An MRI on Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving Friday revealed a fractured left kneecap and is expected to miss a minimum of 3-4 months after he undergoes surgery in the near future according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
The Six Fouls crew alks about the legacy of LeBron James and where he stacks up against Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Michael Jordan and what a win against the Golden State Warriors could really do to his overall image.
Most Valuable Player can be interpreted a few ways. Some feel the MVP should be awarded to the league’s best player (LeBron James). Others feel it should be awarded to the best player on the best team for that season should they have a player of that caliber (Stephen Curry). And then others prefer to award it to the best player on a playoff team in which he had to carry the most due to certain circumstances (James Harden).
Regardless of your interpretation, the player that wins the award is usually one of the game’s best and that was the case this year with Stephen Curry. But what isn’t always the case is the league MVP reaching the NBA Finals, and what’s even more rare is them squaring off against a former MVP in the matchup.
This season we have both. So as a result, I’ve decided to go back the last quarter-century and see how many times we’ve had the pleasure of seeing an NBA Finals match where the current MVP met a former MVP.
A nightmarish thirteen turnover performance for MVP runner-up James Harden in an elimination game should not cause fans to overlook a fantastic season for the Houston Rockets.
The Atlanta Hawks surprised everyone when they cruised to the number-one seed in the eastern conference with a 60-win season, but even though they just had the best season in franchise history, my gut tells me this is as good as it gets for this group.
In our first podcast addition to the site, we discuss the supporting cast around LeBron James and how good this run to the NBA Finals really might be.
The Milwaukee Bucks lost what was supposed to be their franchise player in Jabari Parker back in December. Their $44 million center had to walk away from the game due to a mental illness and the team brought in a new head coach. And yet they still had a 26-win improvement.
After ending the season with a 14-2 record over the final 16 games, the last thing I expected was a first-round exit for the San Antonio Spurs.
Franchise record 49 wins this season. Back-to-back seasons of at least 48 wins for the first time in team history. Not a single core player is older than 28 years old and yet I look at this team and I’m not in love with it at all.
Coming off a 49-win season a year ago and adding Tyson Chandler and Chandler Parsons in the process without really losing much, I thought the Mavericks were primed for a Western Conference run.