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LeBron Passed Kobe

LeBron passes Kobe, Becomes 3 All Time in Scoring

Last night, the Lakers were taking on the Philadelphia 76ers where normally, the focus would be on a LeBron & AD vs Simmons & Embiid showdown. However last night everybody was watching LeBron And his attempt at making even more history by passing Kobe Bryant for 3rd place in the All-Time Points Ranking.

It took LBJ some time but he eventually scored the 18 points he needed to pass the Black Mamba. The Philly crowd recognized the feat and gave James a Standing ovation when the game stopped.

As for the actual game though, it would be a big loss for the Lakers as early on you could notice that LeBron was a bit nervous and anxious as he knew the task at hand. This isn’t to discredit the Sixers however as we saw smothering defense from them all night long specially from Matthise Thybule who was described by Mark Jackson as one of the best rookie defenders he’s ever seen.

Key factors were ,of course, Ben Simmons who had 28 Pts, 10 Reb, 8 Ast and Tobias Harris who had 29 Pts and 8 Rebounds.

For the Lakers, the story was the early turnover, as they dug a big hole and it was tough to climb out from it. LeBron had his usual 29 Pts, 7 and 7 but had 8 TO and that’s too much. AD had 31 Pts, 7 and 7 on a night he came to play but nobody else did as no other Laker had Double figure scoring. Danny Green was God awful, shooting 1-7, Kuzma went 2-6 in a game where he couldve shot the ball more, but when he did shoot it he took bad shots. McGee’s absence was felt as he could’ve brought that spark he’s known for and energized the team.

Final score was 108 – 91 Phila.

For the Sixers this win is huge, as without Embiid and Richardson they were able to take down the best from the west. For LA, a lot of players need to show up and help. Danny Green, KCP and Especially Kuzma if rumors for a Bradley Beal swap are true. There’s no doubt Beal is a better fit for LA so he’s gonna have to play at a high level more often to save his spot in the Lakers

Mcgregor Is Back!!!

Conor Mcgregor TKO’s Cerrone in 40 seconds!!!

OH…MY…GOODNESS. What a fight ladies and gentlemen. As many of you know last night was the first fight of Conor Mcgregor since fighting Khabib Nurmagamenov for the Lightweight title, and speculation was running high as to if Conor would fight again and how would he look if he returned. But as we all know Conor fights better with pressure and he gave us a really big statemment.

The fight began with an attempt to clinch up by Donald Cerrone that was met with some nasty shoulder strikes that immediaetely busted Cowboy’s nose and swelled up his left eye. Something i had never seen done before outside of just being clinched in the cage. After that Conor kicked Cerrone to the head, dropping him to the mat then proceeding to do some ground and pound to get the stoppage.

The ref gave Cerrone, a really tough fighter, all the breaks he could, but it was clear the fight was over. And just like that, in 40 seconds, Conor Mcgregor reminded us why he is the Notorious One, why he was and still is the king of the UFC. It’s very important i mention my respect for Donald Cerrone. He took the loss like the champ he is. All he said is he loves the sport and he’s gonna keep on fighting. It was really unique seing Conor being completely respectful through the build up, during and post fight to his opponent. That just speaks volumes on how beloved the UFC’s Cowboy is.

As for what is next for Conor, he left all options open with this win. He stated he felt good in this division and is gonna stay. He can truly fight anyone now. At the post fight presser, the man named a lot of fighters, he mentioned that a 3rd fight with Diaz was “always here”. He also commented on the poster that one Floyd Mayweather posted on IG. that read Mcgregor vs Mayweather 2, saying jokingly that “he forgot Conor Mcgregor promotions, so Manny {Pacquiao} can get it first, But that Floyd rematch happens eventually”.

As for other UFC fights that can happen next, There are a lot of intriguing opponents. He could take Justin Gaethje, who called him out after the fight saying that it was a bitch move to take the easy fight and to say his name. He could fight for gold taking recent new champion Kamaru Usman. He could have the winner of Khabib vs Ferguson. Or the Biggest Bad Ass of the UFC at the moment, “Gamebred” Jorge Masvidal.

