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 […]

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 […]

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 career records

“THEY say it’s your birthday … we’re gonna have a good time” says iconic Beatle Paul McCartney. Okay but don’t tell that New Orleans Pelican Anthony Marshon Davis, who hardly celebrated his 25th birthday last March 11 following his team’s 116-99 home loss to the fast-rising Utah Jazz in a National Basketball Association game. In […]

Lakers to retire 8, 24

A NOSTALGIC moment it will be in the National Basketball Association today (December 18, U.S. time) when the Los Angeles Lakers honor one of their all-time greats, Kobe Bean Bryant, with the retirement of the two jersey numbers he wore during a distinguished 20-year tenure with the only franchise he had played for. To be […]

Loyalty in the NBA

THERE is not much loyalty in the National Basketball Association. That is if we are to believe a pair of battle-scarred superstars in the world’s top professional league. Kevin Durant of the reigning NBA titlist Golden State Warriors opted to leave his original employer for a championship team while German-born Dirk Nowitzki opted to take […]

One-sided loyalty

JUST like love and marriage, loyalty is a two-way street. But that is not happening in the National Basketball Association, where players have been at the mercy of their team ‘owners’ despite free agency and all. Okay, I place the word ‘owner’ in italics because its use is despicable, according to outspoken Golden Warrior Draymond […]

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