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Jazz vs Thunder!! Game Preview!!Cut The Quit!! Jason Jerell!!

Jazz vs Thunder!! Game Preview!!Cut The Quit!! Jason Jerell!!

In this video Francis sits down with Jason Jerell and talks about the NBA Matchup Jazz Vs Thunder, NBA games and Lebron James.  Jason Jerell is a former football player for Idaho State University and also founder of the “Cut The Quit/ Cheat Death Not Sets” Movement.  Watch the video and leave a Comment.

Did LeBron James throw the 2011 NBA Finals?

Did LeBron James throw the 2011 NBA Finals?

By Kevin Bertalotto.  March 29, 2018.

(Note: Not saying he did or didn’t but promoting the question/theory)

Now this does sound bizarre that a superstar competitor like LeBron would throw a whole Finals series considering he didn’t really gain anything, however after considering everything in play I guarantee you this article will make you think, “maybe.”

Everyone remembers the complete meltdown of “LeCHOKE” in the 2011 NBA Finals, however after reviewing it I believe LeBron low-key tanked it. There is multiple theories to why he would do such a thing.

Didn’t want Wade to be FMVP

052514 heat game story rg 8Sounds crazy but hold on, prior to Game 4 when LeBron had 8 points, Dwyane Wade was averaging 27 ppg, 8.7 rebs, 5 apg over 1 stl and 1 blk a game on 57% shooting. Surely that is FMVP worthy stats compared to Lebrons 20 ppg, 6.7 rebs, 6 asts, 2 stls on 51% shooting. Here’s why he would not allow this to happen. LeBron joining Wade’s Heat  was bad enough so for Wade winning FMVP would only make it worse just like Curry winning FMVP over KD last yr would make it worse for Durant. Now after Game 3 LBJ averaged about 15 8 and 8, 4.7 tovs and shot 44% so maybe after realizing he wouldn’t win FMVP he decided he wouldn’t let a teammate win it over him.

Prove his value

Now although I believe Derrick Rose deserved that MVP award, LeBron likely didn’t so after defeating Rose’s Bulls in 5 in the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron figured “losing this series will prove how valuable I am” yeah it backlashed on him but doesn’t mean he didn’t think this.

Was asked to

Here’s the craziest theory. LeBron was asked by the then NBA commissioner David Stern to tank it to boost the ratings of next year’s Finals (OKC vs HEAT). Think about it what would make a better story, an experienced trio with a ring vs a young ringless trio or a ringless experienced trio vs a young ringless trio? LeBron being REALLY hungry for that ring and seeking to redeem himself only made the Kevin Durant/Bron matchup even better. So to get LeBron to throw 2011 Finals, they made a deal that the refs would favor Miami the following Finals which as a proud Heat fan I admit the officiating was horrible. OR instead of it being for ratings the next year Finals it was to repay DAL since the 2006 NBA Finals with the Mavericks vs Miami was officiated horribly against the Mavs and Mark Cuban part Mavs owner claimed the league is rigged.

Worth mentioning

Since the 2000 NBA Finals 14 times the champs got the most FTAs and what’s interesting is Miami in the first 3 rounds had more FTs 436-303 which means the Heat averaged 8 more FTAs than their opponent. DAL in their first 3 rounds had 378 FTs-364 which is only about 1 more free throw attempt a game. So keep that in mind Miami had a big difference in FTAs as opposed to DAL. Fast forward to the end and the Mavericks managed to get more free throws 155 to Heat’s 148. Not a big difference but still worth noting since Miami always got way more FTs until the Finals.

Sure all this is just speculation but definitely worth thinking over.

Best performances against each team since 84

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Best performances against each team since 84

by Kevin Bertalotto,

In this article we’ll be looking at the top 2 best regular season performances against each team. Enjoy!

