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The Three Headed Monster. The Jordan, Bird and Magic of this generation. 
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July 16, 2012: USA vs. Brazil in Washington D.C.
(Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Three Headed Monster. The Jordan, Bird and Magic of this generation. 

nba:

July 16, 2012: USA vs. Brazil in Washington D.C.

(Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Well, this classic Dan Le Batard rant seems fitting to bring back one last time, no?

gotemcoach:

MUST WATCH:  “Good job!  Good effort!”

This audio will likely play inside LeBron James’ head until it explodes.

#GotEmCoach (via @jose3030)

doubleclutch:

Lebron misses that shot, Twitter breaks. Wade misses it, “Ohhhh, sooo close”.
-ESPN’s Jim Rome

Pretty much, yes. 

doubleclutch:

Lebron misses that shot, Twitter breaks. Wade misses it, “Ohhhh, sooo close”.

-ESPN’s Jim Rome

Pretty much, yes. 

LeBron: 40 points, 18 boards, 9 asst., 2 blocks, & 2 steals 

D-Wade: 30 points, 9 rebounds, 6 dimes, two blocks, & one steal 

From 6:39 left in the 2nd quarter, through to 5:51 left in the game, the HEAT dynamic duo accounted for all of Miami’s field goals.  

After that high flying act was complete, Indiana’s coach, Frank Vogel, stated, “We’ll come up with a game plan. We have the talent to combat this.”.  

Coach, with all due respect, no you don’t. IMO, the only way the HEAT fail to make it to the Finals, where OKC or the Spurs do have the talent, will be if Miami beat themselves. That could still happen, of course, but if the Pacers coach had what is needed to stop the James/Wade tandem, he never should have allowed those two to take over & win Game 4 the way they did. 

That may prove to be a fatal mistake.

(Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron: 40 points, 18 boards, 9 asst., 2 blocks, & 2 steals

D-Wade: 30 points, 9 rebounds, 6 dimes, two blocks, & one steal

From 6:39 left in the 2nd quarter, through to 5:51 left in the game, the HEAT dynamic duo accounted for all of Miami’s field goals.

After that high flying act was complete, Indiana’s coach, Frank Vogel, stated, “We’ll come up with a game plan. We have the talent to combat this.”.

Coach, with all due respect, no you don’t. IMO, the only way the HEAT fail to make it to the Finals, where OKC or the Spurs do have the talent, will be if Miami beat themselves. That could still happen, of course, but if the Pacers coach had what is needed to stop the James/Wade tandem, he never should have allowed those two to take over & win Game 4 the way they did.

That may prove to be a fatal mistake.

(Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/NBAE via Getty Images)

For LeBron, it was finally, Time 4 Some Aksion.


(Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/NBAE via Getty Images)

For LeBron, it was finally, Time 4 Some Aksion.


(Photo by Jeyhoun Allebaugh/NBAE via Getty Images)

"I can dance. But there’s a time and place for that. And I don’t think that it was then and there." ~Derrick Rose

 I’m assuming he thinks the right time to dance is probably around the same time it’s cool to  legitimately  be taking the SAT’s to qualify for college?(you know, like, never)

C’mon, DRose, it was the All-Star intros. You were there to have fun & entertain the fans, not pretend like you just had a root canal done.

I also don’t want to hear that he’s some kind of stone-cold assassin. Just stop it. He’s the reigning MVP, right? His own head coach was running the East squad last night, right? Then why didn’t he have him on the court at the end of the game? To burn out the legs of Miami players? Real classy move by Thibs, but that’s not on Rose. However, wouldn’t that have been “the time & place” to prove you’re all business when it comes to playing ball, even if it was just an exhibition game? Wouldn’t the final 10 seconds or so have been the proper, “then & there”, for a serious dude like DRose? 

I saw Rondo & D-Will at the point, both scoring & facilitating, during the comeback in the 4th qtr. Where was Rose, the best PG in the game, hell, THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER in ‘11-‘12, after the 4:00 mark of the 3rd qtr.? 

My bad, he must have been too busy “caring” over on the bench. 

(w.W.)

"I can dance. But there’s a time and place for that. And I don’t think that it was then and there." ~Derrick Rose

I’m assuming he thinks the right time to dance is probably around the same time it’s cool to legitimately be taking the SAT’s to qualify for college?(you know, like, never)

C’mon, DRose, it was the All-Star intros. You were there to have fun & entertain the fans, not pretend like you just had a root canal done.

I also don’t want to hear that he’s some kind of stone-cold assassin. Just stop it. He’s the reigning MVP, right? His own head coach was running the East squad last night, right? Then why didn’t he have him on the court at the end of the game? To burn out the legs of Miami players? Real classy move by Thibs, but that’s not on Rose. However, wouldn’t that have been “the time & place” to prove you’re all business when it comes to playing ball, even if it was just an exhibition game? Wouldn’t the final 10 seconds or so have been the proper, “then & there”, for a serious dude like DRose?

