Naive Brooklyn Nets Nation

As I was leaving JFK airport in Brooklyn, I overheard two airport employees discussing the Nets vs. Raptors game 3 in Brooklyn.
They were impressed with the win and their success in general. I quickly wanted to jump in and vent my hate for the way they closed out the game. It looked like an amateur team without any playoff experience.
I contained myself, obviously me being from Brooklyn I knew how they’d react.
They wouldn’t know that I was a big Nets fan myself.
And as a fan, I realized last night the Nets have no chance of winning the East. It would even be hard for them to beat any current Western Conference playoff team, let alone coming out in the East by beating the Lebron Powerhouse and the scorching Heat. Then there are the Pacers(if they can beat the Hawks), who are much more defensive minded than the #3 seed Raptors. C’mon Brooklyn wake up and smell the coffee.

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Let’s talk 2014-15 Nets.  They are already considered top contenders for the 2014-15th year. We will consider the following: Big man center B. Lopez will play. Both Pierce and Garnett return. Point guards Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston with PF rookie Plumlee return. With all those preconditions actually happening, then we might be looking at top contenders of the league.
However, the play in this series is only 2-1 and Nets fans, Executives and Coaches need to address these flaws while scars are fresh instead of supporting and encouraging them.
Their current series with the Raptors is 2-1.
The 4th game is Sunday on NBA on TNT.

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2014 Playoffs !! hot, hot, hot..

2014 Playoffs !! hot, hot, hot..

With the 3rd day in the books. The 2014 Playoffs are already considered one of the hottest playoff starts ever. We’ve had hype, blowouts, comebacks, overtimes, surprises and controversy in every game and Spike isn’t even in attendance.

Speaking of the Knicks and the “zen master”, they’ve just released Mike Woodson and are moving forward with another Coach. I’m shooting for Jeff Van Gundy but my 8 ball points to “not a chance in hell”.

I’ve never seen a start to the playoffs as I did on Saturday 4/19/2014. Five underdogs including one 8th seed have already won G1.

Breakdown:

Pacers(1) lose G1 to Hawks(8).
Heat(2) wins at home against the Cats(7) but a strong effort in Q3.
Spurs(1) win against Mavs(8).
Thunder(2) beat Grizzlies(7) in game 1. Game 2 went to Overtime and the Grizz have evened up the series.
Blazers(5) beats Rockets(4) in Houston
Raptors(3) lost at home to experience Nets(6)
Wizards(5) beat Bulls(4) in Chicago.
and the biggest Game 1 – Warriors(6) steal game 1 from Clippers(3) in Los Angeles.

and there’s more to come…

 

Playoff Matchups 1st Round

PLAYOFF MATCHUPS:

EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE
(1) INDIANA vs. (8) Atlanta
 
(2) MIAMI vs. (7) Charlotte
 
(3) TORONTO vs. (6) Brooklyn
 
(4) CHICAGO vs. (5) Washington
 
(1) SAN ANTONIO vs. (8) Dallas
 
(2) OKLAHOMA CITY vs. (7) Memphis
 
(3) LOS ANGELES vs. (6) Golden State
 
(4) HOUSTON vs. (5) Portland
 

 

2014 Awards

Here are our predictions of the NBA Awards for 2014.

2014 MVP:

1. Kevin Durant
2. Lebron James

This year’s performance by K.D. earns him the award. With or without Westbrook, he’s been the leader of his team. He’s outshined and out-performed his counterpart Lebron James. 32 PPG and second best team record in the NBA. What more needs to be said?

Defensive Player of the Year.

1. Joakim Noah
2. Paul George
3. Chris Paul

Noah’s numbers are not of a superstar but they are of the most ferocious and active player in the NBA. That makes him the 2014 Defensive Player.

Sixth Man

1. Jamal Crawford
2. Manu Ginobli

We can’t take anything from Manu and his contribution to his team is invaluable. However, J. Crawford has at times thrown the team on his back and led the way. That’s why he’s our choice in 2014.

Most Improved Player

1. Lance Stephenson
2. Goran Dragic
3. Jimmy Butler

Coming out with the most Triple-Doubles of the year is Lance Stephenson. His production has helped Indiana earn top seed in the Eastern Conference. Goran Dragic is right behind him but Lance wins this race by an inch.

Rookie of the Year

1. Michael Carter Williams. PHI
2. Victor Oladipo, ORL

Amazing start and career for MCW earns him our awards for Rookie of the Year.

Coach of the Year

1. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs
2. Tom Thibodeau, Chicago Bulls
3.  Jeff Hornacek, Phoenix Suns

Jeff Hornacek with a winning season(48-34) has done an amazing job with the Suns. He’s put them on the path to success. We can’t wait to see the results next year.  Our choice of 2014 Coach of the Year is Gregg Popovich. What can be said about Pop and his Spurs. After suffering a hard loss in the finals, the Spurs came back with a 62-20. Incredible and resilient.

Heat vs Pacers 4/11/14

Lebron and the Heat are bringing it tonight against the Pacers. They decided to play Haslem tonight to make a point or they’re getting ready for a possible meeting in conf Finals. Even Wade got in the mix after missing 9 games. With a healthy roster they’re hard to beat and they are the only team to beat in the East East.
Either way, first half was great and I expected them to come out strong in the 3rd. As always, they did.
Why can’t teams recognize the aggressiveness from the heat is turned up in the 3rd. They do this every game and teams don’t make proper adjustments.
Is it because they don’t know or they just can’t stop them?
The Pacers just didn’t have the execution tonight. They haven’t been focused lately and it showed.