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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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
PSDC NBA Insider

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…]

2015 NBA Finals Preview

By Joe Hines
PSDC Staff &Chicago Guru

Thursday night marks the beginning of this season’s NBA Final, the clash of LeBron James and his Cavaliers from Cleveland vs. the Splash Brothers of the Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry and the hopefully not concussed Klay Thompson shooting basketballs from here to San Francisco. Here are a few of the things I’ll be watching as the series unfolds.

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The A-list, compelling storyline is of course LeBron and his opposite superstar, Curry. Their matchups on the floor during the series will be rare since Curry just darts all over the floor flinging threes, and James is more a hulking behemoth manchild. Steph will certainly not cover LeBron, and the only way LeBron covers Curry is if the game is on the line, if the SERIES is on the line, and the 6’7″, 275 pound hulk drapes Curry forcing him to either turn the ball over or pass off to one of his minions. Maybe he can get the ball to Golden State head coach Steve Kerr, who is the all-time NBA leader in 3-point percentage. Curry has a pretty good running mate though, Klay Thompson scored about 40 points in a quarter this season, time will tell how the Splash Brothers react to the pressure of the Finals. Kerr only has 5 rings, so he might be able to offer a word of advice to his troops about expectations and pressure. Cavs coach LeB…, I mean David Blatt won championships in Russia. Coaching edge: Golden State. [Read more…]

Leave the Kid Alone

By Bob Cole
PSDC Litigator

The Golden State Warriors will face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals this year. Two great teams, with two world-class players in LeBron James and Steph Curry will no doubt provide great excitement and highlight reel style play when the finals start next week. We will also be treated to post-game press conferences with questions that the NBA press think are relevant. I hope we will also get to see more of America’s newest darling Riley Curry. She is the precious 2-year-old daughter of NBA MVP Steph Curry and she has accompanied her adoring dad to the post-game press podium recently much to the angst of some veteran reporters.

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These complaining reporters object to the little girl invading their workspace. They say it is inappropriate. I heard one say that it makes it difficult to ask tough questions. Another who interviewed Mr. Curry last night after the Warriors clinched even ask if we were really going to do this again. My response is this— Get over yourself. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – The Clippers Have Cursed Buttcheeks

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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This weekend, we watched the Los Angeles Clippers melt down in incredible fashion, blowing a 19 point 3rd quarter game 6 lead en route to choking away a 3-1 series advantage and losing potential Hollywood celebrity bandwagon fans faster than I lose interest in soccer. The Clips have a bunch of talent, so it begs the question: are they cursed? [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – NBA Playoffs: FANtastic

By Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15)
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Amidst the excitement of the NFL, the NFLPA, The Patriots and a seemingly endless collection of Sopranos-style defense statements in what will from now on be known as “The Case Who Shall Not Be Named,” the NBA Playoffs are cranking out some pretty compelling and exciting basketball, and we – much like the Clippers – aren’t even to the Conference Finals yet. [Read more…]