With the 2011 NBA Finals featuring two of the league’s biggest superstars who have yet to win a title (LeBron and Dirk), I hear the phrase “He deserves to win a title” thrown around a lot. It got me thinking…does anyone really “deserve” to win a title?
Champions are famous because they know how to win, but I have yet to meet a true champion who didn’t know how to handle losing, as well.
Boston’s NBA betting odds have taken a sharp dive since the beginning of the season, when many were predicting them
At All Sports Talk, we took a very unique approach to determining who will win the 2011 NBA Playoffs. Using data from the past 5 NBA Champions, we will try to determine who most closely resembles the winners of the last 5 NBA Finals.
Now that the NBA trade deadline has passed, your head is no doubt spinning. Players were traded back and forth like it was going out of style. As the dust settles on the 2011 NBA trade deadline, let’s take a look at some of the winners and losers this year.
With their championship lives on the line tonight at the Staples Center in LA, the Lakers will have to find an answer for Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo.
Allen’s hot shooting in the first half created a comfortable distance between the Celtics and Lakers, the NBA’s two most recent champions. But it was Rondo’s consistent play in the second half that maintained that margin and allowed Boston to tie the series up before heading home for two more.
The Celtics got straight up embarrassed in game one. Kobe ran roughshod over the Celtics D which had been stalwart up until this point. Garnett got off to a slow start and Pierce, despite scoring 24 never looked comfortable. But tonight HAS to be different for Boston if they want to have a chance in this series.
As I sit here watching game 5 of the western conference finals between the suns Suns and the Lakers, I