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In case you somehow didn’t hear, this week LeBron James made good on his promise to bring the city of Cleveland its first major sports championship in over half a century. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the new NBA Champions, and point guard Mo Williams had a special “Crown” to give each of his teammates to celebrate being the kings of the basketball world. Upon returning to Cleveland, Mo Williams gifted bottles of Crown Royal XR to the entire 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers championship team. Williams shared the special bottles on hisRead More

Posted On November 18, 2015By Ascher RobbinsIn Girls, Manzone

#WCW: Rachel DeMita

-Rachel DeMita- Instagram: rademita Twitter: @RADeMita Known for: Being the voice of NBA 2K; being more knowledgeable about basketball than you. – If you’ve ever played NBA 2K16, the latest installment in 2K Sports bestselling NBA franchise, chances are you’ve noticed the gorgeous girl that is featured on “2KTV.” Her name is Rachel DeMita, and Rachel is probably most guys’ version of the perfect woman – she’s beautiful, she’s smart, and she knows her sports. Rachel is a former college basketball player – she played at Old Dominion – and current basketball analyst. While sheRead More

Posted On May 12, 2015By Darryl BrazleyIn Sports, Sports Takes

NBA: Where Paul Pierce Breaks The Internet

When the weekend began, all of the NBA Conference Semifinals’ series were tied 1-1. The Western Conference featured 2 Clippers-Rockets games that were unwatchable hack-a-player showcases that ended with massive Clipper victories. Those games sandwiched a Warriors-Grizzlies game that ended with the Grizzlies closing out against the Warriors. The Eastern Conference games featured 3 buzzer beaters by Derrick Rose, Paul Pierce, and LeBron James. Friday showcased Game 3 of the Bulls-Cavaliers series. The score was tied at 96. LeBron knocked the ball out of Derrick Rose’s hand and Mike DunleavyRead More
Now that the NCAA’s Men’s Basketball Tournament is over, it’s time to think about the 2015 NBA draft. If you root for a team like the New York Knicks or the Minnesota Timberwolves, you may have been thinking about June 26, 2015 for a while now. Your team’s name is called and a tall young man walks across the stage. He puts on a hat with your team’s logo and he shakes the commissioner’s hand. At first, he’ll represent hope for your favorite franchise, but soon the season will start and he’ll helpRead More
This season, the Western Conference has been as competitive as ever. Every single night a win or a loss could raise or drop you 2 or 3 spots in the standings. The West is hell, and there are eight or nine teams who have a legitimate case to come to represent it in June. The Dallas Mavericks currently sit in 5th place in the West, but are only 2 games out of 2nd and 4 1/2 out of 8th place. 42 games in the season they are 29-13, but they stillRead More

Posted On January 19, 2015By Darryl BrazleyIn Sports, Sports Takes

NBA: Where Shifting Priorities Happens

These are the Nationally Televised Games for the week. All times are Eastern Standard Time. Monday Detroit at Atlanta 2:30PM ESPN “We are shifting priorities to aggressively develop our younger players while also expanding the roles of other players in the current rotation to improve performance and build for our future. As we expand certain roles, others will be reduced. In fairness to Josh, being a highly versatile 10-year veteran in this league, we feel it’s best to give him his freedom to move forward. We have full respect forRead More

