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Saying Goodbye to the 2012 San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs battled but ultimately fell short against the more talented Thunder. It’s been awhile since I’ve been this depressed over a loss. In seven years when my son is nine years old and asking about Kevin Durant’s career I will tell him how Durant eliminated the Spurs in four straight games in the 2012 Western Conference Finals.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) Records – A Comprehensive Review

The National Basketball Association, also known as “NBA”, is a well-reputed and unsurpassed association for the serious promotion of men professional basketball within American states, preferably North America. The NBA has completed a long journey of sequential successes and received compliments on their consecutive performance for their main cause. Starting from 1946, when it was the Basketball Association of America (BAA), the NBA has emerged out as a much source of providing extreme entertainment and lots of fun to the basketball’s lovers. With the strong emergence of the NBA, as a proper association for the serious promotion of basketball, it has also gained a lot of fame as well.

Basketball Sizes: Finding the Right One for You

When it comes to buying a basketball, things might not always be as straightforward as they seem. With lots of basketball brands like Molten, Baden, Spalding, Nike, Wilson and Adidas, indoor and outdoor versions, and a range of sizes to choose from, you should consider what you need your basketball for in order to buy the right kind. Here’s just a short guide to what to consider before purchasing your basketball.

Fundamental Dynasty: The San Antonio Spurs and the Moneyball Theory

The Moneyball theory focuses on objective results but it also preaches consistency and there is no other team in the NBA that has been more consistent than the San Antonio Spurs over the last thirteen years. The Spurs have amassed consecutive fifty-win seasons and 4 NBA titles but what’s the formula for their success?

Seventeen Seconds of Fame: Reasons Why Jeremy Lin May Not Succeed in Mike Woodson’s System

The fact is Jeremy Lin was able to flourish in a system where he could average double digit assists but commit frequent turnovers. Furthermore, D’Antoni’s reliance on Lin was his gift and his curse. When Carmelo Anthony was injured, D’Antoni was able to run his system but when Anthony returned he became frustrated with the motion offense which led to D’Antoni’s exit. During the 2011-12 season from February 6th to March 24th, Jeremy Lin averaged 4.5 turnovers a game and his defensive struggles against opposing point guards are well documented but he was viewed as the catalyst to the Knicks resurgence.

La Salle Will Be Great Again, But Not This Year

La Salle’s pre-season win over Ateneo last Saturday may give its die-hard fans some hope that the Green Archers are finally back in upper echelon of UAAP basketball but the results in the coming UAAP season is likely going to be disappointing for many. First off, I am writing this commentary under one important premise: that both teams wanted to win last Saturday. The rivalry between Ateneo and La Salle is so intense that at no point can we assume that one or the other gave the game away.

Oklahoma City Thunder: The Genesis of the NBA’s Best Young Nucleus

After dismissing the Los Angeles Lakers from the playoffs on Monday, the Oklahoma City Thunder earned themselves a return trip to the Western Conference Finals. Losing to the Mavs in this same spot a year ago, OKC will have to go through another experienced outfit (the San Antonio Spurs) in order to take the next step in their development.

Basketball in the Summer – Safety Tips

Basketball is one of the most enjoyed sports in the world. This is true, especially when it is summer. Basketball players tend to forget the summer heat and the sweat of their body because of the fun and excitement basketball gives them.

Squires’ Villanueva Raring to End Letran’s Championship Dought

The Letran Squires are aiming to win their first NCAA Juniors Championship since 2001. Ivan Villanueva, a Letran senior, is hoping to end his high school career with a championship.

Following Daddy’s Footsteps

Offsprings of former PBA players are trying to make their own names in Philippine basketball. Several players with familiar last names are currently seeing action in the FilOil Flying v Pre-season Tournament.

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