NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: “I think we need to move the name ‘the big three’ from Boston to L.A.”

Posted in Avery Johnson, Blogroll, Boston Celtics, Charles Barkley, Cheryl Miller, Cleveland Cavaliers, David Aldridge, Derron Williams, Dick Stockton, Doc Rivers, Doug Collins, Ernie Johnson, Inside the NBA, Jerry Sloan, Kenny Smith, Kevin Harlan, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Matt Harpring, Mike Brown, Mike Fratello, NBA On TNT, Paul Gasol, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Utah Jazz on May 15th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: Cleveland Ties Up Boston

Posted in Ben Wallace, Boston Celtics, Charles Barkley, Cheryl Miller, Cleveland Cavaliers, Delonte West, Doug Collins, Ernie Johnson, Joe Smith, Kenny Smith, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, New Orleans Hornets, San Antonio Spurs, The Big Three, The Magic Hour, Zydrunas Illgauskas on May 13th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(Photo: John Kuntz / The Plain Dealer)

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Paul Pierce was not getting into that pic

Magic Johnson on the Boston Celtics: “I think Atlanta exposed (the Celtics) that they don’t have great athletes, number one. Number two, where is their leadership? One of those guys has to step forward and say, ‘We’re not playing well and here’s why we’re not playing well and let’s correct it.’ Whatever it is, one of The Big Three has to step forward and get on the other guys and make them say, ‘we’ve got to come with a better effort and be ready for games.’”

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Don’t Mess With LeBron James’ Mom Because You Will Get Banged On!

Posted in Cleveland Cavaliers, Gheorghe: The Blog, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Odenized, Paul Pierce on May 13th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Hat tip: Ryne from Odenized

When I initially saw this as it happened, I thought it was just some irate Cleveland lady fan reppin’ her squad. When they played it back, I almost fell on the floor because that lady was in fact Bron Bron’s Mom Gloria.

Real rap?

She looked like she wanted to crack one of those C’s as it was going down. Straight classic.

Dig the KG get off my baby…I’m sick of ya’ll trying to hurt my baby forearm. You gotta hand it to KG, he’s so respectful.

Well later on…Happy belated Mother’s Day!

Hat Tip: Gheorghe: The Blog

Damn LeBron…it’s like that? Too bad he didn’t get Pierce huh?

Now you have to win the series and one more so your true legacy will begin.

Hmmm could it be Kobe vs. LeBron?

NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: Do Not Count Out The Spurs!

Posted in Boston Celtics, Byron Scott, Charles Barkley, Cheryl Miller, Chris Paul, Cleveland Cavaliers, Craig Sager, David West, Emmanuel "Manny" Ohonme, Ernie Johnson, Fabricio Oberto, Greg Popovich, Inside the NBA, Kenny Smith, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Marv Albert, Mike D\'Antoni, NBA On TNT, NBA playoffs, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, Peja Stoyakovic, Rajon Rondo, Reggie Miller, Sam Casell, Samaritan's Feet, San Antonio Spurs, Sports Illustrated, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Wally Szczerbiak on May 12th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(Photo:Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

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For the first time in the playoffs, Chris Paul was outplayed by a quicker Tony Parker

Congratulations to Robert Horry for tying Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s NBA playoff games record of 237.

Is he a Hall of Fame Player? Why or why not?

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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: “Kevin Garnett was the man tonight. He was The Closer.”

Posted in Boston Celtics, Charles Barkley, Cheryl Miller, Chris Webber, Cleveland Cavaliers, David Aldridge, Dick Stockton, Ernie Johnson, Inside the NBA, Kenny Smith, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Mike Fratello, NBA On TNT, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Zydrunas Ilgauskas on May 7th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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All of you who thought KG didn’t make big shots…witness last night

Something I always wanted to ask…Sup with the foggy almost surreal atmosphere in Boston? –Mizzo

Barkley on the Cleveland/Boston series: “I think (Cleveland vs. Boston) is going to be a very good series. It’s going to be a terrific series and I’m really looking forward to it. I still like the Celtics to win the series, but it can go either way because LeBron (James) is the best player on the floor. It’s going to come down to role players. Cleveland runs that horrible offense where they give the ball to LeBron and let him go one on five, that won’t work against the Celtics unless they speed up the tempo of the game and get (Wally) Szczerbiak going, get Delonte West going.”

