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NBA Starts Today – Predictions

Posted by sburk44 on October 27, 2009

If you have not been following the NBA for the past 4-5 years because of any of the following excuses: “Boring” basketball, “Thuggish Culture”, “Too many selfish players”… Then shame on you. (If you don’t follow because your favorite team is in Sacramento, Minnesota, Memphis, New York City, or Los Angles and not the Lakers, then you have a better excuse)

Prediction: If healthy - both guys finish in the top 5 in MVP

Prediction: If Healthy - Both guys finish in top 5 MVP voting

The truth is that the NBA regular season has been very exciting – especially the top Eastern Teams and most Western teams. There is usually a great match up of young superstars (many of them much more dynamic than the one-on-one Vince Carter types choking the league from the late 90’s until about 4-5 years ago) and teams that understand fundamental team concepts. The Playoffs have only been slightly disappointing the past two seasons because of the great regular seasons preceding them.

So – if your team blows or you still think the NBA is boring…pick one of the following teams or players to follow this year.

*OKC Thunder (fantastic young nucleaus and top 5 player Durant who will make an MVP run this season)

*Chris Paul (never has enough support but puts up enormous numbers every night and controls the game unlike anyone in the league)

*LeBron James (the nightly output matches the hype – will we get a final verdict if Shaq is selfish asshole)

*The Hawks (very solid nucleus with somewhat mercurial stars who can light it up any night)

*Anthony Randolph (plays for Golden State – most freakish skill set this side of Durant – hopefully gets enough time to play)

*D Rose (The more athletic, stronger, Chris Paul – how much will he mature as we watch)

Others…??

My Predictions after the Jump

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Can This Man Lead the Yankees to the World Series?

Posted by sburk44 on October 16, 2009

ccsabathia

I say yes – Yankees take the whole shebang – but not so much becuase of CC Fatbathia here…but more beause of this:

BA D. Jeter .334
HR M. Teixeira 39
RBI M. Teixeira 122
R J. Damon 107
OPS M. Teixeira .948

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