NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: Kobe Bryant Finally Gets His Shine

Posted in Andrew Bynum, Boston Celtics, Carlos Boozer, Charles Barkley, Chauncey Billups, David Aldridge, David Stern, Derek Fisher, Deron Williams, Detroit Pistons, Doug Collins, Dwight Howard, Ernie Johnson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets, Inside the NBA, Jason Maxiell, Jerry Sloan, Kenny Smith, Kevin Harlan, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers, Marv Albert, NBA, NBA MVP, NBA On TNT, Orlando Magic, Pam Oliver, Paul Milsap, Rashard Lewis, Rasheed Wallace, Reggie Miller, Stan Van Gundy, Utah Jazz on May 8th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Does this look like a team led by a selfish superstar?

Game 1: Detroit Pistons (86) @ Orlando Magic (111) – The Pistons lead the series 2-1.

Announcers Marv Albert and Reggie Miller with Pam Oliver reporting

Miller on how Pistons center Jason Maxiell has found a successful way to post-up Magic center Dwight Howard: “(Jason Maxiell) has posed a lot of problems for Dwight Howard, who is about four inches taller (than Maxiell). He is using his legs to get underneath Dwight Howard a little bit down low. He’s not worried about the upper body strength of Dwight Howard He’s trying to get into his legs and bring him down to his size.”

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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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#4 Utah Jazz vs. #5 Houston Rockets 1st Round Western Conference

Posted in Carlos Boozer, Deron Williams, Houston Rockets, Jerry Sloan, Orlando Magic, Stockton and Malone, Toronto Raptors, Tracy McGrady, Trent Nelson, Utah Jazz, Yao Ming on April 20th, 2008 by Jerold Wells Jr.

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Yeah he’s that good

Utah Jazz exploded into the company of the NBA’s elite last year as a result of Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams. Perhaps no two players epitomize their team more than they do. Both won in college and brought a sense of purpose with them to the Jazz. They play hard, expect their teammates to do the same, and give consistent effort. Williams and Boozer are more an extension of their coach, Jerry Sloan, than a reincarnation of Jazz legends Stockton and Malone. They are hard nosed, tough, players who excel because they consistently execute.

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