“The Scoop: May 4th Edition”

Cleaning up last night’s playoff action in the Association… GAME 1 HEAT 102, Raptors 96 (OT) Stats Leaders:  PTS: Goran Dragic – 26 | REBS: Hassan Whiteside – 17 | ASTS: Kyle Lowry – 6 Top DOG of the Night: Goran Dragic (26 points, 6 rebounds) Quick Recap:  The HEAT fired the opening salvo of the Semifinals, capturing a hard-fought overtime battle to win Game 1. But it wasn’t easy… Kyle Lowry … Continue reading “The Scoop: May 4th Edition”

“The Scoop: April 25th Edition”

Cleaning up a few Game 5s in the Association… HEAT 85, HORNETS 89 Stats Leaders:  PTS: Kemba Walker – 34 | REBS: Spencer Hawes – 8 | ASTS: Dwyane Wade – 10 Top DOG of the Night: Kemba Walker (34 points, 4 rebounds) Quick Recap: Playoff career-highs for Kemba Walker (34 points) & Jeremy Lin (21 points) = a big home victory. Walker and Lin got to their sweets spots all … Continue reading “The Scoop: April 25th Edition”

“One Legendary Night”

April 13, 2016/#MambaDay: the official end of Kobe Bryant‘s illustrious career. The postseason begins this Saturday but you wouldn’t know it due to all of the buzz surrounding both Kobe’s final chapter & the Warriors’ pursuit of immortality. Let’s think about it for a sec. Farewell – The last “farewell tour” for an NBA player of Kobe’s stature was Michael Jordan’s second retirement in 2003. Though … Continue reading “One Legendary Night”

Michael Beasley Completing Deal To Join Harden and Dwight In Houston

The #2 overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft, Michael Beasley, is on his way back to the NBA after just completing a successful season with the Chinese Basketball Association. According to Marc Stein, The Rockets and Beasley are negotiating a deal to bring him back stateside. The Houston Rockets are fighting for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with the Utah Jazz and are … Continue reading Michael Beasley Completing Deal To Join Harden and Dwight In Houston

“Great White”

Hassan Whiteside has turned into a different animal since the All-Star break. Without Chris Bosh (blood clots) in the lineup, Whiteside has graciously accepted a reserve role from coach Erik Spoelstra and has put up SIX STRAIGHT double-doubles – averaging 19.7 points and 15.5 boards during that span. It’s a welcome sight down in South Beach because Whiteside tailed off a bit after starting really strong to … Continue reading “Great White”

Shaq Statue Planned for ’16-’17

Shaquille O’Neal will join the likes of Jerry West, Magic Johnson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with a player statue erected outside of the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, California next season. The news was announced on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last evening. Shaq’s dominant career in the NBA has always transcended the the way things were done and his life after his career is no exception. The Lakers … Continue reading Shaq Statue Planned for ’16-’17

“The Scoop: Jan. 21st Edition”

Cleaning up last night’s action in the Association…   SIXERS 96, Magic 87 Stats Leaders:  PTS: Elfrid Payton – 21 | REBS: Robert Covington – 11 | ASTS: Ish Smith – 11 Top DOG of the Night: Ish Smith (13 points, 11 dimes) Quick Recap: A late three by Isaiah Canaan (15 points off the bench) pushed the Sixers to their 6th victory. Ish Smith, an evil sorcerer hell-bent on … Continue reading “The Scoop: Jan. 21st Edition”

“The Scoop: Jan. 20th Edition”

Cleaning up last night’s action in the Association…   BUCKS 91, Heat 79 Stats Leaders: PTS: Hassan Whiteside/Chris Bosh – 23 | REBS: Whiteside – 18 | ASTS: Khris Middleton – 7 Top DOG of the Night: Khris Middleton (22 points, 7 boards, 7 dimes) Quick Recap: HEAT struggled to contain Khris Middleton (22 points, 7 boards, 7 assists) and couldn’t generate enough points to make … Continue reading “The Scoop: Jan. 20th Edition”

“Them Boys Up to Something”: 2015-16 Miami Heat Season Preview

Last season: 37-45, 3rd, Southeast Division (10th, Eastern Conference), Missed Playoffs Notable Acquisitions: F/C Amar’e Stoudemire (free agent, DAL), G/F Gerald Green (free agent, PHX), G John Lucas III (free agent, DET) Draft Picks: G/F Justise Winslow (Duke, 10th overall), G/F Josh Richardson (Tennessee, 40th overall) Notable Losses: G Shabazz Napier (ORL), F Henry Walker, F Michael Beasley, G Zoran Dragic #DogTags: Top DOGs: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh Star … Continue reading “Them Boys Up to Something”: 2015-16 Miami Heat Season Preview