Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 09:33 AM
NBA writers are generous in nature. They are the people who decide the league MVP each year and they like to spread the love around.
If they followed the definition of the award (Most Valuable Player), Michael Jordan would have retired with at least a dozen golden figurines.
It only makes sense then that the smart money is on Dwyane Wade to take home this year’s honors. Wade was at the top of the leader board last season with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
He enters this year as the lone player among the trio without a regular season MVP in his trophy case. If Wade puts up similar numbers to Bryant and James, the writers won’t be able to resist rewarding the Heat shooting guard.
“It’s his turn,” they’ll say.
It might be hard to dispute that argument at the end of the campaign too. Miami will finish with 45 to 48 wins with a roster full of dead weight outside of the Flash.
Dwyane is surrounded by a dope head small forward (Michael Beasley) and an ultra fragile center (Jermaine O’Neal). And those are his best two running mates.
Go grab Wade (+500 at Betjamaica.com) today and thank me at the end of the season.
Posted Sunday, October 11, 2009 08:12 AM
ESPN is reporting Daunte Culpepper will start for the Lions today against the Steelers. Rookie quarterback Matt Stafford's knee doesn't seem healthy enough to play. The Lions get 10.5 points today against Pittsburgh at BetJam
A New York Daily News story says that Eli Manning is "very likely" to start today against the Raiders barring any type of setback. The G-Men are 15.5-point home faves against the Raiders.
Pittsburgh won't get all-world safety Troy Polamalu back this week. RB Willie Parker won't play this week either. The Steelers give 10.5 points Sunday against the Lions.
Texans defensive end Mario Williams will be a game-time decision for Houston's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Houston gets 5.5 points at Zona today.
I'll keep updating today as the injury news comes down.