2016-17 NBA MVP Predictions

Every year, the NBA crowns one player with its most individual prestigious award. The Most Valuable Player. An award for the player who means most to a team that finishes in the top of their respective conference. The past two years, Stephen Curry has captured the award in style, last year unanimously. However, this year it will be a challenge for him to reach the top of the mountain for that MVP three peat. This …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #7 LeBron James

King James, at only 30 years old, has climbed his way into the seventh highest spot on this list. Remarkable, whether you agree with the ranking or not, it’s quite the statement. James is as dominant as they come, he has made virtually every team he has ever played on a contender. How many players can say that? The biggest knock against LeBron James; is that he and the teams he carried on his back, …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #45 Kevin Durant

  Kevin Durant won his way into our hearts with his now infamous MVP speech, but he won his way onto this list with one of, if not the greatest scoring season from a wing ever. . . The marvel of Durant’s 13-14 season is under-appreciated due to a lack-lustre post-season from the Thunder, and an injury marred 2014-15 campaign. At the end of 2014 a lot of people believed that Durant and not one, …

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The Failures that Crafted the Legends

Winning defines all athletes, especially the superstars. But, what about losing? Most have to fall down before they can climb up. Many stars have had to get their clocks cleaned before they win the big one. Currently, LeBron James is setting the world on fire with a generational Finals performance. Prior to winning a Championship in 2012 however, it was his playoff failures that defined him. LeBron isn’t the exception he is the rule. The …

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A Snap Judgement on the NBA’s Rookie Class

There’s genius everywhere, but until they turn pro, it’s like popcorn in the pan. Some pop… Some don’t. – Jerry Maguire Isn’t that the truth of it, every year via the NBA draft we get the next generation of stars, flops, busts, role players, specialists, and everything in-between. The higher up in the draft the easier the pick is supposed to be right? Wrong. Every single year someone messes it up, and every single year …

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