Friday, February 24, 2012

Heat vs Knicks, Feb. 23rd

Here's the last game before the All Star break. Enjoy.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Angry Beards in NBA

The Angry Beards are now flying in NBA, who do you think has the Bad Ass Beard (BAB) ?
Catch those beards while they're still growing or else the Barbers will go hunting them to shave it.

What's the Beard all about? 
I think it give more Bad Ass looks if you have one, its like a tattoo that will frightened your foe. It's also emphasize that they're an old man that should get some respect, the longer it goes the older you looks. One thing good about the Beard is you can hide something inside it, like you can keep your money, guns, drugs or even your  driver's wheel. 

Here are the Players that are really Angry with their Beard:

Baron Davis 

James Harden

Drew Gooden

Lebron James

Vince Carter

Deshawn Stevenson

Deron William

Zydrunas Ilgauskas

Greg Oden

 Rip Hamilton

Watch LA Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Live Stream NBA league pass Feb 23

 LA Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder
9:30 PM ET

Game Preview: Lakers Coming Off A big win In Dallas, But This One Is a good Tone setter for the lakers and to their playoff run.

The very next night, the Los Angeles Lakers will have the opportunity to gauge themselves against the Oklahoma City Thunder. OKC is a frightening opponent, both on paper and on tape.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Jason Kidd#2 of the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on January 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  The Lakers won 73-70.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Unlike in years past, the Lakers must make midseason adjustments just to secure some sort of home-court advantage for the playoffs.

Considering they have only five road wins this season, I doubt they even trust themselves to win away from the Staples Center.

Point totals from Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant on February 23 when they butt heads with one another will determine who gets introduced in Orlando as the NBA's leading scorer.

It seems fitting that this will be the last game played in the first half of the 2011-12 campaign.

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Spread Info and More | Watch Online

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat
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New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Spread Info and More

The last day of basketball before the NBA All-Star break is going to feature some great basketball.

The New York Knicks traveling to take on the Miami Heat is going to be one of those must watch games.

Both of these teams are extremely hot as Miami has won seven games in a row, and New York has won nine of their last 11. You can expect both of these teams to make deep runs in the playoffs, and it wouldn't be surprising if this ended up becoming a preview of the Eastern Conference finals.

There's a lot of star power, from LeBron James and Dwayne Wade to Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin. Don't miss this matchup as it's going to be a fantastic contest.

Here's all the information you need regarding this matchup.

Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL

When: February 23, 2012, 7:00 p.m. ET

Watch: TNT, WAXY and WEPN

Live Stream: NBA League Pass

Betting Line: Heat -10

Key Injuries (via USA Today):

Miami: Terrel Harris - Illness (Questionable)

New York: Iman Shumpert - Knee (Questionable)

Bill Walker - Elbow (Questionable)

Josh Harrellson - Wrist (Out)

What's at Stake?

Not only is this a rivalry game and both teams want to win, but it's a statement game as well. Miami wants to continue on their hot streak and build on their best record in the NBA. While New York wants to prove that they are contenders not only in the East, but the entire league.

Many were quick to write them off, but with their recent play, they're beginning to turn heads. A win in Miami would prove a lot to many who are still on the fence with this team.

What They're Saying:

Jeremy Lin talks about the chemistry the Knicks are trying to build on with so many new players entering the team in the middle of the season.

"We're not in panic mode, because it doesn't just work where all of sudden people show up and you have great chemistry," Lin said. "So we're going to have to work through some struggles, so as long as we're all committed and buying in, we'll be fine."

Most Important Player to Watch:

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Enough of the Lin talk for a minute. The most important player in this game to me is Carmelo Anthony. He's the one that's missed time and has to adjust to the way the team has been playing so many games without him. In his two games back, he has scored a combined 26 points on 11-of-27 shooting, which isn't exactly what we're used to seeing from him.

He's had much success against LeBron James in his career as his teams are 9-4 against his. But he's really going to have to step it up if the Knicks expect to pull off the upset in this one. Judging by Lin's track record as of late, he's going to score his and set up his teammates. It's time for Anthony to answer the bell and play the way he's capable of.

Key Matchup:

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Jeremy Lin against Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole

You knew more Lin talk was coming, and why not? After all, he's been playing amazing basketball lately as you've been reminded over and over. But just how will he adapt to arguably the quickest team in the league? Especially against a team that's ranked sixth in the NBA in steals and against Chalmers who has 42 steals on the season. (Which is 17th most among guards this season)

We know one of Lin's key weaknesses is turnovers, and playing against one of the better defensive teams in the league and one that forces a lot of turnovers will pose a challenge to the young player who's still learning.


It's really hard to pick against Miami with the way they're playing recently, and that's exactly why I'm not going to do it here. Miami is clicking on all cylinders and have the home crowd behind them—a place where they are 14-2 this season.

New York is playing great basketball lately, but with Carmelo Anthony just coming back and having to adjust to Jeremy Lin, it's going to take some time. The Knicks looked great against the Hawks last night, although Atlanta is a team that's lost five of the last six games.

It should be a close and exciting game, but I'm not betting against Miami until they give me a reason to.

