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NBA Season Preview

I had to wait a day to post this preview. I had to see for sure whether the Spurs are actually better than the Trail Blazers. Turns out, they are.

In fact, nearly all logic tells me that the Spurs are once again the best team in the league and will win the championship. Only I’m not going to pick them. I’m going to pick Phoenix. San Antonio might be the best team with the best coach, but they’re not going to have the fire that Phoenix will this year. Think about it: Steve Nash and Grant Hill both know they’re on the down side of their careers and may not have another chance. They’ve already talked about trading Amare Stoudemire or Shawn Marion; this might be the last year their core group is together. I think Stoudemire will be improved, and the veterans will not let them lose. They will upset the Spurs in the playoffs even though they’ll be the higher seed.

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October 31, 2007 Posted by | Atlanta Hawks, Big Ten, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, LA Lakers, NBA, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Seattle Supersonics, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NJ/Toronto Game 6 Preview

As I sit here in school putting off doing something actually worthwhile, I’ve instead decided to write to you people. So, for the 2-5 of you who will actually read this, well, thanks for helping me procrastinate.

New Jersey ends the series tonight. They are at home. Jason Kidd is (Baron Davis excluded) playing better than anyone in the playoffs right now (seriously, his numbers make me ill http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jason_kidd/index.html?nav=page). Vince Carter, though a show-boater, is always capable of scoring 30 on any given night, especially with Jason Kidd getting him the ball. I know that Toronto has played a great series and honestly wouldn’t surprise me if they pull this one out and force a Game 7, but i think NJ will want to end it at home tonight badly enough to not allow that to happen.

I just had a really creepy picture of Jose Calderon that I was gonna post, but now I can’t find it. If you want to see it, just check for it in later blogs, regardless of if it pertains to the content of the blog.

May 4, 2007 Posted by | NBA, New Jersey Nets, Toronto Raptors | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

NBA Playoffs: April 24

I’d like to start off by saying that only one team I picked to win a series has lost a game so far, and I said it would take Dallas 7 games to beat Golden State. In fact, only one series hasn’t gone the way I’ve expected it to so far, but I’ll get to that later.

There haven’t been any real close games so far, but there have been enough good ones that I expect this year to be almost as good as last year. Continue reading

April 24, 2007 Posted by | Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, LA Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NBA Playoffs Preview: Eastern Conference

This is the one, truly fearless prediction blog on the Internet. All the others are pretenders. All the others actually have readers. That’s right, I said it…to myself. Um, to the predictions! Continue reading

April 21, 2007 Posted by | Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, NBA, New Jersey Nets, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments