NBA All-Star Game Reserves Announced on TNT: Damian Lillard and DeMarcus Cousins Wuz Wobbed

Posted in Blogroll on January 30th, 2015 by Michael Tillery

2015 NBA All-Star Reserves Exclusively Announced on TNT

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“Neither one of us made it? Bro…this is some bullllllllllllllllllllsheeeeeeeeeit.”

Both cats are playing at the top of the league at their respective positions and deserve starting slots quite honestly. Boogie is as misunderstood as any and much smarter than most think. This is the second straight year Cousins was snubbed. I covered the ’10 draft and in a Marshawn Lynch kinda way, some in the media just won’t support his efforts as a center in the NBA. All the things many have said of Kevin Love (before this season), should have been said of Cousins as he entered the league. I’ll never forget telling Sixers brass, that he should have been the pick over Evan Turner, but that’s just me talking right? Ha.

DeMarcus’ snubbing reminds of Josh Smith missing out a few times while he was in Atlanta.

Cousins averages this year: 23.8 points a game, 12.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.3 steals in just 33.8 minutes a game.

Lilliaard: 20.3 points/6 dimes/4 boards.

Same thing with Lillard. Dude is a straight monster and match-up hell for any player in the league every night out. Surely, the 24 year old guard will take it out on the rest of the league in the 2nd half…as will Cousins.

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NBA All-Star Game Starters Announced: Stephen Curry and LeBron James Head to Gotham

Posted in Blogroll on January 23rd, 2015 by Michael Tillery
Stephen Curry and the Warriors have dominated the competition…

2015 NBA All-Star Starters Exclusively Announced on TNT.

We Live in Brooklyn Baby…

Oh, that was shameless plug? My bad, the game is in MSG, but events will also be held at the Barclays Center, so yeah, it’s Roy Ayers all day.

Ah, a reason to push aside the foolishness of #DeflateGate. On that, I have but one comment:

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No Sure-Fire Winners in the Latest NBA Trade by Nigel Broadnax

Posted in Blogroll on January 9th, 2015 by Nigel Broadnax
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Is Cleveland truly ready for J. R. Smith? We’ll see…

On Monday, the second major trade of the season occurred in the NBA. The three-team deal included Dion Waiters heading to the Oklahoma City Thunder, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert (as well as a first round pick from OKC) heading to the Cleveland Cavaliers for essentially Lance Thomas and cap space to heading to the New York Knicks.

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Notes from NBA on TNT Coverage – Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014: Gay, Cousins lead Kings rout of Rose-less Bulls

Posted in Blogroll on November 21st, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Behind Cousins and Gay, Sacramento is looking like a playoff team early…

I’m so glad DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay are shutting up the critics. Word to them…

TNT’s NBA coverage will continue Thursday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. ET with a doubleheader featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers @ New York Knicks followed by the New Orleans Pelicans @ Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m.

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TNT Notes: Knicks wear out their welcome and dispose of Cavs in LeBron James’ return to Cleveland 95-90

Posted in Blogroll on October 31st, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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The Knicks disposed of the Cavs last night, but best believe Cleveland is happy nevertheless…

New York spoiled The Kings’s return, but good days are ahead in Cleveland despite a 95-90 opening game loss to the Knicks.

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Three Things I Think I Know About The NBA Season

Posted in Blogroll on October 28th, 2014 by Okori Wadsworth

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After an NBA Postseason that saw the San Antonio Spurs put together the single most brilliant offensive postseason in my living memory, culminating in a live disemboweling of a 4-time MVP and his superstar-laden team in one of the most shocking finals in recent history, and then an NBA offseason that saw LeBron James return home with Kevin Love in tow, Derrick Rose seemingly back at full strength, and Paul George lose his entire season due to a basket stanchion, there’s a lot to keep track of. But that’s what I’m here for in the micro, and TSF Sports is here for in the Macro. Our job is to help you understand what’s going on. Here are a few things I think I know for the NBA season.

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Byron Scott is Not the Man for the Job

Posted in Blogroll on August 4th, 2014 by Nigel Broadnax

bs The Los Angeles Lakers recently hired Byron Scott as their latest head coach. This comes after the Mike D’Antoni era in LA — that lasted a little under two seasons and ended with his resignation. This is Scott’s fourth head coaching position — following stops with the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers. Prior to working the sidelines, Scott played 11 seasons with the Lakers and averaged 15 points. He made up half of the Showtime back court alongside Magic Johnson that won three championships in the mid and late ’80’s. VP of basketball operations Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak have done a good job hiring a guy who “knows what it means to be a Laker,” which seems to be important to them. They also succeeded in hiring a guy loved by long time Lakers fans, so this means everything will trend skyward as they recover from an out-of-character 27-win season, right? No. This pairing is not a sure thing, and Byron Scott will become the third straight non-interim Laker coach scooped off the scrap heap filled with other team’s throwaways.