Vs 76ers: In Philadelphia against Joel Embiid, James Harden had a historic game with 51 points, 13 rebs, 13 dimes shooting 16/28 and 6/11 on 3s. W

Honorable mention: Russell Westbrook vs the Sixers at home back in 2015 had 49, 15 rebs and 10 asts on 16/33 shooting. W

Vs MIL: At against the Bucks Karl Malone aka “The Mailman” scored 61 points shooting 21/26, collected 18 rebs and stole the ball 3x. W

Honorable mention: Allen Iverson on the road finished the game with 54 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 5 asts. W

   Vs CHI: At home against the Bulls Demarcus Cousins had a Wilt Chamberlain-esque game. Scored 44 pts, gobbled  23 rebs, had 10 asts and 4 stls and got the win in double OT.  W

Honorable mention: In just 29 minutes CJ McCollum had 50 pts shooting 18/25, grabbed 5 rebs and assisted on 2 shots. W

   Vs CLE: No doubt Michael Jordan’s 69 points on 62% shooting, 18 rebs and 6 asts alongwith 4 stls was the best performance vs the Cavs. W

Honorable mention: Yet again Michael Jordan had a great vs CLE but this time he had 54, 14 rebs and 6 asts along with 3 stls.W

Vs BOS: Devin Booker’s 70 points is the most pts ever scored in Madison Square Garden, Devin also grabbed 8 rebs and assisted 6 shots. L

Honorable mention: In 1989 Michael Jordan in 89 had 42 points, 9 rebs, 11 asts and stole the ball 8x shooting 56%. W

 Vs LAC: David Robinson at Los Angeles scored 71 points, grabbed 14 rebs and dished out 5 asts. W

Honorable mention: On his birthday Shaquille O’Neal had 61 points, collected 23 rebs, had 4 asts too. W

   Vs Mem: LeBron James vs the Grizzlies scored 51 pts, grabbed 8 rebs and assisted on 9 shots shooting 64%. W

Honorable mention: Kobe Bryant had 56 points, gobbled 5 rebs and had 4 asts. W

   Vs ATL: Going against Dominique Wilkins in Boston, Larry Bird finished the game with 50 13 and 7 on 19/25 shooting. W

Honorable mention: No surprise Michael Jordan scored 61 pts, grabbed 10 rebs and stole the ball 4x.

Vs MIA: Against his future team the Miami Heat, Lebron James played great with 47 pts, 12 rebs, 9 asts shooting 16/25. W

Honorable mention: Going against a young Wade, Allen Iverson finished the game with 38 pts, 6 rebs and 16 asts getting the victory in OT. W

   Vs CHA: In a win over the Hornets, Jimmy Butler scored 52 pts, grabbed 12 rebs and dished out 6 asts. W

Honorable mention: At home Carmelo Anthony had the hot hand scoring 62 points, gobbling 13 rebs and shot 66%.

Vs Uta: In a blowout win over the Gobert-less Jazz, James Harden had 56 pts, 2 rebs and 13 asts on 76% shooting. W

Honorable mention: Damian Lillard at home scored 59 points, collected 5 rebs and dished out 6 asts. W

   Vs SAC: David Robinson at home had 48 pts, 16 rebs, 6 asts, 4 stls and 4blks. W

Honorable mention: 37 of Klay Thompson’s 52 pts came in the third quarter, Klay finished the game 11-15 on 3s. W

   Vs NYK: Arguably his best triple dub, James Harden had 53 pts, 16 rebs and 17 asts on 54% shooting.  W

Honorable mention: Dwyane Wade at home scored 46 pts, grabbed 8 rebs and dished out 10 asts while shooting 55%. W

Vs LAL: Going against Lonzo Ball in L.A., Joel Embiid had a historic game with 46 pts, 15 rebs, 7 asts and 7 blks on 70% shooting. W

Honorable mention: Gilbert Arenas had 60 points against Kobe’s Lakers but also had 8 rebs and 8 asts. W

Vs ORL: Taking over the 4th Q and OT, Russell Westbrook had 57 pts, 13 rebs and dished out 11 asts against a healthy Magic. W

Honorable mention: James Harden’s 60 pts is the most pts scored in a triple double. James also had 10 rebs and 11 asts vs the Magic missing their two best players. W

Vs Dal: In the first 3 quarters Kobe Bryant outscored the Mavs 62-61. Kobe collected 8 rebs and shot 58%. W

Honorable mention: On the road Clyde Drexler had 41, 8 and 15 asts on 17/23 shooting. L

Vs NJN: At home vs the Nets Michael Jordan scored 58 pts, had 8 rebs, 3 asts along with 3 stls and 2 blks. W

Honorable mention: Michael Adams finished the game with 45, 11 and 12.

