The Los Angeles Lakers win the Steve Nash sweepstakes

Keywords: steve nash, lakers

 

While the Knicks and Raptors were arguing about Landry Fields, the Los Angeles Lakers snuck up and grabbed Steve Nash. Now this means quite a number of things. The Lakers, already a top tier team in the west, now become even more of a title contender. This also means they may have lost interest in trading for Dwight Howard, as they only have so much money to go around. But all this is trivial to Knicks fans, there is a lot more important stuff going on in the Atlantic time zone.

 

 

Steve Nash, a two time MVP, a guy that Amare Stoudemire had his best years with, a player that really could have helped the Knicks. That said I am glad the Knicks stood their ground and opted against trading Iman Shumpert. Shump is a future all defensive team point guard. The kid has a ton of talent, and when you are good at defense, you can only get better. Unlike offense, defense doesn’t come in streaks, if you have the effort then you can only get better. And Shump will certainly continue to improve.




Even at a the ripe age of 6 kids are still learning to hate the Miami Heat

Keywords: miami heat, okc thunder

 

 

Apparently this kids mother thought it would be funny to film her kid crying after the Heat beat the Thunder in game 3. She was right, it was hysterical. My favorite part is when the kids mother tells him the series isn’t over yet. Even at the age of 20 I still start crying when the Rangers lose one game in the beginning of the season, at least this kid has an excuse.




This week the Madison Square Garden will be hosting all the Big East teams as they compete to be the best in the Conference

Keywords: big east, big east tournament, ncaa tournament

The Big East tournament will kickoff today with a plethora of great games. DePaul and reigning NCAA champs UConn will start the action at 12. Following that game, my St. John’s Red Storm will take on Pittsburgh at around 2. A full slate of games will be played today, later tonight at around 7 Providence will battle with Seton Hall and at 9 Villanova will try to take down Rutgers. If any of these teams manage to make it to the final game of the Big East Tournament, it will mean they will have to play 5 games in 5 days. UConn accomplished this last year and that seemed to work out perfectly for them. It doesn’t matter how bad of a season any of these teams had up until today, if they can win out, then they will earn a bid to the NCAA tournament.




Amare Stoudemire believes he will be back in time for the postseason run

Keywords: amare stoudemire, bulging disk, injury, dwight howard

 

Tonight the Knicks will head out to Cleveland to play the Cavs. Joining the Knicks may be our old friend Amare Stoudemire. Stat has been out with the bulging disk in his back since March 24th. While Dwight Howard, who has the same injury, is reportedly out for the season and post season, Amare will be coming back to play tonight.

 

Stat is expected to return to the starting 5. Melo has been playing the power forward position in Amare’s absence. So who comes out of the starting lineup? It may have to be Landry Fields who has had an absolutely horrendous sophomore season. That would put Baron Davis at the point and Shumpert at shooting guard. A healthy Amare could make this team a massive playoff threat.




Lebron James awarded for his play in the Regular Season

Keywords: lebron james, mvp

 

So Lebron James has been awarded MVP for the 3rd time in his NBA career. Lets all give a round of applause to celebrate his stellar regular season play. Sure he didn’t hit any clutch shots, and yea maybe he wasn’t even the best player on his own team (looking at you Wade.) But hey, Lebron needs any little confidence boost he can get. Great job there guy, I would say you really earned it but everyone knows that is not quite true.




Spurs take a 1-0 lead as they win their 19th game in a row

Keywords: spurs, thunder, western conference finals

When you look at the Eastern Conference you have an aged Celtics team versus a Miami team full of egos. The Western Conference finals on the other hand are arguably the best basketball teams we will see this year. The Spurs taking on the Thunder is my real idea of the NBA finals, this is the money match up.

The Spurs entered game won having no losses in the postseason. The game was close all the way through, well at least the first half was. In the 3rd quarter the Thunder held the Spurs to just 16 points. It looked as if the game was in the bag. But then the Spurs continued to turn back the clock and dropped 39 points on the Thunder to win the game 1o1-98. The ageless Tim Duncan led the way with 16 points and 11 rebounds.




In the least surprising news of the week, Dwight Howard once again expresses his disdain with coach Van Gundy

Keywords: dwight howard, stan van gundy, orlando magic

 

The Orlando Magic remain in disarray. Dwight Howard may not return for any type of post season run due to his injury. And Stan Van Gundy may not return next season due to Dwight Howard being, well Dwight Howard. For the second time in as many weeks, Howard has been reported to say he will not play under Van Gundy. And once again, Howard has denied saying anything of the sort.

 

This one is a head scratcher, it is very possible that the story is fabricated because lets be honest, anyone would believe it. It is also very probable that Dwight is just trying to protect his image, and he is just upset that the info went public. I gotta say no matter what Dwight Howard has said, Stan Van Gundy will not be back in Orlando. And why would he want to be? He has been abused by Howard all season, and undeservedly so.