Lakers 2020 NBA Champs

The Los Angeles defeated the Miami Heat in 6. Miami Heat coming in as the underdogs and led by Jimmy Butler showed the world they belonged in the NBA Finals. Lebron James and Anthony Davis had a tough path to the finals. Playing the hottest team in the NBA bubble, Portland Trail Blazers, and beating them in a gentleman’s sweep. Next round they faced off against a team with two MVP in James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Like before ended the series in a gentleman’s sweep. (4-1). In the conference finals Lakers were met by the comeback kids of the NBA Bubble, the DENVER Nuggets. Named the comeback kids because of their consecutive 3-1 comeback series wins against the Jazz and Clippers, a favorite to win the Title. Lebron and Anthony Davis faced off against Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic and won the series in another gentleman’s sweep. Lebron and the rest of the Lakers organization were not playing around when they uttered β€œJobs not finished”; the famous words Kobe said when being up 2-0 in a series.

Now Lakers versus Heat, NBA Finals, 0 Covid cases for 170+ days. The NBA season has been a roller coaster but one to remember. With the death of Kobe on everyone’s mind, and everyone doing their part to fight for social justice, this NBA championship deserves an asterisk for being the weirdest and toughest season ever. Lakers versus Heat was exciting to watch. Jimmy Butler and the Heat embracing the underdogs role were able to do something no other NBA playoff team could do, which is win 2 games. The world has seen with their own eyes that Jimmy Butler is an elite player in the NBA. Though his efforts were amazing the Lakers would win the series 4-2. They would also dedicate this series to the Great Kobe β€œBean” Bryant.

R.I.P Kobe Bryant.

Best High School Basketball mixtape

The Bracket

Y’all know what time it is. This bracket will once and for all settle who was the nicest, the flashiest , and the illest in high school. We all know that the players competing were the man in high school, but we wanna know who has the best tape. Without further a do , ROLL THE TAPE!

LET THE IVY PLAY!!!

News just came in that the Ivy League tourney has been cancelled. News came hours after the host site, Harvard, cancelled classes and switched all curriculum to online.

With this announcement came a lot of tension among the teams that did not receive a bid to the Big Dance. With the announcement Yale men’s basketball and Princeton women’s basketball were given automatic bids. As a former basketball player and a fan of the game, I’m am disappointed with the conference. I know the decision was based off the Corona outbreak, but there are other solutions to consider. Especially with a league with athletes that don’t receive scholarships and the only chance to the NCAA tournament is through the Ivy tournament. We can’t just strip the opportunity away.

A petition has started; in support of the Ivy students athletes, including those on the Yale Women’s basketball program. I will be signing it and hopefully saying, let’s go Yale!

https://www.change.org/p/the-ivy-league-reinstate-the-ivy-league-tournament?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_20750416_en-US%3Av3&recruiter=1048457878&recruited_by_id=e77bb5f0-62f7-11ea-ac6a-65af115ca8fe&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_abi&utm_term=psf_combo_share_abi

Were the 49ers robbed?/NBA Traffic Report!

The answer will be clear in this article. No they lost fair and square and really beat themselves.

So Chiefs won, Tom Brady coming back, and the NFL had the nerve to play a football game at at J-Lo and Shakira concert? Unbelievable, so what now?

NBA basketball baby, it’s time, and for once people can be excited. Why?! Cause now the race to the NBA championship is open for all. I’m talking about seven lane Highway to the NBA finals. If your coming from the East you got light traffic. If your coming from the West your traffic is looking heavy from the jump.

We are halfway through the NBA season so let’s look at the traffic report. In the Eastern conference it looks like pretty light traffic as the Bucks are off to a fast and hot first half of the season with the 1 seed in the east, leagues best record and with at least 6 games ahead of the two seed. Not to mention Giannas Antetokounmpo steering the ship and putting up MVP numbers.

Then we have the Defending champs Raptors looking like a team that want respect after winning its franchise first championship. Next are the boys who bleed green.

The Boston Celtics seem to contend every year with different personnel l, different coaches and different stars. After losing Kyrie Irving and obtaining Kemba walker, people said that’s a downgrade. Well downgrade or not; the new additions have been balling and players on the team have elevated their game. With all that’s going for then the Celtics hold a top sport in the Eastern Conference with high potential in the playoffs to come out of the East.

Who likes Miami Beach? Well if your in Miami you gotta do more than check the beaches and scenery cause The Heat are coming in as the 4 seed under the leadership of Jimmy Butler. Now this team is looking likes hidden gem in the east. Cause the heat can score, defend, and compete with the best. Oh and who can forget the rookies Tyler Herro and Kendrick nunn. If this team can come out the East, then Tyler Herro will be Miami’s Hero.

The traffic is still light with some teams not picking up the right speed. I’m talking the 76ers and Pacers. The Pacers has been through a lot with their rosters, keeping their front court intact with Myles and Sabonis. But have been waiting for the return of their all-star Victor Olidipo.

