The Atlanta Hawks limped their way into the playoffs on a 6 game losing streak, the longest losing streak heading into the playoffs since the Warriors took a 10 game skid into the playoffs in 1989.
Basketball is a game of runs. The Hawks seem to be the only team in the NBA that refuses to accept this reality, despite being one of the most exciting teams in the NBA when they’re making a run of their own. Heads go down and the morale of the whole team drops when other teams go on runs against the Hawks. This is the root of all the inconsistencies of the Hawks this season. You don’t know what Hawks team is going to show up to the game, leaving most to question how motivated the team is to play under first year Head Coach Larry Drew. Continue reading
Categories: 2011 Playoffs, NBA
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The season is winding down and it is about time to think about who will reign supreme as the most valuable player to the NBA.
It is unfortunate for Dwight Howard that every season he takes a team full of slow, un-athletic 33 year olds to the Eastern Conference Finals but will probably never win an MVP award. I do tip my hat to the League for recognizing that he is arguably a MVP snub every year by giving him the Defensive Player of the Year award. Im sure Dwight wouldn’t mind letting him have at least one MVP for his troubles though.
LeBron sacrificed his MVP trophies when he decided to “Take his talents to South Beach.” Continue reading
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