Let’s face it…the Lakers don’t exactly have a championship team this season. Despite adding LeBron James to the roster in hopes he would be the savior this young team needed, the franchise hasn’t exactly met those expectations and we have yet to witness the immediate greatness that was supposed to
We have concluded yet another All Star Weekend and it was pretty by the numbers. A lot of threes (not including the contest…shout out to Joe Harris), a general disdain for the dunk contest for a variety of reasons, and a game that didn’t get serious until the 4th quarter (I highly suggest we add a stipulation in there). With the All Star festivities behind us, it’s time to look forward to the rest of the regular season.
Coming into this season, the consensus amongst most NBA fans was that the Houston Rockets were a poorly timed Chris Paul injury and a historically bad shooting night away from the NBA Finals (and potentially a championship). There was optimism within the organization that they could build upon last season.
The Earth revolves around the sun. Meanwhile in the NBA, losses revolved around the Phoenix Suns. A team that had every intention on competing this year has been completely been over-matched in the early season. Starting the season off with a win, they have managed to win just seven more games since.
At this point, we could probably all agree that it’s easy to get Lebron fatigue. Such is the plight of the best basketball player in the world, especially when he’s involved in so many different mediums of entertainment. Normally, I would focus on my team and their development rather than focus on Lebron topics.
The most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us, just in time for The Sky Box Suite’s 2018-2019 Holiday Gift Guide for those are you who don’t exactly where to start this season. Broken up into 3 primary categories, each item is believed to at least spark an idea or provide direction when shopping for the important people in your life.
With the NBA season in full swing, it seems like an appropriate time for me come from out of the shadows and give a few thoughts and predictions after the first two weeks. There have been a few surprises so far in terms of both individual and team success. The league has also gone full throttle when it comes to offense.
This week, the big game in the AFC this week is Chiefs vs. Steelers, which will take place in Pittsburgh, PA. Kansas City has quite the roster this season, especially on the offense side. Andy Reid is quite the play maker and has built up a reputation of being a play designer; we saw that with Patrick Mahomes. I’m also looking forward to watching how Tyreek Hill moves in his 2nd game as a rookie wide receiver.
The season kicked off Thursday night at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, home opener for last year’s Super Bowl champions. This game, which was initially delayed due to inclement weather, was more of a snooze than I anticipated. It did eventually picked up in the second half.
After sitting out a year, Kawhi Leonard's health is finally cleared to join the relatively young, Toronto based franchise. There have been spiraling media speculations about whether or not going north of the border is a long-term move or not...and if it is short term, will he or will he not be joining Lebron James in Los Angeles.
Last week, Aja Wilson asked a question that many WNBA players have posed before her. Tweeting after learning that Lebron James had signed a new $154 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, she lamented the fact that WNBA players were “looking for a million.” Many people immediately attacked her stance…
Lebron James is a Los Angeles Laker—an outcome I knew was coming but still can’t fathom that we’re here. The player who is widely considered the best in the world has joined one of, if not THE, most glamorous organization in the NBA. If you remember in a previous post, I said Lebron should come to LA, simply because there’s so much to gain from this move.
In Eastern conference finals, Cleveland dominated the series 4-3 against the Celtics and are now well on their way to yet another championship. Meanwhile, stakes are pretty high for Warriors and the Rockets as we all get to witness it unfold tonight in game 7 in the west. I honestly didn't think the Cavs would make it this far - all things considered - yet here we are.
It has taken me a while to get around to my side of this argument; mainly because I've spoken about Donovan Mitchell a few times this season. As the NBA playoffs are winding down and the debate of who deserves to be Rookie of the Year continues, there is no doubt in my mind who the title rightfully belongs to.
We already got through the first round of the NBA playoffs and reviewed what went down in the East. In both conferences, there were plenty of entertaining games for basketball fans to enjoy and a few unexpected subplots that played out in front of our eyes. Some teams are considering their futures after exits, other teams earned the respect of the league, and eight teams are heading into the second round with a chance at a NBA championship.
The first round of the NBA playoffs is finally over and what a round it was. There were plenty of entertaining games for the world to enjoy and a few unexpected subplots that played out in front of our eyes. Some teams are considering their futures after exits, other teams earned the respect of the league, and eight teams are heading into the second round with a chance at a NBA championship.
Out of all the award races, the Rookie of the Year award has been the hardest one to decide on. And for good reason. This season has seen some good first year players. Jayson Tatum was better than advertised for the Celtics. Dennis Smith Jr looks to be the point guard of the future for the rebuilding Mavericks, Markelle Fultz shook off an ugly injury fiasco and looks to be back on track in Philly.
The Madness just isn't over just yet and the drama continues to unravel. Between tonight and tomorrow, we'll get to watch 3 unlikely-to-make-it-this-far contenders fight for a spot in the Final Four of the NCAA madness. Here are my picks for who I see moving forward to the Final Four this weekend
No one wants to be the guy who gets caught up in the moment, but this has already been the craziest NCAA Tournament ever. The first two rounds provided a slew of exciting games and unbelievable upsets including the unthinkable. After 135 losses, a 16-seed (UMBC) took down a 1-seed (UVA).
It's been a wild couple of months in the sports world (i.e. the Philadelphia Eagles are now Super Bowl Champions; still surreal). We have tons to catch up on, but before we dive right into the wave, I'd first like to explain the absence a bit and re-introduce this particular segment of The Sky Box Suite.