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LeBron James to Switch Numbers in Honor of Jordan

November 13, 2009

After last nights game against the Miami Heat, LeBron James made a statement no one saw coming. Relax, I’m not talking about the 2010 free agency, but I am talking about his future. LeBron said after the game that he would be switching his number from the historic 23 to his Olympic number 6 in honor of the best basketball player of all time Michael Jordan. Jordan also happened to be sitting courtside along with Scottie Pippen to which the gifted analysts of TNT suggested might be a subliminal message for LeBron to join forces with D Wade. Seriously guys, read a newspaper, read some stats sheets and get your heads in the game so the rest of the nation doesn’t have to mute the TV when you open your mouths. Back to the point, LeBron thinks that no player should wear the number in the NBA and says he’s starting a petition for it.

“He can’t get the logo, and if he can’t, something has to be done. I feel like no NBA player should wear 23. I’m starting a petition, and I’ve got to get everyone in the NBA to sign it. Now, if I’m not going to wear No. 23, then nobody else should be able to wear it.”

I totally agree here. No one else should be able to wear it and no one else wearing it right now can even be mentioned in the same breath as LeBron. I think anyone who decides they will not change there number will be seen as a sort of black sheep for the NBA and probably be called out for it on numerous occasions. I’m sure ESPN will also over analyze it as well. This also stinks for those couple people with the LBJ jerseys. It also sucks for the nerds at Nike who will have to come up with another logo for King James.

The decision for James switch to number 6 isn’t really shocking. He has worn it in the Olympics and has been wearing it in practice too. If you remember, Kobe did it a few years ago when he changed from number 8 to number 24 and MJ did it himself when he switched briefly to 45. James explained the significance of the number in saying.

“My second-favorite player was Julius Erving, and he wore No. 6,” James said. “I wore 32 in high school because Dr. J wore it at first. My first child was born on Oct. 6, it’s my Olympic number, my second child was born in June.”

Of course, this all just could be LeBron taking the heat off of his teammate who took a standing tea bag from Dwayne Wade last night. Varejao, we’re looking at you.

Full Story from Brian Windhorst

Who Will Take Home the Hardware?

October 5, 2009

The wait is almost over until another great season is upon us. Last year, we all witnessed LeBron and Kobe’s fantastic performances night in and night out while they both were vying for the coveted MVP trophy. LeBron came out on top with his first MVP trophy after a very tight race. Dwight Howard was a monster in the paint, having block parties on a nightly basis while taking home his first Defensive Player of the Year award. Derrick Rose was the obvious choice for Rookie of the Year, leading his team to a 7 game series vs. the defending champion Boston Celtics that no one will soon forget. But that’s enough about last year’s award winners, its time to put the trophies in their respective cases and get down to business. That business is the new season that starts in less than 4 weeks. Here are my predictions on what players will be taking home the hardware this year.

6th Man Award: J. R Smith

Coach of the Year: Nate McMillan

Rookie of the Year: Blake Griffin

Most Improved Player: Greg Odon. (Brandon Wright was my first choice until he got injured last week.)

Defensive Player of the Year: Kevin Garnett

MVP: LeBron James

LeBron getting "Dunked" on Video

July 22, 2009

This is hysterical. If these tapes had not been confiscated, I don’t think anyone would have made a big deal about the situation. I don’t know if my eyes are decieving me or not but that looks nothing like the “windmill dunk” that was reported to have happened. Maybe it was just to get more hype and buzz about LeBron (like he needs it). Any how, has got ahold of the footage and here is the link to it. Enjoy. Way to go

The video above is from Ebaum Nation and gives us another look at the dunk. Still weak.

Weekend Wrap Up…

May 4, 2009

This weekend saw some pretty interesting things happen in both the sporting world and the entertainment world. Some amazing things happened that should not go over looked. The following is a little bit of a wrap up of the weekend that is behind us…or at least some of us. I believe I have a lingering hangover from Saturday night. Is that even possible? Anyways…here we go.

