Review Category : 2014 NBA Playoffs

Not to be overshadowed by LeBron in Game 1,  Dwyane Wade has been fined for breaking the NBA’s anti-flopping policy in Game 2 of the 2014 NBA Finals. In the clip below, you can see the Spurs, Manu Ginobili obviously misses a swipe for the ball and Dwyane Wade does a bad job of faking an injury. Dwyane Wade was fined $5,000 for the stunt.   ...

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When we heard about the broken A/C at AT&T Center in San Antonio, we knew something was coming. I just didn’t think it would affect LeBron James of all people. Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals will forever be known as the “Cramp Game” just like Jordan’s “Flu Game,” except this one ended with a disappointing loss. The A/C broke down early in the second half of the game and the temperatures inside the stadium were in the 90s. Early in the third quarter, Coach Erik Spoelstra took LeBron out due to exhaustion. During breaks, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh draped themselves in ice and were seen chugging cold water. The most stunning thing happened in the fourth quarter though – Lebron asked to exit the game in the fourth quarter. He stood as if he was a statue unable to move under his own cramps. He ...

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We all remember Danny Green’s dominating performance in the first five games of the 2013 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. But then he got shut down in the last two games. That’s all in the past, because it’s a new year and the Spurs are back in the finals, Green finally gets his chance at redemption this year! Say hello to Danny Green! The three-point shooter came alive towards the end of Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals. It was nice to see him come through for the San Antonio Spurs with a few clutch shots. Green started the night off by missing his first 5 shots. He started off Game 1 with three quiet quarters but then he got it going and he carried the Spurs home at the end of the fourth quarter. In fact, he was scoreless until the fourth quarter. With less than seven minutes remaining, and ...

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Tim Duncan from the San Antonio Spurs finished Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals with 21 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 9-10 from the floor. Only three men in the history of the game have had 20+ points, 10+ rebounds and a field-goal percentage of 90 or higher in the NBA postseason. Those three men are Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain and now, Tim Duncan. The Big Fundamental is on his way to potentially winning his fifth NBA championship. After losing to the Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals, Duncan is like a fine wine. He’s really bounced back and some can even say that he has become better in recent years. He’s 38 years old and he’s one of the oldest players in the league, yet he’s still able to impact the game on a big level. His determination to win another ring is something to appreciate. ...

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Ray Allen is 38 years old and he is currently one of the oldest players in the NBA. He’s known as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history, so it’s very rare to see him take it to the hole. But the man we call Jesus Shuttlesworth still has hops. Here’s a look at him dunking the ball during Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals: Ray Allen will be 39 years old in July and he is a 2x NBA champion. It’s amazing to see him fly like this. Allen is more known for hitting daggers from beyond-the-arc. But this shot turns back the clock, it reminds us of his days in Milwaukee as a young NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks. The NBA veteran still has game, and if you ask me, I think he’s got at least another year left before an official retirement. ...

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It’s been the talk of the town that Gatorade’s twitter account spent time trolling LeBron James after he cramped out of Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals. Luckily for them, Dwyane Wade is one of their athletes. Interestingly, he was still on the court and he played the entire 4th quarter. Here’s the good news: The Gatorade tweets trolling King James have been deleted. They were only visible for about 10 hours. Since LeBron decided to take his talents elsewhere and join Gatorade’s competitor – Powerade. It’s only natural to expect a comeback from Powerade. Here’s a tweet from the official twitter account of Powerade: Consistency, unselfishness and a drive to succeed. Congrats @KingJames on 4,000+ points and 1,000+ assists in the post-season. #powerthrough — POWERADE (@POWERADE) June 6, 2014   ...

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In the midst of a 4th consecutive NBA Finals appearance for LeBron James and the Miami Heat, the debate and comparison always seems to be on every website and radio wave; King James vs Air Jordan. Although everyone admits LeBron is the best player in the world right now, most (basically everyone outside of Miami) are saying that Jordan was better. Michael Jordan did amazing things. He dominated the league for a decade and had performances that launched him to be celebrated as the best player ever.  Think about this though: Michael Jordan had his success during the 90’s when ESPN and Sports Center worked their way into our homes. Gone were the days where missing a game would send you to find the sports section of the newspaper. You could watch every highlight and play of Jordan’s spectacular performances. Because of this, MJ’s career has become a glorified untouchable ...

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Monta Ellis was a big let down in game 7 today. He has the reputation of being a scoring guard, that’s what he’s good at and that’s what the Mavericks need from him. But it’s hard to expect that from Ellis every game. Today was not his day. He only scored three of his field goals and ended the game with 12 points. The Dallas Mavericks needed at least 20 points from him to stand a chance against the veteran San Antonio Spurs. Depsite their shortcomings, the Mavericks put up a great fight against the league’s best basketball team. San Antonio Spurs won 62 games during the 2013-14 NBA season. Whereas, the Mavs only won 49 games (which was just enough to nab the No. 8 seed).   ...

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Tony Parker led the San Antonio Spurs in today’s Game 7 victory against the Dallas Mavericks. Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green all played extremely well. Many of us believed the Spurs would advance to the next round, but none of knew the Mavs could push San Antonio to seven games. It was one hell of a ride and it was arguably the best first round in NBA playoff history. Final score: 117 – 96 The veteran Spurs are getting ready to play the Portland Trailblazers in the western conference semi-finals. Parker will have a tough matchup against second-year point guard Damian Lillard. The Portland Trailblazers beat the Houston Rockets in six with an incredible buzzer beater from Damian Lillard. The Spurs should be concerned since they were taken to seven games with the No. 8 seed Mavericks. ...

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