NBA Playoffs 2009: Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 2nd Round Preview

Posted in Blogroll on May 5th, 2009 by Jerold Wells Jr.

Perhaps this is just a bump in the road. Maybe the challenge isn’t really much of a challenge at all. It seems as if ever sports outlet is proclaiming how badly the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to smash the Atlanta Hawks in their playoff match up.

Not so fast.

I’m not ready to call the upset but I can confidently give 3 reasons why the Hawks will compete.

Joe Johnson, Mike Bibby, and Flip Murray can score against the Cleveland back court.

Mo Williams, Daniel Gibson, and Delonte West will never be mistaken for Gary Payton or Mookie Blaylock as perimeter defenders. They’ll score points but they’ll also give up points.

Josh Smith, Al Horford, and Zaza Pachulia have the size and athleticism to challenge LeBron at the rim.

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NBA Playoffs 2009: Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets 2nd Round Preview

Posted in Blogroll on May 5th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Chauncey Billups is one of the best players to speak with in this business. He’s straight up, contrite, loyal and professional. His game speaks to the same words. The trade from Detroit gave the University of Colorado product a new vigor of basketball soul. I’m sure he feels for his former Detroit brethren…he wouldn’t be him if this were not true…but playing in his hometown is what every athlete wants and desires.

Yes Chris Paul is most likely the best point guard in the NBA and arguably Deron Williams falls closely behind New Orleans’ centerpiece, but to say Chauncey Billups is washed up like many have before the playoffs began is straight stupid. Yeah I said it…stupid.

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TNT Nets Best NBA Playoff First Round Ever in 25-Year History

Posted in Blogroll on May 5th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Bulls/Celtics Game #7 is Most Watched Round One Game in Cable Television History

TNT’s coverage of the 2009 NBA Playoffs is off to a strong start, netting the best first round ratings in cable television history.

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Tuesday Morning Starting Five: The Don’t Drink Too Much Tequila Edition

Posted in Blogroll on May 5th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao (The Queensberry Rules)

Pacquiao forms political party. I guess so, he beat down Hatton like Obama did the Republicans. (Inquirer.net)

Could Dwight Howard become the next Bill Russell? (Boston Herald)

Dems call for DOJ probe of Indian tribes. (The Hill)

Rikers inmate fights with guards, dies. (Newsday)

Just grab ’em in the biscuits…

Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA Playoffs – Monday, May 4, 2009: The Magic and Rockets Steal One from the Celtics and Lakers

Posted in Blogroll on May 5th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

TNT’s “40 Games in 40 Nights” NBA Playoffs coverage continues on Tuesday, May 5th with the Atlanta Hawks @ Cleveland Cavaliers (Game #1) at 8 p.m. ET followed by the Dallas Mavericks @ Denver Nuggets (Game #2) at 10:30 p.m. ET.

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NBA Playoffs 2009: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers 2nd Round Preview

Posted in Blogroll on May 5th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Do you really think Kobe Bryant isn’t charged to win an NBA title now after the young King from Cleveland stifled his march to MVP Mikedom?

Watch him now.

Ron Ron awaits.

Will he climb Mount Yao once again? Ooh, I wanna see it. I want to see the rage fire fury in Kobestack’s skeletal mind. Primitive professionalism with a sense of NBA current star crossed super heroic fantasy.

The stage was set during the season where Artest was giving it to Kobe verbally as Kobe was giving it to RA to the tune of 36.

How in the hell are the fans gonna let the league pull the wool over their eyes just because LeBron is taking real fake pictures pregame?

Are you forgetting the rings, the Phil chasing Red things, the Mike future Kobe mimicking scientifical [sic] madness oozing slow but succinct under the playoff radar?

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NBA Playoffs 2009: Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics 2nd Round Preview

Posted in Blogroll on May 5th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Short but neat. How will the Celtics deal with the Magic spreading the floor?

The most recent seminal moment in Magic franchise history was the demolition of the Philadelphia 76ers without Dwight Howard in Game 6.

Three players stood out: Rashard Lewis, Rafer Alston and J.J. Redick. There was fire in their eyes and they all matured just a little more in the span of a game.

Dwight Howard is a freak of nature. There are very few players in league history that can combine his size, strength and athleticism…especially at his age. He mos def needs a Shaq streak in him, but obviously there is time. I just want  to see that gear we all want to see. Before Game 6, AG and I spoke with a couple of radio journalists from ESPN about Howard and what it would take for him to become that dude.

I didn’t think it was out of the ordinary for him to have a 40/30 game…mainly because of the absence of comparable big men. It’s my opinion that’s why Howard catches so much wreck. He is literally a boy (in age people, see the difference) playing amongst men. Straight Gulliver.

The world could be his.

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