Posts Tagged ‘ Los Angeles Lakers ’

State of the NBA (Part 3: East; Southeast)

In case you actually were following my blog consistently (thanks, mom), but somehow missed part 1 and part 2, there are the links.  Those cover how I see each NBA team in the Atlantic and Central Divisions in the East.  But I know nobody was really interested in those divisions, so I saved the best (at least from an interest perspective) for last.  As always, I will do this in reverse order of standings based on the 2010-2011 regular season.  So if you want to read about the Heat, scroll down to the bottom.  I don’t care, you’ve already clicked on the blog – counts as a “view” for me. Continue reading

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The Economics of the NBA (or Why we have an NBA Lockout)

Having an interest in both economics as well as basketball means that the lockout is a perfect storm of intrigue for yours truly.  And, of course, being the opinionated blogger that I am, it gives me perfect material for yet another piece.  I’ve heard all sorts of “millionaires against billionaires” stories, but I don’t really want to simply add another uninformed (or semi-informed) opinion, so instead I’ll take what I know from the NBA financially and cross it with what I know from economics and we’ll see what we get in the end.  So here’s my perspective on what’s going on with the NBA. Continue reading

Round 4, Game 6 (Miami v Dallas)

Final score: Dallas 105, Miami 95

Before I forget everything I watched in the NBA finals and more specifically, game 6, I guess I should blog about it.  I’m sorry for my big layoff, but here we go.  Just so you know going into this blog, I’m not going to talk about the game specifically, but more in general about the finals and the future.  And I’ve got a bunch more blogs on the way, so I won’t cover too much in this one. Continue reading

Round 4, Game 4 (Dallas v Miami)

Final score: Dallas 86, Miami 83

Right now the plot of this finals is like a super-cooled liquid it’s so thick.  The series is tied at two games a piece, but nothing I’ve seen in 4 games gives me any reason to believe that the Mavs can pull this series out.  Yet at the same time, nothing I’ve seen from Miami makes me feel like the Heat have locked this series up. Continue reading

Round 4, Game 1 (Miami v Dallas)

Final score: Dallas 84, Miami 92

Sometimes I really hate being right and unfortunately for me, game 1 played out exactly like I had feared.  Dallas hung around all game (very much like Chicago did in the previous series) only to get run out of the gym in the final few minutes.  Actually, the more I think about it, game 1 had plenty of parallels with the Chicago series.  Dirk (like Rose) had a nigh number of points, but shot a poor percentage (given for Dirk, poor is sub 50; for Rose, it’s sub 40); the game was close throughout as Miami only pulled away in the final minutes; during that closing stretch, though, Dallas couldn’t buy a shot; Miami won the game with defense and unreal plays by James and Wade. Continue reading

The Playoffs so Far (West)

So where do we stand?  With the Eastern Conference Finals starting in about 19 hours, and the Western Conference Finals to be set by about 6:30 PM Eastern time, I’ve got a boatload of reviewing to do if I want to actually cover all of the stuff that’s happened so far.  Well, then I guess I won’t.  Instead, I’ll just give some highlights both of my writing and my analysis to let you know what kind of reading you are in for.  Hold on to your hats, folks. Continue reading