Saturday 21st April 2018,
The Hoop Doctors

Dan Favale

Ricky Rubio Believes Timberwolves are Playoff Bound

Ricky Rubio Believes Timberwolves are Playoff Bound

Success never comes easy to the Minnesota Timberwolves. For what feels like forever, the Timberwolves bordered on laughable or just not good enough. Preseason expectations have often toed the line of nonexistent since Kevin Garnett left. They were rarely equipped to win 25 games, let alone contend for a playoff spot in a loaded Western [...]

September 20, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Daryl Morey Says ‘At Least’ 3 Teams Are Better Than the Rockets

Daryl Morey Says ‘At Least’ 3 Teams Are Better Than the Rockets

General managers are rarely honest. Lying, deflecting and evading are (probably) in their job description. Nothing the NBA’s maneuvering minds say can be taken at face value—most of the time. On certain occasions, however, there are moments of clarity. Sometimes, they can be genuine and truthful. This is one of those times. Houston Rockets GM [...]

September 19, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Metta World Peace Predicts Lakers Will Reach Finals

Metta World Peace Predicts Lakers Will Reach Finals

Words cannot describe Metta World Peace. Luck for us, then, that he has no problem using words of his own. While we may be at a loss for them, he never is. Ever. And such was the case at a signing for his children’s book “Metta’s Bedtime Stories,” where he predicted that the Los Angeles [...]

September 19, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Steve Kerr Thinks the Bulls Will ‘Unseat’ the Heat

Steve Kerr Thinks the Bulls Will ‘Unseat’ the Heat

LeBron James wants that third straight NBA title. So does Dwyane Wade. And Chris Bosh. And the rest of the Miami Heat. But Steve Kerr doesn’t think they’re going to get it. During an interview with Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times (h/t Sun Sentinel), the TNT NBA analyst made it clear he doesn’t [...]

September 18, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

James Worthy Calls Kobe Bryant an ‘Alien’

James Worthy Calls Kobe Bryant an ‘Alien’

Apparently I’m not the only one who believes Kobe Bryant is superhuman. Plenty of people crack jokes about Kobe’s work ethic and refusal to yield to bodily limits. They say he’s insane, ageless and an enemy of Father Time. Some even say he’s a flat-out Alien. Among them is Hall of Famer James Worthy. “Kobe [...]

September 17, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 1

Derrick Rose Thinks He’s 100 Percent, Emphasis on ‘Thinks’

Derrick Rose Thinks He’s 100 Percent, Emphasis on ‘Thinks’

This is the moment Chicago Bulls fans have been waiting for. No, you’re local pizzeria won’t start allowing upgrades to deep-dish crust free of charge. Nor will people fail to realize your city isn’t as windy as depicted. But the next best thing has happened—Derrick Rose finally admitted he’s 100 percent healthy. I think. Or [...]

September 16, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Deron Williams Says ‘Of Course’ Nets Want to Run New York

Deron Williams Says ‘Of Course’ Nets Want to Run New York

The war of words between the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks just took a turn for the, well, logical. Throughout the offseason, both teams have taken shots at each other as they prematurely begin the battle for New York. Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry’s arrival basically equated to throwing three expensive bottles [...]

September 16, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Jim Buss, Not Jerry Buss, Was Reason Lakers Hired Mike D’Antoni

Jim Buss, Not Jerry Buss, Was Reason Lakers Hired Mike D’Antoni

Things aren’t always what they seem. Jim Buss is criticized to no end for the job he’s done with the Los Angeles Lakers, his greatest flaw seemingly being that he’s not his father, Dr. Jerry Buss. Compounded by his father’s death, Los Angeles’ sub-par season and a failure to retain Dwight Howard, Jim’s reputation is [...]

September 13, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 1

Carmelo Anthony on Leaving Knicks: ‘I’m Not Going Nowhere’

Carmelo Anthony on Leaving Knicks: ‘I’m Not Going Nowhere’

Well this is encouraging. Most of the NBA’s regular season is dedicated to the games being played, to the teams that are winning, the teams that are losing and the championship stakes at hand. Another part of it, however, is spent dancing around free agency. Where will the biggest names land? Who will and who [...]

September 13, 2013 dfavale Dan Favale 0

Gary Payton Thinks There Are Only 3 True Points Guards in NBA

Gary Payton Thinks There Are Only 3 True Points Guards in NBA

The NBA doesn’t have any points right now. Not any real ones, at least. That’s what Hall of Famer Gary Payton believes anyway. Or something close to it. Leading up to his Hall of Fame nuptials, Payton made plenty of headlines for the opinions he offered on the Association, and its past and present players. [...]

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