If Doc Rivers has ever been to your house, check your ceiling immediately: Doc Rivers hides $2,600 in Staples Center Ceiling - Ball Don't Lie, Kelly Dwyer
On LeBron's Larry King appearance tonight and more: LeBron's Foundational Failure - Cleveland Frowns, Pete
Ranking the NBA Finals participants: Top-10 Players in the NBA Finals - Hoops Manifesto, JeffThe mayor of New York's making YouTube videos about LeBron, must not be busy: Mayor Bloomberg launches c'mon LeBron movement from Gracie Mansion - NYC Official Guide - Scott Weiss
The billboard plea was financed by a group of Bulls fans and is currently up in downtown Chicago. no comments
In the NBA there are certain things that are just a given, we all accept them and know for better or worse, throughout an 82 game regular season, they’re going to happen. We can’t stop them; it’s faith. These things include Rasheed Wallace getting at least 8 Technicals, LeBron doing at least one thing during a game that makes everyone go “Well, I haven’t seen that before,” Dwyane Wade being the leading scorer on the Miami Heat, Chris Paul making very, very average players look very, very good and Stan Van Gundy screaming in a kinda annoying but funny voice at Dwight Howard during a time out. These things happen, like taxes and death, it’s part and parcel of it all. There are however, some variables that have a larger effect on the grander scale of things. Variables that while right now are not common at all, but down the line just might be filling in a slot in the “NBA’s Guaranteed To Happen List.” These things include Kevin Durant making OKC one of the top teams in the league, the Bulls winning a first round series, Greg Oden playing in 40 consecutive games and Rasheed Wallace not leading the league in Technicals. (Editor’s Note – Rasheed-Wallace-Mind-Blowing-Fact-Time: Rasheed Wallace once tallied up 38 technicals in a season, breaking the previous record set by himself, he was the first player in NBA history to hit 100 three’s and block 100 shots in a season, he got ejected in the McDonalds All-American High School game.) Nutjob or supremely gifted, how will we remember Sheed?
Anyways, with the Finals due to start this week, here a few variables – along with some facts I’ve found that I consider rather impressive/ridiculous/funny - that might just determine who takes Larry O’Brien home with them. no comments
While it's possible in the coming weeks that the Cavaliers could buy or trade their way into the first round of the upcoming NBA Draft, at the present moment they do not have a selection. So instead of sifting through with speculation on those late first round possibilities, I thought it'd be a good time to provide an update on the season that was for last year's pick: Christian Eyenga (30th overall).
As the Cavaliers currently hold the rights to Christian Eyenga the NBA player, he competed this past season in Spain.
The NBA, Sprite and LeBron James are hosting the Slam Dunk Showdown in Cleveland tomorrow at the Marc's Great American Rib Cook-off and Music Festival. Fortunately for all those participating, I have recently misplaced my Reebok Pumps so I will actually not be involved in the contest. However, I hope to stop by, and if you're looking for something to do around the CLE on Saturday, I suggest you check it out.Come early though, because this is a picture of the crowd looking to get into last year's finals...
If you have anything you'd like us to link to in the coming weeks, send it my way...like last Friday, I'll be posting a weekly round-up of sorts at the end of every week. Have a happy and safe holiday everybody...
Cavs contacted former Okla and IU coach Kelvin Sampson - currently a Bucks assistant - for Head Coaching vacancy: Sources: Cavs take interest in Sampson - Yahoo! Sports, Adrian Wojnarowski
College Hoops experts are (were, still kinda are) in full frenzy mode about all the coaching changes going on. Guy’s taking jobs here, others turning down millions there; it’s fun to watch (by watch I mean read about). But it’s not just in the ACC or Pac 10 where coaching vacancies are topic of the month, let’s check out the situation in the pro game, starting at home with our Cavs.
Pros– Possibility of coaching the greatest player on the planet, loyal fanbase, deep pocketed owners who are willing to spend, and possible free agent manoeuvrability (87% chance I spelt that wrong) this summer.
Cons – Possibility of losing the greatest player on the planet, losing a fan base dedicated to the King, missing out on all free agents - bar Rudy Gay this summer.
Do I still think Mike Brown did a good job? Hell yes, he was awesome. Five years of progression after progression – in the regular season. That’s what killed him; he has no jewellery to show for his efforts. That’s where the game’s judged on right? Rings, Championships, Legacy. Mike Brown left a defensive force behind him, but a lacking offensive unit. Not so much lacking, but let’s say, uninventive, if that’s a word. Chris Jentappears to be the new name on the rumor mill, why not? Good friend of LeBron, knows the organization, he’s a Buckeye and would probably let LeBron have the same “say” in team matters as Brown previously did. Oh yeah, in 2004-2005, he coached the three-point hoisters in Orlando for 18 games...5-13. Just saying. Is Coach K the answer? I don’t know, Brendan seems to think so. I like the idea, I don’t fancy the reality. It’d be like Megan Fox turning around tomorrow and saying “Sure, I’ll date the Irish guy over every other male in the world.” Great in principle. Disappointing in reality. Other names mentioned – well, we really haven’t got any inclination have we? July 1 will say a lot. Just me here thinking out loud however, Jeff van Gundy, Avery Johnson (surely we’re a better bet than the Hawks??) and maybe even John Calipari after all could be considered, the latter being extremely doubtful. Looks like LeBron James will be a major factor in more than just whom the Knicks go after in “Plan B” this summer after all. no comments
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