Who do you think will face Mcgregor Next? Who do you wanna see? let us know in the comments !!! That was NonSense

5 NBA teams that need to blow it up

5 NBA TEAMS THAT NEED TO BLOW IT UP

The NBA is the best basketball league in the world. So, naturally, the high level of competition allows only the best built teams to truly find success and win the ultimate price.

With that being said, we often see many good, solid or even great teams that cant quite figure out what it takes to go over the hump. And for these 5 teams, it’s time to go on a new direction.

#5 The New York Knicks

There is literally so much wrong with this team, i don’t even know what they can blow up, as they are a huge dumpster fire {sorry knicks fans}. This year they are playing with what to me is an improvised roster since last year was supposed to be their offseason when they were expected to win the lottery get either Zion or Trade for AD, and pair them with Kyrie and KD and they ended up with Julius Randle, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson. That’s not all that is wrong with this team. A much bigger situation is happening on the roster as they have too many options on every position and they don’t have just one main option.

There are bright spots on this team tho, like the aforementioned Randle, Mitchell Robinson, who was a steal of the 2018 draft, Marcus Morris who is having the best season of his career( 19.1 PPG and 5.5) and of course RJ Barrett who has shown a lot of desire to be a part of the teams future as its face. Apart from those 4 tho, the rest is just too much clutter. The solution, IMO, is to take this season as a trial period, see what sticks, and remove the rest out of the way. to draw a clearer path going forward.

#4 The Portland Trail Blazers

Now, I know that Portland is always contending and they, for the most part, are great, but do they really have the right team to win? We’ve seen them for years as a contender but they’ve always fallen just short of a Finals trip. And if Lillard isn’t sending OKC on a rebuild with long dagger buzzer beaters, and CJ isn’t doing big game sealing chase down blocks to seal the game, then they end up losing. Long story short, they depend to much on the Lillard and Mccollum backcourt to win playoff games. Another problem for Portland is that they aren’t exactly the best defensive team, they rank 22nd in opponent points per game. They also lost Meyers Leonard last year and he had a really good showing against Golden State,

Luckily for Portland we have found many solutions for their problems both short and long term with a very extreme and drastic one.

  • Short term: Since they are just one good option away they could use some veterans to try and make a push for the finals. Players that are solid on both ends like Marc Gasol or Serge Ibaka could be the final piece they need to win now.
  • Long term: It would be more ideal for them to just look for another young piece to compliment the team, Players such as Brandon Ingram, or Aaron Gordon Could be that Final piece for the long run.
  • Trade CJ Mccollum: If there is NO OTHER OPTION then you pull the trigger on moving CJ., but he is a big part of the team and trading him would take a lot to replace his energy and his two way abilities.

#3 The Minnesota TWolves

To me, this team is the pure embodiment of trial and error. To their credit they have been trying different things along the years, It’s just that nothing has worked. The question is, are they looking in the right place? There was a lot of promise around Minnesota a couple of years ago back when Wiggins And KAT brought home back to back rookie of the year awards and Zach Lavine was fresh off his first slam dunk contest win. They looked good, but a bad selection in the 2017 draft, and then that Jimmy Butler trade that we know didn’t work out as expected sent the Wolves way back.

What’s even worse is the kind of paused development of ”2014’s biggest hype train” Andrew Wiggins. I mean he hasn’t had a bad statistical season, but its not at all what people expected. Maybe the expectations were and still are too big, but when you pay a man an avg. salary of $29 million per year you naturally hope for more.

Now the solution isnt as simple as it might seem cause Wiggins carries a huge contract so they are gonna need to throw in something else along, however they could keep him and move Jeff Teague and Gorgui Dieng, Players that are aging and dont fit the current plans for the future. Players that could work could be Shai Gilgeous Alexander or Dennis Schroeder. There is the option of trading Towns and realistically this might be the best move as it allows a complete reset.

