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PROFILIN’: Lebron James

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homage:


Celebrating his 52nd birthday today is Lakers legend and current Cavs coach Byron Scott. The 2008 NBA Coach of the Year won three titles with the “Showtime” Lakers of the 1980s and averaged 14.1 points per game for his career.

homage:

Celebrating his 52nd birthday today is Lakers legend and current Cavs coach Byron Scott. The 2008 NBA Coach of the Year won three titles with the “Showtime” Lakers of the 1980s and averaged 14.1 points per game for his career.

The mask. The mantle.

(Source: flight-time)

Anderson Varejao and Jason Maxiell square off in front of nearly 250 fans in Detroit.
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Anderson Varejao and Jason Maxiell square off in front of nearly 250 fans in Detroit.

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

doubleclutch:

We’ve just seen Lebron James’ Basketball career come full circle (in a sense) as he won his first title. Of course, he still has many seasons ahead of him (and more Titles to win?), but do you remember when it all started? Luckily, someone on youtube just uploaded ALL 92 MINUTES of his NBA debut. Lebron fans, this one is for you. Enjoy.

Thank you & you’re welcome. 

Another day, another Lakers rumor of sorts. 
Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Los Angeles Lakers have expressed an interest in trading for Cleveland Cavaliers back up point guard Ramon Sessions. 
As we all know by now, the Lakers’ point guard options look fairly glum right now. Derek Fisher, while he may hit the occasional big shot, isn’t going to turn back the clock, Steve Blake is still on the injured list and rookies Darius Morris & Andrew Goudelock have been sporadically effective when given time off the bench. It only makes sense to find a temporary solution to keep up with the glut of speedy point guards in the Western Conference.
A deal for Sessions makes sense for the Lakers and could be affective use of the Lamar Odom trade exception, but you never quite know with this current Lakers regime. With Orlando’s current landslide and the Nets playing like, well, the Nets, maybe Mitch Kupchak could pull off a mega deal landing Dwight Howard and Deron Williams. 

Another day, another Lakers rumor of sorts. 

Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Los Angeles Lakers have expressed an interest in trading for Cleveland Cavaliers back up point guard Ramon Sessions. 

As we all know by now, the Lakers’ point guard options look fairly glum right now. Derek Fisher, while he may hit the occasional big shot, isn’t going to turn back the clock, Steve Blake is still on the injured list and rookies Darius Morris & Andrew Goudelock have been sporadically effective when given time off the bench. It only makes sense to find a temporary solution to keep up with the glut of speedy point guards in the Western Conference.

A deal for Sessions makes sense for the Lakers and could be affective use of the Lamar Odom trade exception, but you never quite know with this current Lakers regime. With Orlando’s current landslide and the Nets playing like, well, the Nets, maybe Mitch Kupchak could pull off a mega deal landing Dwight Howard and Deron Williams. 

NBA Haikus - 2011-2012 Season Preview - The Central Division

It’s going to be a short season after an even shorter off-season. We had limited time to track player movement, team development and bring you in depth team analysis, like we did last year. So the bros and bro-ettes at NBAO decided we’ll follow in the footsteps of the NBA and provide you with abbreviated team previews in the best way possible, haikus.

Our second installment of NBA Haikus is dedicated to the Eastern Conference’s Central Division. A division that seems to be heading towards mediocrity, given the aging Celtics, the lack of depth of the Knicks, uncertainty of the Nets and the permanent stench of the Raptors.

Eastern Conference - Atlantic Division:


Chicago Bulls:
Sign Rip Hamilton
A two guard ghost protocol
The ghost is MJ
__________ 

Cleveland Cavaliers: 
Brad’s hot in Cleveland
Trade LeBron to New Orleans
Angry emails work
__________  

Detroit Pistons:
The perfect roster
for making a playoff run
in the FIBA league
__________  

Indiana Pacers:
Welcome back, Foster
Conseco, not Canseco
An eighth seed awaits
__________ 
 

Milwaukee Bucks:
StackJack in Wisco
Like orange juice with corn flakes
Offbeat, yet tasty
__________  

Read more NBA HaikusAtlantic DivisionCentral DivisionSoutheast DivisionNorthwest DivisionPacific DivisionSouthwest Division

Penned by the undiscovered poets of the tumblrwebs: KristinDouglasMark,ThomasSeanCarlosMichaelKeith, Parker, and Shane.



