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So this morning on my slow crawl to work down the NJ Turnpike, I’m listening to Boomer and Carton like I always do. A caller brings up the “epidemic” of NBA stars resting during nationally televised games and robbing the fans of seeing LeBron flop like a fish and Steph Curry chew on a mouth guard, or shoot a 100 threes or some shit. Carton has the best take I’ve ever heard (title recall kids, that’s what brings in the big bucks), he said if the public i.e. fans, the media, everyone, didn’t make such a huge fucking deal about ‘how many rings do you have’ then this wouldn’t even be a thing. Is LeBron the best ever? By all accounts he could be when he is done playing. Does he have 6 rings? Maybe not, so clearly he isn’t the best. Shit Kobe was essentially a corpse being drug up and down the court for a few games a year just so he could try and get that 6th title…I say 6 because no one counts Russell’s 11 since he was playing against a bunch of accountants every night. Good for him, but it doesn’t count.

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So if we didn’t measure every single fucking thing an individual player does based on titles no one would care as much. They would want to be out there chasing the most points scored, or most assists, or most rebounds. Basketball gets the biggest beef because when one star sits it’s a much bigger difference in the game, but every sport is like that. Brady has 5 rings, now he is better than Montana. He probably was anyway. A-Rod only got one so he can’t be better than a lot of other guys, or Griffey didn’t get any so he didn’t achieve what he was supposed to. Shit in your hat and eat it.

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But that’s not the world we live in and it won’t be changing anytime soon. So get used to the star players taking random rests and get used to fans hating the NBA more and more than they already do.

 

Jesse

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ESPN- Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was named league MVP on Tuesday, collecting 119 first-place votes. It had been widely anticipated throughout the league that Durant would earn the award for the first time in his career. Heat star LeBron James was second, with six first-place votes, while Blake Griffin, Joakim Noah and James Harden rounded out the top five. Behind Durant’s team-high 33 points, the Thunder advanced to the second round of playoffs with a 120-109 victory in Game 7 on Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies. By avoiding a Game 7 defeat, Durant dodged the most uncomfortable MVP news conference since Dirk Nowitzki’s in 2007. Nowitzki was forced to collect his MVP trophy in ’07 after the Dallas Mavericks, who went 67-15 that season, were bounced in the first round by the Golden State Warriors. Durant led the league in scoring during the regular season with 32 points per game. He becomes the first player to win both the scoring title and the MVP award in the same season since Allen Iverson did it in 2000-01, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Everyone expected this and now it’s official, Kevin Durant is the MVP of the NBA. Sure, LeBron could get the god damn thing every year because without him the Heat would be nothing, essentially making him the most valuable player in the league because that team wins titles. But Durant had a fucking great year and it’s good to see a guy from a small market take the award and it’ll be fun to see those two battle it out for more awards as the years go. How’s that one feel Trailblazers, Greg Oden doing pretty good for you? Yea, that’s a 10 year old joke, suck it.

-Jesse

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ESPN- Mike D’Antoni has resigned as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced Wednesday night. D’Antoni’s resignation ends the brief tenure of the Lakers’ third coach in less than three years. He took over from interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff early in the 2012-13 season and finishes 67-87 with the team. Mike Brown lasted just 71 games after replacing 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson before the 2011-12 season. The Lakers and D’Antoni have been discussing his future with the team since the season ended, multiple sources told ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne. Last week he asked them to pick up the team option on the final year of his contract in order to empower him to coach without constant speculation about his job status.

Well I think it’s time for me to start watching Laker basketball again. After reading that you can think whatever you want, I’m not a bandwagon guy. I just really hate Mike D’Antoni. I hated him when he was a rival coaching the Suns, thought he was done after that but he just keeps getting jobs. He found the right place right time in Phoenix and I don’t think he will find another situation like that. Definitely not with a bunch of old Laker guys, picking and rolling isn’t really in the cards. I would give a left nut to see Phil come back but now that he is with the Knicks I think we can all write that out but who knows, crazier shit has happened. But this is the most important time for the team. The Clippers situation is a fucking wreck. LeBron will be a Free Agent next year (Kobe’s last). They have a top 10 pick in one of the best draft classes in a long time. Sign the right coach and bring in a great draft pick and the sky is the limit. Bron Bron flopping in Purple and Gold baby!

Take it easy Magic, you’re buying the god damn Clips

-Jesse

Just blatantly not giving a fuck about anything. He even took a bunch of little steps to hammer down that point. DWade and LeBron, Jeremy Lin just put you fucks on notice.

