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Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan

Posted in Basketball on August 27th, 2011 by admin – Comments Off

Michael Jordan: Chicago’s Best Athlete of All-Time, Forever While it might be foolish make assumptions, it is at times appropriate to render certain performances so profound that, a repeat would seem unfathomable. If a body of work is so rounded, complete, and at the same time dazzling and groundbreaking, then one should consider legendary status. So is the case, in nearly a unanimous level of agreeance, pertaining to Michael Jordan. He won six titles, made a Hall of Famer out of Scottie Pippen, and gave Phil Jackson a head start to a likewise ending; but more importantly, Michael captivated the world, and put his sport into a higher category of popularity, singlehandedly.

hookups in Chicago are well aware of the fact that he wasn’t the first player to win several most valuable player awards, but Michael won them in a fashion that was so pleasing to the eye aesthetically. He scored over 30 points per game every season, and he did win the best defensive player awards for five straight seasons, including a clean sweep of the Playoff MVP awards each year. Chicago hookups are really nice. Jordan was seemingly impossible to guard, in a era in basketball where hand checks were allowed- something that is called by officials presently in the game, which makes for more liberal offence and better star treatment. Jordan was a proficient passer out of double teams, but at the same time he always knew when to put the team on his shoulders, and carry the workload in terms of scoring. He was clutch, as memories of the twenty foot double-pump jumper in mid-air to beat Cleveland still seem vivid; and who could forget the legendary jumper(push-off) against Byron “don’t call me Bryan” Russell and the Utah Jazz.

With all of the accolades, people forget that Michael was also a dominant defensive player. Pippen got much of the credit for the defensive success, but true basketball fans know that Jordan was in that back court getting tied up with players so that Pippen could come away with steals. There was definitely a defensive synergy in Chicago, and it was because Michael Jordan had the conditioning to not only put on amazing scoring displays, but also to be a defensive stalwart. hookups in Chicago is a great time. What makes the debate most decisive is that after the traumatic murder of his father, and the unsuccessful stint at baseball, Michael Jordan still had the tenacity to go back to the Chicago Bulls and win titles. It enough to do for two lifetimes of great athletes, but only one man did all of this. He forever changed basketball and forever changed the world (sneakers). Chicago is full of hookups who would love for you to take them to a game.

Mike D’antoni: Should he stay or Should he Go?

Posted in Basketball on March 26th, 2011 by admin – Comments Off

The New York Knicks certainly opened up their cheque book when they lured Mike D’antoni away from the thriving Phoenix Suns. The franchise had been marred by dysfunction and mismanagement. Isaiah Thomas had run the team into the ground, making burdensome signings that didn’t work out, like when he inked Marbury, Eddy Curry, and Jerome James to lucrative contracts . Furthermore, he had been slapped with a sexual harassment suit from a former Knicks employee, so he was subsequently relieved of his duties, which ushered in Donnie Walsh, and a new era at Madison Square gardens.

Walsh immediately hired D’antoni and signed him to a whopping four year, twenty four million dollar contract, or the price of many New York hookups. It was implied however, that a roster overhaul would be required, that is if any real changes were to be expected in the win column. The Knicks changed into to that vintage D’antoni west coast offence, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the roster began to shape up. In the off seasonnn, Walsh signed Amare Stoudamire and Raymond Felton, a pairing that would reverberate around the league. But then, in a shocking turn of events, when underground rumours materialized into a blockbuster deal, Carmelo Anthony got traded to the Knicks for a bundle of decent players in return. New York was elated, Spike Lee rejoiced, and the Knicks even beat the Miami Heat back in early March. Things however, took a turn for the worse, as the Knicks suffered a tough fought loss, a playoff-type battle with Boston Celtics, where their defence simply failed them.

In a run-and-gun type offence, D’antoni suddenly has a player in Anthony who doesn’t move the ball, and New York hookups who like good times. Couple that with the fact that Amare demands his touches, and neither player plays stellar defence, you all of the sudden have a team with personnel that doesn’t match it’s coaching philosophy. Either Mike has to change the pace of the game in which he commands, or the Knicks have no shot in winning a playoff round this year. In fact, it’s a long shot regardless, as things are shaping up to have Miami hosting New York in the first round. Also, unless Donnie Walsh drafts a defensive stopper and a defensive big man, the Knicks will never win in the playoffs, and New York hookups will be the number one choice.

Another rumour has Chris Paul coming to New York via free agency next season, and hookups in New York confirm this. The only conceivable way it could work with D’antoni is if he backs off Paul and lets him run the floor. Paul is very much a coach on the floor and should be valued for his potential defensive contributions to the Knicks as well as his offensive ones.