The Clock Is Ticking

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a life long Bulls fan. Dating back to the Jordan era, and until now. The one thing I hate about this franchise that upsets me the most, is when they are never able to bring in a big time SUPERSTAR through free agency. The best players that they’ve ever brought in are guys like Eddie Robinson (BUM), and Ron Mercer (BUM). They’ve struck out on stars like Grant Hill, and Tracy Mcgrady back in the day. Four years ago the Bulls struck out on Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh the three biggest names in free agency that year. But they settled for guys like Carlos Boozer (BUM), Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer, and CJ Watson. Basically guys that weren’t enough to win a championship aka Utah Jazz 2.0. I’ve always asked myself, “Why doesn’t anyone want to come to Chicago?”

Chicago is the third biggest market in America, and we can’t get anyone to come here. I know most recently the Bulls have fallen on bad luck, thanks to Derrick Rose missing the past two years due to injuries. But it has to be something the front office can do in order to bring in some big names to help this team. Now in 2014 the big talk is about bringing in Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Love. Two names that have been consistently brought up for the past two years. Do I think the Bulls can land one of these guys? NO! I think if we strikeout on Carmelo Anthony, we need to make a trade to acquire Kevin Love. And I don’t think you stop there, after we acquire Kevin Love, I think the Bulls need to make a trade for Aaron Afflalo. The shooting guard position has been our biggest weakness these last couple of years, and I think Afflalo addresses that need for us. But knowing our front office none of this will happen. Our front office sucks! Gar Forman, and John Paxson haven’t done a damn thing since they’ve been in control of this roster. The best thing they’ve done was draft Joakim Noah, and somehow the NBA blessed the Bulls with the number 1 pick back in 2008 so they could draft Derrick Rose. I think it’s time for the Bulls to get a whole new front office. I don’t know how you can’t get any big name stars to come to Chicago, when we all know Chicago sales itself! These guys are obviously doing something wrong, and I think as fans we need to DEMAND drastic changes if the front office can’t land Kevin Love or Carmelo Anthony this summer. We can’t waste the rest of the prime years we have in Noah, Butler, Gibson, and Rose. This summer will show me a lot about where this organization is headed, and I hope all Bulls fans feel the same.

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Cavs Win The Number 1 Pick

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For the third time since Lebron James left, the Cleveland Cavaliers have won a pick in the top 5. The Cavs had a 1.7% chance of winning the number 1 pick, but somehow they won it AGAIN. With the previous three picks the Cavs drafted Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, and Anthony Bennett. I can see the Cavs drafting any of the top 3 prospects that are mentioned for the number one pick (Parker, Wiggins, Embiid). Whatever decision the Cavs make, lets hope it pans out. Here is the rest of the draft order. Remember the NBA Draft takes place Thursday June 26th.

1. Cleveland

2. Milwaukee

3. Philadelphia

4. Orlando

5. Utah

6. Boston

7. Lakers

8. Sacramento

9. Charlotte

10. Philadelphia

11. Denver

12. Orlando

13. Minnesota

14. Phoenix

15. Atlanta

16. Chicago

17. Boston

18. Phoenix

19. Chicago

20. Toronto

21. Oklahoma City

22. Memphis

23. Utah

24. Charlotte

25. Houston

26. Miami

27. Phoenix

28. Clippers

29. Oklahoma City

30. San Antonio

 

 

NBA Allowing Nicknames On The Back Of Jerseys?

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NBA is discussing rather to have Nicknames on the back of the Heat and Nets jerseys in one of the four games they play this season. Yes NBA fans you may get the chance to see Lebron James with King James on the back of his jersey, Ray Allen with Shuttlesworth on his, Dwayne Wade with W.O.W, Paul Pierce with the Truth, and Kevin Garnett with The Big Ticket. This is just another way for the NBA to make more money. I’m not interested in buying someones jersey with their nickname on it, but I know there will be some fans that are interested in purchasing a jersey with a nickname. Kendall Marshall of the Phoenix Suns isn’t a fan of the move either saying on Twitter “The nickname makes it more about the individual,” “It’s still a team sport. Represent your team, your family, and go out there and play.” But we will see if the NBA proceeds with the plan.

 

LeBron James Gets Married!

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As we all see in the media, men in the NBA typically have a several year long engagement– not for Miami Heat’s LeBron James. James tied the knot to his high school sweetheart Savannah Brinson in California on Saturday.

Dwayne Wade, Gabrielle Union, Chris Bosh and NeYo wore among many guests.

