2019 NBA All-Star Game Preview

2019 NBA ALL STAR GAME LOGOThe NBA All-Star game takes place this year at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, as Team LeBron and Team Giannis will square off in the main event of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend.

The festivities begin on Friday with the Hall of Fame Announcement and conclude on Sunday with the 68th NBA All-Star Game, which will be televised on TNT.

For the second straight season, the game will have a draft-style format with the top two vote-getters (LeBron James and Giannis Antetokoumpo) named captains and selecting from a pool of players to form their own teams. Continue Reading →

Russell Leads Nets Over Denver To End Three-Game Skid

russell brooklyn nets D’Angelo Russell had 27 points and 11 assists, and Brooklyn surpassed last season’s win total with a 135-130 victory over Denver on Wednesday night.

Russell made six of the Nets’ 19 3-pointers, one game after they made only five as a team in their poorest shooting performance of the season.

DeMarre Carroll added 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Brooklyn (29-27), which got two key injured players back and snapped a three-game skid. Joe Harris scored 17 points and Treveon Graham had 16, with four 3-pointers. Continue Reading →

Ottavino Joins Yankees To Further Bolster Stacked Bullpen

adam ottavino colorado rockiesThe New York Yankees have added elite reliever Adam Ottavino from the Colorado Rockies after signing a three-year, $27-million deal with the bombers to fortify an already stacked bullpen.

Born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn, Ottavino was regarded as one of the best free agent relief pitchers available in the offseason.

The 33-year-old right-hander had an outstanding 2018 season with the Rockies. In 77.2 innings he pitched to 2.43 ERA while holding opposing hitters to a .158 batting average and amassing a career-high 112 strikeouts, the fourth most by any major league reliever. Continue Reading →

How Lonzo Ball’s Shooting Struggles Threaten His NBA Future

lonzo ball los angeles lakers  Lakers’ point guard Lonzo Ball has struggled considerably with his shot over the past two seasons, drawing a lot of criticism and expressions of concern from many people from both his Lakers team and all around the NBA.

Both his on-court shooting problems and his unorthodox form have drawn people to say that he must change the way he shoots if he wants to have a long career. The claim is that he’s likely to continue struggling against the tougher and best defenses in the NBA if he doesn’t reinvent himself.

It’s needless to say that his performances have so far proven his critics right as it seems that during his first two seasons Lonzo can’t get his shot to go down. He shot 30.5 percent from three-point range in his first season and 33 percent from beyond the arc so far in his second season. Continue Reading →

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