Also whoever put this video together, you are a comedic genius
-Jesse

Suck of that belt Bronny

Suck of that belt Bronny


ESPN- A debated block at the buzzer. A season sweep of the NBA champions. Hello, Brooklyn — the only NBA team this season to go unbeaten against the Miami Heat. Mason Plumlee denied LeBron James’ dunk attempt at the rim with 2 seconds left, and the Nets finished off a four-game sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesday night.

I’m not someone who hates LeBron for being LeBron. I can’t do it. He is too good and has been so good for over a decade that if you hate him you are doing it to be a prick. You probably also don’t own a TV and tell people at least 4 times an hour that you don’t even miss it. Fuck you. On the court he is a God, off of it LeBron is a complete utter douche. So I really relish in the fact that some goofy ass white guy pulled a Bron Bron and blocked the shit out of King James. I could watch this clip all day long and never get sick of it, just like the one where Bronny flops like 10 times in under a minute. I have no clue if this win/loss does anything for the rankings but I hope it does somehow.

PS I love the jerseys with nicknames, it spices it up. And I love that Plums is on Mason’s jersey.
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FUCK YOU!

FUCK YOU!

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Sure he was recently murdered by Jay Electronica and Jay Z on a freestyle a week or two ago, that doesn’t mean he can’t put out cool ass songs. I just am wondering how hard Ken, and Cleveland in general, will be jizzing in their pants as they see the stars align. Drake puts out this song Draft Day about their dream QB. Then Ken Costner (of The Bodyguard fame) is starring in a movie about the Browns called Draft Day. Is that Jesus finally saying that the Browns will get what they want? Or is it a complete coincidence that the draft is coming, Drake couldn’t think of a better name, and the movie was supposed to be about the Bills but Ohio offers a better tax break to movie studios? Who knows. I guess only Jesus, the guys who run the Browns, and Dennis Leary because in the movie I think he is the coach and could probably draft better than the real guys for the team.
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If they do get Johnny and he wears 23, will everyone in Believeland just have a heart attack? Will anyone notice?

-Jesse

I will eat your children! I mean, add Coca Cola patches to the jerseys

I will eat your children! I mean, add Coca Cola patches to the jerseys


Bleacher Report- NBA commissioner Adam Silver has only been on the job for two months, but he has already found a pet project to consume the beginning of his reign. And that project is the introduction of sponsored uniforms. According to AdAge.com’s Michael McCarthy, Silver attended the 2014 IMG World Congress of Sports presented by SportsBusiness Daily/Journal and was asked if he felt the NBA would introduce ad space on jerseys within the next five years; to which he answered “definitely.” He quickly thought about it and changed his answer to: “Most likely.” Silver’s interest in sponsored jerseys shouldn’t come as a surprise. He has been openly discussing the idea since at least 2011, when he claimed that advertising space on jerseys could be worth $100 million, via ESPN. Cork Gaines of Business Insider believes the league’s recent commitment to sleeved jerseys might have been designed with ads in mind: “In addition to the increase in surface area on the front compared to a traditional jersey, the design includes fewer contrasting colors and less area being covered by graphics, lettering, and numbers. It would seem that this is exactly what you would want to change if you were going to eventually add an advertisement patch to the front of the uniforms.” Interestingly enough, Silver also pointed to the growing popularity of the English Premiere league in the U.S. as an indicator that American fans will tolerate sponsored jerseys, according to McCarthy. Indeed, the growth in American soccer viewership may have helped soften the resistance of many American fans. Youngsters growing up watching the Premier League are already used to the idea of massive sponsor logos splashed across the chest of their favorite players, and Major League Soccer has already adopted that European style. Lets face it: No professional sports league is going to turn down that much advertising money. Tradition means nothing in the face of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Sponsored jerseys are coming.

First off I’m not sure what Adam Silver looks more like, a young crypt keeper or an alien from Men in Black. Secondly why don’t you pump the brakes there asshole. No one wants sponsored jerseys, not me, not the players and not the owners. You want more revenue in the NBA? Highlight and delete the teams that lose 22 god damn games in a row. Get rid of teams who haven’t left the bottom of the barrel for 10 plus years and just create 16 super teams and then a B league for the scraps. Make the seasons 50 games each and force LeBron into the slam dunk contest. You want to base your decisions off the fact that you think Americans like soccer? You need to start looking at OUR football and not the pikey Brits because that’s all we care about over here in Freedomland. No wonder NBAers are celebrated for their flops now, fucking soccer man.

-Jesse