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Posted Monday, April 30, 2012 12:08 PM

Is Bynum the best center in the NBA?

After last nights Laker game against the Nuggets this question actually makes much more sense then it did in the beggining or mid-point of the season.

Bynum posted a triple-double last night and terrorized the Nuggets in the paint on both ends of the floor. 10 blocks matched an NBA postseason record and he posted the first Laker playoff triple-double in over 20 years, last player who did that was Magic Johnson when the Lakers lost to the Bulls in the 1991 finals.

He blocked 11% of all of Denvers combined shots and Lakers as a team swatted away one in every 6 shot attemps. That is unbelievable statistics. Even though Kobe scored a quiet 31 points, Bynum was the star last night and outshined not only Kobe and the hollywood A-listers sitting courtside but quite possibly eclipsed Dwigh Howard for the top center in the league.

Is that too much to say after one game and the season Bynum has been having?

NBA Playoff Game Lines

Posted Friday, April 27, 2012 11:39 AM

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Posted Friday, April 27, 2012 09:22 AM

Who will win their NBA conference?

Kobe gave up the scoring title to Durant in exchange for much needed rest for the playoffs. He has only one thing in his sight and that’s an NBA Championship trophy. Durant and his young squad on the other hand are looking to run away for their 1st. The former Champs are not what they used to be but are always a threat with Nowitzki and Terry on the floor. The Clippers now have two All-Stars propelling them into their first playoffs since 2006 and the Grizzlies are as always  the most unpredictable team in the bracket. Duncan, Parker and Ginobili are hoping to make their last run for a title together while the Jazz, well for them it will be a long shot. Ohh and Denver is in there somewhere as well.

Whichever of those teams gets to the finals will have to overcome the Eastern Champion who this year will prove to be difficult in any case. There are the number 1 Bulls of course and the surging Heat right behind them. Indiana emerged as the biggest surprise this season and are sitting comfy in 3rd place entering the playoffs. Boston is right behind them after playing their best pasketball after the all-star break and Rondo making history with his barrage of assists. Theres the Atlanta Hawks and Orlando but the Magic have lost Dwight Howard due to a back injury and it will be difficult for them to overcome his absence. Then we have the Knicks, the most inconsistent and at the same time dangerous squad in t... [More]

Posted Friday, April 27, 2012 08:54 AM

Who will will the Stanley Cup?

The 1st round was full of upsets, controversy, big hits and game 7’s. Well if we judge by that then the 2nd round should be that much better. The Rangers avoided an upset by pulling out a game 7 win against the 8th seeded Ottawa last night in what proved to be the most unpredictable series in the 1st round.

Out West the 8th seeded Los Angeles managed to beat the first place Vancouver and move on to the next round in just 5 games, they go on to play St. Louis in the 2nd round. We also have the Capitals who face the Rangers, New Jersey Devils playing Philly and Nashville playing Phoenix.

Now it is down to 8 teams to fight for the Stanley Cup this year and I have to say that some early clear cut favorites don’t look like such behemoths anymore. This is the playoffs and anything goes, so who will you pick to win the ultimate prize in hockey?

Philadelphia Flyers (+450)

St Louis Blues (+425)

Nashville Predators (+400)

Los Angeles Kings (+650)

New York Rangers (+450)

Phoenix Coyotes (+1000)

Washington Capitals (+850)

New Jersey Devils (+900)

NHL Playoffs Game Lines

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:22 AM

Who will win the NBA this year?

So this supersonic season has come to an end with all of the playoff bound teams already decided and only one game left for most teams. It sure has been exciting with the trade rumors and trades that took place, the emergence of players like Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook, continuing dominance by Kobe, LeBron and Durant, Linsanity and the latest Ron Artest chapter.

The way it stands now after all the drama is in the East we have in seeding order from top to bottom: Bulls, Heat, Pacers, Celtics, Atlanta, Orlando, New York and Philadelphia. The Western conference looks as such: Spurs, Thunder, Lakers, Clippers, Grizzlies, Nuggets, Mavericks and the Jazz. Question is who will go on to win it all?

