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5th Players Voice Awards

THE NBA Players Association will soon have its 5th Players Voice Awards night. Maybe the players will vote for fellow American James Harden as their own Most Valuable Player for the 2018-19 season to appease the sour-graping Houston Rockets who claimed that Harden, the league’s back-to-back scoring champion, was robbed of the official NBA award […]

NBA Summer League

BASKETBALL never stops. Three NBA-sanctioned summer leagues were completed from July 1 to 15. First off the bat was the California Classic Summer League held in Sacramento. The Miami Heat topped the three-day, four-team competitions with a perfect 3-0 record. The LA Lakers, who put up a 15-man roster with no recognizable names, finished second […]

OKC Thunder fire sale

THE demise of NBA basketball in Oklahoma City has begun. In trading a pair of All-Stars in point guard Russell Westbrook and $33-million swingman Paul George to their Western foes Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers, respectively, the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are the first franchise in NBA history to draft eventual league Most Valuable […]

Westbrook on the move?

WITH the departure of his co-star Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers, enigmatic Russell Westbrook, whose stats-padding ways has produced a triple-double average in points, rebounds and assists for an NBA record-setting three straight seasons, welcomes a trade by the Oklahoma City Thunder, his employer for his first 11 seasons in the league. If […]

Nothing gained, nothing lost

IT was a detour all right – from one Los Angeles team to another – Lakers to Clippers, co-tenants at the Staples Center, which is a big winner in the Kawhi Anthony Leonard signing drama with expected 82-game sellouts – at the very least – during the 2019-20 NBA season featuring LeBron Raymone James and […]

Where will Kawhi play?

Where will Kawhi play? EXPECTEDLY, fireworks broke out at the start of the NBA free-agent negotiating period last July 1 (Manila time). After two days of twists and turns, a majority of the 170 free agents — including a handful of top-tier talents with maximum or super-maximum contracts — have been taken in free agency […]

NBA free-agent sweepstakes

EXPECT a lot of money to be thrown away – good or bad – after the National Basketball Association (NBA) opened its door to free agency on Monday July 1 (6 a.m.), Manila time. When everything is said and done, the money spent during the NBA free-agent sweepstakes could well surpass the $4.1 billion shelled […]

NBA free agency frenzy

WHEN the NBA free agency period unfolds on July 1 (6 a.m. PH time), as many as 10 teams will own over S20 million in salary cap space. The New York Knicks, who finished with the NBA’s worst regular record during the 2018-19 season at 17-65, own the largest salary cap space among the 30 […]

Will Giannis win MVP?

THE official 3rd annual National Basketball Association (NBA) Awards will be held on June 25 (Manila time) at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. The ceremony will be hosted by four-time NBA championship star and Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal. The Greek Freak, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, is expected to win the Maurice Podoloff Trophy that […]

Bakit nagbitiw si Vargas?

HINDI ko alam kung inasahan ito ng mga karamihan sa mga miyembro ng Executive Board ng Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) na bumabatikos kay POC president Ricky Vargas pero kahapon sa kanilang board meeting ay pormal na nagbitiw sa puwesto si Vargas at iniwan ang liderato ng POC kay First Vice President Joey Romasanta. Ipinatawag ni […]

It’s complicated

THERE are some complications to solve in the Anthony Davis-to-the Los Angeles Lakers agreement. If the Lakers immediately finalize the proposed trade during the first day of the free-agency race on July 6, their salary cap space will shrink to $23.7 million while assuming that Davis opts not to rescind his 15 percent trade kicker […]

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