these 2008 NBA Playoffs, a major shift in the professional basketball paradigm happened yesterday. Its equivalent to the type of force that moves mountains. Candace Parker, “CP3” in her own right, signed an undisclosed deal with Gatorade, and Adidas.

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NBA On TNT Notes: Barkley on Dallas,”Once someone says you’re soft…everyone is going to test it.”

Posted in Bonzi Wells, Bryon Scott, Charles Barkley, Chris Paul, Dallas Mavericks, David Aldridge, Dirk Nowitzki, Doug Collins, Ernie Johnson, Gregg Popovich, Jerry Stackhouse, Jimmy Lynam, Kenny Smith, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Manu Ginobli, Matt Devlin, Mike Dunleavy, NBA MVP, New Orleans Hornets, Pam Oliver, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Kerr, Tiger Woods, Tony Parker on April 23rd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Get back Stack!

Smith on the Dallas Mavericks being intimidated by their opponent the last two playoffs: “Last year, the Dallas Mavericks were intimidated to a degree by the Golden State Warriors. And it wasn’t just the fact that (Golden State) was better than (Dallas), but they felt they could be physical with them and they could intimidate them. So now it’s the first round against New Orleans and they are going to do what Golden State (did).”

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TBR’s First Annual 2008 NFL Mock Draft (Pick 29-31)

Posted in 2008 NFL Draft, Ali Highsmith, blog roll, Blogroll, Green Bay Packers, Jerrod Mayo, LSU, Mario Manningham, Michigan, New York Giants, NFL Draft, NFL Mock Drafts on April 23rd, 2008 by Ron Glover

Today we wrap up our First Annual NFL Mock Draft and I must say I’ve had a blast. I’m sure the first round won’t pan out like this; with Miami signing #1 pick OT Jake Long yesterday I’m already in the hole. How about the Vikings giving up a first rounder to the Chiefs and meeting the $30 million in guaranteed money for DE Jared Allen. I’m far from a draft expert and from what I seen and heard so are a lot of others. I just wanted to add something to the site and since everyone and their mother does a mock draft, why not us.

We’ll wrap it up today with San Francisco, Green Bay and the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, so let get things going.

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Why ESPN Why?

Posted in Dominican Replublic, E:60, ESPN, Miguel Tejada, MLB, PEDs, racism and sports on April 23rd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

ESPN chose to do this to Miguel Tejada under what guise? Was it about PEDs and getting rid of all remnants of steroids even though many White players are who took PEDs are still in the league?, getting him deported, bringing to light how the Dominican Republic siphons players into MLB, embarrassing him, getting him thrown in jail, pandering to a sick and twisted demography, showing their true colors, ratings or making a name for themselves and winning an award?

Anything else I forget?

This was just foul! I’m disgusted!

And then the getaway sentiment was giving a token appearance of caring about how he grew up in poverty?

What was your aim here E:60?

NBA Playoffs Last Night: Chris Paul, LeBron James and Dwight Howard Are Playing Ball–In Diapers–Against Each Other On Another Planet

Posted in Amare Stoudemire, Avery Johnson, Brandon Bass, Bryon Scott, Carlos Delfino, Chris Paul, Dallas Mavericks, David West, Defensive Player of the Year, Dirk Nowitzki, Hedo Turkoglu, Jason Kidd, Jose Calderon, Kevin Garnett, NBA playoffs, New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Sam Mitchell, San Antonio Spurs, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan, Toronto Raptors on April 23rd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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At the buzzer….again

New Orleans 127, Dallas 103

Hornets lead series 2-0

Yes he is. The legend is in fact…fact. Chris Paul became the first player in NBA history to have two games of 30 points, 10 assists and 3 steals and also the first player to do the aforementioned in his first two playoff games.

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Will Kelvin Sampson Bounce Back?

