With the Pacers in rapid decline and the Heat sliding not far behind, anything seems possible. Check that: almost anything (sorry, Charlotte). With hopes of early upsets, here are my picks for the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Lottery picks -- fair or unfair -- are not given the same time to develop that other guys are. They are supposed to contribute right away, and when they don't, are fast labeled as busts and underachievers. Just look at Anthony Bennett, the top pick in last June's draft, or Fredette's teammate in Sacramento, Thomas Robinson, the fifth pick in 2012. To say that about Jimmer however, would be unfair.
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Kobe is not the only player making enough money to feed his family; there are 58 others making more than $10 million.
Sadly, my aspirations of dancing on the United Center floor did not happen for me. But for one young kid from Hyde Park, his dream to play for the Chicago Bulls became a reality.
As this offseason has shown, roster management is a lesson in contrasting styles. The one thing everyone seems to agree on, is they don't want Nate Robinson.
Below is my first round list, complete with team, fit & what they're most likely yearbook superlative would be. I apologize in advance.
The plot is as old as entertainment itself. To beat the defending champions, the underdog Bulls would have to overcome incredible odds.
Sure, the Nets are Hollywood East -- lots of flash, not much substance. But this is a Bulls team without its best player, and a team that's been so injured, it's needed a traveling Mayo Clinic just to get five players on the court.
Robinson was truly phenomenal under the bright lights of TNT. He matched Carmelo Anthony shot for shot and in crunch time, he was the game's brightest star and was able to pull out the 118- 111 victory.
The chairman of the Chicago White Sox and Bulls is going into the global security business with an eclectic and controversial group of partners tied to the Obama administration, documents and interviews show.
Love him or hate him, Doug Collins is the Head Coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, and for the time being, that's how it will stay.
No matter who is brought up, none can compare to the dominance of combination Shaq and Kobe. If only they stayed together and resolved their alpha male differences, the duo could have attained more than eight championships in their respected careers.
So far the Lakers' season is nothing more than a failure, a bust, a sham in the eyes of every Los Angeles fan that hasn't jumped on the Clippers bandwagon by now.
Well it would be far from a stretch to say that the Philadelphia 76ers have been particularly impressive in the last few games.