>CP3 Publicly ‘Respects’ D West’s Decision to Opt Out

    Yes! An opportunity to talk about David West under a negatively spun light! I’ve been waiting for this ever since 2007-2008 when he was dubbed “the most underrated player in the NBA” by… well everyone. He went on to play in two all-star games (for the record, if you make an all-star team … Continue reading

>Finally! A Ring to Remember

> Photoshop by Payton Wales MIAMI — For one group of wily veterans, June 12 will be the day that cemented their basketball legacies. For Jason Terry and Dirk Nowitzki, the night’s victory also added the extra sweet taste of redemption. On the other side of the spectrum, LeBron James left more questions than answers. … Continue reading

>All of the Lights

> Photoshop by Payton Wales MIAMI — This was not where the Miami Heat thought they would be when this series started. Flying back home to Miami not for a parade, rather for Game 6 in a series they are down 3-2. If you ask the Heat, they would say they should be up in the … Continue reading

>The Once Future King

> Photoshop by Payton Wales DALLAS — LeBron James was a no-show June 7 in Dallas, turning only 8 points and 11 rebounds. Looking as if he were running on fumes drew comparisons to last year’s playoffs, where it was widely agreed upon he quit on his Cavaliers teammates. Tonight might be his last chance … Continue reading

>Mavericks Find New Life in Game 4 Victory

> Photoshop by Payton Wales DALLAS — One man had the flu, the other flew the coup Tuesday in Dallas. For three quarters in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Dirk Nowitzki looked like something you would see in the movie Dawn of the Dead. Sick from the flu and not sleeping the night before, … Continue reading

>Bosh Last-Second Shot Secures Game 3 Win For Heat

> Photoshop by Payton Wales DALLAS — Dwyane Wade looked like a man possessed June 5, refusing to let the Dallas Mavericks defeat his Miami Heat. But it was Chris Bosh who became the Game 3 hero. Bosh, who had 18 points on the night, seemed timid throughout the night, passing up wide-open shots on numerous … Continue reading

>Miami Heat Win Game 1, Continue Finals Dominance Against the Mavericks

> Photoshopped by Payton Wales MIAMI — The Dallas Mavericks’ road to redemption stumbled coming out of the blocks May 31, when the Mavericks lost to the Miami Heat, 92-84. For three quarters, the game was back and forth, a battle of who wanted it more. But when the dust settled, Miami’s three superstars emerged … Continue reading

>Revenge, Superstition, and Atonment Are On The Line For The Mavericks

>MIAMI — There is a lot on the line starting tonight, and the Dallas Mavericks know it. Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry are still feeling the sting from 2006. It was a title run with the Mavericks in the driver’s seat, until the Miami Heat came back from a 2-0 deficit to win the title. … Continue reading

>Bulls Still Alive, Must Achieve Perfection

> Photo Courtesy of Ryan Hurst Graphics  CHICAGO — It’s obvious but it must be stated; tonight is a must win. The Bulls can’t hold anything back now if they are to stay alive and spoil the plans made by the Heat 10 months ago. Truth is that’s what America wants to see. They want … Continue reading

>Bulls Withstand Heat, Still Running Around in Miami’s China Shop.

> CHICAGO — The rumors of the Bulls’ demise may have been premature. Going into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, many critics gave the Chicago Bulls little chance to win the series. Most said they would be swept or only win one game, if only by some type of luck. But the Bulls … Continue reading