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The Geriatric Cavs Take on the NBA

 This Cleveland team is on a collision course with disaster as they attempt to put a geriatric basketball team on the court with straight killers in the Western Conference.

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The Cleveland Cavs have had quite the interesting offseason and their squad will be wild this season. They shipped their second biggest star out of town and have welcomed a whole slew of new and old players to the team. The starting lineup possibilities are almost limitless with their versatility. Imagine a lineup where Kevin Love plays the center position and Dwayne Wade and JR Smith fight over the starting shooting guard spot.

Sure, they sent starting point guard Kyrie Irving to the rival Celtics for an injured Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and a first-round pick, but that shouldn’t make Cavs fans worry. They somehow amassed an all-star team from 10 years ago, so they should be ok. The Cavs picked up former All-star point guard Derrick Rose and former all-star shooting guard Dwayne Wade, although both of these players are showing their age and wear and tear.

I wouldn’t expect much out of these two veterans as the team will once again rely heavily on possibly the greatest player in NBA history, LeBron James. The trade that shocked the NBA wasn’t totally one-sided, Jae Crowder is a nice role player and a great defender. They also acquired tiny sparkplug point guard Thomas who is revering from hip surgery in the offseason. He should return by Christmas time and his scoring ability is second to none.

The word on the street is that the team is still dangling the first round pick they got from the trade with the Celtics for another veteran player.

As of now, the starting lineup most expect on opening night is Kevin Love at the center, moving Tristan Thompson to the bench, Jae Crowder at the 4 spot, LeBron at 3, either JR Smith or Dwayne Wade at the shooting guard and Derrick Rose at the point. That small lineup will be able to compete with both the Warriors and the Thunder, but I’m not sure if they can hang in a seven-game series.

This Cleveland Cavs team has the same feeling of that failed Lakers 2003/4 Dream team with Karl Malone and Gary Payton. That team won 56 games on the way to the NBA finals, but were almost swept by the Detroit Pistons and basically embarrassed on National TV. This Cleveland team is on a collision course with disaster as they attempt to put a geriatric basketball team on the court with straight killers in the Western Conference.

I see Dwayne Wade and/or Derrick Rose going down with injuries and Isaiah Thomas’ hip issues lingering all throughout his career. LeBron may be the greatest of all time but he isn’t big enough to carry this past its prime team.

No matter how funky the starting lineup may end up being, they still have to go through either the Warriors or the Thunder and both of those teams are stacked with players in their prime.

 

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What Is Happening With The New Nike Jerseys In The NBA?

Maybe Nike ran out of money after paying nearly $1 billion for the right to make all NBA teams’ jerseys, because something is seriously wrong.

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Maybe Nike ran out of money after paying nearly $1 billion for the right to make all NBA teams’ jerseys, because something is seriously wrong. Nike unveiled their “groundbreaking advanced uniforms,” this offseason and so far they have not lived up to the hype. After just a few weeks into the new season, an outbreak of ripped and torn jerseys have overtaken the league.

If you aren’t aware, numerous players have had to change jerseys mid-game because these new uniforms made by Nike are just being torn to shreds… so how is this “advanced technology?”

On opening night, with the new jerseys on full display in a closely contested game between the Cavaliers and the Celtics, LeBron James’ jersey ripped right down the middle of his back. Seriously Nike? Did you not do any testing on this “new technology?”

Previously, Adidas had the contract for official NBA team jerseys and there was never anything like this. Sure there may have been a few wardrobe malfunctions, but nothing like this rash of total wardrobe destruction.

Nike just signed an eight-year $1 billion contract so don’t expect NBA teams to be wearing Adidas jerseys anytime soon. Now it is up to Nike to fix these horrible uniforms and so far they haven’t sent any new uniforms to teams.

Nike released a statement per Darren Rovell of ESPN: “We are very concerned to see any game day tear and are working to implement a solution that involves standardizing the embellishment process and enhancing the seam strength of game day jerseys. The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance and we are working with the NBA and teams to avoid this happening in the future.”

Sounds like damage control more than anything else. My question is, are the player’s jerseys the only ones affected? Are kids buying $150 jerseys only to have them fall apart?

So far, five NBA players have had their jerseys rip in a game and some have almost completely been torn to shreds. How is this acceptable? How is Nike going to rectify this situation, not just for the NBA teams, but for all the fans who have already purchased these disastrous jerseys?

 

Step it up Nike, or maybe make some quality products. Honestly, I don’t expect much from this soulless corporation, except more of the same.

