• Toronto versus Boston 2020 East Semifinals Prediction
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    Toronto versus Boston 2020 East Semifinals Prediction

    We have our first 2nd round series set for the NBA playoffs. The Toronto Raptors will battle the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinal. The Toronto Raptors swept the Brooklyn Nets 4-0 on their way to advancing. On the other hand, the Boston Celtics swept the Philadelphia 76ers. Toronto surprised a lot of people this year as many thought they’d fall off after losing Kawhi Leonard to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Raptors didn’t miss a step and Coach Nick Nurse was awarded NBA Coach of the Year for their efforts. The Boston Celtics looked great in their series against the 76ers as they’re one of my favorites to…

  • 2020 NBA Playoffs First Round Predictions
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    2020 NBA Playoffs First Round Predictions

    2020 has definitely been one for the ages with everything that’s happened. In March, the world changed because of the coronavirus and sports disappeared. Fortunately, it returned and the NBA was played in a bubble without fans in the stands. Since the NBA restart, we have seen some amazing performances. Damian Lillard, Michael Porter Jr. and Devin Booker are just a few of the guys who have had amazing performances. The Suns were the only team to go undefeated and now their future look bright as ever. We have now arrived at the 2020 NBA playoffs. We had a battle for the 8th seed in the west as Portland and…

  • The Portland Trailblazers Is the Scariest Team in the NBA Bubble
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    The Portland Trailblazers Is the Scariest Team in the NBA Bubble

    The Portland Trailblazers entered the NBA bubble with a lot of uncertainty. How will Jusef Nurkic play after coming back from a horrific injury? Will the smaller Carmelo Anthony be as effective scorer for them? Could they make a run at Memphis for that 8th seed in the West? They have responded by going 3-1 with wins over Memphis, Denver and the Houston Rockets. The only loss they’ve suffered is from Boston. In that game, they trailed by as much as 20-something points in the first half. In the second half, they actually took the lead but ran out of gas in the end. They trail Memphis by a half-game…

  • It’s been a rough few months but screw it; I’m going to Disney World! Not really … wouldn’t it be nice? There have been no sports for months. I guess that’s not entirely true. For some reason, WWE was deemed as ‘essential work’ so, those guys continued to televise matches – what a joke. And at least we’ve finally been getting some UFC events to watch. But there have been two main concerns as we donned our masks to leave the house all spring and on towards summer: Will there even be an MLB season and will the NBA season resume? It looks like we’ll get both! The NBA regular season will reboot on July 31st. So, sure, it’s still a couple of months of waiting but at least it isn’t going to jump right to the playoffs like most of us thought it initially would. As a Trail Blazers fan, I was so bummed to see them in 9th place and have their game canceled … then the season canceled. So, how will it work? We’ll get the 16 playoff teams; eight from each conference, then a total of 6 teams that are within 6 games of the 8th place relegation line. So not everyone team in the NBA is coming back. Once again the Eastern Conference was weaker as a whole, so most of these potential ‘play-in’ teams are coming out of the Western Conference. The Six Within Six: 1. Portland Trail Blazers 2. New Orleans Pelicans 3. Sacramento Kings 4. San Antonio Spurs 5. Phoenix Suns 6. Washington Wizards Top Eight Out East: 1. Milwaukee Bucks 2. Toronto Raptors 3. Boston Celtics 4. Miami Heat 5. Indiana Pacers 6. Philadelphia 76ers 7. Brooklyn Nets 8. Orlando Magic Top Eight Out West 1. Los Angeles Lakers 2. Los Angeles Clippers 3. Denver Nuggets 4. Utah Jazz 5. Oklahoma City Thunder 6. Houston Rockets 7. Dallas Mavericks 8. Memphis Grizzlies Teams from No. 1 to No. 6 in both conferences are locked in. This is because the ‘regular-season finale will only be eight games. So, any team that has an 8.5 game lead on the No. 9 team of its respective conference is mathematically in. So, we’ll have eight games to decide who’s in. It could potentially turn into 10 games if the No. 8 and No. 9 teams are within four of each other at the end. If this is the case, the higher-ranked team just has to win one game to move on. Whereas the lower-ranked team will have to win back-to-back and double-eliminate the No. 8 team to usurp them. Speaking of No. 9 teams. The Portland Trail Blazers might have a tough road ahead. Oddly enough, the Blazers were the only team to vote against a resumed season … strange considering they are the closest team out of 8th in the league. So, Melo … Carmelo Anthony has been a solid player for Rip City since signing in November. He’s snagged a little over 6 boards and dropped a little over 15 points per game. At just 3.5 games out of 8th, the Blazers have a legitimate shot of scratching their way into the playoffs for the 36th time in their 50 year existence. But Mello isn’t sure if he’ll be present at the Happiest Place on Earth – not sure if that only applies to Disney Land or of it bridges over to Disney World. According to Yahoo Sports, Carmelo isn’t alone. There is a group of 40-50 players who doubt the plan. That said, it’s already been officially stated that opting out of playing a resumed season amidst the chaos of coronavirus and social justice, will invoke no punishment. Players are free not to attend. It’s understandable given the current situation in America. There are concerns about leaving family, and parts of the contract that state they can’t leave Disney World campus grounds. And of course, some are probably afraid of exposure to COVID, especially since the second wave is coming. The only thing they’ll lose is equivalent pay and my respect – which they don’t care about anyhow.
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    It’s Official: The NBA is on its Way Back

