Ladies and Gentlemen, when it came time for LeBron James to accept his second MVP award, paintsinthepoint.com had exclusive coverage.
Its awards season again, that magical time where individuals are rewarded for spectacular or surprising seasons just before the sun sets on the regular season and teams are rewarded with what really matters: playoff opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »
I find myself asking a question that at times seems incredibly moronic and myopic on my part and other times perfectly debatable. The question: how good is Kevin Durant? Now, this isn’t going to solve this question as much as work through my troubles with declaring his status thus far. Read the rest of this entry »
The MVP race is not really a race at all and hasn’t been since LeBron secured his second or third straight player of the month award. LeBron could go scoreless, reboundless, and assistless for the remainder of the season and still win this MVP. The competition really isn’t even competitive. Read the rest of this entry »
1. Los Angeles Lakers: OK, an early home schedule is good and all, and Pau Gasol is back and doing work, and everythings clicking. But, there is no but, the Lakers are the number one team in the league. However, I’m not sure Kobe’s increased scoring is a good sign or not.
2. Atlanta Hawks: Disclaimer: Yes I am writing this after watching their cold effort in their falling to the Orlando Magic, at home. But coming into Monday this team was still on fire, yes they deserve to be here now. Next week? watch out.
3. Denver Nuggets: Coming into the season I was concerned about Denver. Yes, drafting Ty Lawson is a HUGE plus, but they made no offseason moves to improve the team. But then, Carmello Anthony stepped up, he finally is dishing out points and rebounds like a true superstar. Tracking Anthony’s development at a recent trip to the pool really sold me on the Nuggets, they’ve come a long way. They had Allen Iverson around this time last year.
LeBron James is unique, to say the least. Not only to the Cleveland Cavaliers or the current NBA, but unique in terms of the entirety of basketball since Naismith invented the glorious game. Hardly has there been a more speculated about player in the Association, perhaps ever, and justly so. LeBron’s impact on the game of basketball goes beyond numbers and jersey and shoe sales, which is why he is so speculated about. He has been compared and contrasted with current NBA stars (see Kobe v. LeBron) and NBA legends (notably: Magic, MJ, Dominique, etc.), yet he is completely original in style and substance.