The defending champions in the NBA; the Miami Heat are currently on a nineteen game win streak. The team that is most hated in the NBA don’t seem to be worried about how people feel about them or how much they are hated on. Ever since LeBron James and Chris Bosh teamed up with Dwayne Wade and the rest of the heat controversy began. The sports nation went crazy as the best of the best teamed up on one superstar filled team. Out of the five payers that start for the heat, three of them are always considered and placed into the all-star game on a annualy basis.

However, it wasn’t always sunny in Miami; for the Heat at least. The first year that the superstars joined together that was promised nothing less that a championship didn’t go as planned thanks to Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks who swept the Miami Heat 4-0 in the NBA finals where Nowitzki won his first NBA title. That was the biggest shocker in the sports world as everyone thought that the Mavericks wouldn’t stand a chance agaisnt the Miami Heat due to all of that superstar power and championship caliber status that comes with them. The Mavericks proved everyone wrong and not only won the NBA cahmpionship but swept the Miami heat.

In 2012 it was a new story for the Miami Heat as they played with more agression and meaning during the season. The ended up reaching the NBA finals once again. This time around they won they NBA championship and Lebron cashed in on his first NBA ring. It was a huge relieve off his shoulders because everyone in the sports world kept talking about how he was a great player but still didn’t have a ring. Now he can care less and let the people talk because his got one under his belt; however that is not enough for king James who promised more and more championships for the Miami Heat fans.

This season the Heat are playing with the same passion and aggression they did last season. They have won nineteen straight games and are literally on fire. They are playing unstopable this season and looks like they are well on their way to the NBA finals once again to compete for the championship which they are more than capabale of doing. Good luck to Lebron James and the Miami Heat, most people hate but i appreciate great players who block out all the talk and concentrate on they have to do.

http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=400278672

Image  —  Posted: March 13, 2013 in Champion, Most hated, Superstars

This years superbowl was one of the most exciting, surprising and left the whole crowd in the darkness. Besides being the superbowl to be remebered as “the one that had the light outs”, it was actually a very competitive and entertaining game between two elite teams in the NFL. It was full of great players on both teams, some old veterans and some new and upcoming superstars. On the Ravens team the great Ray Lewis left in style with a superbowl ring. He was amongst quarterback Jay Flacco, running back Ray Rice and wider receievr Anquan Boldin. Who are all highly noticed and respected among NFL anlyasists, fans and team owners. On the 49er’s teams many upcoming superstar players such as Colin Kapaernick who is the quarterback, along with linebacker Patrick Wilis, wide receiver Randy Moss and running back Frank Gore, who are all great players who just came short of the superbowl championships.

However during this NFL offseason many great players are starting to get released from there teams in order to make their cap salary more efficient. Along with players getting released many are also getting traded to different teams as well. The most interesting factor was the Jay Flacco increase in pay due to him playing outstanding throughout the playoffs as he didn’t even throw a single interception and led his team to victory in the superbowl. He even ended up getting the MVP for the superbowl. Due to this the major discussin was Flacco’s new salary that he would be earning. Just recently he was offered a 120 million dollar contract for 6 years. This left the Ravens negative in their salary and they had to get rid of some other players even though Ray Lewis was retiring after this season.

They eneded up trading their well-known wide reciever Anquan Boldin who played very exceptional in the superbowl and helped very much in the victory over the 49er’s. They actually traded him away to no other that the runner-ups in the NFL, the San Fransico 49er’s. When i first heard this news i couldn’t help but to laugh because he just finished whooping them in the superbowl and now he joins them. However the 49er’s are a very powerful and talented team in the NFL and i wouldn’t be surprised if they won the superbowl next season, so things are looking for Anquan Boldin who started off with Arizona Cardinals who could never even think about wininig a superbowl to wining a superbowl and now going to a teamm who is a very high contender for another one. Good luck Boldin, you deserve another ring. Not to many wide recievers play as tough and fast as you do in the NFL.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9040950/baltimore-ravens-trade-anquan-boldin-49ers-pick-sources

Image  —  Posted: March 12, 2013 in Cap salary, Foes to Friends, High caliber teams

This past Monday, February 18, 2013; was a very sad day in the sports world. The famous majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers past away due to cancer. He had been batteling cancer for the past two years, and the battle came to an end at the age of 80 for the great champion and entertaining owner. Jerry Buss has been known for putting together the high caliber teams to bring the ultimate entertainment to the city of Los Angeles. He also was the one who brought the famous and gourgeous Laker girls to perform at the halftime at all of the home games. He will always be remembered by his players as the greatest owner, as he served more than just an owner relationship to each of his players. He was a good friend with each of his players, a good mentor and wonderful owner. He will also be remembered by his family as a loving and caring father to his kids and a great husband to his wife.

