NBA Finals? More like NBA JAM.

If you haven’t noticed, I took a mini hiatus after my beloved Boston Celtics broke down in the biggest Game 7 of them all**.  I needed time to digest. Time to recover. Time to find my own closure. More on that later.

**Fan’s perspective. Any Game 7, involving a team you are invested in, automatically becomes “the biggest Game 7 of all”. It’s chronological too—this most recent NBA Game 7 is somehow bigger than that Yankees-Red Sox Game 7 of a few years ago.

This piece… it’s all about the NBA Finals. The “other” matchup. Continue reading

Who Should Be On Team USA 2012?

Not too long ago, I wrote a well-received article on Team USA basketball.  I talked about the different team forms submitted by the United States to international tournaments since pros were allowed in 1992.  I tried to give some examples of the good times and I touched on the bad times.

It occurred to me: I never offered my rendition of a problem-solver.  So I’m going to follow up that piece with this one—(my prospective) 2012 Team USA.

I have a better name for this iteration too.  Let’s call it the “Fantasy Team”. Continue reading

Battle of the Cro-sades (3-9 June)

My numbers are starting to look a little more reputable.  Except baseball.  Not the best time for my Orioles to go on a losing streak.  But hey, I’m pretty spot-on in basketball.

Should be an ok week for sports.  We’ve got the best-of-3 between San Antonio and OKC, as well as the final chapters for Boston-Miami.  Typical baseball days.  And the Stanley Cup is still happening.  Let’s see what’s on the schedule… Continue reading

Cronise Surmises — Technical Foul Edition

I don’t know how much attention you’d allocated to sports this past 3-day weekend…  Hopefully you spent part of it with friends and family, enjoying Memorial Day.  I know us upper East Coasters had some nice weather during the daytime.  So for those of you that worked on your tan a little more and your favorite seat’s butt-groove a little less, here’s a few things I surmised. Continue reading

Text Showdown V

**Exciting game last night as the LA Lakers tried to fight off the OKC Thunder.  LA was in the lead by as much as 13 with 8 minutes to go before a familiar scene unfolded: rally time by the losing team.  Yup, Kevin Durant hit ANOTHER game-winner and OKC is up 3-1.  Josh (LRDP’s resident Laker fan) and Cronise covered it live. Continue reading

24 Days Later… Days 1-8

24 days.

For 24 days, I was reminded of the world we currently live in—the age of technology.  And for 24 days, I was reminded of how spoiled we are… especially as sports fans.  First, let me tell you what happened and I’ll try to relate to you what it meant.  Then, we’ll get to the good stuff.  Get comfy.  You can’t call me Jack Bauer, but this article is about to jump around more than a season of 24… Continue reading

Kevin Durant, GTFOH!

KD does it again!  With an impossible shot and a friendly roll, Kevin Durant hits a foul line jumper to beat the Mavericks 99-98.  After a tough game for KD, its nice to see he’s not afraid to take the big shot.  What an end to a crazy day in sports.  Psyched for tomorrow!  I’ll post a video of the shot when its posted.

Updated with video. Outrageous.