“Don’t count Kobe out”

It’s safe to say that Kobe Bryant is no longer the best player in the NBA.  He is no longer in his prime and his health is major concern moving forward. All things must come to an end. No one escapes father time not even the Black Mamba. What I am absolutely ecstatic about this season is that we all get to enjoy Kobe perform at a time when his back against the wall. Critics are stating that the Lakers won’t even be a playoff contender this year. If it’s anything we know about Kobe it’s he is the toughest competitor in the NBA. Scratch that one of the fiercest competitors that the league has ever seen and he is dying to get on the court to prove everybody wrong. Kobe is no stranger to adversity. He came into the league behind an all-star shooting guard Eddie Jones and we witnessed Kobe eventually become a starter. Despite winning three titles with Shaq the Lakers franchise was forced to choose between a young promising Kobe and a dominant Shaq and we all know the outcome of that situation. Shaq went on to win another title in Miami while Kobe went on to win 2 more titles with the Lakers without the Big Aristotle. Kobe seems to prevail threw any obstacle placed in front of him and I don’t think that these last two seasons will be any different. Kobe is the last person on earth you should throw the towel in on. I’m not saying that the Lakers are playoff bound but I am saying Kobe isn’t going down without a fight. This is the same guy who scored 81 points in a game people!

“Don’t count Kobe out”

It’s safe to say that Kobe Bryant is no longer the best player in the NBA.  He is no longer in his prime and his health is major concern moving forward. All things must come to an end. No one escapes father time not even the Black Mamba. What I am absolutely ecstatic about this season is that we all get to enjoy Kobe perform at a time when his back against the wall. Critics are stating that the Lakers won’t even be a playoff contender this year. If it’s anything we know about Kobe it’s he is the toughest competitor in the NBA. Scratch that one of the fiercest competitors that the league has ever seen and he is dying to get on the court to prove everybody wrong. Kobe is no stranger to adversity. He came into the league behind an all-star shooting guard Eddie Jones and we witnessed Kobe eventually become a starter. Despite winning three titles with Shaq the Lakers franchise was forced to choose between a young promising Kobe and a dominant Shaq and we all know the outcome of that situation. Shaq went on to win another title in Miami while Kobe went on to win 2 more titles with the Lakers without the Big Aristotle. Kobe seems to prevail threw any obstacle placed in front of him and I don’t think that these last two seasons will be any different. Kobe is the last person on earth you should throw the towel in on. I’m not saying that the Lakers are playoff bound but I am saying Kobe isn’t going down without a fight. This is the same guy who scored 81 points in a game people!

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“It’s good to be Kyrie Irving right now”
About a week after Kyrie Irving decided to sign an almost max contract of 90 million for five years the best player in the world LeBron James decided to bring his talents back to the crib. The city of Cleveland desperately needed something to bring it back to life. Kyrie signing long term, and the king coming home for an encore is just what northeast Ohio needed. And if that wasn’t enough they were able to win another draft lottery and snatch up Andrew Wiggins who some scouts are calling the next LeBron. How ironic. It seems as if God is shining his wonderful grace and mercy on the city of Cleveland right now. 

Last season the Cavs were below 500 for the fourth straight time since LeBron’s departure. Kyrie tried his best to carry the team contributing 20.8 pts and 6 assist for the 2013-2014 season and even gaining an All-Star MVP performance but the team just wasn’t good enough to earn a playoff seed even in a frail Eastern Conference. This year with the addition of James, and Wiggins they were catapulted into title contention as one of the favorites not to only win the east but to win the finals as well. Think about it? Last year Kyrie was a good player on a terrible team. Next season he will be running the point with LeBron and the so called future LeBron on the wing. Or possibly throwing dimes to Kevin Love? But that’s a whole another topic! This off season Kyrie gained 90 million, LeBron, and Wiggins. Talk about a come up. 

“It’s good to be Kyrie Irving right now”

About a week after Kyrie Irving decided to sign an almost max contract of 90 million for five years the best player in the world LeBron James decided to bring his talents back to the crib. The city of Cleveland desperately needed something to bring it back to life. Kyrie signing long term, and the king coming home for an encore is just what northeast Ohio needed. And if that wasn’t enough they were able to win another draft lottery and snatch up Andrew Wiggins who some scouts are calling the next LeBron. How ironic. It seems as if God is shining his wonderful grace and mercy on the city of Cleveland right now.

