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Lakers eye Big Three

THE Los Angeles Lakers are eyeing their own Big Three for the 2018-19 NBA season that unwraps in mid-October this year. The team wants Cleveland’s LeBron James, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard and Oklahoma City’s Paul George via free agency or a trade. James and George are eligible for unrestricted free agency by July 1. As […]

NBA All-Star free agents

THE back-to-back National Basketball Association (NBA) titlist Golden State Warriors have $127 million in salaries committed to eight players for the 2018-19 season. Heading into the summer, the Warriors have six free agents at the moment and are certain to exceed the league’s projected salary cap of $101 million even if back-to-back Finals Most Valuable […]

Must-win situation for Cavs

DOWN 0-2, LeBron James and the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers are in a must-win situation in today’s Game Three of the 2018 National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals against the reigning titlist Golden State Warriors at the Quicken Loans Arena. With the homecourt advantage, the Warriors grabbed a commanding lead in the best-of-seven duel by defeating the […]

Series shifts to Cleveland

THE reigning National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors have grabbed a commanding 2-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the best-of-seven 2018 NBA Finals. The Warriors protected “home serve” with a pair of wins at the Oracle Arena. The Bay Area squad, winner of the Larry O’Brien championship hardware in two of the last […]

Hoopster: Cavs are underdogs

THIS is terribly outrageous but it will only serve as a great motivation for LeBron James aka The King. According to the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas, the reiging NBA titlist Golden State Warriors are overwhelming favorites to beat James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth consecutive Finals between the two teams. If you […]

Decisive Game 7

IT’S a win-or-go-home survival game for the reigning National Basketball Association (NBA) titlist Golden State Warriors and the playoffs’ top-seeded Houston Rockets as they battle each other today (Manila time) at the Toyota Center in the decisive Game Seven of the Western final series. Golden State, which had dropped two consecutive games in the series, […]

Rockets over Warriors in 6

THE reigning National Basketball Association titlist Golden State Warriors are on the road to open a best-of-seven duel for the first time in 15 playoff series when they travel to Houston today, Tuesday (Manila time), to face the postseason’s top-seeded Rockets in Game One of the West final series at the Toyota Center. That’s because […]

Hoopster: LeBron still rules

THE King (LeBron James) still rules. At age 33. The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached the third round of the four-tier National Basketball Association playoffs for the fourth year in a row and will face the winner of the other East semifinal series between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers in the conference finals. The Celtics […]

Sweep for Cavaliers, Celtics?

IT’S over. Oh-and-3. RIP, Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers. Of the 129 teams in National Basketball Association playoff history to fall behind 3-0 in a best-of-seven series, none has ever come back to win. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics, both toting a commanding 3-0 lead over the East top-seeded Raptors and third-seeded 76ers, respectively, […]

Dubs are team to beat

TAKE note, The Beard James Harden and the Houston Rockets.The road to the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship will still have to pass through the Bay Area.The reigning NBA titlist Golden State Warriors zoomed to a 2-0 lead against the New Orleans Pelicans in their best-of-seven West semifinal (second round) duel with twin victories at […]

NBA conference semis

IT’S on to the second round – conference semifinals – of the 2018 NBA playoffs. It features the top four seeds from the East and the top two seeds and a pair of lower-seeded first-round survivors from the West. In the East, the No. 1 seed Toronto Raptors take on the No. 4 seed Cleveland […]

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