Boston took down the Bucks in Game 1 of the series 112-90 Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee, and a lot of credit goes to the veteran center Al Horford for being the perfect foil to Giannis Antetokounmpo.
A large part of LeBron’s legacy is his playoff consistency. James has made the playoffs each of the last 13 seasons and has been to eight straight NBA Finals while winning three of them. Just last season, LeBron averaged 34 points, nine assists and nine rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the floor and playing 42 minutes per game.
On Thursday, New York Knicks star power forward Kristaps Porzingis voiced his concern on the direction of the Knicks franchise. Just a few hours later, KP was dealt to the Dallas Mavericks along with Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. for Dennis Smith Jr., Wes Matthews, DeAndre Jordan and an unspecified draft pick.
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but LeBron James is now a Los Angeles Laker. While he has brought his basketball talents to the Staples Center, he has brought his media entity, SpringHill Entertainment, to Hollywood as well. One of the projects they are purportedly going to take on at some point is the reincarnation, or sequel, to the Michael Jordan-Looney Tunes crossover “Space Jam.”
The NBA returns this week, and while it has become a darling of the mainstream due to its progressive nature, social awareness, social media compatibility, TV ratings growth and, oh yeah, high level play, I have long been a basketball fan and would even be excited for a year like the low-scoring dregs of 2004.
As the Brigadier General of NBA twitter, World Wide Wob, likes to put it; loyalty is just a seven-letter word in the dictionary. It was never more evident than on Wednesday morning when the Raptors traded the greatest player in franchise history for a star who had strung his team along all season long and demanded a trade out of town.