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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: “I hate to see Avery Johnson (get fired) but coaches are going to get fired.”

Posted in Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Caron Butler, Charles Barkley, Charlotte Bobcats, Cheryl Miller, Cleveland Cavaliers, Darius Songaila, Dick Stocton, Doc Rivers, Eddie Jordan, Ernie Johnson, Gilbert Arenas, Hyundai, Inside the NBA, Kenny Smith, Kevin Garnett, Larry Brown, LeBron James, Marty Snider, Michael Jordan, Mike Fratello, Mike Woodson, NBA On TNT, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Sam Cassell, TNT, Washington Wizards, Zaza Pachulia on May 1st, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Whassup Etan? What’s good with you?

Barkley on the Mavericks and the Suns making personnel changes: “I hate to see Avery Johnson (get fired) but coaches are going to get fired. Mike D’Antoni in Phoenix pushed for the Shaq (O’Neal) trade. Hindsight is 20/20 and the trades did not work. I thought it was admirable of Dallas to get Jason Kidd. I thought it was admirable for the Suns to get Shaq. The Suns lost because they don’t play any defense. The Mavericks lost because they aren’t a good team top-to-bottom. I know that Jason (Kidd) is going to get the blame, but they aren’t a very good team.”

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NBA Playoffs Last Night: DeShawn Stevenson Strikes Back

Posted in Aundray Blatche, Carlos Boozer, Caron Butler, Chris Broussard, Cleveland Cavaliers, Colin Powell, D.C., Derron Williams, Deshawn Stevenson, Devin Brown, Dwight Howard, Hedo Turkoglu, Houston Rockets, Kevin Blackistone, LeBron James, NBA playoffs, Orlando Magic, Pardon the Interruption, Rafer Alston, Soulja Boy, Steven A. Smith, T.J. Ford, Tony Reali, Toronto Raptors, Tough Juice, Tracey McGrady, Utah Jazz, Washington, Washington Wizards on April 25th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Had 5 threes.

Washington Wizards 108, Cleveland Cavaliers 72

Cleveland leads series 2-1.

Cleveland had one 8 straight playoff games versus Washington.

Last night was just incredible and because of it DC will forever be official.

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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: It’s About Time TMac

Posted in Andray Blatche, Brandan Haywood, Carl Landry, Caron Butler, Charles Barkley, Chris Paul, Cleveland Cavaliers, Craig Sager, Darius Songaila, Deron Williams, Dick Stockton, Dikembe Mutombo, Doug Collins, Ernie Johnson, Gilbert Arenas, Kenny Smith, Marty Snider, Mike Fratello, Orlando Magic, Rafer Alston, Rick Adelman, Soulja Boy, Toronto Raptors, Tracey McGrady, Washington Wizards on April 25th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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When you are a “superstar” much is expected. That’s just the way it is

Smith on Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas: “Gilbert Arenas plays better when the attention is on him, he’s an attention seeker. He’s got blogs, he’s got everything else that goes on to draw attention to himself. He plays better when the spotlight is on him. He’s back in the line-up so it may give (the Wizards) an extra jolt.”

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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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#4 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. #5 Washington Wizards 1st Round Eastern Conference

Posted in Antawn Jamison, Ben Wallace, Caron Butler, Charles Barkley, Cleveland Cavaliers, Daniel Gibson, Delonte West, Deshawn Stevenson, Devin Brown, Gilbert Arenas, LeBron James, Mike Lee, Washington Post, Washington Wizards on April 19th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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The Cavs swept the Wizards last year. Is there anything that’s gonna change? Yes.

Funny, when I previewed this series last year Gilbert was on the bench suited up with Caron Butler on the outside looking in. The two teams are bringing back childhood memories for me personally and conjuring images of Doc and Marques Johnson going at it again and again this time of year. Look for Gilbert’s game awareness to be elevated in an ambitious attempt to match LBJ’s.

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