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BULLS DUMP PISTONS
By Jaime David, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Jan 2012
CHICAGO -- After a 109-94 letdown in Atlanta last Saturday, the Chicago Bulls went home to lick their wounds and reverted quickly back to their winning ways.
On a cold Monday night, before a near capacity crowd of Read full story
Hard-charging Bulls hit brick wall in Atlanta
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Jan 2012
FORGET the 7-1 start, their best since the 1996-97 season, when some dude named Michael Jeffrey Jordan was still defying gravity.
Forget the six-game winning streak, which propelled them briefly to a tie for the bes Read full story
At last, Bulls back home after four-game road trip
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jan 2012
THE Chicago Bulls are a tough bunch. And the only thing tougher thus far is their schedule.
Derrick Rose and company started this shortened season on a four-game road trip to hoops hotbed California, where they tangled wi Read full story
Santa Chris Paul's giving spree
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Dec 2011
LOS ANGELES -- I was at the Staples Center here in L.A last Dec.19. as an officially credentialed NBA writer. And I had the good fortune of covering the pre-season civil war between the mighty Lakers and the rising Clippers.
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Good things do happen to good people
By Homer D. Sayson, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Dec 2011
"DO something you like and the money will follow," talk show queen Oprah Winfrey once upon a time dispensed that advice while discussing the keys that open doors to a joyful life.
Basketball has always been the love of Read full story
Maverick Odom changes colors
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Dec 2011
LOS ANGELES -- He's 6-foot-10 long and 230 pounds large. He can shoot, pass, rebound, play respectable defense, and light the hardcourt with his winning, infectious smile.
There sure is a lot to like about Lamar Odom.
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2011 NBA PRESEASON BEGINS FRIDAY, DEC. 16
By , PhilBoxing.com, 13 Dec 2011
-- NBA TV to air 10 preseason games, including Miami at Orlando Dec. 21 --
NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2011 – The NBA today released its 2011 preseason schedule, a 30-game slate that tips off Friday, Dec. 16, with four games and co Read full story
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Oct 2011
LOS ANGELES -- Determined to end a labor dispute that has locked the league for 112 days and counting, NBA owners and their representatives met with the players' union on Tuesday with federal mediator George Cohen overseeing th Read full story
Sliver of hope for ongoing NBA lockout
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Oct 2011
LOS ANGELES -- The US economy is in bad shape. The national unemployment rate is an alarmingly high 9.1 percent, while new jobs are getting increasingly rare.
And that is why people get sick, if not angry, when they hear a Read full story
The NBA lockout looks like a lock
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 06 Aug 2011
LOS ANGELES -- A friend of mine recently walked into a dealership hoping to buy a new car to replace a 1995 Toyota Camry that had served him exceptionally well for about 182,760 odometer miles.
After an elaborate tour a Read full story
NBA STARS TWO-GAME STINT CONFIRMED
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Jul 2011
The NBA stars two-game stint against a PBA All Star Selection and the Smart Gilas national team preparing for the FIBA Asia Men’s Championship which will serve as the qualifier for the 2012 London Olympics, has been confirmed. Read full story
Rootin' for a not-rotten Fish
By Nicholai R. Roska, PhilBoxing.com, 13 Jul 2011
LOS ANGELES -- I remember it so well, an event that was seared into my brain the way good memories and milestones are. Only this one is a nightmare that haunted me from sometime.
It was May 13, 2004. My beloved San Antonio Spurs, then Read full story
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