NBA

Kevin Durant Isn’t Coming Up Short, We Are.

May 14, 2013

It’s time for everyone to cut the crap. We are officially at the point where no one knows what a superstar is anymore. Maybe we can blame Twitter, or maybe we can blame…no, we can blame Twitter. With 140 characters being able to tell a story by simply pressing “SEND”, it’s apparent that Kevin Durant isn’t a superstar and that we have all been fooled. Maybe he’s not scoring enough (you stupid 31.8 ppg), maybe he isn’t rebounding enough (silly him for leading his...

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The Possibility of an Openly Gay Athlete

March 1, 2013

Things have certainly changed from our grandfathers’ sports realm. Heck, things have changed from our fathers’ sports realm. The media, social networks, and bloggers (coughs) have turned sports into something just a tad more than just wins, losses, and championships. That change is progressing into something we haven’t seen before. Along with that change comes that of an openly gay athlete. It is something that is pondered by many and the way it will be received is not really known by anyone. People, cameras,...

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Summing Up the Lakers’ Problems

November 8, 2012

With it being no lockout this season, the Lakers took full advantage of the time and their prestige. They went out and added Steve Nash, a definite upgrade at point guard. If they were not finished there, they added Dwight Howard at center. Not as big an upgrade, but an upgrade nevertheless. Then it begins, they hype that is! The Lakers starting 1 and 4 is not a help to that hype. In fact, it can quickly turn into panic. That in itself creates...

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Why Can’t LeBron Reach Jordan’s Level?

August 15, 2012

It’s understandable why there is taboo about saying anyone could ever be better than Michael Jordan. He was 6-6 in NBA Finals appearances, he won the MVP in each of those Finals, he won five league MVP awards, he won ten scoring titles, he was one of the rare perimeter players to win Defensive Player of the Year, and he even averaged 37.5 points in an 82-gamen season while making just 12 three-pointers. We get it, he transcended the sport. Like anyone else, there...

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Dwight Howard Created His Own Limbo

July 15, 2012

This is the day of the NBA where almost every superstar has to leave his team for one reason or another. We all know what “decisions” got the trend started. A Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Deron Williams later and Dwight Howard is attempting to be the latest superstar to leave the team that drafted him behind. However, in this case, Howard is making a very bad attempt at jetting out of Florida. Howard actually played the loyalty card! When he could have gotten...

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The NBA Lockout Taught the Owners Nothing

July 10, 2012

We all remember the NBA lockout that existed, right? Of course we do, the thing to ponder and that will grow more baffling as this summer of free agency continues is whether the owners and general managers remember it. After the Mavericks won the 2011 NBA title, the offseason began and so did tension-filled negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement. The owners wanted to be saved from themselves, they didn’t want big market teams to have the advantage of taking away great players...

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2013 NBA Championship Odds: Heat Win (Shrug), Who’s next?

June 21, 2012
2013 NBA Championship Odds: Heat Win (Shrug), Who’s next?

LeBron James won his first title Thursday. I was going to write tonight’s post about the Miami Heat winning the 2012 NBA championship, but that’s so yesterday (it’s technically Friday on the East Coast). And we live in 2012, where all the Twitter/media/blogosphere care about is what and who’s next. Not what’s happened. We no longer hop on the bandwagon, we hop on the pre-bandwagon, trying to be the first Twitterer to “report” the next big thing. So we here at BallHyped.net wanted to...

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Stephen A. Smith on SNL

May 21, 2012
Stephen A. Smith on SNL

In case you missed it, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith was on SNL on Saturday Night, and it was an instant classic as ESPN would say. Here is the Weekend Update on the NBA playoffs ...

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Best Closer in the Game? Maybe It’s Durant

May 16, 2012
Best Closer in the Game? Maybe It’s Durant

LeBron James takes a lot of, well, Heat for not finishing ballgames. And a lot of it is warranted, the way he tends to disappear and almost takes himself out of plays when it comes to clutch time. Kobe Bryant, however, is known as “the best closer in the game” by many. But not on Wednesday. The Lakers butchered a7-point lead with two minutes to go, with Bryant having a hand in a majority of those miscues down the stretch of a 77-75 loss...

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LeBron James: Most Valuable Player to Never Win a Title

May 11, 2012
LeBron James: Most Valuable Player to Never Win a Title

With AP ruining the surprise Friday and announcing LeBron James has won the NBA's MVP award for the third time, the "King" is in some exclusive company. James, who is expected to except the award before the Heat's next game, is among just eight players who have won at least three MVP trophies in their careers.

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