While Bulls and Miami are looking like runaway trains in the East it is quite sensible to pay some attention to the Celtics and the Knicks. Behind Rondos historical season and a healthy big three this Boston team is much more than just a hurdle to jump over. They have been playing exceptionally well since the all-star break and look determined to go for the championship one more time. The Knicks even though being one of the most inconsistent teams in the league pose a great threat to anyone. Carmelo Anthony is playing some of the best basketball of his life and Amare Stoudemire is back on the court after his injury. Given the amount of depth this team has in J.R. Smith, Novak,... [More]

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2012 03:23 AM

Was 7 games enough or too much for Artest?

Was 7 games enough or too much for Artest?

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 06:51 AM

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Posted Monday, April 23, 2012 11:01 AM

Ron Artest, on-purpose or an accident?

Just wanted to hear people’s opinions on the incident that happened in the Lakers vs Thunder game last night. The game itself was a classic double over-time thriller in which Kobe showed once again that as long as he is capable of running the Lakers will never go away. He forced Russell Westbrook into a 3-22 shooting night while himself had a 9 point surge in the 4th and then 6 more in the 2nd OT to make sure his team goes home a winner. He had 26 points in total.

But all of this was overshadowed by what Meta World Peace (Ron Artest) did with a minute left in the first half. After driving in for a strong finish over Durant and Ibaka, Meta started to trump his chest and threw a vicious elbow right behind James Hardens ear. Harden went down on the floor and left the game with what appears to be a concussion. He will now have to go through an extensive list of tests and workouts before he can get back on the floor again. With the NBA’s new concussion rules in effect it could be some time into the playoffs when the talented Harden could return to the Thunder lineup.

I watched the replay so many times and I regretfully have to say that Artest must have felt that someone was by his side. Was the momentum and emotions he has at that moment too much for him to stop his elbow in time or was it intentional? The reality is that we will never know the answer for sure so we could only speculate. A suspension will definitely follow and it could not... [More]

Posted Friday, April 20, 2012 12:01 PM

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We are one week away from what promises to be a memorable playoffs in the NBA. With about 3 games left for every team in the league there is still much to be decided. The top seeds in both conferences can still go either way. In the West it is the Oklahoma City Thunder battling San Antonio for the top seed and out East it is the Bulls trying to hang on to the top spot with Miami determined to catch them.

Boston, Atlanta and Orlando are in a 3 way tie for the 4th spot and whoever loses their grip first will automatically slide down to 6th. Also Philly still can surpass New York for the 7th seed in the East with New York dropping to 8th if it happens.

The never aging Nash is trying to squeeze his Suns team into the post season and this year will most likely be his last with Phoenix so you can imagine how bad this 2 time MVP wants to play in May. Dalass and Denver are still playing over the 7th and 6th seeds while the Lakers and Clippers are in an ongoing war for their Division title.

After getting plenty of rest many superstars are returning to court as well to get their rhythm back in time for their post season game. Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen, Tim Duncan, Derrick Rose, Amare Stoudemire and others are most likely stepping on the court this weekend for the first time in a few weeks to get their timing back. All of the above promises us an NBA weekend as exciting as any with 23 games to be played in the next 3 days. For thi... [More]

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:49 PM

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Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 11:15 AM

Knicks a threat in the postseason?

So with just a few games left in this years condensed NBA season the playoff picture is starting to shape up. Most of the teams have already clinched their playoff birth’s but there are still plenty scenarios to be played out in the seeding of each conference. With the Knicks now holding a one game lead over Philly for the 7th playoff spot in the east it is still not a lock that they will make it to the playoffs but let’s speculate and pretend that they do. What happens next?

After last night’s game against the Celtics it is quite clear that when this team is on and given Anthony keeps steamrolling over his opponents that this Knicks squad could pose quite a problem for teams not only in their conference but in the whole league. Melo recorded a triple double of 35pts, 12rbs and 10ast last night and has averaged over 33 points per game in their last 10 outings. Novak and J.R. Smith scored 25 a piece and the Knicks as a team ties a franchise record of 19 three pointers made.

