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So is this essentially HoopSpeak Live? OMG MORE HOOPSPEAK LIVES!!!!
12 months ago on PAROXYVISION
This "only two or three teams can win the championship" is such a narrative. Go back just two years ago, the Mavs were even, if not underdogs to beat the Blazers, let alone win the NBA title. Sure, last year went to script but you can't rule teams out at all.
1 year ago on HoopSpeak Live 102: Bomani Jones
Great article Beckley, I think the most underrated part of it however is that Dwight shot 67% from the line as a rook, that is a fantastic stat
1 year, 2 months ago on Andre Drummond is on the march
I live in New Zealand where basketball is a developing sport and our team in the NBL, the New Zealand Breakers, is a large reason for this growth. I have had the chance to watch Flynn sparingly in a couple of games, but watched a full one with Flynn matched up against Cedric Jackson, the former Cleveland State player who plys his trade in New Zealand at the moment, and it is safe to say that Flynn was flat out dominated by 'Action Jackson'. I suppose that my point here is that that the bias shown to players who have formerly played in the league is unbelievable. I understand that the game is played differently here down under and that production in such a competition does not directly suggest production in different leagues, but if the NBA 'higher ups' believe that Jonny Flynn is the player that should be taken from the NBL and be given another shot in the Association, then their thought process is ridiculous. There are a handful of players that have been performing better than Flynn and appear to have the requisite athleticism to make up for the difference in talent in the NBA. Case and point would be Thomas Abercrombie, the 6'7" jumping jack from the New Zealand Breakers who was MVP of the NBL finals series, a highly touted player in the 2010 FIBA's and would be the a great 3 and D guy in the NBA. He averaged 15ppg on 48% shooting including 43% from three, and is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best perimeter defender in the league.Well there's my rant I guess, I just don't see how the NBA, with their multitude of scouts can't take notice of someone if they haven't been in the league before
1 year, 2 months ago on Jonny Flynn: The Underdog Down Under