Jerry Buss started to become very famous when he took over the majority of the Los Angeles Lakers and drafted the best players to form an ultimate championship caliber team. He started the whole showtime era with his best player Magic Johnson and James Worthy. He created that team and they won their first championship that year he took onwership exactly ten months after. He wouldn’t stop their, after the showtime era with Magic Johnson, came the Kobe Bryant era which he drafted him staright out of high school as he saw the vision that Kobe can make his team championship once again. Along with Shaquille O’neal and head coach Phil Jackson, they went on to win five more championships to the city of Angels.

Jerry Buss was more than just an onwer, he brought exicitment and action along with the type of basketball he wanted to see be played in his arena. He made the Lakers brand as popular as it is today. Without his vision or spirit the Lakers would not be as famous as they are today. He would bring together the best players on the team to bring that championship spirit to the city. He will always be remembered as the greatest owner in sports. My heart goes out to his family and close friends.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/8964581/los-angeles-lakers-mourn-death-owner-jerry-buss

Image  —  Posted: February 20, 2013 in Champion, Great Owner
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Yesterday was one of the most famous birthdays in the sports world to every sports fan out there. Not only was it the NBA all star game and the all star weekend, but the biggest all star of all time had his birthday. On February 17, Michael Jordan turned fifty years old. Michael Jordan is always remembered as one of the greatest basketball players of all time to ever play the game at the professional level. Sure there are great players that play the game today such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and many more others, but none conquered the same obstacles or toke the same road to success with the same style and dominance of Michael Jordan.

In the early days of Michael Jordan’s basketball career in high school, Mike was cut from the team as a freshmen. However that didn’t stop Michael from playing the game of basketball, instead he played it and practiced it harder. Michael’s father had found out that Mike was skipping classes to go practice in the high school’s basketball courts and had to ground him until he raised his grades to be somewhat respectable. With sophomore year coming around the corner Michael was ready to try out for the basketball team again. This year he reached a new height at 6’3 and passed all the Jordans in the family, along with a new style of play that came from practice all year long. He not only made the team, but made varsity team as a sophomore and was a starter. From that year on Michael Jordan continued to play on the varsity team and later on, in his senior year he reached the new hieght of 6’6 and got plenty of scholarship thrown his way from top ranked colleges for basketball programs but chose to stay home and went to North Carolina University.

Mikes team at North Carolina did win a championship that was led by James Worthy and Sam Perkins who also went on to play in the NBA along with Michael Jordan. North Carolina won the championship in 1982. Two years later in 1984, Michael Jordan was the number 3 overall draft pick in the NBA who was chosen by the Chicago bulls. However in the beginging of his NBA career notmany knew about Michael Jordan. Up until the year of 1987-1988 when he won back to back slam dunk contests at the all-star weekend event. However when his fame really began to outrage as the greatest player of all time is when he won his first NBA championship in 1991, but he didn’t stop there. He also won another one in 1992, and in 1993 making the first 3-peat championship. Then Mike retired from the game in 1994-1995 to go on and play baseball. He came back to the NBA in 1996 to win another championship and another 3-peat winning in 1997 and 1998. He still is the only player today to ever win two 3-peat championships in the NBA.

Michael’s dedication and determination to be the best player was unlike another player ever. He strived to be the best every year and dominated many good players in his time. He stoped many good players from getting an NBA ring. His domination in the league makes him one of the greatest players of all time to play the game.

Happy 50th birthday Michael Jordan!!

http://wgntv.com/2013/02/17/michael-jordan-celebrats-50th-birthday/

Image  —  Posted: February 18, 2013 in birthday, Dedication, the greatest
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Before the NBA season started, the Los Angeles Lakes seemed to be the most promising and well improved teams on behalf of the roster changes that they had made. In the off-season the Lakers picked up center Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic and point guard Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns. These two players are very dominant and talented amognst the other players in the NBA at their position. It seemed to be the perfect fit to go along with no other than the highly skilled shooting guard of the Lakers, Kobe Bryant, who in my opinion is the closest player to be ranked up there with no other than greatness himself Michael Jordan.

However during the off-season the Lakers also lost a key piece that was very creditable towards their success, yet he never played a single game. That important piece was no other than the great all-time coach Phil Jackson. He was one of the greatest coaches to ever coach the game at the professional level. He always worked with the best talents the NBA had to offer, Michael Jordan and Kobe Byrant. The man has a total of eleven championship rings. That means he has more rings than he has fingers. He was a very creative coach and knew how to handle a high caliber championship material team. The process is way more harder than it seems, dealing with each player who has their own egos and personalities, they won’t always get along but he made sure that they would get along on the court to chase the ultimate goal of every team in the NBA, an NBA championship. He gave won six titles with the Chicago Bulls and led the Los Angeles Lakers to five titles.