The 76ers had a lot of buzz coming in with the addition of Al Horford and losing to the Raptors by a ridiculous shot to send them home. But what’s holding them back? Well looks like some injuries are piling up, lack of aggression, and some internal controversy. Team chemistry might not be where it needs to be. Whether that be the case or not, the 76ers needs to fix it quick as they have all the tools to make a run at the NBA championship.

Now for the traffic report in the West. Seems like the traffic is heavy and all roads to the NBA finals goes through Los Angeles.

How can traffic be so heavy? Well in first place you got a franchise that’s just been energized with the presence of Lebron James. Also with him is Anthony Davis who is an all-world talent, good medal , 3-time All-NBA, and more. Not to mention his crew, with Kuzma , Rondo, Danny Green, and whole bunch of other players with playoff success and talent. The Los Angeles Lakers are looking like the team to beat.

Los Angelos is a big city, big enough to have two teams? In fact they are and the Los Angeles Clippers do not care about whose next door making all the noise. For years the Clippers have been the little brother to the Lakers. Well with the addition of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Clippers are stepping up and saying they got next for that NBA championship. But not just the additions of two superstars have made them the favorites ; during the season The clippers have acquired Marcus Morris Jr and Reggie Jackson, two seasoned veterans. The Clippers got deeper and a whole lot scarier.

But we are in the West. I mean the Wild Wild West. So there’s always a team that can sneak up and out of the West. The Denver Nuggets could be that team. This team is oozing with talent, and star power to make a run in the playoffs. If this team can stay healthy and get things clicking offensively and defensively they could be a dark horse candidate to come out the West.

The 4 and 5 seed in the West are always neck to neck with similar records. Those seeds belong to the Rockets and Utah Jazz.

The Rockets are team competing every year ever since the addition of James Harden. This year could be their year. The dynamic duo of Russell Westbrook and James harden could be to much for any backcourt in the West. If this team gets hot at the right moment, look out and grab an umbrella it will be raining threes.

Who has seen the Eiffel Tower? Well look no further if you go to a Jazz game you will find one posted in the paint. What I’m getting to is the Jazz led offensively by Donavan Mitchell and defensively by All-Star big Rudy Gobert is a top 5 team in the west. The Jazz have a decent roster to compliment their stars as well. Winning on the road will be key for the Jazz if they want to make a run!

A lot was said , mentioned a lot of teams, and mentioned some players. But there’s some unanswered questions that need to be answered when we reach the end of the season. But with all that being said I’m gonna pass back to the guys back at the studio for weather.

NBA Cold War!

Yup, you read it right. There is a Cold War among the NBA ranks. For those not history savvy , a cold war or the Cold War was a state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare.

So translate that definition into basketball terms; pretty much we have players beefing. Now if you’ve been watching the NBA games this season, you can see teams have been trying harder then ever with the NBA season championship open to everyone. So with that we got star players doing what they do best. But with some of these matchup it looks personal.

First Cold War participants are James Harden and Giannas Antetokounmpo. Now these two superstars are MVP candidates for the next couple of years and are putting up amazing stats. Now they are not in some beef cause of the MVP race. This is a beef due to their recent comments in the media. It really got heated up when Allstar Captain Giannas refuse to pick Harden because he wanted someone that would pass him the ball. Basically saying he dribbles too much. That comment obviously lead to another when James was asked to respond and it lead to more shots fired as Harden praises him game as being skillful. He also commented wishing he could been a freak of nature like Giannas is. Obviously I doubt both players have any hate for each other off the court but I guarantee when they play each other, one will be trying to embarrass the other.

Next two players is gold for television networks wether it be NBA regular season game, playoff game, All star game , or a pickup game at the park. These two players play with a chip on this or shoulder and want to dominate everyone. I’m talking about Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook. These two stars have been battling in the Western Conference for a while. No matter what team they play for these two put a show you won’t forget. Who knows exactly when this started but it got hot during the season OKC vs Blazers when Damian and Russ were chatting at each other. You had to be there or see it for yourself. But the tensions got brighter during the playoffs series between the two teams. Damian Lillard versus Russell Westbrook a first round matchup that didn’t disappoint. This series brought out the monsters in these players but ultimately Damian would win this battle. Now I say a battle , because I don’t think this is the last of these two ballers proving who is the alpha baller.

Last Cold War soldier is everyone favorite player who said himself if he wasn’t playing basketball, he would be the best drug dealer in the world. Yup I’m talking about Patrick Beverly. Who is he biting heads with? Well, everyone! Patrick Beverly is pear when he’s on the court. One of the top defensive players on the floor but he gets under people skin when the ball is in play. We’ve seen Patrick and Lebron go at each other, Patrick and Devin Booker, Patrick and Steph Curry, Patrick and Russel Westbrook and more. Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverly definitely have a history together.

Nonetheless the NBA is way better when there is some sort of tension to go with the entertainment in a NBA basketball game.