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The NBA: Bouncing back in style
Bouncing back in style
The NBA is bouncing back in style as the NFL season reaches its midway point.
So, while the Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0, everybody has already forgotten about them being undefeated and starting focusing on whether the Miami Heat will 3-peat.
Actually, they are discussing Derrick Rose’s return to the WindyCity like it was Obama’s historic second term.
Plus, the barber shop debates are getting a little heated as brothers argue whether L.A. belongs to Kobe or Chris Paul?
Yeah, hoop-lovers are going hard in the paint and surprisingly are selecting the Brooklyn Nets over the New York Knicks.
No doubt son, it is an all out war of words as old heads discuss whether Dwight Howard can lead the Houston Rockets to the NBA Finals with Jeremy Linn at point guard.
Seriously, tell them young boys with the funny-looking sneakers to shut-up.
Why? Because, grown-folks are talking.
Therefore, don’t start telling me how good Kyrie Irving is or how great John Wall is.
So, get-the-f*&% outta here, with that weak-S##*!!!!
Besides, everybody knows the Bobcats are going to suck.
Boston is rebuilding.
Rudy Gay can’t win a championship in Toronto.
Vince Carter can’t do a 360 off the opposite foot anymore.
The Orlando Magic look like D-league squad.
Now, that’s some real Tom-Foolery!!!
Just like Charles Barkley on TNT.
So, prepare yourselves to see the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs again this year.
Because, as long as Tim Duncan can walk up and down the court and make a lay-up, the Spurs will still win some games.
Also, watch out for the Indiana Pacers coming out of the East.
Especially, with a health Danny Granger back in the starting line-up, which consists of George Hill, Paul George, David West, and an improved Roy Hibbert? Plus, newly acquired Luis Scola coming off the bench along with a capable Lance Stevenson.
While the Pacers will make a run in the East, in the Wild, Wild West, watch out for the Golden State Warriors, who finished with a 47-35 record last year under the leadership of third year head coach Mark Jackson.
Why? Because, with sharp-shooter Stephen Curry at point, Klay Thompson as the two-guard, newly acquired Andre Iguodala and David Lee at the forward position, this team could cause some problems in a seven game series during the playoffs. Especially, with Andrew Bogut at Center and the young Harrison Barnes coming off the bench providing a spark.
So, with all of that, lace-up your sneakers, and get ready for some basketball.
Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television, with a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies, is currently the Editor and Chief of Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles appear daily along with his controversial cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at email@example.com