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The Gold standard!

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The Gold standard!

The Golden State Warriors after winning in Brooklyn are now 23-0, What we are seeing can't be described, It's sounds very dramatic yea but you got ask yourself: when was the last time you seen basketball played at the level we are watching this time. So smooth so effortless this what basketball is supposed to look like. Now we know Mark Jackson got a raw deal in Golden State with management and it's the reason we are not talking about Mark Jackson as a NBA championship winning coach at this time. Say what you will about that. What Steve Kerr has brought to the Warriors is a championship attitude that has spread like wildfire though out that whole organization and now what we see now is a team that can't be stopped to this point.

 

Now I mentioned Steve Kerr and even though he is not there at this time due to back surgery he is not there but like I said before his imprint is all over the team. There cool, they have this vibe as if y'all kno you can't beat us right!?  Then they go out and back up what there going to do thru there vibe. The system the Warriors run is not of Phill Jackson triangle offense which Kerr as a player won 3 straight titles with the Bulls from 96-98 and was part of which is as of right now the greatest basketball in the modern era of the NBA. The system I see is of the San Antonio Spurs in which Kerr won another titles. The ball movement the the iq and the best part about it is there playing small ball doing all this. The traditional big man is almost gone now if not by next will all but extinct unless Tim Duncan "THE GREATEST POWER FORWARD IN NBA" decides to come back for one more year. Now all I want to see is the first matchup between the Spurs and Warriors but we can't see that throw down till January. To me that will be the test to see where there at, I know this much is for sure, There not going to lose by 50 like Memphis did back at the start of the season!

 

You know your good when peers start making excuses on why you won and what not. Like Doc Rivers coach of the L.A Clippers and I'm going toparaphrasing "they basically got lucky with injuries and not playing the tougher teams in the playoffs last year.

I see this and say to myself, 1. Why the hell would you want adversity on you way to a championship I mean this not the NFL cause a tough game will toughen you up for the playoffs just in case you get into a tough game. Why the hell would you want tough games all the time? By the time you get to postseason your done no legs and your gone early. 2. 30 teams 82 games to position yourself for the easiest path to a championship that's what the NBA says you got to play and the top 16 8 in each conference gets in. Then you play 4 best of 7 games and if you are able to win 16 games you win the Larry O'brian trophy. I wonder if Doc knows this?! He should he won with the Celtics in 08. Maybe if you can get Blake to play like on of the best power forward in the league today maybe you could have played them in the conference finals but you didn't cause you blew a 3-1 lead in the conference semi's, forgot about that?! 3. I had to make this separate, Tell DeAndre Jordan to call Shaq, learn how to make some of your free throws. There free99 nobody is guarding you! Learn some post moves please. There paying you 88 million to be somebody great not do what you was doing all the years before you got your deal.

 

Now back to Greatness and the Floor General leading the Warriors to this epic feat how can you deny him any more. Chef Curry is cooking in the kitchen and right now averaging 31.6 ppg.  5.2 reb and 6.0 assists on 51% shooting from the field 44% from 3-pt range 94% for the line. You say he plays no defense well averaging 2.5 steals a game and is a way better defender than when he first got into the league. Now the numbers are crazy but he's doing it on averaging only 34 min a game! He's almost scoring a point a minute! Are you not entertained!! Now my co-host when he reads this will probably call me every name in the book cause it's not Kobe, well I would say to him. If feel like writing about Jordan 2.0 then be my guest but right now the chef is in the kitchen. PS: yea Joe I know Kobe had 34pts ok great! 

 

Now the Warriors are not all about the Cheif he also has Clay Thompson great shooter in his own right good all around player. Then There's Andre Igulodala who last year put on a great performance against the King James in the NBA finals, I'm happy for Iggy he's s great defender and jack of all trades with his passing, shooting, off ball play its amazing how his career has come full circle. Draymond Green the key to the small ball movement in the Warriors system, green can play SF-C is also a great passer good defender and is tough he doesn't back down anything.

 

The question is now where does this stop? They've set the modern day record for most wins to start a season in the 4 professional sports passing the  1884 St.Louis Maroons who were 20-0 to start there season . The maroons first lost came to the Boston Unions 8-1, of course back then there was no box score I guess! So who is playing the role of the Boston Unions? It might be the Boston Celtics young enough to run with the Warriors but highly unlikely but you never kno if they can ending this legendary streak. If this streak does end or whenever it ends  there is nothing to be ashamed about losing the feat and the historical importance in sports is far greater and this is what makes this team Golden.

 

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Running with the Knicks and there woes

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Running with the Knicks and there woes


The NBA season is set to start next week and I'm very excited for this season in particularly cause the new faces of the league are starting to take shape some teams are gearing for a Championship run. Teams like the San Antonio Spurs, The Cleveland Cavaliers, the Oklahoma City Thunder and, of course, the reigning champions Golden State Warriors, now this team we know have the best shot to win a championship this year. Some teams though are saying they want to win a championship, but the parts don't look right at all. 

 

Now the reason I'm writing this is to show Knicks fans it will not be in cards for them this season or seasons to come because of the history of the New York Knicks and it's not been a good one beside the fact back in 1970 in game 7 of the NBA Finals hall of fame player Willis Reed iconic run out the tunnel at MSG(Madison Square Garden) the world most famous arena witness true heart and grit when Reed suited up with torn thigh muscle scored the first 2 baskets of the game and propelled the Knicks to their first world championship vs the L.A Lakers. The second came in 73 when Knicks beat the L.A Lakers again in 5 short games 4-1 since that time the Knicks have been killing their fans with heartbreaking losses in the playoffs and finals and I'm going to help navigate you through blunders in this 2 part piece. 

