Anthony Davis the number one draft pick by the New Orleans’ Hornet has sprained his ankle during training. The basketball wonder boy was scheduled to work in hopes of being on Team USA’s Basketball team in the London Olympics. Now it’s looking like he will be added to the long list of injured potential Olympic players. He’s in good company with: Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, Derrick Rose, and
This gives hope to Olympic wannabes like Lamar Odom. But seriously enough with the injures already. I am running out of creative ways of saying players will not be going to the Olympics.
Yesterday Dwayne Wade officially declared he would not be participating in the Olympics due to a knee surgery. Now Chris Bosh is also missing the Olympics in order to heal his abdominal injury. Bosh really wanted to be in the Olympics but felt it was better that he was healed up for the next NBA season. That’s means that LeBron James is going to have to go it alone without his wing-men.
Tuesday night the Miami Heat put themselves one step closer to winning the NBA Championship defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 104-98. That means that Game 5 on Thursday could be the last game of the series. The way the Thunder is playing it looking like Game 5 will be their last. The only guy who seems to want to win is Russell Westbrook who scored 43 points and had 7 rebounds. Despite Westbrook having an amazing game he is still deserves some shit for not playing smart. When there were just 13.8 seconds left and the Heat won a jump ball(thanks to the awesome Shane Battier) Westbrook fouled Mario Chalmers. This is was pretty stupid seeing as how Chalmers is a 79% foul shooter. Westbrook should have let him take the shot then tried to drive the ball to the basket. Instead Chalmers made both free throws and put the Thunder in a two possession hole with no time to climb out.
But the real story of why the Thunder lost is not on Westbrook. James ‘the beard’ Harden played terribly, he was missing shots all over the place including wide open 3 pointers. In the last 17 minutes the only players scoring for the Thunder were Westbrook and Kevin Durant.
Where the Thunder stars lacked any support the Heat was the opposite story. Chalmers had his best game of the Playoffs. He had 25 points and managed to score while LeBron James was recovering from a cramp on the sidelines. James had 25 points and 9 rebounds. Dwayne Wade stepped up the plate too adding 25 points for the Heat. Overall, it was a great game for the Heat because they played as a team. And we all know teams win Championships not players.
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The Miami Heat took on the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday night for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Thunder pulled away from the Heat in the 4th quarter to win, 105-94. This is nothing new for Heat’s LeBron James who made it to the Finals last year only to loose to the Dallas Mavericks. James has a history of chocking in the 4th quarter. So much so that it inspired a series of jokes. I just thought I would share a few jokes before moving onto game highlights:
1. If you ask LeBron James for change for a dollar, he’ll only give you three quarters in return.
2. Apple has just released the LeBron James iPhone. Only vibrates. No rings.
3. LeBron James skipped college in order to avoid the finals.
4. LeBron James should get married because that’s the only way he will get a ring.
5. LeBron? No I don’t think I know him. Doesn’t have a ring to it.
Oh there are so many more. I love cheesy jokes. Maybe some new ones will arise this year if James doesn’t seal the deal. The match-up of Thunder’s Kevin Durant and James proved what I have always believed Durant should have been MVP. For the Thunder Durant had 36 points and 8 rebounds. Compare that to James’ 30 points and 9 rebounds. More importantly Durant did what James has struggled to do: seal the deal in the 4th. In the 4th Durant ran a fast break dunk and made a 3-pointer that gave the Thunder the lead.
After the Miami Heat secured their place in the NBA Finals they decided to celebrate with a little dancing. I really want to know what music was playing if any in this room because everybody seems like they are in their own little world. It kind of looked like they were trying to get a dance party going but then just sort of gave up. They should rest up anyways because Game 1 is going to be tough. The Heat will face the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday.
If we learned anything from the Miami Heat/Boston Celtics Game 7 on Saturday it was that LeBron James really wants a Championship win. It must really be getting to him that he could be the only 3 time MVP in NBA History to not win a Championship. I can’t blame him because what’s the point of being an MVP if you can’t lead your team to victory. In the Heat’s last stand against the Celtics James scored 31 points and had 12 rebounds.
It felt like old times last night with Miami’s Big Three reunited: James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh. Bosh who has been little help in the past two games made a come back last night scoring an amazing 3-pointer that put the Heat on a run to the finish. In the 4th quarter the Big 3 outscored the Celtics, 28-15. With Bosh now back in the fold the Thunder better start worrying about controlling their scoring. In Saturday night’s game alone The Big 3 scored 73 points together making up 2/3 of the Heat’s total scoring.
The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics Thursday night, 98-79. The Heat have now tied the series and forced at Game 7 on Saturday. It was pretty outstanding comeback for the
LeBron James the Heat who had struggled in the past two games to edge out the Celtics. In Thursday night’s game I think we finally saw how badly LeBron James wants that Championship ring. Can’t really blame him I would hate to be the only 3 time MVP in NBA history to not have won a Championship.
I mean literally James carried the Heat on his back scoring 45 points and 15 rebounds. That is almost half the points for the entire team. This is how insane it was James made 12 straight shots and had 30 points in the first half alone. He is only the 7th player in 15 NBA postseasons to have scored that much in a first half. He was so dominating that I forgot that Dwayne Wade was even still playing with him despite his 17 points for the Heat.
It was clear by the second half that the Celtics didn’t have an answer for James’ MVP performance. Celtics’ Rajon Rondo seemed a little stunned and missed shots he usually makes. He ended the game with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Half-way through the 4th quarter it was clear the Celtics had given up. Coach Doc Rivers put everyone on the bench- Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen.
It’s now do or die for Celtics who need to lock down Game 7 on Saturday to make it to the Finals. If not we are looking at an MVP match up James verse should have been MVP Kevin Durant of the Thunder.