It used to be just baseball flourished off season. Now led by the enormity that is the NFL, the off seasons in many ways are as intriguing as the seasons. The NBA begins it's circus when the clock strikes 12
I must admit I mocked the Brooklyn Nets a few hours before the trading deadline, thinking their offer to the Boston Celtics was laughable. Well the joke is on me as the Celts took the package from the Nets, and now the Nets are championship contenders
Perhaps Jason Kidd knew about his next stop before he suddenly cancelled his last gig. Just days after announcing his retirement from the New York Knicks, citing many reasons, including the old " more time with the family" reason, it seems Jason Kidd had a different plan
If you are P.J. Carlesimo you can't feel all bad if his former team lands Phil Jackson can you? I mean replaced by the all time winningest coach in basketball history if Jackson takes the Nets millions
Thrust into an interim role after the early season firing of Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo led the Nets to a nifty 35-19 record, helping to salvage their maiden season in Brooklyn. As thanks the Nets gave Carlesimo his walking papers on Sunday, the day after their season ended after losing game 7 of the eastern conference 1st round at home vs the Bulls
Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets, 99-93, in Brooklyn on Saturday night to win Game 7 and capture the first-round, best-of-seven NBA playoff series
Over the last day or so, current NBA free agent Jason Collins' revelation about being gay has sparked tremendous reaction on a global scale, both positive and negative. Along with the reaction by sports fan and media pundits alike, there's also the generic news media coverage, with both our local and national ABC stations doing great work with the story.
Let's start right where the playoffs started, at a sold out, noisy, and ready Madison Square Garden where the New York Knicks look to take out 13 years of playoff failure against 1 of their arch rivals, the Boston Celtics
The easy answer, and frankly logical answer is no. The Miami Heat are the proverbial favorites and have earned that lofty status and belief based not only on being the defending champs, but having the best player on the planet in Lebron James
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