The real issue comes with the return of Stoudemire into the lineup, the Knicks have no reliable 2nd scoring option and he could provide them just that but what effect will it take on Anthony’s game? Also even though both Smith and Novak are gifted shooters, they are streaky and cannot be counted on in the long run for being consistent all the time. Even if Lin comes back from injury, after having a month off he will need time to get h... [More]

Posted Monday, April 16, 2012 09:29 AM

Jones vs Evans, who wins this mental battle between friends?

So the most awaited UFC bout in recent months is just days away. Jon Jones will defend his title when he faces Rashad Evans Saturday night. This fight though is very different from others mainly because these two opponents used to be very close friends, training partners and members of the same gym.

The media is taking advantage of this into making it the most dramatic fight in history but facts are facts. Evans and Jones in all reality were very close, so there is no need to exaggerate anything. The question is what happened between these two people that today they are tied in one of the fiercest rivalries in the sports history.

It goes beyond just two men, as the gym and the team that Jon Jones trains with are also split up between whose side they are on. Some see this as a professional bout between two icons and prefer to say that emotions don’t get in the way but reality has proven different. It has caused some in the Jon Jones camp to decline sparring with him or helping him train, people who have known Evans when Jones was merely a teenager. It caused Evans to completely part ways with his long time coach, friend and mentor in Greg Jackson. Evans and Greg worked together for years but now Greg is the main guy in Jon Jones’s corner and Evans feels betrayed.

According to Evans he along with George St. Pierre are the reasons that Greg Jackson and his gym are even on the map. Some of that might actually be true, because wh... [More]

Posted Monday, April 16, 2012 08:38 AM

Is Rondo the best guard in the league?

With all of the drama surrounding Chris Paul in the beginning of this season, Deron Williams becoming a free agent this summer and Steve Nash proving everyone that he is an ageless machine, one thing kind of gets lost in conversations: Rajon Rondo.

After last night’s game where the Celtics let Garnett, Pierce and Allen stay in Boston and not even travel with the team so they could rest, I think it is about time that Rajon Rondo is involved in every debate which talks about upper echelon point guards. You could say that the lowly Bobcats are an easy team to overcome but we are in the NBA here and no matter how bad a team might be in this league, it is still better than 90% of other teams in the world.

Rondo matured into a leader and with his main weapons not on the floor, he took charge and set the tone by recording a 12 point and 7 assist first quarter. He finished the game with 22 and 16, which marked the 22nd consecutive time the point guard recorded double digit assists. He has already joined the ranks of John Stockton and Magic Johnson as the only others to achieve the feat and so far it doesn’t look like he will stop. So after proving that he is the best player on this Celtics team, is Rondo the best point guard in the league now as well?

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Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 11:35 AM

Will Mayweather stay undefeated?

As Floyd Mayweather Jr. is prepping for his fight against Miguel Cotto on May 5th, Manny Pacquiao is dealing with another low blow that came in form of a bizarre lawsuit. While trying to do some good through the Manny Pacquiao Foundation by shipping some “relief goods” from the United States to the Philippines using an unnamed logistics company in 2009, the boxer now finds himself tied in a court battle for almost $36,000 since used clothes do not qualify as “relief goods” under the country laws. This has dealt yet another blow to Pacquiao’s image and will probably result in making a super mega fight between him and Mayweather that much more difficult to make a reality.

Mayweather as always has remained his arrogant self in the time coming before his fight. His HBO 24/7 special is set to air on April 14th to let fans in on the action that takes place behind the scenes in a professional boxer’s world prior to a bout. Cotto is of course featured on the show as well and it is in a way built like a promotional reality show to boost the Pay Per View purchases of the fight which will take place on May 5th in Las Vegas. There will be a 2nd episode airing on April 21st at 10:30pm ET on HBO titled “Floyd Mayweather: Speaking Out” with even more suspense building up before the fight.

