Oklahoma City is Poised to Pull Off One of Greatest Upsets in NBA History

May 25, 2016

With another victory over Golden State, the Thunder will pull off one of the greatest upsets in NBA history. Sure, upsets aren’t the same in the NBA as they are in other sports like the NHL and college basketball, so I get how this might not feel like an unbelievable upset. And after all, how big of an underdog can a team with two of the best players in the…

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MVP’s Aside, Stephen Curry is Not the Best Player in Basketball

May 25, 2016

This article was originally published in the latest edition of The Morning Mando.  After another resounding win in Game 4, the Oklahoma City Thunder officially have the Golden State Warriors on the brink of elimination. I wanted to say that after their Game 3 win because I was confident the Thunder would take care of business again at home, but I held off because I didn’t want to jinx them….

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The Morning Mando- May 25th

May 25, 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’m doubling up on Western Conference Finals articles once again because there is too much to talk about. But in addition to questioning Stephen Curry’s title as the best player in the game and discussing how great an upset we are watching, I’ll also…

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NBA Playoff Predictions- May 25th

May 25, 2016

*Record 9-9* And just like that the series is tied up at 2-2. Who would have thought that the Raptors, after looking hopeless in Game 1 and 2, would win the next two to even up the series? I know I didn’t and chances are 90% of you reading this didn’t to. But if your a fan of competitive basketball, you have to love it. Hell, I want this series to go…

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McGregor and Mayweather Fight Set for September

May 25, 2016

Through all the speculation and rumors, word broke today that apparently both Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have agreed to fight in September. This fight would bring a huge amount publicity for both mixed martial arts and boxing. Both sports, although UFC is still relatively young, lack the popularity to compete with the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. Maybe a fight of this magnitude, pairing the faces of boxing and UFC against each other, can…

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An Exclusive Interview With Phil Booth: Villanova’s Unsung Hero

May 24, 2016

Although Villanova’s Phil Booth came off the bench throughout the tournament, you wouldn’t have known it if you were tuning into the team for the first time. Booth dropped 20 points, leading the team to their first national championship win since 1985. Booth hit clutch bucket after clutch bucket, including a buzzer beater at the end of the first half which would have been the highlight of the game had…

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Islanders Return to Nassau?

May 24, 2016

Cal Clutterbuck scored an empty net goal capping off a 3-1 New York Islanders win over the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The setting was Uniondale NY’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the home of 4 consecutive Stanley Cups, the most impressive dynastic run in the modern sports era. However, although the Islanders forced a Game 7 in convincing fashion, the unfortunate truth still lurked in…

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