The Peoples’ Favorites

The Peoples’ Favorites

Every playoff, the broader public is looking for teams to care about, the peoples’ favorite if you will. Yes, 16 teams make the playoffs and that captures a lot of fans; however, maybe six of those teams have a real shot at winning the title. Couple that with fans who root for fun and those […]

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 NBA Playoffs Could See Young Teams Ascend

NBA Playoffs Could See Young Teams Ascend

We’ve gotten too used to slam-dunk easy NBA Playoffs series to predict. For years, a few teams at the top have dominated the NBA Playoffs, but even those underling teams had a clear hierarchy of who-beats-who. Young teams are discounted in the playoffs. It’s a new environment, and it’s hard to adapt. This year, we […]

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 NBA Midseason Awards: Coach Of The Year

NBA Midseason Awards: Coach Of The Year

We have now reached the 2021-22 NBA season’s dog days! Coach Of The Year candidates this year have mainly unlocked their teams’ potential on the defensive end. All of these coaches below have done that this season, but it was tough to narrow it down to just these five. 5. Monty Williams – Phoenix Suns […]

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 Memphis Grizzlies Take Down Brooklyn

Memphis Grizzlies Take Down Brooklyn

A Memphis Grizzlies versus Brooklyn Nets matchup looked like the perfect time to watch another James Harden masterpiece. He is rounding into form two months into the season. He’s been killing it lately, coming off a month where he averaged 26 points and 11 assists. However, the Memphis Grizzlies had other ideas, and, like any […]

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 Is Ja Morant the New Allen Iverson?

Is Ja Morant the New Allen Iverson?

Scrolling through Instagram on Sunday, the Ja Morant highlights on the House of Highlights and NBA accounts jumped through the phone. There he was with no-look passes, up and under layups, and explosive dunks. In a close loss, he finished with 40 points, 10 assists on 62 percent shooting. He even canned 5 of 7 […]

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 Most Entertaining Play-In Scenario

Most Entertaining Play-In Scenario

With just under three weeks and approximately 10 games remaining in the 2020-21 NBA season, the playoffs are so close we can almost taste them. The dessert to this filling, at times grueling, five-course meal of an NBA season can’t come soon enough. And just when you thought you didn’t have room for dessert, your […]

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 Flock of Birds Slayed by Utah Jazz Plane

Flock of Birds Slayed by Utah Jazz Plane

As the Utah Jazz plane was taking off for their upcoming game against the Memphis Grizzlies, it had to make an emergency landing. It had struck a flock of birds while taking off. No one was injured during this and thankfully the plane landed safely. The birds on the other hand are in critical condition. […]

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 Belly Up Panel: NBA Predictions and Season Awards

Belly Up Panel: NBA Predictions and Season Awards

Belly Up Contributors: Joe Palencia, Max Stines, Parker Ainsworth, Jeremy Macchitelli, Robert Cordero, Emir Sykes, Bob Blackwood, Bradley Stahl, Kyle Edwards, Shannon Walsh With the upcoming 2020-21 NBA Season start upon us, it’s time to put our money where our mouth is (or at least our credibility) and make our season award picks and playoff […]

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 One Word to Describe Each NBA Team: West

One Word to Describe Each NBA Team: West

A few days I wrote the Eastern Conference edition of this article, coming up with one word for each team to describe what to expect for their upcoming 2020 season. Today, the West has its turn. Dallas Mavericks Hopeful. The Mavs have the best young player in the game, a 7’3 knockout shooter, and tons […]

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 JA Puts The Is In Memphis… Grizzlies

JA Puts The Is In Memphis… Grizzlies

There were not a lot of people last season looking for Memphis to do anything last season. Before COVID stopped everything. They were the 8th seed in the west and were the second most disappointing team in the restart. New Orleans was the most disappointing. Roy Jones looked like he had the Zion Williamson conditioning […]

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