Father knows Best

Posted in 1996 Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Finals, Pau Gasol on June 16th, 2008 by AXG

Lamar Odom

The Goods, the bad, and the NBA Finals

It has been written and said that the key to the Lakers success is within Lamar Odom. With the addition of Pau Gasol, Odom no longer had to be the force in the front court, he could play a more natural finesse power forward position, causing match-up problems for any team that opposed him. Read more »

NBA ON TNT Playoff Notes: “‘Sheed is going to be ‘Sheed and we love him for that.”

Posted in 2008 NBA Coach of the Year, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Bruce Bowen, Bryon Scott, Charles Barkley, Chauncey Billups, Craig Sager, David West, Detroit Pistons, Dwight Howard, Ernie Johnson, Inside the NBA, Jameer Nelson, John Thompson, Kenny Smith, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Manu Ginobli, Marv Albert, Melvin Ely, Mike Fratello, NBA On TNT, NBA.com, New Orleans, New Orleans Hornets, Orlando Magic, Pam Oliver, Pau Gasol, Rasheed Wallace, Reggie Miller, San Antonio Spurs, T.J. Ford, Theo Ratliff, Tim Duncan, TNT OverTime, Tony Parker, Utah Jazz on May 4th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Chris Paul is as fearless as any athlete playing any game. Is he the real MVP?

Barkley on Game #7 of the Hawks/Celtics series: “I’m still going with the Celtics (to win the series), but if they lose (Game #7) it will be the biggest upset in NBA history. The Celtics need to relax. They don’t need to play in Atlanta (anymore); Atlanta has to win in Boston. Is everyone surprised this series has gone seven games? No question, but the Celtics have got to relax. That’s why they play the regular season; they’ve got the home court (advantage). Nobody talks about the job (Hawks head coach Mike Woodson) has done getting the Hawks to the playoffs. Everyone thought this series was going to be a Boston sweep. I take my hat off to the Atlanta Hawks.”

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NBA On TNT Playoff Notes: Barkley: “I didn’t say they weren’t making shots, I say they can’t shoot.” Wade: “I didn’t want to say that.”

Posted in Andre Iguodala, Antonio McDyess, Avery Johnson, Billy King, Charles Barkley, Chauncey Billups, Dallas Mavericks, David Aldridge, Dei Lynam, Detroit Pistons, Doug Collins, Dwyane Wade, Erik Spoelstra, Ernie Johnson, Houston Texas, Inside the NBA, Jason Maxiell, Kenny Smith, Kevin Harlan, Los Angeles Lakers, Mark West, Maurice Cheeks, Miami Heat, NBA On TNT, NBA.com, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Pat Riley, Pau Gasol, Paula Abdul, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Rashard Lewis, Rasheed Wallace, Rodney Stuckey, Shaquille O’Neal, Star Jones, Tayshaun Prince, TNT OverTime, Will Robinson on May 2nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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The clamps: Once Iggy got past Prince, Roscoe was there waiting

Wade on getting in shape to play on the US National team this summer: “My body will be good. Next week I start working out with my trainer, Tim Grover in Chicago. My trainers from Miami all come down and we all get to work on my body. I’m trying to get as healthy this year as I’ve ever been in my life. They Olympics are very important, not only for me but for the USA…I’m 100% in, unless somebody else tells me that I can’t play.”

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West Side Story

Posted in AXG, Bill Russell, Charles Barkley, D.C., Derek Fisher, Jim Crow, Julius Erving, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Jordan, NBA, Pau Gasol, Shaquille O’Neal, Washington Wizards, West Philly, Wilt Chamberlain on April 30th, 2008 by AXG

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Not the greatest

Michael Jordan is not the greatest basketball player of all-time. That statement could never be true, because of the rich history the game offers. If the argument was based on the number of NBA Championships, then the greatest would be Bill Russell. Not only did he win 11 titles, he endured Jim Crow laws and racism, making the game of basketball and life for that matter a lot more difficult. If you rather talk about dominance, then you need to look no further than Wilton Norman Chamberlain.

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#1 Los Angeles Lakers vs. #8 Denver Nuggets

Posted in Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, George Karl, J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Marcus Camby, Pau Gasol, Phil Jackson on April 21st, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Yeah they are cool, but these two are the fiercest of competitors when going up against one another

This is a dream match up for anyone whose hip with ’96 (one of the best years in Hip Hop)
because this was one of the best NBA drafts ever.

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