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After previously having the idea of running for president, Miami Heat Superstar LeBron James has decided against running for the National Basketball Player Association according to sources that told ESPN.

What is it that is driving James away from the presidential seat? His availability and time to dedicate to the union. He wants someone who can better focus on the NBPA in that situation.

“I think my voice could be huge in that situation. But I’m not sure I have the time to do it but it’s something I’m going to think about with my team and go from there. But I think we all can agree there’s been a lot of transition in our union in the last couple of years. If it’s not me in that seat then I hope it’s someone who is comfortable with it and can do the job,” said James.

So who could fill the seat since James won’t be? Maybe Jerry Stackhouse who is currently a executive member of the NBPA. He seems to be making a little noise in the Union by saying, “To make that statement about where we are as a union right now (As James said was backwards), he was misinformed.” Or could it end up being team mate James Jones. Jones is as of right now treasurer of Union. Jones seems to want to peruse the position and would have time since he isn’t such a big star.

Even with James not taking the seat, he along with other NBA stars will need to make their voice heard because within the next year there are a couple of potential big decisions that will be made. That will include a new age requirement and drug testing policy change.

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Four players in three different sports have now fell victim to ACL tears these last few weeks.

We all know what happened to Derrick Rose in game one of the Bulls v.s 76ers series. Rose came down very harsh and awkwardly on his left leg and tore his ACL. Rose is out for the remainder of the playoffs. The injury to Rose, basically killed any chances that the Bulls had of going to the NBA Finals. Then, Iman Shumpert tore his ACL in the first game of the Knicks v.s Heat series when he tried to crossover Mario Chalmers. That didn’t help New York at all.

Then came the biggest hit to New York sports when Yankees closer Mariano “sandman” Rivera was trying to catch fly balls, and fell. Mariano released a statement to the press when asked if he would ever pitch again saying this,” At this point I don’t know, at this point I don’t know. If he decides to not come back, his career will go down as the best closer in the history of the MLB. Truly, do I think he’s going to come back? No, I know its sad and we all want him to, but he’s already towards the end of his career. An ACL tear is one of the most devastating injuries a player can have. They almost never come back to 100%. He sounds doubtful now and he knows that he’s getting old. I’m just thankful I got to see him pitch once.


Derrick Rose finished his playoff run just as soon as he started it this year. During game one of the first round of the Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76er’s  series. Rose was driving to the basket then passes out of his shot and landed on his leg awkwardly. He left the game immediately, and It was later discovered that he had torn his ACL short for anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. What does this mean for Chicago? Well they are going to work a lot harder as a team since Rose isn’t there to pick up there slack. I honestly don’t see them going to the Finals, let alone the conference championship without Rose. What I do see is them winning the series against Philly and losing in the Conference Semi finals. Now that Rose is done it leave teams like the Miami Heat to worry less about what they’ll be facing in the Conference finals. With Rose out there should be no reason Lebron James and the Miami Heat cant punch their ticket to the Finals for the second year in a row, but hey you never know what can happen. The Bulls could prove us all wrong and win it all, although it is very unlikely to occur. Back to Rose, he will be out for 4-6 months. This means that he will not be able to play on the USA Olympic team. Most people don’t recover 100% from injuries like this. All I can do is wish him a speedy and healthy recovery and there’s always next year Rose remember your still a very young player.


The Miami Heat have now won their fourth game in a row, against the Toronto Raptors. Not only were the Heat without Dwyane Wade yet again, they were also without Chris Bosh, but that didn’t seem to slow Miami’s roll. Miami won  96 to 72, sweeping the Raptors in the season series. Lebron James had another astonishing game, shooting a remarkable 80% from the court. James recorded 28 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Mike Miller scored an outstanding 13 points for Miami; nevertheless, the production in the bench tonight is what the Heat could have used all season. Miami Heat’s bench also helped out for bringing down 21 rebounds and scoring 41 points. The Heat have now locked in the second seed in the East but could ultimately take the best record in the NBA with a win tomorrow night with the against the Chicago Bulls; Miami would only be a game and a half behind them. Then, if Chicago were to lose another game before the end of the season and Miami were to win the next few, Miami would be awarded the first seed, not only in the Eastern Conference, but in the entire NBA. Wining tonight’s game against Toronto makes James and the Miami Heat tied for second seed with Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder. If Miami could pull away with that first seed and/or a better record than Oklahoma, it would give Lebron yet another edge on Durant for the MVP award. By the way, don’t expect Wade to be back until the playoffs due to the fact that he’s injured and most teams usually pull their star players away before playoffs to prevent injuries.


The man they call “The Chosen One”, Lebron James seems to be leading the pack of players in the race for the Most Valuable Player award. So let me break it down for you. With the constant pressure from fans criticizing  him, teammates out due to injuries, and the desire to win his first ring, Lebron has emerged as major contender who won’t let anything stand in his way. Lebron has ultimately put the Miami Heat organization on his back leading them in points, rebounds, assists, and steals. Lebron’s averaging  27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.9 steals. The last athlete to have numbers to have stats comparable to his is the man himself Michael Jordan. Now,  there is only one man who James needs to worry and it’s not Derrick Rose. Kevin Durant is the only threat to Lebron. Honestly if Lebron wins not only did he earn it but being in such a big market like Miami brought the attention a lot more to him. I mean don’t take it as me saying “If he wins it its only because the media is covering him a lot more” because that’s not what I’m saying. I’m saying, “that being in a big media market didn’t hurt him.” Lebron is shooting 53% from the floor this season compared to KD who is shooting 50% from the floor this season. When you watch Durant play it seems as if he literally never misses a shot. Both of their games are so explosive, and that’s why these are the two are the head honchos of the NBA. Even after all these reasons the main reason why Lebron will win the MVP award is because overall he’s more passionate; he wants it more because wining this award will give him an even bigger push to go and get that Championship ring. Just look a the game he had against New Jersey earlier this week. By putting him on that confidence level that he is so close to winning the MVP award will just cause him go off and hopefully he’ll carry that into the playoffs. If LBJ wins this MVP award it would be the third time in his career that he would take home the award.

New Contract for D.Rose

Posted: December 22, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The superstar of the Chicago Bulls has accepted a contract extension with the Bulls, it’s a five-year worth approximately 94.8 million, that’s 18.98 almost 19 million a year! Does he deserve it? Well, after winning the MVP award this year, making him the youngest player (age 22) to win that award, and only the fifth person in NBA history to have a single season record of 2,00 points, 600 assist, and 300 rebounds, I say so! Espically after all three of the Miami Big three rejected the offer to play alongside him and for him to make it to the semi-finals he truly does deserve it. This makes him the highest paid player in the entire NBA. Rose’s reaction to all of this,”I never would have thought in a million years that I would be signing a contract like this, especially coming from an area where I’m from.”  With the amount of money he is now making and the help he will get from Boozer, Dang, and new teammate RIP Hamilton expect big things from this team.