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LeBron and the NBA Finals

JASON CLINKSCALES: Most people are going to see LeBron James out of whichever polarized prism they choose to look through. This, unfortunately, creates a perception by many in the sporting public that he and the Miami Heat lost the NBA Finals as opposed to the truth; the Dallas Mavericks won it on their own merits. This wasn’t purely a case of team versus talent – a good bit of the viewers for this series were unfamiliar with the Mavs, but the ‘team’ label worked for them – this was a case of one well-constructed team executing over another whose flaws were exposed as the series wore on. Continue reading

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Sportsman of the Year: Drew Brees, Michael Vick or LeBron James

Krysten Oliphant: The sports person of the year has to be New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

CHRIS PUMMER: Brees might be a nice guy, but nothing defines the competitive spirit of the modern athlete better than knowing you’re so good that you can tell everyone else to go fuck themselves. That’s why LeBron James is my Sportsman of the Year. Continue reading

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NBA Preview

JASON CLINKSCALES: As it has been for the entire existence of the NBA, only a handful of teams matter when it comes to winning the championship. Yet, we keep watching because maybe, just maybe, we’ll be surprised by a fearless team that makes a ridiculous run later. We watch because games still have to be played. We keep watching because for all of the continued over-examination of the league, we will see something, for the lack of a better word, amazing.

ALEX PREWITT: As I flipped on the television to catch the end of the Celtics-Heat game before turning it over to my computer for Blazers-Suns and then Lakers-Rockets, I thought to myself about how I’ve never been this excited for an NBA season. For me in the past, it was all-NCAA, all-time. Whether it’s because of how desperately I want to see LeBron James fail in Miami (last night’s 88-80 loss at the Garden was a nice start) or because of how desperately I want my Memphis Grizzlies to succeed (success being a very relative term in Memphis), this season promises more, at least for me, than ever before. Continue reading

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The Knicks and Carmelo Anthony

KIYAN SOBHANI: Can the New York Knicks obtain Carmelo Anthony without giving up an important piece? The answer is yes. No matter who you ship off on the Knicks roster (besides Amar’e) for Melo you’re significantly improving that team. Randolph never really was that impressive for the Knicks. If the Knicks can get Melo playing alongside Amar’e and Felton they instantly become a contender.
MIKE SILVA: Although the thought of pairing Amar’e Stoudemire with Carmelo Anthony is enticing, it can’t be done at the expense of gutting the roster. After ten years of a rudderless ship, the Knicks appear to be headed in the right direction with a young roster full of intriguing upside. That is why I am a proponent of Donnie Walsh monitoring the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, but not trading either Danilo Gallinari or Anthony Randolph. In my opinion the waiting game works in the Knicks favor. Continue reading

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Allen Iverson’s Next Stop

ALEX PREWITT: The days of stardom for Allen Iverson seem like little else but a distant memory. Gone are the fadeaway jumpers and swift crossovers, in place are more doubters than ever before. Failure has replaced success for the greatest player under 6-feet in NBA history. The 30-points-per-game seasons are a thing of the past, bumped off Iverson’s legacy in favor of his detrimental four-game stint with Memphis and his stock market-like crash into oblivion.

HOWARD MEGDAL: I believe the grand final move that could rehabilitate the unjustly-maligned career of Allen Iverson could be a move to the New York Knicks. This is predicated on New York also acquiring Carmelo Anthony, of course.

But a team with Anthony/Iverson/Stoudemire would be awfully entertaining to watch. And it could be what Allen Iverson is remembered for. Continue reading

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