Last season the Cavs were below 500 for the fourth straight time since LeBron’s departure. Kyrie tried his best to carry the team contributing 20.8 pts and 6 assist for the 2013-2014 season and even gaining an All-Star MVP performance but the team just wasn’t good enough to earn a playoff seed even in a frail Eastern Conference. This year with the addition of James, and Wiggins they were catapulted into title contention as one of the favorites not to only win the east but to win the finals as well. Think about it? Last year Kyrie was a good player on a terrible team. Next season he will be running the point with LeBron and the so called future LeBron on the wing. Or possibly throwing dimes to Kevin Love? But that’s a whole another topic! This off season Kyrie gained 90 million, LeBron, and Wiggins. Talk about a come up. 

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Harden a little too Cocky?
            The Rockets have made some interesting moves this off season. Safe to say that they haven’t gotten worse but they certainly haven’t improved either. Notably adding Trevor Ariza, and Alonzo Gee to their roster doesn’t exactly make a Rockets fans shout that they are going to win the West next year. They lost two key players. Jeremy Lin to the Lakers and Chandler Parsons to the rival Dallas Mavericks. Parsons the third option for the Rockets averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4 assists to help Houston win 54 games last season, not too shabby right? Well not according to Harden who stated “Dwight and he are the cornerstones of the Rockets. The rest of the guys are role players.” I’m not sure what to make of that comment but you can look at it two ways. 1. Harden is correct he and Dwight are the cornerstone pieces of the Rockets so you can look at the statement as a literal fact. Or 2 Harden is stirring up the pot and may be a little bitter. The reason I say that is because nowhere in his comment did he wish Parsons well. 

For someone who contributed to make the team a playoff contender in a highly competitive western conference Harden made a pretty cocky statement. No matter how you slice it losing Parsons was a huge loss for the Rockets but they did gain Ariza who is not too bad of a player himself. I just want to leave you guys with this Parsons averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4 assist in his third year. Meanwhile Harden averaged 16.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in OKC as the third option. Has Harden forgot where he came from? What if after he departed from OKC Durant issued a statement saying that Harden was nothing more than a role player and that he and Westbrook were the most important players on the team? Even though that statement may have been true OKC still hasn’t been back to the finals since they lost their third option in Harden. I think Harden owes Parsons some respect. It will be great watching these two teams go at it next season. Parsons definitely has something to prove if he didn’t before since the Rockets didn’t match the Mavericks three year 46 million dollar offer. 

Harden a little too Cocky?

            The Rockets have made some interesting moves this off season. Safe to say that they haven’t gotten worse but they certainly haven’t improved either. Notably adding Trevor Ariza, and Alonzo Gee to their roster doesn’t exactly make a Rockets fans shout that they are going to win the West next year. They lost two key players. Jeremy Lin to the Lakers and Chandler Parsons to the rival Dallas Mavericks. Parsons the third option for the Rockets averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4 assists to help Houston win 54 games last season, not too shabby right? Well not according to Harden who stated “Dwight and he are the cornerstones of the Rockets. The rest of the guys are role players.” I’m not sure what to make of that comment but you can look at it two ways. 1. Harden is correct he and Dwight are the cornerstone pieces of the Rockets so you can look at the statement as a literal fact. Or 2 Harden is stirring up the pot and may be a little bitter. The reason I say that is because nowhere in his comment did he wish Parsons well.

For someone who contributed to make the team a playoff contender in a highly competitive western conference Harden made a pretty cocky statement. No matter how you slice it losing Parsons was a huge loss for the Rockets but they did gain Ariza who is not too bad of a player himself. I just want to leave you guys with this Parsons averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4 assist in his third year. Meanwhile Harden averaged 16.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in OKC as the third option. Has Harden forgot where he came from? What if after he departed from OKC Durant issued a statement saying that Harden was nothing more than a role player and that he and Westbrook were the most important players on the team? Even though that statement may have been true OKC still hasn’t been back to the finals since they lost their third option in Harden. I think Harden owes Parsons some respect. It will be great watching these two teams go at it next season. Parsons definitely has something to prove if he didn’t before since the Rockets didn’t match the Mavericks three year 46 million dollar offer. 