With the famous and great head coach Phil Jackson leaving and new superstar rosters coming to the Los Angeles Lakers, trouble was heading soon to the Lakers. This season so far, the Lakers are not even in the playoff picture as they are sitting in tenth place in the western conference. They have been playing very uncharacteristic like as they have more losses than wins this season sitting under the .500 column. They aren’t playing with great teamwork as they havent had much time to get chemistry playing with one another. They have also went through two coach changes all ready and are now being coached by the ex Phoenix Suns coach Mike D’ Antoni. They have picked up the slack a little bit since the beginnging of the season and are now looking a little bit better. This will be an interesting second half season of basketball as will watch the Lakers race for a place in the playoffs which i believe will be the most challenging season they will face.

http://espn.go.com/nba/team/_/name/lal/los-angeles-lakers

Image  —  Posted: February 13, 2013 in team chemistry, Teamwork, Uncharacteristic

During the beginning of the NFL season, which started about a little more than a week ago; the huge topic of discussion seemed to be the future of Michael Vick. Vick, who started his professional career as a NFL quarterback as a Atlanta Falcon has overcome many obstacles that have been brought amongst him. He got caught fighting dogs and was convicted for killing many pitbulls, who had lost in a pitbull fight that would be setup by the NFL superstar himself and described it as a hobby for him and his entourage. However in the eyes of many other million Americans this is no hobby and in fact was very cruel and considered to be animal abuse.

After serving close to a two year sentence in prison Michael Vick wrote a book during his sentence and was trying to convince the NFL that he had become a different man. He realized that what he did was wrong, and that he had no words to describe his actions and seemed to be very disgusted of himself after noticing the amount of cruelty he had put on display towards the dogs. He wondered if he can get back into the NFL and get a starting position as a quarterback for a team. Sports fans around the world knew of his amazing and talented skill set that he brings to the table and any team would be considered a championship contender who would start him as quarterback.

Coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles supported Michael Vick and knew about his troubled past. However he is also a man who belives in second chance oppurtunities. He offered Vick the position to come to the Eagle as start as the quarterback. His first year back was exceptional for someone who hasn’t played in two years. However they didn’t get very far in the journey of a superbowl. This offseason head coach Andy Reid left the Eagles and went to the Kansas City Chiefs being replaced by the collge coach Chip Kelly of the Oregon Ducks.

With the new coach Chip coming in the Eagles and changing up the system and how the offense would be run, it made sports fans around the world think if he would keep Michael Vick around. This morning it was announced that coach Chip Kelly indeed kept Vick within the system as Vick was offered a one year contract for ten million dollars. Not bad for the elite quarterback who announced that he was exicted to start the new system. Vick is coming back of a injury he got within the first four games of the season this year and missed about ten games. He is ready to come back and chase his life-long goal of getting a superbowl ring.

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=8938408

Image  —  Posted: February 12, 2013 in Dedication, nfl, second chance
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In the mood for a real chill and easy going Friday or Saturday night to watch a good movie with some good action, lots of twists and turns with suspense that ends better than it begins. Well look no further, as soon as Robert Downey Jr. became the main character of Sherlock Holmes, these movies began to become better and better. The movie basically takes place in some hundred years back, when the real Sherlock Holmes exsisted, and he takes on the biggest crooks and theifs with no modern technology but instead by all the old school moves and always staying ahead of his targets. They are both good movies and compliment one another.

They both are packed with action and some funny moments as the character of Sherlock Holmes is not the average charcater you would normally come across. He definitely rocks to the beat of his own drum and always follows his insticnt, even if it sometimes makes him looks like a loose cannon just running around the city. He never lets anyone else define who is his or what he has to do in order to solve any of his cases. His partner, who is always annoyed and at times in doubt with holmes next move as to what to do to get to the bottom of the case makes them for the ultimate duo. Holmes is always on the go and thinking about his next move and how to slow down his target and fgure out his next move, as his partner Dr.John H. Watson is rather looking out for Holmes’s health and to stay safe and not to get into harms way, which seems to be Holmes specialty.

The two partners always seem to put on good laugh for the audiences and always seem to get to the bottom of the case in style and grace. The movies are also good in the sense where it puts all the street smarts that people don’t seem to have anymore due to all of the technology that the modern world we live in today. It also gives us a good sense of what solving a case took in the older days of civilization and the drive that detectives would have. They would do it with a certain passion and they would become the person they were hunting down.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sherlock_holmes_2009/

Image  —  Posted: January 30, 2013 in Detective, Great movie, Mystery and suspense