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NBA Finals 2008: Game 3 Preview – ‘There’s No Place like Home’

NBA Finals 2008: Game 3 Preview – ‘There’s No Place like Home’

June 10th, 2008 – Dr. Browntorious The Staples Center will be an overwhelmingly welcome sight for the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. Everyone knows “there’s no place like home,” which is probably even truer during this epic playoff run than in most past years. During the 2008 NBA Playoffs we have seen the home team win [...]

June 10, 2008 Anklesnap Blogs 5

NBA Finals 2008: Game 2 – Gasol attacks, but someone called the Powe Powe!

NBA Finals 2008: Game 2 – Gasol attacks, but someone called the Powe Powe!

June 9th, 2008 – Dr. J-Water Pau Gasol, I must apologize to you. I am sorry Pau Gasol for calling you “soft.” I also apologize on behalf of the other writers at The Hoop Doctors who have ever called you soft. There is no way that anyone who throws down a dunk as nasty as [...]

June 9, 2008 Anklesnap Blogs 13

NBA Finals 2008: Game 2 Preview – Questions need Answers

NBA Finals 2008: Game 2 Preview – Questions need Answers

June 7, 2008 – Dr. Browntorious If there is one lesson that could be pressed upon us as soon as this Sunday, it’s that it may not be wise to taunt, prod, and ridicule a competitor as fierce and potent as Kobe Bryant. The “Black Mamba” is probably the fiercest competitor the NBA has seen [...]

June 7, 2008 Anklesnap Blogs 26

NBA Finals 2008: Game 1 – “Big Three” don’t disappoint, Kobe ineffective

NBA Finals 2008: Game 1 – “Big Three” don’t disappoint, Kobe ineffective

June 6th, 2008 – Dr. Anklesnap What a rollercoaster of a game! Game 1 of the NBA Finals did not disappoint. I was concerned that after all of the hype leading up to this match-up of the LA Lakers and Boston Celtics, Game 1 of the renewed rivalry would be a let down. Everyone knows [...]

June 6, 2008 Anklesnap Dr. Anklesnap 6

NBA Pre-Draft Trade Rumors Heating Up

NBA Pre-Draft Trade Rumors Heating Up

June 5th, 2008 – Dr. Dime Every year around this time the trade rumors start taking flight with the anticipation of the NBA draft. With the exception of the mid-season trade deadline, there is nothing better than the pre-draft workouts to get NBA team executives thinking long and hard about the future of their franchise [...]

June 5, 2008 Anklesnap Blogs 28

NBA Finals 2008 – Can Kobe Bryant Guard Ray Allen?

NBA Finals 2008 – Can Kobe Bryant Guard Ray Allen?

June 3, 2008 – Dr. J-Water Kobe Bryant has not been named to the NBA’s first team all defense 6 times out of his 12 seasons in the league without rightfully being recognized as one of the NBA’s elite defenders. Kobe’s reputation as a quality defender was solidified in last summer’s Olympic qualifying tournament for [...]

June 3, 2008 Anklesnap Blogs 7

NBA Finals 2008 – Dr. Anklesnap’s Keys to the Series

NBA Finals 2008 – Dr. Anklesnap’s Keys to the Series

June 1, 2008 – Dr. Anklesnap All season long there has been a build-up of excitement towards the potential for the most successful franchise in NBA history, the Boston Celtics, to possibly get back to the NBA’s greatest stage, the NBA Finals. With an NBA best 16 NBA championship titles under their belt, the Boston [...]

June 1, 2008 Anklesnap Dr. Anklesnap 6

NBA Finals 2008: Los Angeles Lakers are Gold!

NBA Finals 2008: Los Angeles Lakers are Gold!

May 31, 2008 – Dr. Browntorious The best there is, possibly to become the best there was, and who knows eventually he could be the best there will ever be – Kobe Bryant. Although there is much debate already amongst The Hoop Doctors on the eventual outcome of the NBA Finals, there is no doubt [...]

May 31, 2008 Anklesnap Blogs 23

Eastern Conference Game 5: Perkins channels legend Bill Russell, Allen shoots the lights out

Eastern Conference Game 5: Perkins channels legend Bill Russell, Allen shoots the lights out

May 29th, 2008 – Dr. Dime All year the media has been comparing this year’s “Big Three” of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen to the original Celtic “Big Three” of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish. Well if you like to talk about historic comparisons, last night in the Eastern Conference Finals [...]

May 29, 2008 Anklesnap Blogs 2

Lakers-Spurs Game 4: Brent Barry on fire, not enough as Lakers steal one for 3-1 series lead

Lakers-Spurs Game 4: Brent Barry on fire, not enough as Lakers steal one for 3-1 series lead

May 27th, 2008 – Dr. Anklesnap The sports blogging world and even some mainstream media folks have been more fixated the last few days on the Kobe Bryant affair rumor than on Kobe and the LA Lakers competitive western conference final pairing with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. Kobe has been the subject of [...]

May 28, 2008 Anklesnap Dr. Anklesnap 9