Here’s The Thing – Thank You, DeAndre!

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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Welcome back, friends and faithful incarcerated listeners! Yesterday we discussed how one of the best parts of being a sports fans is approaching every day like it could be an historical one. Then the DeAndre Jordan circus came to town, and as I dropped the mic and strutted, hopefully you saw what I was talking about when I said THIS is why we’re sports fans.. [Read more…]

Wait a minute, the Knicks might actually know what they are doing

By Jake Hyman
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Say it ain’t so.

We sit here in early July; the early frenzy of free agency calming to a simmer, the NBA Draft in the rear-view mirror, and the New York Knicks being in a state of utter chaos.

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“Wait, what’s that?

They aren’t? [Read more…]

How the Mavs Finally Got Their Men

By Darreck Kirby
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Photo Credit: Getty Images

After the Dallas Mavericks won their lone championship in 2011, the organization saw a philosophical shift. Gone were the key members of a title-winning core mere months after reaching the pinnacle of the basketball world. Tyson Chandler had gone to the New York Knicks in a sign and trade deal that saw him earn a four years and $55 million. Following were the likes of JJ Barea, Caron Butler, Corey Brewer, and other key pieces. A year later, Jason Kidd and Jason Terry would follow, effectively ending an era in Big D. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – NBA ThrowForward Thursday

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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It’s Thursday, which on social media means it’s Throwback Thursday, and everyone will be posting pictures of themselves wearing long ago clothes and hairstyles and saying “What were we thinking? LOL!” all while secretly wishing those styles would come back because they still think they’re hot. While everyone is throwing back to the past on Twitter, a bold and borderline insane new future is being carved out in NBA Free Agency. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – Willie Nelson, JR Smith & LeBron

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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I read this morning that Dwyane Wade is 100% going to be a Cleveland Cavalier next season. I also read that anyone who believes that has the intelligence of a Chupacabra. Then I read that LeBron James will be a Laker, along with Kevin Love, and that Willie Nelson will win the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award in 2016. Oddly, I give every single one of these rumors the same level of belief. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – Sports Are Fun, Damn It!

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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I’m in Alaska today, in a fairly secluded area called Icy Straight Point, where the main economy seems to be based on pointing at whales and charging tourists $47 for crab cakes. Admittedly, it’s a pretty solid business plan, nice work if you can get it, and it’s beautiful around here, but even in this villagey corner of the top of the world, a lot of the discussion I hear is about the NBA Finals. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – Mortal Lock Friday

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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With the NBA Finals tied at 2 games apiece, a lot of folks have asked me if I’m pulling out my Cleveland Fan hair after the game 4 defeat. Pffft, a loss like that is child’s play for a Cleveland Fan – at least they didn’t lose in a last second, never before seen, Tyson punch to the solar plexus fashion. Besides, today is Mortal Lock Friday, so I get to tell you what’ll happen next! [Read more…]

Kerr-ageous: Warriors’ coach makes key adjustments to spark Game 4 victory

By Jake Hyman
PSDC NBA Insider

For the first three games of the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr looked like what he was: a rookie head coach.

Playing behind the premise of not letting the Cavaliers’ role players beat them, but at the same time letting LeBron James do whatever he wants, Kerr found himself again staring at a 2-1 hole on the road.

So what did the rookie do to even this thing up at two games a piece and potentially change the fate of the series?

He made one simple adjustment and no, it wasn’t the obvious move of inserting Andre Iguodala into the starting lineup.

No, instead he made LeBron James beat him.

And for at least one night the King wasn’t able to do that.

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As we have seen in the first three games of the series, James has been given ample room in isolation situations on a certain side of the court. Typically, Kerr was sending one defender at LeBron and letting the rest of the floor clear out, thus forcing the four-time league MVP to beat his man one-on-one for either a basket, a kick out or a dump off to Timofey Mozgov for the easy finish. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – NBA Finals: So Which Story Is Wrong?

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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all of the sportswriters who said this series was over before it even began apologize and admit they were wrong. So let’s just sit over here, get comfortable, and…HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHH! “Sportswriters admit they were wrong!” HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s why I get the big comedy bucks, folks. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – Game 3 Is MASSIVE

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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So we’re going to talk NBA Finals again today, ladies and idiots. Why? Well, it’s more popular in the U.S. than hockey, soccer bites the big one, and right now it’s the biggest sporting event going on that I feel comfortable I can come up with two minutes of bodily function jokes about. Hey, you get a sports radio commentary, you can discuss field hockey or cribbage for all I care – this is MY two minutes. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – NBA Finals: SO Many Potential Storylines

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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The NBA Finals head to Cleveland tied at a game apiece, friends and lovers, and could turn into a series for the ages. Of course, it could also turn into a stinker that ends 4-1 and has people posting how many days until NFL training camps open by halftime of game four. More than anything, it’s a series with so many possible storylines, only Skip Bayless knows what he wants to say about it, which is odd because I’m convinced Skip doesn’t actually watch sports. [Read more…]

Feeling Melo: LeBron gets a taste of Carmelo’s past in Game 1

By Jake Hyman
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Shot after shot. Miss after miss. Isolation after isolation.

A recipe for disaster if you ask any Cavaliers fan after Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night.

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Despite LeBron James’ 44 points, eight rebounds and six assists, the Cavs fell short in overtime to a Golden State Warrior team who methodically took care of business down the stretch with crisp ball movement and yes, timely shot making from the league’s most valuable player: Steph Curry. [Read more…]