When you’re King James, a cheesy wedding band would be out of the question– instead you get Jay Z and Beyonce to perform Crazy In Love at the reception. BALLING!

After 12 years of dating, Congratulations to the happy couple.

Lebron Producing A TV Show?

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Lebron James is taking his talents to television as it was announced that he has teamed up with the Starz Network to produce a TV series. The show will be called “Survivors Remorse”. Reportedly the show will be about two friends growing up together and one friend making it playing basketball while the other one is a drug dealer. No word as of now when the show will premiere, but it’s in the works. Lets hope Lebron producing skills are as good as his basketball skills.

LeBron James get Police Escort to Jay Z Concert

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I guess when you’re a big superstar like LeBron, traffic will NOT stop you from a concert. LeBron bragged on his Instagram video that traffic was at a crawl as he followed the police car with lights ablaze down the wrong way of the street. Jay Z had announced he would not start the show until LeBron arrived.

Miami-Dade Police Department says it will discipline the officer who provided a police escort for Miami Heat star to the concert.

Must be nice…… So we gotta ask, is it ok for LeBron to have a royalty treatment?

A 2nd Chance

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The Miami Heat are your 2013 NBA Champions after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88. That sounds like a stretch considering they were 28seconds away on Tuesday from losing on their home floor to the San Antonio Spurs. But with a clutch Ray Allen three pointer to tie the game, which was the biggest shot of his career. It gave the Heat life and a second chance. They capitalized on it and forced a game 7. Tonight Lebron, Dwayne Wade, and even Shane Battier stepped up when their team needed them the most and made big shot after big shot. Chris Bosh was no where to be found as he finished with 0 points and 7rebs something you wouldn’t expect from a max player, but Bosh will be remembered for his big rebound in game 6. Shane Battier filled Bosh roll as he made 6 big threes and finished with 18pts after getting a couple of DNPS during the playoffs. Spurs gave Lebron and DWade the jump shot all series long, and tonight they made them pay every time. Lebron finished with a game high 37 pts, and DWade added 23pts. I was waiting for them to miss all 2nd half because it looked too good to be true, but Lebron and Wade made every possession count. Lebron made a clutch shot to make it 92-88 and then followed that up with a steal thanks to another Manu Ginobili turnover, and then he walked to the line to make two huge free throws and the Heat never looked back. Lebron is now in good company as he is the third player in NBA history to win a NBA Finals MVP, and NBA League MVP in back to back years. The only two other players to do so were Michael Jordan and Larry Bird.

For the Spurs this one stings. Tim Duncan had another great game as he finished with 24pts and 12rebs, but missed a crucial shot to tie the game with 50seconds left when he had Shane Battier guarding him. Danny Green was big early on in the series when people thought he should be Finals MVP, but when the Spurs needed him in game 6 and 7 he went 2-19. Manu Ginobili made some key turnovers in game 6 and 7, but he showed up scoring wise tonight scoring 18pts. One guy the Spurs could have used in this series was Stephen Jackson the one they cut towards the end of the year because he felt he was better than Manu Ginobili and Danny Green. Can you imagine how much of a difference he would of made in game 6 and 7? I know he could of made a couple of those shots Danny Green couldn’t in these last two games. Can’t forget about Tony Parker either who was a shell of himself going 3-12 tonight. I know Lebron was guarding him sometimes but Tony Parker wasn’t the MVP Tony Parker we’ve seen all season long. One positive sign the Spurs had throughout the series was 2nd year forward Kawhi Leonard who showed up all series and had a big game 7 with 19pts and 16rebs. I think it’s safe to say the Spurs have found themselves a face of the franchise once Tim Duncan decides to hang it up. I know coach Pop will have some regrets and wish he did somethings differently in this series. I also was curious as to why Popovich was hugging on DWade and Lebron like he wasn’t upset that they loss game 7. He bear hugged DWade and Lebron like they just graduated from College.

This was probably the Spurs best shot at winning the title. I don’t see them getting to the Finals next year. The Thunder will be back, and the Western Conference will certainly be improved. For the Heat they will look to three peat next year, but that won’t be easy. They’ll be tested next year with the Eastern Conference only getting better and improving every year. A healthy Derrick Rose should be ready to go at the start of next year, and those Indiana Pacers with their superstar Paul George, who sent the Heat to seven games themselves will be improved. I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Heat attempt to trade Chris Bosh this off season to add a legitimate force in the paint.  This game tonight was certainly earned and I’m very impressed with how Lebron and Dwayne Wade played tonight. Next year will definitely be a great NBA season. But for now congrats to the 2013 NBA Final Champions

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