Most are saying it’s one of the biggest mismatches in NBA Finals history. The Golden State Warriors are looking to for their third consecutive championship (first since the Lakers did it in 2000-02) and fourth in five years. By @thechadcooper At least it’s a new opponent for the Warriors and not LeBron and the Cavaliers. It’s the first time the Raptors have played in the … Continue reading A Degenerates Guide to the 2019 NBA Finals
Magic Johnson opened up about the politics and drama in Laker Land in an interview on ESPN’s first take. He covered Luke Walton’s firing, his decision to resign and Lakers’ GM Rob Pelinka’s “backstabbing”. It was a stunning admission and a window into the disorganization which remains in the Los Angeles Lakers organization. With his statements, has the Laker Legend exonerated himself from blame or … Continue reading Magic says, “Now you have that position. I’m good with that.”
Has LA truly become Clip Nation? Well if you ask current Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the answer is yes. Garcetti on Thursday officially declared that he’s at the helm of a Clippers town. He was asked by TMZ Sports he thought the tides have shifted in the city. “Right now, it’s a Clippers,” Garcetti admitted before saying he was a Lakers fan until the day he … Continue reading The Honeymoon is over in LA for LeBron James
By Chad CooperTwitter @thechadcooper This one may linger, though there isn’t much time to pout. News broke early Thursday that Kevin Durant would not play in Game 6 on Friday after going down with a right calf strain late in the 3rd Quarter. With that said, the betting line for Friday’s game in Houston is now Rockets -7.5 points and GSW is +275 on the … Continue reading Rockets 3.0
By Chad Cooper Twitter @thechadcooper Ten seconds left. Kevin Durant had a wide-open look. Clank. Seth Curry had a wide-open look. Clank. Whew… 112-108. Series is tied at 2 games apiece with 3 left to play. Bad defense late in Game 4 allowed this to be a lot closer than it should have been. Needed to keep the audience glued to TNT the full 48 … Continue reading New series, who dis?
In response to recent questions about NBA officiating in the 2019 Playoffs, NBA referees will host a Q&A session on Twitter for games Sunday and Monday, interacting with fans in real time over calls in playoff games. The referees have done this periodically over the past year, but this is the first time they will operate the “Ref Watch Party” during this postseason, which has … Continue reading NBA Refs to Host Live Q&A on Twitter
By Chad Cooper Twitter @thechadcooper In the worse scenario possible, the Houston Rockets return home down 2-0 in the Best of 7 Western Conference semifinals after a 115-109 loss on Tuesday night in Oakland. When the Rockets trashed the officiating after a Game 1 debauchery by three whistle blowers, you knew the NBA would not take it lightly. So in return, the league sent veteran … Continue reading Rockets Game 2 Debacle
The Golden State Warriors continue to shit lucky horseshoes after a 104-100 win in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals. By Chad Cooper Twitter @thechadcooper Who is booking these games? Vegas oddsmakers? Vince McMahon? Is the fix in? The game time spread was GSW -6.5. Why are three officials taking over late in these games? Ego? Incompetent? As Houston head coach Mark D’Antonio … Continue reading Warriors and Bookies Take Game 1
Waves bye bye. And with that Russ goes quiet and NBA fans outside of Oklahoma City rejoice. Damian Lillard dropped a 37 footer to end OKC’s season and send the Portland Trailblazers to the next round. Lillard scored 34 of his 50 in the first half, playing the first 36 minutes of the game before finally taking a break to begin the fourth quarter. Without … Continue reading The Last Word
DeMarcus Cousins’ torn quad may open the door for the Houston Rockets should they find themselves matching up against the Golden State Warriors in the second round of the NBA playoffs. In 2018, the Rockets’ season ended with a Game 7 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, but not without speculation regarding what might have been had Rockets point guard … Continue reading How much does the DeMarcus Cousins Injury Help the Houston Rockets?