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NBA All-Defensive Team Prediction 2012

By Chris Lehman

 

The all-defensive team is one of the hardest awards to give out. It’s an easy tendency to just look at the steal and block leaders and throw their names on the list, but those stats can be deceptive. A terrible defender can easily get 2 steals a game by anticipating a pass and jumping into the lane. Just the same, someone can give no defensive effort all game and then chase down a fast break and make an impressive block. But a lockdown defender shows up all game and takes it personally when you score on them. Being a Lakers fan, I remember Kobe having to deal with past players  like Bruce Bowen and Doug Christie – those are guys who genuinely enjoyed shutting players down. Looking at the past selections for the team, I’m insulted that Shane Battier has never been named to a 1st team all-defensive team in his career, but only two 2nd team mentions. Here’s this year’s team:
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Western Conference Playoffs – Round 1

By Chris Lehman

After the shortened NBA season, we’re set up with what figures to be one of the more exciting playoffs in many years. For years, the western conference has been considered the stronger of the two. This year, it appears as though it has finally equaled out. Nonetheless, the west still shows great depth in terms of teams. Here are the first round predictions: Read the rest of this entry »

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NBA Off-Season Recap

By Chris Lehman

After one of the most bizarre off seasons in recent history, it’s finally time for basketball to resume.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The NBA’s “Contraction”

By Chris Lehman

Contraction.

Merriam Webster defines this as “The shortening and thickening of a functioning muscle.”

After LeBron James’ comment about contracting the NBA, he took a major publicity hit. Surprise surprise. But he tried to cover it by saying that he didn’t understand what the word “contraction” meant. Read the rest of this entry »

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