One thing that people seem to forget about Mayweather is that as much as he is “hated” and creates an arrogant and cocky image of himself to the public eye, he ... [More]

Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 05:56 AM

Are the Celts capable of winning it all?

By beating Miami two weeks ago with their defense the C's proved that they deserved to be ranked on the top of pretty much every defensive stat that is tracked.

Their latest win over Miami last night in which the Celtics shot an incredible 61 percent from the field was much more unexpected. It was played in Miami, where the Heat boast a league best home record and even garnered such comments from LeBron as ''We left Boston feeling awful at our performance,'' continuing ''I don't feel as bad tonight. Those guys, they were locked in. Not only did they make their open shots, they made their contested shots. ... When you've got it going like that, just tip your hat off. We tip our hat off to them tonight. They won it.''

The Celts could not have found a better time to peak, with only nine games left in the regular season they sit atop their division and are well within reach of getting the No. 3 seed in the East.

Rajon Rondo is a huge part of that success as he has posted double digit assist for the 18th consecutive game, making it the longest such streak in the past 20 years. His brilliance along with Paul Pierce’s consistency, Garnett’s defensive genius and Ray Allen’s much needed hot shooting has these Celtics marked at +1800 to win it all, this considering that just two months ago the books had them marked at +3300.

Don’t be surprised if by the start of the playoffs that number changes even more.

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Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012 09:49 AM

Detroit shredded Red Sox

So the Tigers are off to a hell of a start by steamrolling through the Red Sox and staying undefeated for the firsts 3 games of the 162 game schedule. There is of course much more baseball to be played this year but it is still a valiant effort against a formidable opponent. This comes as no surprise to the bookies thought as they have adjusted their lines for Detroit to win the AL from +800 to a very strong +400.

As mentioned earlier there is a grueling season to be played and history doesn’t prove that a strong start will result in a successful finish. Let’s look back at the Red Sox last year when they tipped of the season by going 0-6 and 2-10. Everyone in the Boston camp was having a nervous breakdown at first, until of course the Red Sox crushed everything in their path for the whole summer, only to collapse again come September. Baseball is a game of endurance; with such a challenging schedule nearly every team in the league will have their improbable runs at glory on any given month of the MLB game calendar.

At the end of the day though it matters when people put their money where their mouth is and with most punters backing the Tigers to get over 93.5 season wins and going from +1600 to a cozy +800 to win the 2012 World Series, you have to say their play in the 1st three games of their schedule has warranted such respect from the sports betting world.

Another team not to fall asleep on should definitely be th... [More]

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012 09:12 AM

Detroit shredded the Red Sox

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So the Tigers are off to a hell of a start by steamrolling through the Red Sox and staying undefeated for the firsts 3 games of the 162 game schedule. There is of course... [More]

Posted Sunday, April 01, 2012 11:23 AM

Odds to win the Stanley Cup on the move

The 2011-2012 NHL season has been promising so far and many of the power house clubs are atop their respective conferences as expected. One of the biggest stories of this season has been Sydney Crosby, the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He missed his first 20 games of the season due to symptoms from a concussion which he suffered previously. Upon his return to the ice on November 21 his mark on the team was undeniable. In 8 games played, Crosby recorded 12 points but unfortunately for the Penguins the concussion side effects returned and Sydney decided it would be wise for him to take a leave from the game until he feels that he is physically ready to comeback to the ice.

March 15th marked the day of Crosby’s return to the team and his presence alone proved to be one of the biggest market changers in the NHL. Prior to his return last week the Penguins were +500 to win the EC and +1100 for the SC. The picture is quite different now with the new numbers standing at +175 for the EC and +450 for the SC. Talk about a player being an apparent MVP candidate without even playing for much of the season.

Now when you want to talk about the conference as a whole the biggest topic is the Rangers, Penguins and Flyers. These three behemoths are gunning for first place in the Atlantic Division and are literally within one or two games separating the three. Given the way they are steamrolling thought the competition it might be a safe bet to make at $2.90 on either one of ... [More]

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