Miami Heat are ‘playoff-less’, but not hopeless

The Miami Heat’s 110-102 win over the Wizards should be a celebration rather than just a commemoration, for the team will miss the playoffs by a whisker in a tie-breaker with the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers. The Heat made history in their miraculous second-half effort of the 2016-107 regular season, rattling off a league-best 20 wins in 24…

Kentucky Basketball: a Wildcat comeback

Wildcats shine bright on Senior Night, showing resiliency after rallying from a 19-point deficit in the biggest comeback during the Coach Cal era. Freshmen Malik Monk’s 20-point effort in the second half carry No. 9 Kentucky to a 73-67 victory over Vanderbilt. Following an emotional Tuesday night of senior recognitions, especially with the engagement proposal by Derek Willis to…

The Carmelo clause: Knicks, Clippers, or Celtics?  

Amidst all the trade rumors, with just one week away from the NBA Trade Deadline, the Boston Celtics appear to be the most likely candidate to suede Carmelo Anthony away from New York. Anthony’s decision to waive his no-trade clause might seem unlikely, but not impossible. With the recent discord between GM Phil Jackson and Anthony, it appears the…

Thunder-Lifer? Russell Westbrook signs three-year contract with OKC 

Amidst all the NBA Free Agency drama, Westbrook is going to remain in a Thunder jersey after all. Oklahoma City’s superstar point guard Russell Westbrook has agreed to a three-year, max contract extension worth over $85M, league sources told The Vertical. Looks like the Thunder will be able to hold onto at least one of their superstars, for this should…

Why to watch the 2016 NBA Summer League: Ben Simmons is a must-see 

Ben Simmons certainly looks the part of NBA’s No.1 draft pick, his debut in the 2016 NBA Summer League showcased his blessed attributes of size of 6’10’’, combined with great athletic athleticism. The rare talent is a must-watch; his ability reminisces a 1996’ Orlando Magic Shaquille O’Neal. Saturday evening was just another night for sports, just another NBA Summer…

Wade gone within a flash; Miami’s messy breakup stuns Heat Nation

In waking the harsh reality that the business world really is, Dwayne Wade’s announcement to sign a 2-yr/$47M deal with the Bulls reeks anything but that, instead it resulted in an earthquake of dark emotions and feelings of hysteria. South Florida’s most beloved superstar stunning departure not only left his fan base in shock, but with heartache; Miami’s “Flash”…

Olympics 2016: is NBA’s Dream Team legacy over?

The 2016 Men’s Olympics Basketball Team has officially released its roster, one that the nation isn’t accustomed to seeing – certainly not the legendary, hall of fame player line-up during the “Dream Team” era.  This year, more NBA superstars have decided to skip out on the Games than ever before, and may be a product of the all…