When it was announced that LeBron James would collect his fourth Most Valuable Player award. No one, except the Boston Globe‘s Gary Washburn (and he’s entitled to his views), wanted to be caught with a stain on their ballot … and rightly so. However, does that mean Kevin Durant‘s work (50/40/90 shooting averages and the West’s top record) should go without a well-earned receipt?
For the uninitiated, pro baseball hands out trophies for their top rookie, best pitcher, leading manager and most trustworthy fielder. MLB’s major awards are akin to the four biggest accolades handed out in the NBA – Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year – except that they’re given out in both the American and National League’s, respectively.
Given the NBA’s visible conference divide, isn’t it time that both the elite from the East and the best playing out West serve as different streams of power for their own lighthouses? If baseball, with clear distinctions between its two leagues, awards its players accordingly, shouldn’t the NBA look to do the same? Read More »
Now this is the Miami Heat squad we saw all season. LeBron James and Co. are doing what they want to the Chicago Bulls and making the savage beating they’re administering look easy in the process. [Miami isn't even going to need the Nate Stopper tonight.]
Example A: James’ sick backdoor pass to a slashing Dwyane Wade. Read More »
We now live in a world where Nate Robinson strikes fear in the hearts of opponents, especially in winning time. Remember his amazing 4th quarter takeover against the Nets? How about his ice-cold dagger shots to slam the door on Miami in Game 1 on Monday night?
The Heat, living with those Game 1 nightmares, are not eager for a repeat performance and are looking to keep Nate in check the best way they know how: Sick LeBron James on him. Read More »
LeBron James has been getting a lot of love lately. He deserves it. You win four out of five MVPs… you enter into a new stratosphere. It’s no longer crazy to consider LeBron’s place among the 10 best players of all time. He’s there, and he’s just starting out. Read More »
Last night during Miami’s first loss of the postseason — a 93-86 Game 1 L courtesy of Nate Robinson and the Bulls — LeBron James celebrated his fourth MVP award by wearing a special edition Nike LeBron X “What The MVP.” Read More »
/ May 6, 2013 / 7:00 pm
Just in time for tonight’s Game 1 of their second round series against the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat and Nike unveiled this massive banner outside American Airlines Arena. Read More »
There was a little bit of a dust up over the weekend when LeBron James won his fourth MVP award in the last five seasons. Not because he won the award, but because one writer in the field did not give James his first place vote, denying LeBron the first-ever unanimous MVP vote.
Twitter went berserker wanting to know who had the gall to deny the King. Dan LeBatard even launched a Twitter firestorm by (sort of) claiming that he was the guy by tweeting “Melo was robbed” shortly after the vote was announced. People went nuts. He re-tweeted all of them.
So who was the real guy? This morning we have the answer, and it’s a sportswriter from Boston. Read More »
According to an ESPN report, LeBron James will be named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player this Sunday. In one of the worst-kept secrets of the past few years, LeBron will be winning the award for the fourth time in his career. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell and Michael Jordan are the only players to win more, while Wilt Chamberlain also won four MVPs during his career. James, however, is the youngest to reach four. Read More »
/ Apr 29, 2013 / 1:42 am
Jason Terry admitted it after Boston’s season-saving seven-point overtime win over New York yesterday afternoon. The JET hasn’t had the greatest of seasons, falling off from a super clutch old timer to… just some guy who takes up space, gets tattoos he can’t back up anymore and does annoying fighter plane dances. Read More »
/ Apr 26, 2013 / 11:30 am
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, basketball fans. For the next two months or so, we’ll be treated to only the best of the best the league has to offer. With every game broadcasted on national television, there’s a lot of NBA to digest, and that leaves plenty to analyze. Read More »