    It’s been a rough few months but screw it; I’m going to Disney World! Not really … wouldn’t it be nice? There have been no sports for months. I guess that’s not entirely true. For some reason, WWE was deemed as ‘essential work’ so, those guys continued to televise matches – what a joke. And at least we’ve finally been getting some UFC events to watch. But there have been two main concerns as we donned our masks to leave the house all spring and on towards summer: Will there even be an MLB season and will the NBA season resume? It looks like we’ll get both! The NBA regular…

  • Should the Atlanta Hawks Sign John Collins to Extension?
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    Should the Atlanta Hawks Sign John Collins to Extension?

    There have been rumblings lately about the Atlanta Hawks and John Collins.  The Atlanta Hawks have reservations about signing John Collins to a significant long-term contract extension this offseason. During the trade deadline, teams were calling the Hawks asking about John Collins. With the Hawks hesitating about giving him an extension, teams thought they could pry him away. Collins’ range likely starts at the four-year, $77 million extension signed by Domantas Sabonis with the Indiana Pacers before the start of the season. Collins, for his part, believes he’s proved his value. “I mean, I feel like I am a priority to the Hawks in terms of my value in the…

  • 5 Big Men Atlanta Hawks Trade Possibilities
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    5 Big Men Atlanta Hawks Trade Possibilities

    The Atlanta Hawks are probably not making the playoffs this season, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make moves. With the trade deadline coming up Thursday, it’s been rumored that the Hawks want a big man. A couple months ago, there were discussions about Andre Drummond. After those talks died, we didn’t hear much but now that’s changed. It’s been reported that the Houston Rockets want to deal Clint Capela to an Eastern Conference team. The Atlanta Hawks are one of the teams interested in the big man. Houston wants a wing to add to their lineup and a third team could be added in the trade. Steven Adams from…

  • Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash in California
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    Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash in California

    Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, there were no survivors of the crash. An investigation is ongoing. The crash happened a day after Lebron James passed him on the NBA all-time scoring list. Kobe Bryant even tweeted at Lebron congratulating him on the accomplishment. Lebron honored Kobe before the game with “Mamba 4 Life” and “8/24 KB” in gold marker before the game on his shoes. Lebron showed respect for Bryant, an 18-time All-Star with the Lakers who is eligible for the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020. A 6-foot-6 small forward with the ability to swing up…

  • Zion Williamson Debut Was Amazing
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    Zion Williamson Debut Was Amazing

      If you follow basketball, you knew that Zion Williamson was something special in high school. Williamson went on to become a social media sensation with his amazing dunks. Seeing someone his size and be able to jump the way he does was crazy. After a legendary high school career, Zion Williamson took his talents to Coach K and Duke. During his lone season as a Blue Devil, Zion Williamson continued to amaze people with his dunks. Under Coach K, Williamson developed in other areas like shooting, handling the ball, passing and defense. With those skills, teams were hoping to land the top pick in the draft because he could…

  • Andre Drummond Atlanta Hawks: Should Atlanta Make the Trade?
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    Andre Drummond Atlanta Hawks: Should Atlanta Make the Trade?

      The Atlanta Hawks are headed to another losing season and lottery pick. The Detroit Pistons have underachieved, and Andre Drummond could be on the trading block. As a Hawks fan, we need a big man on the block to command the middle. Drummond is averaging almost 18 points and nearly 16 rebounds a game for Detroit. We heard the reports from yesterday that the Hawks are interested in trading for Andre Drummond. It feels like Drummond been in the league forever, but he’s only 26-years-old. Drummond’s contract is through the 2020-21 season where he’s owed over $28.75 million dollars. The Hawks will have ample amount of money for the…

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Passes Away
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    Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Passes Away

    Former NBA Commissioner David Stern passes away at the age of 77. His death comes just a few weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage on Dec. 17. Stern was the commissioner of the league for 30 years, holding the position from 1984 through 2014, and was succeeded by current commissioner Adam Silver. When he first entered the league, basketball was not what it is today. Over his tenure, the popularity of the sport grew exponentially. His impact was felt by many, and even those who entered the league after his time as commissioner were benefiting from changes he helped put into place in the sport. “For 22 years, I had…

  • Daddy’s Hangout 2019 Week 17 NFL Predictions
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    Daddy’s Hangout 2019 Week 17 NFL Predictions

