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FPC NBA Season Previews: San Antonio Spurs

Sep 30, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) shoots the ball over Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN, Vegas, both have put out that the Spurs will not be winning more than 43 games, and will not make the playoffs. Spurs fans, I preface everything that I’m about to say with I am one of the most objective sports fans you...

FPC NBA Season Previews: Los Angeles Lakers

Following what was possibly the most exciting offseason in Lakers history, Los Angeles is finally in a position to compete for a championship following a five-year playoff drought. However, despite the addition of arguably the best basketball player of all time in LeBron James,...

FPC NBA Season Previews: Golden State Warriors

Jun 8, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in game four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
When coming off an NBA Championship, or in this specific case back to back NBA Championship titles, teams tend to suffer setbacks like major roster movements, trades, releases or retirement. Most teams would not need to find and sign a notable free agent to...

A Historical Analysis of NBA Superstar Treatment and What it All Means for James Harden’s Future

Once a player is deemed a superstar, do they receive more favorable treatment from officials regarding the amount of shooting fouls that they are able to draw?

In the Spur of the Moment; San Antonio’s Masterful Handling of the Kawhi Leonard Debacle

Jan 5, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; Phoenix Suns center Alex Len (right) and San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) play for a rebound during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
In the Spur of the Moment The Legacy of the San Antonio Spurs Wow, what a year it has been for the San Antonio Spurs. Everybody knows the Spurs are never ever messy. On the contrary, the Spurs have embraced the example of and strongly been...

Looking Kawhi Leonard’s Journey And Future Outlook

Feb 3, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (left) and LaMarcus Aldridge (12) react on the bench during the first half against the Utah Jazz at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Kawhi not Kawhi So Kawhi Leonard is a Toronto Raptor. The reverberations from the above fact are such that the other preceding noise has either been drowned out or at least made less audible. Perhaps the best question that can be asked is, what relevance...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What Should The Spurs Do With Kawhi Leonard?

Jan 13, 2018; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) passes the ball against Denver Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler (21) during the first half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
After a puzzling season of odd quad injuries and cryptic team meetings, the search for a suitable recipient of former MVP finalist Kawhi Leonard rages on for the Spurs.

Breaking: Warriors Land DeMarcus Cousins

As apart of the greatest ring chase the NBA has ever seen, Pelicans superstar DeMarcus Cousins has accepted an MLE 1 year, 5.3 million dollar deal with the reigning NBA champions Golden State Warriors. Coming off a season of averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds,...

Reaction to Paul George Resigning With The Thunder

Apr 27, 2018; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots the ball against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the first quarter of game six of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports
Hoop fans, basketball savants, fans, enthusiasts (whichever you prefer). It is over an hour after midnight, free agency is well and truly in full swing and for those anticipating some action, already, the 2018 free agency has delivered. Whilst Laker Nation still awaits with bated breath...

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My 2018 MLB Awards

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