I saw Rondo & D-Will at the point, both scoring & facilitating, during the comeback in the 4th qtr. Where was Rose, the best PG in the game, hell, THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER in ‘11-‘12, after the 4:00 mark of the 3rd qtr.?

My bad, he must have been too busy “caring” over on the bench.

(w.W.)

LeBron’s Immaculate Season

Look at this man. He’s the MVP. In fact, forget those pathetic mortal awards. This man is the best basketball player on the planet and every other planet in every parallel universe within ever dimension conceivable. 

Look at these highlights and tell me you know of a better player today, not just in basketball, but in any sport. His explosiveness off the dribble in a half court set is like nothing the mortal world has ever seen before. 

LeBron’s having a monster season and the Heat are off to a franchise best start with a record of 27 and 7. That’s a 79.4% winning percentage, which in a regular season would project out to be 65+ wins. In a shortened season, with back-to-back games, it’s even more impressive. And then you have LeBron’s stats. 

Let me make this clear off the bat, LeBron’s only playing 36.7 minutes a game, the lowest of his career, and in the last 10 games, he’s seeing even less action at just 34.8 minutes a game. This hurts his numbers a little but it means great news for his team. The Heat have won 8 games in a row, 9 of the last 10 and 19 of the last 22 all of which came after their ONLY losing streak of the season, a 3 game skid back in January. 

As for LeBron’s numbers? They’re probably the best of his career. He’s putting up 27.4 points a game, which is right around his career average, but he’s doing it on a career low 18.1 shots a game. That’s because LeBron can’t miss this year, from anywhere on the court. He started out the season refusing to shoot any threes, and was looking to attack every single game and it’s paid off. He’s shooting a blazing 54.7% from the field, 41.7% from 3 on a career low 1.9 attempts a night and 77.3% from the line. His free throw rate is still lower than most would like, but those free throw numbers are going to keep improving. Since his embarrassing 9 of 17 night from the line vs. the Clippers, LeBron has shot over 80% from the stripe in 15 of the following 22 games. In fact, in January he’s averaging 82.8% and in the last 5 games, he’s averaging 92.3% from the line. Yikes.  

The rest of his game hasn’t suffered either. He’s handing out 6.8 dimes a night, 2.5 steals & blocks combined and a career high 8.1 rebounds per contest. Based on his advanced stats, LeBron’s having the best season of his career. His PER of 32.4 isn’t just the best of his career, it’s the highest mark in the history of the NBA. Let me repeat that, the one metric that many consider the best single statistic by which to measure an individual players impact and greatness is better than anyone, ever, to have played basketball. His Win Shares, Win Shares per 48, Offensive Win Shares, TS%, eFG%, all of them are off the charts. In fact he leads the NBA in WS, OWS and WS/48 as well as PER this year, just like he had for the previous 3 years. 

Still, people find excuses to try and wedge others not just into but above LeBron in the MVP conversation. Listen, I love Durant and he might be a savant of scoring but his overall game doesn’t touch LeBron’s. LeBron’s one of, if not the best, perimeter defenders in the NBA. He’s a 6’9” monster who can defend all five positions. Don’t believe me, ask the man who robbed him of an MVP last year, Derrick Rose. Look at LeBron’s +/- stats at every position. Look at his production and his defense at every position

The Devil would sell his own soul to LeBron for a season like this one.

@Suga_Shane

New Team USA jerseys. What do you guys think, better than the last one?
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Nike has unveiled the Hyper Elite uniforms that Team USA Basketball will be wearing when they take the court at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  Featuring 2008 Gold Medalists Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Deron Williams, Tamika Catchings and 2010 FIBA World Champion Kevin Durant, the uniforms are a slight tweak from their previous Nike uniforms with an updated USA logo.

New Team USA jerseys. What do you guys think, better than the last one?

thescore:

Nike has unveiled the Hyper Elite uniforms that Team USA Basketball will be wearing when they take the court at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.  Featuring 2008 Gold Medalists Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Deron Williams, Tamika Catchings and 2010 FIBA World Champion Kevin Durant, the uniforms are a slight tweak from their previous Nike uniforms with an updated USA logo.

If you missed the last minute of the Bulls/HEAT game, LeBron & DWade’s exchange of glances say it all.

Heat 97 - Bulls 93

LeBron jumps over John Lucas III for a thunderous alley-oop dunk.

Forget voting for any other nominees in “Dunk of the Year” voting. All polling stations are closed.

LeBron shut ‘em down.

(h/t @jose3030)

The Perfect Plan via 
hoopspeak & @AnthonyBain

The Perfect Plan via 

hoopspeak & @AnthonyBain

Since the NBA is in a lockout, let’s all wish the New York Yankees “good luck” in the playoffs!

Since the NBA is in a lockout, let’s all wish the New York Yankees “good luck” in the playoffs!

The Finals

The Finals

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