  • KAT To Hawks for, Cam Reddish, Kevin Huerter and John Collins + picks
  • KAT to Celtics for Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward and Robert Williams III
  • KAT to Brooklyn for Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie and Joe Harris + Picks

#2. The Washington Wizards

For this team, fate and luck were never on their side. The injury bug plagued them really hard cause whenever John Wall or Bradley Beal was healthy, one was injured. Heck, at times , both of them got hurt at the same time. They did come really close to a conference finals appearance on multiple seasons but they got bounced in 3 straight finals appearances in the second round by Indiana, Atlanta and Boston, and in 2018 they lost to Detroit in the first round. Last season, many people thought they could’ve surprised a lot of teams but John Wall tore achilles and Dwight Howard played just 12 games with a very, lets say, very delicate and personal. And unless a miracle happens, they aren’t making it too far this year.

The answer is really simple, it is time to move on from both players. The reason for this is they have peaked and i dont think the Wizards can really get past the second round especially now that John Wall is returning from an achilles that had to be re-operated. The best option is to trade for a high lottery pick, I mean there is one Ball brother that might be declaring for next years draft that could be the piece for them going forward. If not the stock for Beal is very high. Beal to Celtics for Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Romeo Langford + pick could be a nice trade.

There is some good news and that is that the Wizards have sucked bad last 2 seasons, that means that they will probably get a top 5 pick in time for a full John Wall recovery, so hey, maybe being bad pays off?

#1 The Orlando Magic

I’m convinced that the Orlando Magic’s front office doesn’t know how to put a team together and the ones that drafted Dwight got really lucky. Where do you start with them? They Haven’t drafted a guard since 2015, I’M DEAD SERIOUS. The Magic have had 11 straight draft picks without picking anything less than a SF. They could’ve had a really good team but they’ve made a lot of terrible trades and signings that would take a whole other story.

Their main problem is how they have failed to develop a lot of young talent, players like Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris, Elfrid Payton and Mario Hezonja. And if they dont trade Nikola Vucevic they might just end up ruining Aaron Gordon and Mo Bamba. Don’t get me wrong, Vucevic is really good and consistent, but he is really slow and needs the ball a lot to be effective on offense. they need to give Mo Bamba minutes and find a player that can throw lobs to Gordon and Bamba and implement a Lob City Type of game. Players they should get could be Lonzo Ball, Ricky Rubio and CP3,

So what do you think? Any other teams that might need to blow it up? Lets us know in the coments! Thanks For Reading. That was Nonsense!

Houston, We have a problem

HINCH, LUNHOW, BANNED ,THEN FIRED

For the past couple of months the MLB has been conducting a very serious and deep investigation on the Houston Astros for accusations of sign stealings back in 2017, the year they won their first World Series. The people who were apparently involved the most were GM Jeff Lunhow, Manager A.J. Hinch, and former members of the Astros roster and now managers, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran.

There has been many instances where other teams have complained about sign stealing by the Stros, as recently as this Postseason, opponents hear loud banging on trash cans, whistling from the dugout and even problems with lights that turn off or dim when certain pitches were thrown.

This doesnt stop there though, as investigators found out that Houston used a hidden camera to record the signs. They also found that they had been using scouts with binoculars and there are rumors of they possibly sending players to the weight room in-game to watch live replays of the signs.

After concluding, the MLB has already dished some very heavy punnishments to the Astros:

  • 1 year ban for both A.J, Hinch and Jeff Lunhow
  • 5 million dollar fine
  • No 1st or 2nd round draft picks for 2021 or 2022

Houston Astros owner, Jim Crane, quickly reacted by outright firing Lunhow and Hinch stating that: “Even though none of them condoned it [sign stealing] they didn’t do anything to stop it” and that they just needed to start over with a clean sleight. As for Cora, ESPN’s Jeff Passan decribes Cora’s potential future punnishment as “imminent” and “harsh”. As for new Mets manager Beltran, he won’t be punnished as the MLB didn’t punnish any players and he was a player at the time of Houston’s title season.

What do you think? Does this taint the Astros accomplishments?, Do you think the punnishments were fair? Let us know in the comments!! That was some Nonsense