Who Won the Kawhi Leonard Trade?

Jan 23, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (left) watches from the bench during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
On Wednesday morning, the NBA world finally got what it had been yearning for: a Kawhi Leonard trade. To the surprise of many, it was the Raptors, not the Lakers, 76ers, or Celtics, who pulled the trigger. The Spurs sent over Leonard and Danny...

PODCAST: S&TH – Ep 50 – Greg Bedard Talks Patriots w/ Steve and Chris

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On the 50th episode of the Steve and the Hood Podcast, Steve and Chris welcome in Greg Bedard of BSJ to talk Patriots and much more!

5 NBA Teams that Will Disappoint in the 2018-19 Season

Heading into the 2018-2019 season, these five NBA teams will disappoint fans the most following high expectations to start the year.

Four NBA Teams Primed to Breakout In 2018

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Though the Golden State Warriors look like near locks for an effortless cruise to Finals victory once again, the scuffle just below them should be an intriguing follow. The West appears even more crowded than ever with the introduction of LeBron James and the...

PODCAST: S&TH – Ep 49 – Marcus Smart Contract and Red Sox Talk

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In the latest episode of the Steve and the Hood podcast, Steve and Chris discuss the Marcus Smart situation and all the latest Boston sports headlines.

Frank Ramsey, Hall of Fame “Original Sixth Man”, dies at age 86

Frank Ramsey, the Hall of Fame guard/forward who pioneered the sixth man role on seven Boston Celtics championship teams, died Sunday just five days before his 87th birthday. Frank Vernon Ramsey Jr. was born July 13, 1931 in Corydon, Ky. His family moved to Madisonville...

PODCAST: Touchdowns and Tangents – Jameis Winston, Reuben Foster, Lakers and Mavericks

On the latest episode of Touchdown's and Tangents, Kenny and Pete talk Jameis Winston, Kam Chancellor and LeBron's move to Los Angeles.

NBA Sophomores Primed For A Breakout Season

Mar 30, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (20) dunks over Atlanta Hawks guard Damion Lee (8) in the second quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
In their second seasons, these players who struggled as rookies will have a chance to prove that they were worth their draft selection in 2017.

Analyzing The State of Competition In the NBA

Jun 8, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (left) and forward Kevin Durant (middle) and guard Stephen Curry (right) celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in game four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Competition In the NBA Competition, perhaps based on where you are in the food chain, it is a beautiful or dirty word. As a consumer or fan, it as an absolute boon at least as far as prices go. The opposite of competition is a...

Notable 2018 NBA Free Agent Signing Rankings

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Free agency officially began on July 1.  However, respective deals can't be finalized until July 6.  Below is a look at the free agent moves that have taken place thus far along with their grades.   2018 NBA Free Agency Grades 1st Tier Lebron James to...

Miami’s Bam Adebayo Experiment

Apr 9, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) fouls Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
When the Miami Heat drafted PF/C Bam Adebayo it was clear he would likely be their only draft pick for two seasons. Drafted at a position of need he is Miami’s attempt to replace the gaping hole left with Chris Bosh’s retirement. While Bam...

Top 10 2019 NBA Draft Prospects

Mar 28, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; McDonalds All-American East forward Zion Williamson (12) dunks against the West in the second half of the McDonalds High School All American Game at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
The 2019 NBA draft is quite far away, that's a given. The 2018 NBA draft just finished and the Summer League is underway. However, it's never too early to take a look at the crop of prospects that will be the talk of the draft season...

Opinion: NBA Fans Should Embrace The Greatness of The Warriors

Jun 12, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) sprays champagne during the championship parade in downtown Oakland. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
“The Warriors ruined the NBA.”, “Kevin Durant made the NBA less enjoyable”, “The Warriors aren’t fair”. We as a collective NBA Fanbase have heard those three quotes ringing from all corners of social media and sports commentary shows since the Warriors went 73-9, and...

Five Years Later, Danny Ainge Has Finished A Masterful Rebuild

Feb 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Former Boston Celtics (left to right) Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, coach Doc Rivers and current general manager Danny Ainge look on during the second quarter of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
When Danny Ainge was a player, nobody ever questioned his “grit” or “burning fire” to win. Yet, I’m not sure that anybody predicted him to instill such a ruthless demeanor into his same goals as a GM. In 2008, Danny Ainge pulled off what many...

What Does “DeMarcus Cousins The Warrior” Mean For The Warriors?

Dec 4, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) scramble for a loose ball during the second half at the Smoothie King Center. The Warriors defeated the Pelicans 125-115. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
DeMarcus Cousins is a Warrior (as you probably have heard) that's no reference to DeMarcus' fighting spirit. Oh no, Boogie Cousins is now a Golden State Warrior. Or as Steph Curry (humorously) refers to Cousins, he is the third splash brother. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zzcyZADaVH8 Reaction to the Trade Right about...

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Instant Replay: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Top the Tennessee Titans

After a slow start with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, Jameis Winston provided a spark in the second quarter and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers began...

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It's happened again. Once again, one of baseball's superstar talents got put in harms way after being hit by a 98 mile per hour...

The Crazy American League West

When this season started the American League West was considered all but done. The Houston Astros were virtual locks to win the division. The...

J.D. Martinez is the Clear Favorite for the A.L. MVP Award

Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez slugged his 36th and 37th home runs on Saturday as he made an emphatic case for American League MVP honors.

The Best Players’ Weekend Nicknames

Players' Weekend is back in 2018, with the MLB announcing that August 24-26 will be the weekend that players will be able to actually...
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PODCAST: S&TH – Ep 53 – Big Jim Murray Joins the Show Talkin’ Red...

On this week's episode, Big Jim Murray of 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston joins Steve and Chris to talk Red Sox baseball and much more.