The Starting Five Talks All-Star Snub, The Playoff Push And Trayvon Martin With Josh Smith, Joe Johnson and Kirk Hinrich

Posted in Blogroll on April 5th, 2012 by Ron Glover

A lot has gone down since I last spoke with Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith – back in January the Hawks were 12-6 and were coming to grips with losing all-star center Al Horford indefinitely with a shoulder injury. At this moment there is no timetable for Horford’s return.

We talked about Smith’s strong start and the even stronger possibility that he would make the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the first time in his career. Smith wasn’t selected as a starter or reserve for the Eastern Conference, raising eyebrows throughout the league.

In our second meeting Josh and I discussed the All-Star snub, the post season run and Trayvon Martin along with teammates Joe Johnson and Kirk Hinrich.

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Sixers Meltdown Continues In 99-78 Loss To Toronto Raptors

Posted in Blogroll on April 5th, 2012 by Ron Glover

(Howard Smith-US Presswire)

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For two months the Sixers have slowly unraveled to the point where coach Doug Collins has flashed back to last season’s 3-13 start. In last night’s 99-78 loss to the Toronto Raptors, the Sixers suffered the type of meltdown that leaves players frustrated, fans angry and coaches looking for answers.

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