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Can KD win without Westbrook?
You would think that a duo like Westbrook and Durant would compliment each other perfect right? Durant is the cool sharp shooter while Westbrook is fearless and will jack up a shot from the stands if he could. When Westbrook was out a lot of people were saying that Durant is better without Westbrook in the line up. I don’t know about that though?
Durant is definitely more aggressive when Westbrook is out of the line up. He has the freedom to jack up shots that he would normally have to split with him.  A lot of people took it as far as saying that Durant could win a ring without Westbrook. That will never happen in a stacked Western Conference with the Clippers, Spurs, and Rockets just to name a few teams. The playoffs are about match ups and lets face it KD and Westbrook are both top 10 players and no matter how you slice it when they are both on the court they are a mismatch for whatever opponent. Therefore its no way KD could win a ring without Westbrook. 

Can KD win without Westbrook?

You would think that a duo like Westbrook and Durant would compliment each other perfect right? Durant is the cool sharp shooter while Westbrook is fearless and will jack up a shot from the stands if he could. When Westbrook was out a lot of people were saying that Durant is better without Westbrook in the line up. I don’t know about that though?

Durant is definitely more aggressive when Westbrook is out of the line up. He has the freedom to jack up shots that he would normally have to split with him.  A lot of people took it as far as saying that Durant could win a ring without Westbrook. That will never happen in a stacked Western Conference with the Clippers, Spurs, and Rockets just to name a few teams. The playoffs are about match ups and lets face it KD and Westbrook are both top 10 players and no matter how you slice it when they are both on the court they are a mismatch for whatever opponent. Therefore its no way KD could win a ring without Westbrook. 

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George Wants Lebron To What??!!
Paul George made some comments that made every basketball fan in Indiana cringe. Possibly every NBA fan period? In an era where we  question the heart of the younger competitors because they are all held to the standard of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. PG stated that he would like Lebron to mentor him. 
Here is the problem that fans have with this. The Pacers are currently fighting for the number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference because they feel that is the only reason they lost to the Heat last year in the Eastern Conference Finals in game 7. The two teams are becoming  well known rivals which means that they should hate each others guts right? 
The second problem i have with this is the fact that Lebron is still playing. I would understand and respect PG’s angle more if Lebron wasn’t in his prime and the Pacer’s weren’t the Heat’s biggest competition. He comes off as a fan and this is no time to be a fan Paul George. Now is the time to dethrone the King! You want to be mentored by Lebron watch film like everybody else.-StudentofdaGame

George Wants Lebron To What??!!

Paul George made some comments that made every basketball fan in Indiana cringe. Possibly every NBA fan period? In an era where we  question the heart of the younger competitors because they are all held to the standard of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. PG stated that he would like Lebron to mentor him. 

Here is the problem that fans have with this. The Pacers are currently fighting for the number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference because they feel that is the only reason they lost to the Heat last year in the Eastern Conference Finals in game 7. The two teams are becoming  well known rivals which means that they should hate each others guts right? 

The second problem i have with this is the fact that Lebron is still playing. I would understand and respect PG’s angle more if Lebron wasn’t in his prime and the Pacer’s weren’t the Heat’s biggest competition. He comes off as a fan and this is no time to be a fan Paul George. Now is the time to dethrone the King! You want to be mentored by Lebron watch film like everybody else.-StudentofdaGame

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Is Blake Griffin the best PF Right Now?

 Is Blake Griffin the best PF in the league? Before you guys try to slander me, just hear me out. Blake has been putting up big boy numbers this year. He is keeping the Clips in contention when alot of folks wrote them off after CP3 went down. There is no doubt that Griffin has polished his game.  

It has been rumored that Griffin worth ethic is crazy. First person in the gym and the last one to leave.  His hardwork seems to be paying off because he is averaging a career high 26 points and 7 boards. His free throw shooting  has improved tremendously. It is up to 70% another career high for Griffin. Looks like he is making a case to me.

