NBA Playoff Predictions- May 21st

May 21, 2016

*Record 8-6* I’m going to try and make this one short and sweet, because I think it’s evident that the Raptors just do not have enough firepower to compete¬†with the Cavs. Lowry and DeRozan are all-stars, but¬†LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are superstars. The Cavaliers are a level up on the Raptors on just about every facet of the game and its shown thus far. Toronto is a young and…

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Ranking the Top Ten NBA Teams Three Years from Now

May 20, 2016

With a long lay-off between Game’s 2 and 3 in the Western Finals and without a heck of a lot to discuss in the Eastern Finals, I figured I’d write about something else NBA-related today. Now that the Draft Lottery has passed, I’ve come across many discussions about the futures of teams at the top of this year’s draft like the 76ers, Lakers, etc. How long will it take Philadelphia…

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The Morning Mando- Friday, May 20th

May 20, 2016

You’re reading The Morning Mando, a column released on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings about four of the most intriguing stories in sports. In today’s edition, I take a break from analyzing the NBA’s Conference Finals and look ahead to who the best teams in the league will be three years from now. I’ll also take a stab at predicting the Preakness, play some MLB fact-or-fiction, and explain why the…

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NBA Playoff Predictions- May 19th

May 19, 2016

*Record 8-5* After being embarrassed in Game 1 and losing by the biggest deficit in playoff history, I’d like to think the Raptors will come out guns blazing and determined to win in tonight’s game. I mean, at least I hope so. I’m just unsure if Toronto even has enough talent and poise to compete with the Cavaliers on this type of stage… Toronto Raptors @ Cleveland Cavaliers The Cavs…

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Why Did The Knicks Hire Jeff Hornacek?

May 19, 2016

This is nothing against Jeff Hornacek, I think very highly of him. Although his 101-112 record as a head coach in Phoenix doesn’t say much, Hornacek proved that he has the ability to be a successful coach in the league. In his first season, he took a Suns team that was one of the worst in the NBA to a team that missed the playoffs in a very competitive Western…

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NBA Playoff Predictions- May 18th

May 18, 2016

*Record 7-5* After last night’s massacre in Cleveland, we are back to watching the actually competitive Western Conference Finals. After a shocking Game 1 turnout, the Warriors seek revenge in what should be another eventful and entertaining matchup with the Thunder. Remaining focused on the end goal of a championship, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook refuse to succumb to complacency and remind us that their work has just begun. As…

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The Morning Mando- Wednesday, May 18th

May 18, 2016

You’re reading The Morning Mando, a column released on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings about four of the most intriguing stories in sports. In today’s edition, the top two stories come from the NBA, where I’ll preview what Oklahoma City must do to take a commanding 2-0 lead over Golden State and give an early NBA mock draft based on last night’s lottery results. I’ll also discuss my vision of…

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