Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Will King James Ever Return To His Throne In Cleveland?

Lebron James started his career in Cleveland and many think that is where he will end it as well. I also am one of those people, but it isn't happening as soon as people think if you ask me. Cavalier fans would love to see King James resign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but I think it will happen in a couple of years and here is why. The first thing is no matter where he goes he will not sign a long term deal. If he does he will have a opt out clause built in it.

King James has unfinished business in Cleveland and he knows it. James will wait for the Cavaliers to get a few more pieces in place before he heads back. I see it in two to three years. He will still have a lot left in the tank and it will give him a chance to redeem himself in Cleveland. No matter what anyone tells you he did not like how it ended in Cleveland. If he can go back to the Cavaliers and win a title his career will be complete. If fans can wait a few more years I think they could have something special in Cleveland again. Only time will tell if I am right, but it would be a great way to end his career on top with his original team.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

King James Can Only Leave Miami For Cleveland

Don't think for one minute Lebron James isn't seeing what is happening. Most people do not realize how smart James really happens to be. James by now probably has heard Pat Riley's speech and I can't think he is really happy with it. King James knows that the only place he could leave Miami for would be Cleveland thanks to Pat Riley.

If James would leave Miami for another contender people would say he is just chasing championships and not a guy who can stick it out when it gets tough. Now James can really only leave Miami for the Cavaliers. It was a very nice ploy by Pat Riley. Painting James into a corner may be a good thing, but it could also backfire on Riley as well. I really do think James will just stay with Miami in the end as tha is the only logical choice King James has right now.




Friday, June 20, 2014

Lebron James Has limited Choices If He Wants To Win Championships

Most people think Lebron James has many opportunities to go anywhere he wants and win championships, but that is really not the case. There are only a handful of teams that have the talent to win, but most cannot give him max money. This really leaves Lebron James with limited options. WHat will Lebron do?

In the end I think James will stay with Miami and not opt out unless Wade and Bosh does as well. James is not happy with the Heat for not upgrading the roster during the season and it cost him a chance to repeat and make his mark in history. King James loves the history of the game and wanted to be a part of it. He will not opt out of what is owed him especially if the Heat will not add some quality players to the roster.

You can not blame James as he carried the team all year long and the playoffs as well. He has a lot of pull right now because of his performance this past season. I look for him to remain with the Heat, but it will be interesting to see how this all works out. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pat Riley Is Pissed, But Who Really Cares

Pat Riley went to the podium to vent like he seems to do when he is not happy about something. I guess you cannot blame him. He was hoping to win another NBA Championship, but that did not work out the way he had hoped. The one thing Riley has always hated is when people question him about things. Over the years he has always been that way. People say they never read what is written or listen to what is said, but that is just not true. If that is true we would have never seen Pat Riley today.

What has Mr. Riley is such a bad mood was simple people questioning what he was going to do since the Heat lost to the Spurs. Riley has always been a guy about winning, so it comes as no surprise that he will retool the Heat again. He was to four straight Finals and losing two never sits well with him. I look for Miami to be better in the upcoming season no matter who puts on the uniform. Thats just how Pat Riley  does things as Heat's president.


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Will Losing To Spurs Tarnish Lebron's Legacy

It looks like Lebron James could find himself 2-2 in NBA Finals after Sunday night unless some kind of miracle happens. Will a loss tarnish his legacy in people's eyes? The truth is the Spurs are a much better team then the Heat. When I was making predictions about this series I said a team will always beat one man every time.Michael Jordan had to learn this lesson the hard way as well. You cannot pin this loss on King James this time around. Miami is asking James to do everything and that is just not possible.

The Spurs are better in every part of the game right now. They are making the extra pass and playing as a team. Miami looks tired and when you are tired you become a beaten team. I look for San Antonio to end it Sunday, but it will not hurt Lebron's legacy as he is only one man. He did not get the help he needed in the series and that is why they are down 3-1.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Will Carmelo Anthony Make It A Big Four In Miami?

Rumors have been making there way that the Heat are talking about adding Carmelo Anthony to the Big Three in Miami. Is this something that is possible? The truth is it can be done, but the Big Three will have to take pay cuts for it to happen. I do not know if the Big Three want to sacrifice all that money just to win championships. There are other problems with it as well. Let us look at some of them.

One of the biggest problems will be egos. Can Carmelo Anthony work with the Big Three? I just do not see that working out for them. Anthony wants to be the main man and in Miami he will just be part of a group. It sounds good on paper, but in practice it will not work. Fan backlash will be huge as well. Miami is already hated, but it will reach another level altogether.

Other teams will start to put together there own Big Three as well. This is not good for the league as you will have some super teams and ones that will just be average. I think it will water down the product and that is not a good thing at all. In the end, I think this is bad all the way around for basketball.






Monday, June 9, 2014

Lebron James Puts Cramps To Rest Once And For All

Lebron James had to listen about cramps for a couple of days and for The Spurs that was not a good thing. James poured in 35 points to help the Heat even the series with the San Antonio Spurs. Most people made jokes about King James and his cramps including Gatorade. James has always been a player with great focus and he proved that once again.

