Day: June 11, 2019

Durant and the Warriors are No Longer the Villains

From the moment Kevin Durant stunned the basketball world by signing for the Golden State Warriors in July 2016, he and the team from the Bay have been the NBA’s most notorious villains. Durant had finished the previous season, his last with the Oklahoma City Thunder, by blowing a 3-1 lead to the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Three weeks later, his new team-mates also managed to clutch defeat from the jaws of victory, as they squandered their own 3-1 advantage, handing the Cleveland Cavaliers their inaugural title in the most humiliating fashion. 

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The Pop Heard Around the NBA

Most everyone has heard about the “Shot Heard Round the World” which occurred July 29, 1775, and marked the start of the American Revolution.  Monday night NBA fans young and old were made painfully aware of the “Pop Heard Around the NBA.” With about ten minutes remaining in the second quarter of game 5 of the NBA finals, Kevin Durant’s right calf popped and the video has been shown everywhere.  Was this latest injury preventable? Should Durant have even been playing?  Was Durant rushed back from a calf strain he suffered during game 5 of the Warriors playoff game against the Rockets about a month ago?  I am sure these questions and many more will be asked and debated during the long period of recovery that Durant is now facing.

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Candace Parker's Return to Hoops: Could this be a Championship Season for the Sparks?

Candace Parker, who has not played in a single game this season due to an injury to her hamstring, has apparently started getting workouts in with Sparks player development coach Jamal “Dash” Lovell. Parker shared a photo last Friday on social media with Lovell and Orlando Magic point guard Michael Carter-Williams with the caption “ALWAYS the class clown. Great work last night wit my guys.” Could this mean that the Sparks legend is on the verge of return?

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Candace Parker’s Return to Hoops: Could this be a Championship Season for the Sparks?

Candace Parker, who has not played in a single game this season due to an injury to her hamstring, has apparently started getting workouts in with Sparks player development coach Jamal “Dash” Lovell. Parker shared a photo last Friday on social media with Lovell and Orlando Magic point guard Michael Carter-Williams with the caption “ALWAYS the class clown. Great work last night wit my guys.” Could this mean that the Sparks legend is on the verge of return?

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Durant and the Warriors are No Longer the Villains

From the moment Kevin Durant stunned the basketball world by signing for the Golden State Warriors in July 2016, he and the team from the Bay have been the NBA’s most notorious villains. Durant had finished the previous season, his last with the Oklahoma City Thunder, by blowing a 3-1 lead to the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Three weeks later, his new team-mates also managed to clutch defeat from the jaws of victory, as they squandered their own 3-1 advantage, handing the Cleveland Cavaliers their inaugural title in the most humiliating fashion. 

Read More

The Pop Heard Around the NBA

Most everyone has heard about the “Shot Heard Round the World” which occurred July 29, 1775, and marked the start of the American Revolution.  Monday night NBA fans young and old were made painfully aware of the “Pop Heard Around the NBA.” With about ten minutes remaining in the second quarter of game 5 of the NBA finals, Kevin Durant’s right calf popped and the video has been shown everywhere.  Was this latest injury preventable? Should Durant have even been playing?  Was Durant rushed back from a calf strain he suffered during game 5 of the Warriors playoff game against the Rockets about a month ago?  I am sure these questions and many more will be asked and debated during the long period of recovery that Durant is now facing.

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Candace Parker's Return to Hoops: Could this be a Championship Season for the Sparks?

Candace Parker, who has not played in a single game this season due to an injury to her hamstring, has apparently started getting workouts in with Sparks player development coach Jamal “Dash” Lovell. Parker shared a photo last Friday on social media with Lovell and Orlando Magic point guard Michael Carter-Williams with the caption “ALWAYS the class clown. Great work last night wit my guys.” Could this mean that the Sparks legend is on the verge of return?

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Candace Parker’s Return to Hoops: Could this be a Championship Season for the Sparks?

Candace Parker, who has not played in a single game this season due to an injury to her hamstring, has apparently started getting workouts in with Sparks player development coach Jamal “Dash” Lovell. Parker shared a photo last Friday on social media with Lovell and Orlando Magic point guard Michael Carter-Williams with the caption “ALWAYS the class clown. Great work last night wit my guys.” Could this mean that the Sparks legend is on the verge of return?

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