Posted On November 13, 2014By Darryl BrazleyIn Sports, Sports Takes

NBA 2014: The Return of Basketball

Basketball used to come at a perfect time for me. Usually, by October, I’m chomping at the bit for basketball to begin. Usually there’s no basketball over the summer, other than Summer League, and by mid-October, my beloved Dallas Cowboys have already shown signs that they are headed to another season of mediocrity. This year was a bit different. The FIBA World Cup, along with an exciting rookie class, kept my attention throughout the summer. Also the Dallas Cowboys started off well, winning 6 of their first 7 games. WhenRead More
Free Agency was a busy and shocking one as multiple big names including the best player on the planet signed with new teams. There are still a few big names out there such as Greg Monroe and Eric Bledsoe, so we should see where they go pretty soon. Regardless, there were plenty of winners and losers from this free agency, and this upcoming NBA season should be one of the most interesting ones in a while. Without further ado, here are my winners and losers from this year’s free agencyRead More
“I’m not having a press conference or a party. After this, it’s time to get to work.” – LeBron James   The best two-way player in the NBA, Lebron James decided to go to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Everyone knows the story. Lebron James, high school prodigy from nearby Akron, Ohio was drafted by the Cavaliers. After 7 moderately successful years (including a few ECF appearances and an NBA finals appearance)  he used his status as a free agent and the best basketball player in the universe to go to the MiamiRead More

Posted On July 5, 2014By Ryan DaughertyIn Sports, Sports Takes

NBA Free Agency 2014

It’s here, it’s finally arrived! One of the most coveted free agencies is finally official as of Tuesday. Essentially, the big prizes of this free agency come from the great 2003 Draft which includes LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade. Some players have already agreed to deals although they can’t be made official until July 10th. Marcin Gortat agreed to a 5 year $60 million deal with Washington and Kyle Lowry agreed to a 4 year $48 million deal with Toronto. Assuming these deals stay in place, that’sRead More

Posted On July 2, 2014By Darryl BrazleyIn Sports, Sports Takes

NBA: Where “The Promise of Tomorrow” Happens

“The transaction seems to have usurped the action in sports because the promise of tomorrow can feel so much better than your team’s today” – Dan LeBatard I’d say that the value of transactions has another basis. I’m 6’1 and about 155 lbs.  I won’t be a center in the NBA. When I criticize an NBA center about the basketball skills that they don’t have, I do so knowing that the things that they can’t do are also things that I can’t do, and never will.  However, fans can be amateur GMsRead More

Posted On June 26, 2014By Ryan DaughertyIn Sports, Sports Takes

2014 NBA Mock Draft: Who Will Go Where?

The 2014 NBA Draft is only two days away and there is already a shake up at the top. Kansas center Joel Embiid was pretty much the unanimous pick to get drafted first overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but a recent foot injury during workouts, tacked on to the season ending back injury he suffered this past season supposedly has scared many teams away. It’s rare to find a center with Embiid’s talent both offensively and defensively, and some team will be ecstatic with the risk they take of drafting him,Read More

Posted On June 15, 2014By Corben BarnettIn Sports, Sports Takes

An Open Letter to Derek Fisher

As a fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and a fan of sports in general, I would like to begin this letter with a heartfelt and resounding thank you to one of the most influential players to have been a part of the still-young Thunder franchise.  Derek Fisher, even though you were only a part of the program for a few years, your leadership and poise have helped to bring the program through some tough situations and have worked wonders for a club that needed those elements to bring itRead More

Posted On June 14, 2014By Harry Edwards FloydIn Sports, Sports Takes

End of the Big 3 Era?

The San Antonio Spurs are giving Miami a reality check this year. They ran away with game 3 of the NBA Finals and did it again in game 4 to go up 3-1 heading back to San Antonio. After back-to-back NBA championships, it appears the Big 3 are human after all. Miami, with the combination of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh, won 2 straight titles. A win this year would make it a 3-peat, but it seems out of reach. The Spurs “big 3” …or 4 or 5Read More

Posted On June 3, 2014By Darryl BrazleyIn Sports, Sports Takes

NBA: Where Nine Nation Army Happens

“I’m gonna fight ’em off A seven nation army couldn’t hold me back” – White Stripes (Seven Nation Army)   A seven nation army, you say? How about nine? The defending NBA champion, Miami Heat has used Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes as a theme song for the last few years. Admittedly, they weren’t the first to do it, but they are the most popular. For the second year in a row, we have the Heat playing against the San Antonio Spurs.  The Spurs have players who wereRead More