Miami wins: 106-98

Lakers vs Mavs, Feb. 22nd

 Andrew Bynum #17 Of The Los Angeles Lakers Posts

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 Los Angeles Lakers' Andrew Bynum, Left, And Steve Blake (5) Defend Against A Drive To The Basket By Dallas Mavericks'

Nuggets vs Clippers, Feb. 22nd

  Blake Griffin #32 Of The Los Angeles Clippers Leans

Another insane dunk in that game...

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  Al Harrington #7 Of The Denver Nuggets Reacts

  Chris Paul #3 Of The Los Angeles Clippers Dribbles

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2012 NBA 61st All-Star Weekend

Sprite Slam Dunk ContestParticipant: 
Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Paul George (Indiana Pacers)
Iman Shumpert (New York Knicks) Out with injury(Left patella tendinitis)
Jeremy Evans (Utah Jazz) *Replacement
Chase Budinger (Houston Rockets)

With Joe Johnson out due to injury, Rajon Rondo gets a surprise 26th birthday present by replacing him in the All-Star game. Kevin Durant will be sent behind the 3-point line for a shoot-out contest.
Footlocker 3-Pointer Shootout Contest
Joe Johnson (Atlanta Hawks) Out
Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) *Replacement
Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves)
James Jones (Miami Heat) *Defending Champion
Mario Chalmers (Miami Heat)
Ryan Anderson (Orlando Magic)
Anthony Morrow (New Jersey Nets)
61st All-Star game will be taking place in Orlando with Eastern & Western conference Stars coming together and put up a show.
Roster for 2012 Eastern Conference All-Stars
Joe Johnson will be replaced by PG Rajon Rondo

 Roster for 2012 Western Conference All-Stars

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jam Session is a Basketball Fan's Paradise

I had the wonderful privilege of attending the unofficial debut of the 2012 NBA All-Star Jam Session at the Orange County Convention Center. It was hosted specifically for Orlando Magic season ticket holders, their guests, and other fortunate members of the community. It's a great thing I have wonderful friends who invited me to tag along. A phenomenal success and I'll surely be going once or even twice more this weekend. The interactive map is truly accurate, and you don't completely comprehend how massive this space is until you walk through the atrium. Once you figure out where you need to actually go and then maneuver through the vast parking lot, it's just a quick security check from there. It's quite an escalator ride down and walk over. Everyone that steps foot into that Convention Center is greeted with a light show and 50-foot billboards of the East and West starting lineups. It gets you pumped up and hooked instantly even as everything is just coming into view and your feet are gripping onto the comfortable blue carpet. 

Towards the 'center court', there was a private buffet specifically for VIP Magic ticket owners. I noticed Mr. Bo Outlaw dancing and serving food at the same time. There were also autograph sessions by former Magic men Sam Vincent and Greg Kite (unrecognizable to most) right near the authentic Magic locker room area and real-life sized team photo that even includes Ish Smith. Stuff the Magic dragon and other mascots were just about everywhere for photos and autographs. There are certainly a good mix of adult and kids activities available. Very odd to see Dan DeVos wander around like he was a tourist and no one recognizing or contemplating bothering him. He even grabbed a paper copy of the interactive map and appeared star struck by the activities. 

I will give all you potential visitors a warning: Don't buy the food and drinks there. There's variety, but the quality is meh at best. You end up waiting in line for overpriced food that leaves you feeling like you were physically violated. The only good thing about the food court is really the giant jumbotron-like video screens that were showing the Magic-Nets game. Oh yeah, we stomped them to move to 22-12. There was a watch party on the actual court where the Celebrity game and All-Star practices will occur. Megan Clementi and Scotty B did their normal Magic-type duties. Dancers young and old were involved. 

Be prepared for long lines when it comes to doing some actual basketball exercises. For instance, the Taco Bell Challenge (the same one you'll see on television on Saturday) had an hour long wait. Most of that is because every participant gets a kooky Taco Bell hat. It's still on my to-do list, as is nabbing a free taco and partaking in a few more basketball drills like the 3-on-3 and D-League knockout challenge. The biggest dream scenario is dunking on a hoop. Plenty of options when it comes to height, from 7 feet to the regulation ten. So I'd say it's wise to have a game plan of what you want to do beforehand. I believe the Skullcandy booth is kind of pointless too unless you're big on staring at female DJs.

The 'Walk of Fame' (Derrick Rose's size 12 is exactly the same as me), 'NBA All-Star Photos Experience' wall, 'Get A Grip' (Derek Fisher has HUGE hands), player measuring sticks, and the 'Hall of Fame' sections are all a must when it comes to video and photography opportunities. I love that you are within inches of the NBA championship trophy, and can take a photo at the official media press conference table (bottle of Gatorade not included). People can pretend to do play-by-play, and even be photoshopped into magazine covers and the TNT studio set. The NBA Store is massive and filled with more All-Star memorabilia than one could really fathom. 

Even though I have video of my group and I sucking huge monkey testicles on our first (and most horrendous) 3-point shootout attempt, after some slingshot basket and pop-a-shot to really warm-up, we would go on to run the table and win 7 straight (believe it or not). It's definitely the highlight of my Wednesday evening as I actually began perspiring towards the end. If you're looking for a resting spot, just chill out on one of the bleachers as you watch youth girls and boys compete in actual school tournaments. 

The entire ordeal was such a delight, and even after 4 hours in the Convention Center there's still much left one can accomplish. I was basically living my childhood fantasy at Jam Session, and it's something a basketball addict really won't forget. If you have the money and the time, definitely check this out.

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