Is Blake Griffin the best PF Right Now?

Is Blake Griffin the best PF in the league? Before you guys try to slander me, just hear me out. Blake has been putting up big boy numbers this year. He is keeping the Clips in contention when alot of folks wrote them off after CP3 went down. There is no doubt that Griffin has polished his game.

It has been rumored that Griffin worth ethic is crazy. First person in the gym and the last one to leave. His hardwork seems to be paying off because he is averaging a career high 26 points and 7 boards. His free throw shooting has improved tremendously. It is up to 70% another career high for Griffin. Looks like he is making a case to me.

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Is KD better than Lebron? 
Even Lebron cant enough of Kevin Durant. He has the scoring app on his phone to keep up with his competition. In the last 14 games without Russell Westbrook KD is averaging 36.5 ppg, 7.2 RPG, 5.6 APG . Meanwhile LeBron is still averaging 26 6 and 6. Before we give Durant the crown we have to understand it’s only the beginning of the season. Still a lot more ball to play. But if we had to give it out right now it would be the Durant all day!

Is KD better than Lebron?
Even Lebron cant enough of Kevin Durant. He has the scoring app on his phone to keep up with his competition. In the last 14 games without Russell Westbrook KD is averaging 36.5 ppg, 7.2 RPG, 5.6 APG . Meanwhile LeBron is still averaging 26 6 and 6. Before we give Durant the crown we have to understand it’s only the beginning of the season. Still a lot more ball to play. But if we had to give it out right now it would be the Durant all day!

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Should Richard Sherman have apologized?
What did Richard Sherman really do? In my opinion he didn’t do anything but make a good play. Okay, okay I do agree that the comments he made were little self centered, over the top, but how could you not love it?! Sherman displayed passion for the game that we rarely see today. Muhammad Ali bragged all the time but we didn’t get on him and call him a thug. I’m just saying! The play was great and the rant was better. Let me know how yall feel?

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2 for 2 
Brady or Manning? This will be speculated by sports enthusiasts till the end of time. If nothing the 26-16 Victory over the New England Patriots just sky rocketed Peyton Manning’s clout in the argument. Thanks to the AFC Championship victory Brady and Manning are now tied 2 for 2 in playoff meetings against each other. 
Brady has three rings but has not won a ring in the last 10 years. Peyton on the other hand has the most recent Super Bowl win in 2006. The debate between these two is so close knit, one could argue that Brady is better because he has more titles. But, it is impossible to ignore the fact that Peyton Manning is the most respected Quarterback in the NFL because he is the greatest regular season QB of all time. Thats right all time, over, Montana, Brady, Elway, and Marino!
I think this victory none the less added the argument that they are even in the playoffs to debate. Lets not forget how he out played Brady with a flawless 400 yard performance. In my personal opinion: i feel if Manning gets one more ring we can start calling him the GOAT. But no matter who your favorite it is us as sports fans have to appreciate this epic rivalry. What do you guys think?!-Cody

2 for 2 

Brady or Manning? This will be speculated by sports enthusiasts till the end of time. If nothing the 26-16 Victory over the New England Patriots just sky rocketed Peyton Manning’s clout in the argument. Thanks to the AFC Championship victory Brady and Manning are now tied 2 for 2 in playoff meetings against each other. 

Brady has three rings but has not won a ring in the last 10 years. Peyton on the other hand has the most recent Super Bowl win in 2006. The debate between these two is so close knit, one could argue that Brady is better because he has more titles. But, it is impossible to ignore the fact that Peyton Manning is the most respected Quarterback in the NFL because he is the greatest regular season QB of all time. Thats right all time, over, Montana, Brady, Elway, and Marino!

I think this victory none the less added the argument that they are even in the playoffs to debate. Lets not forget how he out played Brady with a flawless 400 yard performance. In my personal opinion: i feel if Manning gets one more ring we can start calling him the GOAT. But no matter who your favorite it is us as sports fans have to appreciate this epic rivalry. What do you guys think?!-Cody

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