Vs DEN: Trailing in the 4th Russell Westbrook took over and finished the game with 50 16 and 10 giving him his 42nd triple dub of the season. Oh yeah he also made the game winning 3 at the buzzer. W

Honorable mention: Anthony Davis scored 50 pts, gobbled 15 rebs, assisted on 5 shots, stole the ball 5x and blocked 4 shots. L

Vs IND: Although his all around game was not great, Klay Thompson did score 60 pts having the ball for only 90 secs.

Honorable mention: Chris Webber hada Wilt type game of 51 pts, 26 rebs, 5 asts, 3 stls and 2 blks. L

Vs NO During Stephen Curry’s first MVP season had an efficient game vs the Pelicans scoring 53 pts, grabbed 4 rebs and dished out 9 asts while shooting 63% and 9/13 on 3s.  W

Honorable mention: Russell Westbrook vs Anthony Davis had 48 9 and 11 plus 4 stls on 53% shooting. L

Vs DET: Anthony Davis vs Andre Drummond  on the road scored 59 pts, collected 20 rebs and shot 71%. W

Honorable mention: Kevin McHale at home scored a then franchise record of 56 pts, grabbed 16 rebs too on 22/28 shooting. W

   Vs TOR: It’s a no brainer Kobe Bryant’s 81 pt game is the best performance vs the Raps. Besides scoring the 2nd most pts in a game ever he shot 61%. W

Honorable mention: LeBron James at TOR had 45 10 and 5 on 50% shooting. L

   Vs HOU: Vs their rivals, Dirk Nowitzki scored 53 pts, gobbled 16 rebs shot 53% and blocked 4 shots . W

Honorable mention: On the road John Stockton jad 26 pts, 24 asts, stole the ball 6x and shot 12/16. W

Vs S.A.: Purvis Short of GS had 57 and 15 vs the Spurs in 1984. W

Honorable mention: Hakeem Olajuwon at home hada triple dub of 38, 10 rebs, 4 asts, 5 stls and 10 blks. L

Vs PHX: Michael Jordan against the 89 Suns had 53 pts, 14 rebs and 8 asts on 20/28 shooting. L

Honorable mention: Russell Westbrook scored 48 pts, grabbed 17 rebs and dished out 9 asts. L

Vs SEA: In a loss Hakeem Olajuwon had 38 pts,  17 rebs, 6 asts, 7 stls, 12 blks. L

Honorable mention: Magic Johnson vs Seattle had 29 pts, 9 rebs, 21 asts. W

   Vs MIN: Another great game by Hakeem Olajuwon with 46 pts, 19 rebs, 8 asts shooting 70%. W

Honorable mention: David Robinson had a triple double with 43 pts, 11 rebs, 10 blks. W

Vs POR: In 50 mins Kobe Bryant had 65 pts, 7 rebs and shot 59%. W

Honorable mention Charles Barkley vs Drexler had 41 pts, 22 rebs, 5 asts, 6 stls on 13/18 shooting. W

   Vs GSW: At Oakland, Dwight Howard scored 45 pts, collected 13 rebs, stole the ball 4x, blocked 2 shots.  W

Honorable mention: Hakeem Olajuwon was so close to a quadruple double of 29 pts, 18 rebs, 9 asts and 11 blks on 13/18 shooting. W

   Vs WAS: This season LeBron James on the road  had 57 pts, 11 rebs and 7 asts on 68% shooting.  W

Honorable Mention: Vince Carter as a Net had 46 pts, 16 rebs and 10 asts shooting 16/28. W