Look away now New York. The New Orleans Pelicans won the NBA Draft Lottery. Zion Williamson will be a Pelican.
Arguably the biggest criticism of the 2018 squad is that they were quite dull and boring. Besides the ‘Miami Miracle’ play against the Patriots, I cannot think of anything of relevance that they did last year.
On the surface, the 2019 Western Conference Finals match-up between the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors seems like a done deal. Warriors in 4 right? While this may well be the case, but if you scratch the surface, there is a lot more on offer in this meeting than what first appears.
Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from another planet. The sort of moment that belongs in Space Jam. The Philadelphia 76ers were gobsmacked and eliminated in the cruellest way possible. Joel Embiid was in tears. Brett Brown was aghast. The Sixers were the first team in NBA Playoffs history to lose a Game 7 to a buzzer-beater.
The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the NFL's most exciting and dangerous teams last season. Why haven't they built on that this offseason?
Two years ago the Jaguars were on the periphery of greatness, but a questionable ref call and the excellence of Tom Brady denied the Jaguars their first Super Bowl appearance.Blake Bortles was resigned to a new contract, and their defence was expected to improve. In reality the Jaguars took a major step back last year, finishing 5-11 amid player disharmony and dispute. Since then, the Bortles experiment is finished and the Nick Foles era has begun.
The Golden State Warriors were on the verge of going 3-2 down to the Houston Rockets when Kevin Durant left the court with a calf injury in Game Five.The Rockets turned the ball over and missed shots, allowing the Warriors to snatch an improbable win, putting them a game away from progressing to the Conference Finals.
Boston Celtics were knocked out of the playoffs by the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Attention turns to Kyrie Irving’s free agency after a limp, and almost embarrassing, exit from the postseason.
The Phoenix Suns appointed Monty Williams last week, leaving a clear and obvious path for the Los Angeles Lakers to hire Ty Lue as Luke Walton’s successor.
The Celtics season is on the verge of collapse, or maybe it has already and we're currently in the post-mortem phase.