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NBA Playoffs Update: Lakers v. Thunder

First Ballot, Selfish Hall of Fame

Is there a more selfish player in the NBA than Kobe Bryant?  I recently wrote that I believe that Kobe would rather lose in these playoffs than allow Pau Gasol to walk away with the glory of leading the Lakers.  Watching last night’s game simply confirmed that for me.  Just look at last night’s stat line:  Kobe 10-29 for 24 points; Gasol 7-12 for 17 points.  Who should have the ball in their hands for the Lakers?  Who should be shooting the most shots?  Kobe’s selfishness and greed for glory is a sickening spectacle, playing alongside a player of Gasol’s greatness.   Continue reading

NBA Playoff Preview: Suns v. Trailblazers

Why is this man smiling?

As anticipated, the Suns recovered to blow out the Blazers in the second game of the series.  That frequently happens in situations like this, where the game is meaningless to the Blazers, who have already seized home court advantage, while the Suns are fighting for their playoff lives.  It would be a mistake to read too much into game 2.   Continue reading

NBA Playoffs Preview: Bobcats v. Magic, Mavs v. Spurs

The Captain

Bobcats v. Magic

I got a little lucky in the first game.  I was willing to take 8 points with the Bobcats, but the line was +9.5, giving me the half point win.  Or did I get lucky? I certainly wasn’t planning on the sight of Stephen Jackson writhing on the floor in pain in the first half, with a hyper-extended knee.

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NBA Playoffs Update: Day 4

Jennings vs. The Hawks!  Wade vs. The Celtics!  Durant vs. The Lakers! Stoudemire vs. Camby!

Feltbot vs. The Bookies!

Jump for a preview of Day 4 of the 2010 NBA playoffs!

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