The Spurs have a real problem is when James is on they have no real answer for him. Until they do it might be tough for the Spurs to win this series. I'm still sticking with the Spurs to win it as I like there depth in a seven game series. I will admit though the Spurs must slow down Lebron James if they want to win down in Miami.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ronaldo Shows He's A Good Sport No Matter What He Is Playing

Ronaldo has done many things throughout his great career in soccer, in fact, Ronaldo loves to do many different things. Many people do not realize what a great star Ronaldo was especially in World Cup play. He is considered one of the best players to play in the World Cup. His stats rank right up there with some of the best players to ever play the game of soccer. The sad part is injuries curtailed his career that could have been even greater.



One of the things that Ronaldo loves to do is play poker online. The video above shows what fun he had while playing poker on pokerstars.net. People were shocked that they were playing the great Ronaldo, but at the end Ronaldo had a shock of his own. Check out the video of Ronaldo and if you love poker head over to pokerstars.net.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lebron James Can Do Something Special In This Year's Finals But Will He

Lebron James is the best basketball on the planet right now and he can do something real special in his third straight Finals appearance. The real question is will he or will he pass the torch to someone else. Ever since King James came into the league he has had his detractors, but he can end all that with another Finals win and Championship.

James has to understand if he wants to win a third straight championship he cannot be passive at times. He must go all out in every game. The Spurs are bent on revenge, so he must bring his "A" game every night. James also is the only one that can keep the Big Three together. If Miami loses this championship I look for the Big Three to be no more. James is the one player that can keep this thing together if he wants.

King James will tell you he does not care about his legacy, but that is just not true. If that was he could have stayed in Cleveland and try to win there. He wants as many championships as possible. He really cares about his legacy and how he is perceived. No matter what he tells everyone else he really does care.


Cecil Cooper A Very Underrated Talent

Cecil Cooper was a player who started his career with the Boston Red Sox in 1971 and ended his career in 1987 with the Milwaukee Brewers. When Cooper hit the scene he was not known as a very good defensive player. Over the years though he improved that a lot and towards the end of his career he was a very good one.

Most people do not realize that Coop as he was known could do almost anything with the bat. If you needed a bunt, single or home run he could do it all. He made himself a complete player which is rare in today's game. Even though his numbers were not great in Boston he made up for that in Milwaukee. He helped the Brewers make the playoffs and was a consistent player during his time with the Brewers.

Cooper managed the Houston Astros, but was fired in 2009. He now lives in Texas with his wife Tori and has two grown daughters. Cecil Cooper was not the biggest star in his career, but a player that produced in the clutch and on a consistent basis.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Don Zimmer Has Died At 83 Years Young

Don Zimmer has passed away at the age of 83. I will admit Don Zimmer was one of my favorite guys in baseball. A friendly guy who love to coach and talk baseball with whomever wanted to listen to him. He almost won a championship as a manager with the Red Sox. His players loved playing for him and always talked fondly about him even when he left for another job.

Zimmer was also Joe Torre's right hand man in New York for many years. Zimmer will be missed in the baseball community. My condolences go out to his family and friends. Baseball has lost a great ambassador in Don Zimmer.


Did MLB Make A Mistake Not Suspending Ray's David Price?

It looks like MLB is back at it when it comes suspending players. David Price was in the center of controversy of the latest feud between the Red Sox and The Rays. Price and Ortiz got into it after Price drilled Oritz. I was surprised that Price did not get suspended for hitting Big Papi. What does this mean? It sets up many different problems for MLB.

First you must not pick and choose whom you suspend. If you suspend one player for throwing at another you need to suspend everyone. This tell players that MLB is not going to be fair when it comes to suspensions. That also means players will take punishments into their own hands even if it means a suspension.

I look for Big Papi to issue his own kind of justice. People may not like how he handles it, but he gave MLB a chance to take care of it and they did not. I guess we will have to wait and see how this all plays out in the end.


Miami vs San Antonio Game 1 Preview

Well we are at the NBA Finals for another year and it looks like we could have the making of a very good finals. San Antonio is hosting Miami in Game 1. The first game is always very important even though teams tend to downplay how important it really happens to be.

The Miami Heat must start quickly out of the game in San Antonio. The Spurs are tough at home and you do not want to give the Spurs and chances so a quick start is very important. Another important thing is to limit second chance shots and play good defense. Do not make nothing easy for the Spurs if the Heat want to win Game 1.

San Antonio has to slow down the Heat by slowing the game up. Miami would rather get up and down the court and this is something that the Spurs want to avoid at all costs. Playing good consistent defense will also be important to the Spurs. San Antonio needs to feed off there home if they want to win.

I like the Spurs to take Game 1 in the series. This is going to be a very long series and even if you lose Game 1 that does not mean you cannot win this series.


Kyrie Irving And Big Brother King James Back Together Again?

Rumors are always a fun past time and one of the hottest right now is Kyrie Irving considering joining the Lakers and teaming up with Lebron...