Check Down Roundtable: Who Will Have a Better Career- Simmons or Ingram?

June 23, 2016

This year’s NBA Draft, which takes place tonight in Brooklyn, features two players that many experts believe have superstar potential: Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram. We already know the 76ers plan to take the 6’10” Simmons, but will he be a better pro than the former Duke standout? A few members of the Check Down staff share their thoughts. Mando: Brandon Ingram  I think Brandon Ingram will be Durant-esque in the…

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Check Down Roundtable: Predictions for Game 7

June 19, 2016

For basketball fans, it doesn’t get any bigger than this. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will not only look to become the first team in NBA Finals history to come back from a 3-1 hole, but they will hope to end the city of Cleveland’s decades-long title drought.

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Why The Warriors are Even More Old-School Than We Thought

June 14, 2016

Suspended for one game due to excessive flagrant fouls and rough play, Draymond Green left a big-time void for the Warriors in Monday night’s Game 5 loss to the Cavaliers. It was an obvious reminder of how team-oriented the Dubs are as well as how they mirror what many old-school teams used to be like.

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Why the NBA Finals Won’t Make It To A Game 6

June 6, 2016

Game 2 of the 2016 NBA Finals was competitive for the first 24 minutes. The Golden State Warriors had just wrapped up a productive second quarter, but only led 52-44 at the intermission. Then the Warriors decided that they wanted this win to be easy. They jogged, nonchalantly, out of the tunnel of Oracle Arena, and threw the Cleveland Cavaliers into a fog of misery that had Clevelanders yearning for…

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The Mystery of the Red Sox Starting Rotation

June 3, 2016

54 games into the season, the Boston Red Sox have a lot to be happy about. They lead the American League East at 32-22, and boast arguably the best offense in baseball. Jackie Bradley Jr. has enjoyed a revival at the plate, courtesy of a 29-game hitting streak that propelled his batting average to near .350 at one point. Xander Bogaerts enters Friday’s game with a 26-game hitting streak, and…

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