Commissioner,

It would be a travesty to allow the Lakers to acquire Chris Paul in the apparent trade being discussed.

This trade should go to a vote of the 29 owners of the Hornets.

Over the next three seasons this deal would save the Lakers approximately $20 million in salaries and approximately $21 million in luxury taxes. That $21 million goes to non-taxpaying teams and to fund revenue sharing.

I cannot remember ever seeing a trade where a team got by far the best player in the trade and saved over $40 million in the process. And it doesn’t appear that they would give up any draft picks, which might allow to later make a trade for Dwight Howard. (They would also get a large trade exception that would help them improve their team and/or eventually trade for Howard.) When the Lakers got Pau Gasol (at the time considered an extremely lopsided trade) they took on tens of millions in additional salary and luxury tax and they gave up a number of prospects (one in Marc Gasol who may become a max-salary player).

I just don’t see how we can allow this trade to happen.

I know the vast majority of owners feel the same way that I do.

When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?

Please advise….

Dan G.

— Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in an email to NBA Commissioner David Stern regarding the proposed trade that would send PG Chris Paul to the LA Lakers.

(Source: Yahoo!)

Scott Raab delivers a copy of his LeBron James book, The Whore Of Akron, to LeBron’s house. No, Delonte West didn’t sign for it’s delivery. 

This video confirms my theory that Scott Raab is not only a losers but also totally cuckoo crazy. I’d hate to be the unlucky girl that has to break-up with him. Talk about crazy ex-boyfriend-like stalker issues. 

@Suga_Shane

via TBJ

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert hates bloggers, or, as he calls them, “bloggissists”. What else does @cavsdan hate? Europe’s tiny ice cubes.

But he’s not all negativity. What does Dan Gilbert love? Kid Rock.

Gilbert may not be a musicissist, but he knows his American badasses than any Pitchfork writer ever will. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Comic Sans screed, in which new bloggissist Dan Gilbert personally guarantees that cavsdan.tumblr.com will get to a million followers before the so-called NBA-Offseason blog ever does. 

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert hates bloggers, or, as he calls them, “bloggissists”. What else does @cavsdan hate? Europe’s tiny ice cubes.

But he’s not all negativity. What does Dan Gilbert love? Kid Rock.

Gilbert may not be a musicissist, but he knows his American badasses than any Pitchfork writer ever will. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Comic Sans screed, in which new bloggissist Dan Gilbert personally guarantees that cavsdan.tumblr.com will get to a million followers before the so-called NBA-Offseason blog ever does. 

To recap, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Mo Williams for Baron Davis and Kyrie Irving. Also, it looks like Dan Gilbert’s son received Al-Farouq Aminu’s glasses from last year’s draft in the deal.

To recap, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Mo Williams for Baron Davis and Kyrie Irving. Also, it looks like Dan Gilbert’s son received Al-Farouq Aminu’s glasses from last year’s draft in the deal.

 
Look at these Cavaliers fans behind Mike D’Antoni. Suffices to say, it was a rough year.

Look at these Cavaliers fans behind Mike D’Antoni. Suffices to say, it was a rough year.

Wow, this guy was everywhere tonight. Thank him for the win Cleveland!

   
EVERYWHERE!!!
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Wow, this guy was everywhere tonight. Thank him for the win Cleveland!

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EVERYWHERE!!!

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Baron Davis reacts to his being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Also, Baron Davis was just traded to the Cavs for Mo Williams.
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Baron Davis reacts to his being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Also, Baron Davis was just traded to the Cavs for Mo Williams.

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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