We first Start in 1993 game 5 of the Eastern conference finals vs at the time the defending 2-time champion Chicago Bulls and his Airness. Now the Knicks are down by one with the ball and 30 seconds left to go in the game. Ewing drives to his left trying to draw a charge and he ends up losing the ball and it fall right in the lap of Charles Smith(God bless his heart) and he goes up for the shot blocked, he gets it back again blocked, and again and again now some will cry foul but in those moments you know nothing is going to get called under that time at most points. I'm saying pass the ball out Charles it's ok to get rest! Well, they lose the game and the series in 6 lol lol. 

The next year 1994 and the best chance to win a championship put Patrick Ewing against Hakeem "the dream" Olajuwon in the best of 7 NBA finals which were a gritty series. This Also was the introduction to how crazy O.J Simpson was in that famous chase during game 5. Now we go to game 7 the stage is set for a classic matchup of two of the great big men at that time and who shows up and thinks he's Jordan..... John (bleeping) Starks haaaaaaaa!!!!! The man shot 2-18 and 0-10 in the fourth quarter. As I look back now I really do feel Starks was trying to build a trump plaza in Houston with all the bricks he was jacking up. Outside the grown-ups were pissed I could hear every cheer and every moan and somebody said don't shoot Starks at one point. Needless to say, the Knicks lost to the Rockets. When my some of my family came upstairs I could hear a friend of our cursing Starks bad, we were laughing but knew not to do it in front of them it was funny to me. 

Then 1995 game 1 of the conference semifinals the Knicks vs the Indiana Pacers down by 6 with 18 seconds to go 8 points in 9 seconds is all Reggie Miller needed. He hits a 3 to make it 102 to 105, then out of nowhere Miller steals the ball and hits another 3 to tie the game it's like unreal the crowd was silent and that's when I learned spike lee was a fan of the Knicks that made it funnier to me cause he was the one egging Reggie on (shaking my head) than they foul Reggie he hits 2 more free throws and the pacers stole the victory and the Knicks was known as choke artist but it didn't stop there either. 

Game 7 of the eastern conference semifinals the Knicks down by 2 with seconds left on the clock Derrick Harper inbounded the ball to Patrick Ewing And when he go the ball the basket was wide open no one was in sight. Now as this is happening my sister and her boyfriend which is now her husband watched this game and it was intense and right before the layup he was happy he thought over time was coming and the Knicks still had a shot at your boy although he was injured they say still had an open path to the basket. This man of all things tries a finger roll!!!!!! This man must have thought he was "Iceman" George  Gervin! The play looked nice but just like all the other times they fail or in this series in particular choked. At this point, me and sister's husband usual played live 95 after, I paused and I ask you wanna play he said no I'm good. It hit him that bad. 

Now there is a part 2 and from there we will go from Ewing to Melo cause the other years I don't know what in the high hell was going on there. At one point, I felt sorry for the Knicks we will get there to that point. 

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Marciano part Dux

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Marciano part Dux


Floyd Money Mayweatther will be facing Andre Burto for the unified welterweight title this Saturday Night. Although this is supposed to be the "last fight" in the career of the formerly named "pretty boy Floyd" I look at this fight as a joke, After the fraudulent fight of the century where it looked like Floyd was ready to challenge Usain Bolt to a race the way he was running around in the ring against Manny Pacquiao it was horrid at best and Pacquiao look like he was searching for clues on how to touch Floyd, then that BS excuse that Manny's shoulder was hurt........ Cry me a damn river your ass shouldn't have stepped into the ring that night Manny!!! 

Now there are many fans of money Mayweatther whom I've encountered just sees the star quality of it, they know no real boxing and its sad cause if you really look at Floyd's Career it's full of names that we know. But in boxing I believe where were they in their prime of their careers, Which I say no which to me says he basically pulling off what Rocky Marciano the man who's records Floyd is trying to tie on Saturday night and just as they said about Marciano, Floyd is capitalizing opponents that have no business in there with him including: Robert the Ghost Guerrero, 2 fights with Marcos Maidana which made no sense to me at all. And old and decrepit Oscar Del la Hoya and sugar Shane Mostly who, though using foam sticks during training would help him win that fight. 

I would like to see Floyd fight some of the young talent make me believe you Floyd. I know my word to him won't mean much and I'll not knock this man for making his paper you do what you do, he cannot though sit there and say sports wise, he's the best ever cause these are hand picks hands he and team come up who I call the yes men in his camp.  I would like to see Floyd fight Keith "One time" Thurman he's undefeated to with more of a skill set that could give Floyd problems or Danny Garcia, you know why he won't fight them?!! Cause as many Floyd supporters say they just want a payday!!! What!!!!! What Floyd thinks this is about, everybody trying to make Money and have fame that's why you got into the sport! So deserving guys like Thurman and Garcia, who have that skill can't get a chance, but Andre Burton gets one and he's 3-3 in his last 6 fights what!!!!!!!! 

Floyd listen man if you don't want to fight the best and you're worried about the undefeated mark or help people get money just retire get out the boxing game you made your money for you and your family just go and let the real fighters fight.

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