Posted in Bobby Knight, Clem Haskins, Coack K, Eric Gordon, Indiana University, Jim Boeheim, Jim Calhoun, Jim Harrick, Jim O'Brien, John Chaney, John Thompson, Kelvin Sampson, Kevin Love, Larry Eustachy, Memphis Tigers, Michael Beasley, Nolan Richardson, O.J. Mayo, University of Oklahoma on April 23rd, 2008 by Jerold Wells Jr.

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Who is Kelvin Sampson?

This is my farewell to college basketball 2008. I’ll remember the domination of Memphis, the outstanding freshman class (Beasley, Love, Mayo, Gordon), and the unforgettable championship game for years to come but this is what’s really going to stick with me.

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TBR’s First Annual 2008 NFL Mock Draft (Picks 25-28)

Posted in 2008 Mock Draft, Andre Caldwell, Antonio Cromartie, Arkansas, blog roll, Blogroll, blogrolll, Dallas Cowboys, Felix Jones, Florida, Jacksonville Jaguars, Julius Jones, Kenny Phillips, Kentwan Balmer, Maurice Morris, Miami, NFL Mock Draft, Patrick Crayton, Quentin Jammer, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Shawn Alexander, T.J. Duckett, Terry Glenn, Tony Romo, UNC on April 22nd, 2008 by Ron Glover

We are approaching the homestretch of the 2008 NFL Mock Draft. Today we have Seattle, Jacksonville, San Diego and Dallas selecting.

Let’s get rollin’ Seattle is on the clock…

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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: LeBron Is Just On Another Level

Posted in Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson, Inside the NBA, Kenny Smith, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Wally Szczerbiak on April 22nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(Photo: John Kurtz/Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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DeShawn is being clowned by Wally now? Damn.

Magic Johnson on NBA official Darell Garretson, who passed away this week: “Darell (Garretson) was one of the top refs to ever referee in the NBA. What I liked about him is he let you talk to him, you got five seconds to explain and then he’ll give you that look to say ‘that’s enough.’ One night, I was playing bad and I said, ‘Darell, you missed a call.’ He turned to me, looked straight at me and said, ‘Magic, I probably missed one, but you’re two for 10 tonight,’ and that said it all.”

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How Will the Country View the Democratic Campain for the Presidency After Today?

Posted in Barack Obama, Democrats, Govenor Ed Rendell, Hillary Clinton, Pennsylvania Primary, race, race and politics, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Rocky Balboa on April 22nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Is it me or could Hilary been seen as a Republican in all of this? She’s going hard on Barack…for what? That’s a look every man knows.

Today is a pivotal day that will go a long way into shaping which Democrat will win the nomination.

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NBA Playoffs Last Night

Posted in Bobby Jackson, Brendan Haywood, Cleveland Cavaliers, Derron Williams, Deshawn Stevenson, Gilbert Arenas, Houston Rockets, LeBron James, Mehmet Okur, NBA playoffs, Tracy McGrady, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards on April 22nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

So what.

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The Best Dunks of 2008

Posted in Blogroll, dunks, NBA on April 22nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Just a little something for your dunking pleasure.

I don’t know about #1 that was too tame for my tastes but Rudy Gay’s dunk gives ya the Gas Face.

TBR’s First Annual 2008 NFL Mock Draft (Picks 21-24)

Posted in 2008 NFL Draft, 2008 NFL Mock Draft, Aqib Talib, Blogroll, Dallas Cowboys, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Indiana University, James Hardy, Jason Campbell, Kenny Phillips, Limas Sweed, Pittsburgh Steelers, Sean Taylor, Tennessee State, Tennessee Titans, Terrell Owens, Uncategorized, University of Kansas, University of Texas, Washington Redskins on April 21st, 2008 by Ron Glover

We’re back for Week 2 of our 2008 Mock Draft. We will close out the first round with the playoff qualifiers. Don’t be fooled; in spite of their successful seasons these teams have major needs as well. Lets look to see how things unfold.

The Washington Redskins are on the clock…

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