    First off, Merry Christmas to each and every one you out there reading this. Welcome to Week 17 aka the final weekend of the regular season for the NFL. With this being the final weekend, we still have playoff positioning and berths on the line. Last week, Philadelphia beat Dallas to gain the lead in the NFC East. The Eagles still need to beat the Giants or have the Cowboys fall to Washington to claim the division. On Monday night, Green Bay’s defense dominated Minnesota en route to claiming the NFC North crown. Green Bay can still wrap up the overall top spot with a win over Detroit and San…

  • Purchasing New Phone Case for New Smartphone
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    Purchasing New Phone Case for New Smartphone

    Christmas is right around the corner and a lot of people are getting new phones as their big item for Christmas. With phones costing in the thousands, sometimes we all forget to protect them. I’ve been guilty in the past and unfortunately, my iPhone was dropped and broken. Let me say, getting those phones are expensive and it wasn’t covered under Apple Care. There are so many places to get those protective cases, but they’re only good short-term. I’ve been guilty of grabbing worthless cases at the local store and need a new one a couple weeks later. We all need a place to get a case that backs their…

  • Will Revamped Boston Celtics Regain Chemistry Next Season?
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    Will Revamped Boston Celtics Regain Chemistry Next Season?

    New @celtics threads for @KembaWalker! pic.twitter.com/WRcrWUDYBI — NBA (@NBA) July 20, 2019 The Boston Celtics were the most underwhelming team of the 2018/19 campaign, failing to match pre-season expectations that have placed them in the NBA Finals. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers had stood in their way for the previous two years, with the brilliance of the forward preventing Brand Stevens’ men from advancing from the Eastern Conference Finals in 2018. The absences of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward played a significant role in the Celtics’ failure to secure a Finals berth – or, seemingly, at the time. Their respective returns from injury and LeBron’s departure to the Los…

  • 2019 NBA Christmas Schedule: Are You Ready?
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    2019 NBA Christmas Schedule: Are You Ready?

    The NBA have officially released their anticipated Christmas schedule for 2019. As expected, the NBA gave all the fans the match-ups they wanted. The 2019 NBA Christmas schedule consists of five marquee games. In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics will head to Toronto to face the Raptors. Two teams that many think will meet in the East Finals will see the Milwaukee Bucks travel to Philadelphia to face the 76ers. In he West, there will be three games featured on the 2019 NBA Christmas schedule. The young core of the New Orleans Pelicans will travel to Denver to face the Nuggets. The new look Houston Rockets will travel to…

  • C.J. McCollum Inks 100 Million Dollars Extension
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    C.J. McCollum Inks Extension for 100 Million

    C.J. McCollum inks 3 year extension with Blazers as he’ll most likely finish his career there. The three years is for $100 million, which extends his current deal to five years. The total money to be made over the five years is around $157 million. With McCollum being only 27, this should carry him well into him prime. The new deal starts the 2021-2022 season. With Damian Lillard signing his supermax extension earlier during the summer. Lillard’s deal with for $196 million dollars over four years. These new deals will keep one of the best backcourts together for the next several years. McCollum has been one of the anchors of…

  • Who You Got Winning the NBA Eastern Conference Next Season?
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    Who You Got Winning the NBA Eastern Conference Next Season?

    First off, congratulations to the Toronto Raptors on winning the 2019 NBA Championship. If you’re in the city of Toronto, would you head to Vipcasino.ca and bet on the Raptors? With Kawhi Leonard leaving for the Clippers, they won’t be a favorite. The Toronto Raptors will still have a wonderful team if they choose not to trade away anyone and try to rebuild. The Milwaukee Bucks had the best record in the NBA last season, can they repeat that success this upcoming season? With all the talk about the Western Conference, let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference. Who will be the top-6 or 7 teams and get more…

  • Top NBA Western Conference Teams After Free Agency
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    Top NBA Western Conference Teams After Free Agency

    Who do you have winning the west this upcoming basketball season? With all the wheeling and dealing this offseason, you probably have a better chance to be a Casino winner. Anthony Davis finally made his way to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Los Angeles Clippers hit the lottery by acquiring Kawhi Leonard and traded for Paul George. If that wasn’t enough, Russell Westbrook was traded to the Houston Rockets. Russell Westbrook will reunite with James Harden in an effort to capture their first title. Other teams like the Portland Trailblazers, Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks all made moves this offseason. If you’re betting on who’ll reach the NBA Finals,…

  • Los Angeles Clippers Kawhi Leonard Agree to Deal
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    Los Angeles Clippers Kawhi Leonard Agree to Deal

    The Los Angeles Clippers and Kawhi Leonard have agreed on a 4-year, $142 million dollar contract. The Clippers were one of the three teams in the running to acquire the services Kawhi Leonard. It has been reported that the fear of a Lakers dynasty is what triggered the deal. With the Clippers adding Leonard immediately put them into contention, they weren’t done dealing. The Clippers dealt Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, four unprotected first-round picks, a protected first-round pick and two pick swaps. With the Lakers clearing space with the hopes of signing Kawhi, the Clippers were willing to do anything. With the addition of Leonard and George, the Clippers become…