Let’s just hope the player’s shorts are made of different material, or we could have some serious wardrobe malfunctions…

 

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Why Giannis Antetokounmpo Won’t Win MVP

Everyone is saying that Giannis is the favorite to win the MVP award but he’s not going to win the MVP and I’ll tell you why.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most exciting players in all of the NBA. The way he dunks with crazy authority then scowls on the way back down the floor to play defense is something that gets everyone hyped up. It’s impossible to not be swept up by his enthusiasm and if you’re trying to not fall in love with this basketball genius then good luck. He is making the young and fun Milwaukee Bucks amazing to watch so far and they have won a bunch of games, some that maybe they even weren’t supposed to. Giannis is the talk of the entire NBA and everyone is saying that he is the favorite to win the MVP award but he’s not going to win the MVP and I’ll tell you why.

 

The Milwaukee Bucks are a good team and they’re a lot of fun. They are also destined to make the NBA Finals because the Eastern Conference is incredibly weak. Sure the Bucks are performing and don’t look to be slowing down in any sense of the word and that is all mostly because of Giannis and his awesome play. However, if you think a team in the Eastern Conference is going to have the MVP you are out of your mind.

 

The Western Conference is loaded, the competition over there is incredibly tough and the talent is unparalleled. Sure Giannis is good, but Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double last season. He will undoubtedly have another amazing season, especially now that he has the help of Melo and Paul George. James Harden was the runner-up for the MVP last season and he looks just as good or even better than he did last year. Sure, James Harden might not be as exciting as Giannis Antetokounmpo, but he is an unstoppable basketball force the likes of which we have never seen before. The West also has a little team called the Golden State Warriors that already has two MVPs on the roster in Kevin Durant and Steph Curry. To think that they’re not favorites to add another MVP to their selection this season is just crazy.

 

 

Even in the East, there are incredible talents that will lead their teams to better records than Giannis. First off, obviously Lebron James is always a front-runner and should realistically win the MVP each and every year he plays in the league. We also have Kyrie playing without Gordon Hayward and leading the Celtics all by himself. Check out some of his highlights this season, he looks incredible. John Wall is always a force to be reckoned with too. Oh also, the Unicorn, Porzingis looks good so far as well.

 

The league is too stacked with great players and a lot of those great players will play for better teams and have bigger impacts than Giannis Antetokounmpo. I know it’s trendy to say that he will win the MVP and I would be super excited if somehow he managed to keep the momentum he’s already garnered this season to win the coveted award. If it were up to me, Giannis would lead the Bucks to a title this year and it would be amazing. However, I just don’t think that is going to happen.

 

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Kyrie Just Keeps Digging Himself a Deeper Hole into His Flat Earth

Kyrie has now left the realm of reality and the idea that he was doing this as a publicity stunt is finally out of the window. 

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Kyrie Irving, the outspoken Boston Celtic guard, just keeps jamming his feet directly into his own mouth. This week while a guest on UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma’s radio show, Irving again reiterated his ridiculous stance on Earth being flat. He went further than just stating that the Earth is flat, he insisted that there is “no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth.”

 

Kyrie has now left the realm of reality and the idea that he was doing this as a publicity stunt is finally out of the window. He actually believes that the Earth is flat, there are no real pictures of Earth from space, I’m assuming and he doesn’t believe science.

One must start to wonder where he is getting these ridiculous ideas and who is filling him with such false narratives? Kyrie has been linked to celebrity pastor Carl Lentz of the Hillside Church and that organization has been under fire lately for controversial moves of its constituents.

 

 

Has Kyrie been brainwashed by the same church that apparently has Justin Bieber acting odd and out of character? The church caters to a celebrity clientele but so far Irving is the only one who is spouting falsities about a flat Earth. There have been rumors that pastor Lentz and the Hillside Church are behind Irving’s startling request to be traded.

The plot only gets deeper as we dive into this church and their strange tactics, but that is for another article and another time.

 

This isn’t the first time Irving has spouted on about a flat Earth conspiracy, on the podcast “Road Trippin’” Irving went on to say, “The Earth is flat… I’m telling you, it’s right in front of our faces. They lie to us.”

When Kyrie was on “Holding Court” with Coach Geno Auriemma, he said, “When I started actually doing research on my own and figuring out that there is no real picture of Earth, not one real picture of Earth—and we haven’t been back to the moon since 1961 or 1969—it becomes like conspiracy, too.”

Ok Kyrie, the entire planet has been lying to us to keep the flat Earth people at bay.. ok.

 

I’ll let Kyrie continue to dig himself a bigger and bigger hole that one day he will have to get out of. Maybe he is just doing this to get a free trip to space on Elon Musk’s Space X rocket.

But until then, Kyrie, the Earth is round… that is all.

 

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