The Los Angeles Lakers are now listed at 8-to-1 (from 12-to-1) to win the NBA championship at the LVH. This improvement was caused by the sign-and-trade deal sending two-time MVP Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The defending NBA champion Miami Heat is still the favorite to win it all at 9-to-4. Trailing them is the Oklahoma City Thunder, losers in the 2012 Finals, at 11-to-4. The San Antonio Spurs were 7-to-1 before the Nash trade but are now listed at 10-to-1. » read more
Following the prolonged lockout and the cancellation of a number of games, the NBA is off and running now, and so far it’s been a fantastic season. In fact, if you haven’t yet tuned in to the action, you’ll want to head to http://www.directstartv.com/directv_current_offer.html to upgrade your NBA tv package, because you may be missing some great excitement. This season, a number of younger and newer teams are stealing headlines, where stalwarts like the Celtics and Mavericks are struggling a bit. This is good news for a lot of fans, but a bit rough on some veteran teams. The most notable among these struggling stalwarts? Probably the Los Angeles Lakers, who have failed to get off to a very hot start. » read more
Well, that sucked.
The Lakers were unceremoniously swept by the team they owned for years, the Dallas Mavericks. I guess Bill Simmons’ jinx ritual worked after all. (Although, his beloved Boston Celtics were still booted out by the evil Miami Heat.)
On a side note, This Bill Simmons guy is an idiot for his subtle dig at Phil Jackson. If you read that article, in general, it will look like he praises Phil Jackson. But then, he makes a silent stab: » read more
Bill Simmons is at it again, performing his annual reverse-jinx of his beloved Boston Celtics. Not only does he reverse-jinx the Celtics, he also tries to jinx the Los Angeles Lakers‘ NBA 2011 Finals bid.
Well, I won’t stop either, so here’s the antidote: a reverse reverse-jinx. » read more
A lot of thoughts have been said about the Superfriends in Miami and it has gotten to a point where the topic has become either boring or pathetic or both. Today, due to lack of any bit of significant NBA news, I decided to read this. Yes, it’s yet another article about Lebron James joining the Miami Heat to form the dreaded “Superfriends”.
The article writer defends Lebron James’ decision to stop being-the-man-and-win-championships to just plain win-championships. However, the article misses the whole point. » read more