Ricky Hatton vs. Manny Pacquiao
Man oh man. I haven’t seen someone get knocked out like this in a loooong time. Hatton was defenseless against a stronger, quicker Pacquiao. From the very start of the bout, Manny just dominated. He knocked Ricky down twice in the first round and then knocked him back into his childhood with a crushing left hand that left Hatton motionless for several minutes on the canvas. Before the fight, Floyd Mayweather Jr. unretired and announced a fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. With a win over Marquez, we would be able to see Pretty Boy Floyd take on Manny Pacquiao in a fight that would easily be the biggest pay per view draw for a boxing event. I get chills thinking about it.

Cliff Lee
Cliff is ranked as the number 1 pitcher in the American League. The problem with that statement is the category. He is number 1 for losses. However, Cliff put in an outstanding outing on Sunday in Detroit. He threw 7 innings giving up only 3 runs (2 in the 7th) with four strikeouts. Lee, in normal Cleveland fashion, could not get any run support from his team. Another problem for Lee was Justin Verlander having a tremendous day as well. Verlander allowed 1 run on two hits in 7 innings. The Tigers were able to give him the support he needed to get the W. Oh ya, he also had 11 strike outs…maniac.

Carl Crawford
Crawford tied a record that only 3 others have ever done since 1900. He managed to steal 6 bases in one game. Six! The funny thing is that Crawford didn’t even know what he had done. The crowd was going nuts and gave him a standing ovation. They put the record up on the scoreboard and still Crawford didn’t know why people were screaming. There is a very good chance that Crawford, with his speed and skills, will get to 100 steals this season. He leads the majors right now with 17.

David Hasselhoff
This guy loves to party. A while back, if you remember, Hoffs daughter video taped him eating a burger off the floor in a drunken stupor. Well, this time she found him and didn’t have time to get the video camera. Instead she was busy slapping him and trying to keep him conscious while she dialed her mother to get him to the hospital. Hoffs blood alcohol level was .39%. POINT THREE NINE. The guy had to be close to death with a couple more drinks. I would probably say it would be a good idea if the powers that be remove his daughter from his custody. The guy can’t even take care of himself.

Mine that Bird
The only reason I am bringing up the Kentucky Derby is because a horse that had odds of 50-1 won the damn race. Normally, I would just say something like “wow, wish I would have bet that”. In this case, I was ready to go bet that. I had written down 5 horses that I wanted to put money on. Just a little bit of money, like $5-$10. Well, due to my inability to manage my time correctly, I was unable to get to the sports book to put in these bets. No big deal right? I probably would have been way off anyway. Below is the scratch paper that I wrote my picks on. F my life.

Enemy of The Month
The enemy of the month for May is going to be Rajon Rondo. Pretty much because he is a cocky little bastard and thinks he can do and say as he pleases. Also, we don’t like him because he plays for Boston. I think that’s fair. So congratulations to Rajon Rondo. No one likes you.

Danny Ferry
I have to give props to Mark Warkentien, VP of basketball operations for the Denver Nuggets, because he did unload the cancer that is Allen Iverson and brought in the team glue that is Chauncey Billups. That move alone is what turned the Nuggies into NBA playoff contenders. Although, I think Danny Ferry kind of got hosed. He made an abundance of good choices. How about getting Mo Williams? How about not making waves with a trade at the deadline? How about when we needed a big man, he went and got someone he knew the team would mesh well with. The team chemistry he has created in Cleveland far surpasses anything I have ever seen in professional sports. Danny Ferry deserves the Exec of the Year just as much, or in my opinion more so, than Mark Warkentien. Good Job Danny!

King James
Obviously I am going to save the best of all for last. Congratulations to LeBron James for becoming the second youngest player to win the NBA Regular Season MVP award. He was dominant on both sides of the ball this year and his dedication and hard work paid off. He led his team to the best overall record in the NBA and the best home record of 39-2. Come back soon for Jeb’s post honoring LeBron James for winning his first of many MVP awards.