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LeBron James’ master plan is business, never personal

Posted in Blogroll on July 18th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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There was no way LeBron James was going to turn his back on Cleveland a second time.

Four years ago, LeBron James took his basketball destiny into his own hands and came away with two world championships. Signing with the Miami Heat left the city of Cleveland in disbelief and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sounding like anything but the owner of an NBA franchise.

LeBron James returns to Cleveland a better player, a better man and on his own terms.

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DJ Cash Money and Branson Wright appear on The Starting Five Live on RAPstation.com

Posted in Blogroll on July 13th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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On the 40th show, the legendary DJ Cash Money talks the DJ craft, Hip Hop, the old school and a new club night in Philly. Next up, Cleveland Plain Dealer writer/reporter Branson Wright reacts to LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Friday Fire: Will Andrew Wiggins vs. Jabari Parker become the NBA rivalry we hope it will?

Posted in Blogroll on July 11th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Andrew Wiggins went first overall to Cleveland and Jabari Parker two to Milwaukee. 

Be patient with these two people…

One has showed and proved more consistently on the college level and one is a raw talent hoops fans are waiting to explode. One is compared to Carmelo Anthony because of his basketball killer mind and the other a talent we may have never seen on the NBA level. One’s athleticism is otherworldly and the other is athletic enough. Tonight, when the teams that drafted Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker face each other in the Orlando Summer League, we’ll get a glimpse of two players we all hope become all-stars leading the NBA into a new era of athletic talent.

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LeBron James: The First Hired Gun Superstar?

Posted in Blogroll on July 10th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Money, power, respect…and charity?

Observing fans while covering sports, a ubiquitous expression persists. It’s an expression of excitement generated by accomplishment and also fraught of consummate publicity. The consistent publicizing of an athlete’s professional performances, salary, stats and even social whereabouts generate worldwide buzz, and when a fan knowing of that buzz sees an athlete in person, fantasy becomes reality. LeBron James is the first sports social media megastar. He has become arguably the most scrutinized athlete to ever live mainly because of social media and his career will be spoken in love and hate long after he retires. ESPN’s broadcast of his much talked about decision to leave Cleveland casts him into a world exclusive of sports and more defined through the lens of entertainment. Since it appears casual fans (read: new money) are more interested in news buzzing off the floor as it relates to what culminates on the floor, LeBron might as well do something that has never been done in pro sports…

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@TSFSports NBA Draft live blog: Will the Cavaliers deal the top pick or stand pat?

Posted in Blogroll on June 26th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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The Philadelphia 76ers have made no secret of their desire to select Andrew Wiggins

As the NBA Draft draws nigh, rumors are hot and heavy surrounding the possibility of the Cleveland Cavaliers dealing the No.1 overall pick.

The most enticing offer has come from the Philadelphia 76ers — who have offered their 3rd, 10th, and 32nd picks in exchange for the chance to draft Kansas standout Andrew Wiggins.

 

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@TSFSports NBA Draft live blog tonight at 6:30 pm hosted by @RonGloverII

Posted in Blogroll on June 26th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Regardless of who goes No.1, things are looking up for both Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.

@TSFSports Editor-In-Chief Ron Glover (@RonGloverII on Twitter ) will host an NBA Draft Live blog beginning at 6:30 pm. There will open discussions on  predictions, rumors and of course who’s wearing the freshest vines in the green room of The Barclays Center.

Joel Embiid’s broken foot rocks the NBA Draft landscape; Are Kevin Love and Klay Thompson on the move?

Posted in Blogroll on June 22nd, 2014 by Ron Glover

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Despite his health issues, some team is gonna hang their hopes on Joel Embiid.

Former Kansas Jayhawks center and potential No. 1 pick Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture in his right foot last week. The injury required surgery and two screws were placed in his foot.

This is a major setback for the All-American — who showed no ill effects from a back injury he suffered late in his dominant freshman season.

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TSF Greatest Playoff Moments 5/7/89: Michael Jordan finds redemption against the Cleveland Cavaliers with “The Shot”

Posted in Blogroll on May 6th, 2014 by Ron Glover

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I guarantee you that kid cried in the car.

Everyone remembers the moment they were won over by a player or team. You gave your unconditional stamp of approval — come hell or high water, that was you boy or squad. Future failures were only speed bumps on the road to immortality.

Michael Jordan — who I was a fan of, but not at a fever level — won me over when he disposed of the heavily favored Cleveland Cavaliers with what has become known as “The Shot”.

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