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Pau Gasol: To keep or not to keep, that is the question
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Jun 2011
LOS ANGELES -- In the still of the NBA postseason, when the news is slow and the rumors are fast, the Los Angeles Lakers are making a lot of noise. Trade noises, that is.
Although the talks involve Lamar Odom and a handful of d Read full story
NBA FINALS RATINGS SOAR ON ABS-CBN CHANNEL 2
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Jun 2011
The television ratings of the just concluded NBA Finals won by the Dallas Mavericks in six games over the Miami Heat has seen an amazing surge in ratings compared to recent years when the games were telecast by Solar Sp Read full story
Barkley on LeBron: "He's just not a cold-blooded killer"
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Jun 2011
IN THE refuge that is the Miami Heat locker room, LeBron James' stall is marked "king-size." But given how small he played in the 2001 NBA Finals, is a size-change in order?
When it rains, it pours. And in LeBron's case Read full story
Mavericks broke the hearts of Miami’s Filipino fans
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Jun 2011
Instead of the “Big 3,” it was the “Big D” that dominated the just-ended NBA Finals with German superstar Dirk Nowitzki showing to all and sundry that you don’t need a “super” team to win a championship.
The Read full story
I am a Champion
By Marv Dumon, Examiner.com, 14 Jun 2011
Basketball [ Commentary ] - What is a champion? It is a person (or a team) that has surpassed all rivals in a competition. A champion is not defined as the mere possessio Read full story
"LeBust" James: A Prince not a King
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Jun 2011
ONE OF the things that LeBron James loves to do after a big play is to clench his right hand into a fist and pound it as hard as he repeatedly can onto his left chest.
As it turned out, that lumberjack chest of Read full story
Dirk No-ring-ski no more: Dallas Mavericks capture NBA title
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Jun 2011
NO-RING-SKI. No-win-ski. No more.
The doubters can now put all those disparaging remarks to bed. Dirk Nowtizki is an NBA champion, at last. He also has a Finals MVP award to go with it, and a place in history as one o Read full story
Mavs postpone Heat's dynasty plans to win first ever NBA title: Spoelstra out?
By Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo, Examiner.com, 13 Jun 2011
“There’s an emptiness right now,” Filipino-American Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after the Dallas Mavericks defeated his team in six games and won their first ever NBA title in Miami Sunday night. Perhaps nobody felt the emptiness more than Heat star forward LeBron James, who is still ringle Read full story
King James or King Flop?
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 12 Jun 2011
THE BURDEN of unmet expectations is eating up LeBron James, holding him down like the weight of unconfessed sin.
A member of the fabled draft class of 2003, LeBron, then a high schooler, left his quiet Akron, Ohio hometown Read full story
Mavs shoot lights out, take 3-2 NBA Finals series lead
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Jun 2011
IN THE past four games of these NBA Finals, Dallas needed it's lone superstar to come up big and somehow equalize Miami's Big Three.
So far, Dirk Nowitzki has never failed to supply his team's multifarious needs, including Read full story
Big Dirk shines; ties the NBA Finals at 2-2
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Jun 2011
USING Game 4 of the 2011 NBA Finals as a canvas, Dirk Nowitzki painted another playoffs masterpiece Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The Big German drilled 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter a Read full story
Pinoys rooting for Miami's Fil-Am Coach
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 29 May 2011
Miami Heat Filipino-American coach Erik Spoelstra may not realize it, but many from this basketball-loving nation of his mother’s birth are praying for his team’s victory in their best-of-seven NBA tit Read full story
A dynasty in the making?
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 28 May 2011
TEAMWORK, relentless defense, and the lion's heart that beats rapidly inside the chest of MVP Derrick Rose were the cornerstones of Chicago's' regular season success and deep postseason run.
But in the Eastern Conference Fin Read full story
Erik Spoelstra endures early season doubts to take Heat to the NBA Finals
By Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo, Examiner.com, 28 May 2011
When the Miami Heat acquired All-Star forwards LeBron James and Chris Bosh, in what was this past off-season's most talked about blockbuster free agent signings, whispers arou Read full story
Mavericks punch NBA Finals ticket
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 27 May 2011
IT WAS deja vu all over again.
The Oklahoma City Thunder, so full of talent yet so painfully inexperienced, imploded again in the homestretch. The only difference is that, this time, they didn't just lose a game. They l Read full story
Miami moves a game closer to the NBA Finals
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 26 May 2011
In the waning moments of a closely-fought Game 4, All-Star Derrick Rose had three opportunities to put the Chicago Bulls on his back and tie the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 Tuesday night at the American Airlines Arena in Mia Read full story
Mike Brown wins Lakers jackpot
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 26 May 2011
WE HAVE a winner. In the sweepstakes that is the Lakers coaching search, Mike Brown owns the lucky ticket.
ESPN broke the news late Wednesday that the Los Angeles Lakers will name Brown the 22nd head coa Read full story
It's not a controlled fire, it's an all-out Heat
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 24 May 2011
TRAILING narrowly at 78-74 with still 6:34 left to play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday night, the Chicago Bulls appeared in good shape to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
But just 1 minute and 22 Read full story
This man of stature deserves his statue
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 24 May 2011
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers, dethroned and swept out of this year's NBA playoffs, appears to have a lot of fight left in them. Sadly, though, this fight is just against each other.
The ongoing brouhaha betwe Read full story
Mavs take 2-1 series lead in West Finals
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 23 May 2011
After a late-game scare, when their 23-point lead was cut down to 6, the Dallas Mavericks clung to a 93-87 win over rthe Oklahoma City Thunder to take Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.
Saturday night's thriller at the Oklaho Read full story