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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Can Dwayne Wade Get Back To MVP Form?

Okay most people are probably thinking what in the hell are you thinking. Durant, Bryant, James Westbrook and Dirk are a few of the names that come to mind before Dwayne Wade.  Why do I think Wade will be MVP it's actually pretty simple. Let's look at why I think this could very well be one of Wade's best seasons ever.

The last few years Dwayne Wade has taken a backseat to let his teammates come to the forefront. This does not mean Wade did not want to it was him being a team player. Yes, he has been injured, but he should be pretty healthy going into this season. Wade also will have a chip on his shoulder. Most people think that Lebron James was the only reason the Heat won their championships.

Dwayne Wade has something to prove and this coming season I expect him to be a standout. With James gone he can be the man once again. Look for Dwayne Wade to have a MVP season. If he does the Heat could head back to the NBA Finals.


Friday, August 1, 2014

What Has Happened To Baseball?

Baseball for so many years was labeled America's pastime, but I fear that may not be the case anymore. Growing up I remember going to the ballpark every week enjoying the game with my family. There was specials all the time, so it was very affordable, but that is not the case anymore. I played little league growing up and one day I wanted to be just like my idols. It never happened, but hey kids are allowed to dream.

The baseball I see today do not even look like the sport I loved growing up as a kid. We have steroids, cheating and all kinds of things going on. It's not about the fans anymore it's all about money and that is sad. There was a time where kids could go to the ballpark and eat hotdogs with their families and try to get a foul ball in their glove along with some autographs.

Where has real baseball gone? Soccer, football, and basketball have taken over for baseball it seems. Little league is getting less players and leagues are vanishing quickly. I fear the sport I love is dying a slow death and my grandson will miss out on all the fun baseball was for me growing up. Hopefully, people will see what the game has become and give it back to the fans. I know that will not happen, but I can dream just like I did about being in the Major Leagues.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NFL Dropped The Ball With Ray Rice Suspension

The NFL had a chance to make a stand against domestic violence and they fumbled it away on the goal line. Ray Rice committed domestic violence and that is something that cannot be tolerated by the NFL or even the Baltimore Ravens. The punishment that the NFL came up with was a two game suspension. You got to be kidding me. That is a slap on the wrist and Ray Rice should feel fortunate that is all he got.

Now his coach or even the Baltimore Ravens could also make a stand, but do not look for that to happen. In fact, I bet the Ravens are happy with the punishment as he will only miss two games when he could have missed alot more. I guess the NFL does not consider domestic violence a serious offense, especially when you get four games for PED's. It's a shame that the NFL did not step up and do the right thing, but this really should not surprise anyone that's for sure.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Can Cleveland Learn From Past Mistakes?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have really struggled since The Decision, but now that could be a thing of the past with Lebron James coming back to the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers made a lot of mistakes the first go around with James and it's starting to look like they could be making the same mistakes the second tour of duty with James. Early in his career James was given anything he wanted and that was the Cavaliers downfall.

Now we are on the second go around and it looks like James is getting everything he wants once again. James wanted Mike Miller on the team and other players he liked could be next in line. Now don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with adding pieces to your team, but you can't let James make these kind of decisions.

Many people are on the bandwagon when it comes to getting Kevin Love to Cleveland. I will admit I am not one of those people. Love is a very good player, but to give up Wiggins and others to get him is just not worth it in my opinion. I hope the Cavaliers are not repeating mistakes from the past, but it seems they might be.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

King James Goes Back To Cleveland To Assume His Throne

Lebron James left Cleveland on not so friendly terms, but that does not mean you cannot ever go back home. James decided that he missed Northeast Ohio too much and came back to where it all started for him. Some people may not understand his decision or why he did what he did. For people such as this writer I know how he feels. Nothing feels better hen going home and being around the people you grew up with and know.

Being home is something special for James. Many people will never understand that and that is okay. Yes, Lebron James wants to win a championship in Cleveland, but if he does not that is okay as well. He is doing this on his own terms, which many people never get to do. Lebron James came back to his roots and there is not wrong with that at all. For me coming home was really the only choice he could make.

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and James both made mistakes, but all will be forgotten if James delivers an NBA championship to Cavalier fans. They are starved for a winner and King James will assume to throne and try to bring them one.



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Will King James Ever Return To His Throne In Cleveland?

Lebron James started his career in Cleveland and many think that is where he will end it as well. I also am one of those people, but it isn't happening as soon as people think if you ask me. Cavalier fans would love to see King James resign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but I think it will happen in a couple of years and here is why. The first thing is no matter where he goes he will not sign a long term deal. If he does he will have a opt out clause built in it.

King James has unfinished business in Cleveland and he knows it. James will wait for the Cavaliers to get a few more pieces in place before he heads back. I see it in two to three years. He will still have a lot left in the tank and it will give him a chance to redeem himself in Cleveland. No matter what anyone tells you he did not like how it ended in Cleveland. If he can go back to the Cavaliers and win a title his career will be complete. If fans can wait a few more years I think they could have something special in Cleveland again. Only time will tell if I am right, but it would be a great way to end his career on top with his original team.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

King James Can Only Leave Miami For Cleveland

Don't think for one minute Lebron James isn't seeing what is happening. Most people do not realize how smart James really happens to be. James by now probably has heard Pat Riley's speech and I can't think he is really happy with it. King James knows that the only place he could leave Miami for would be Cleveland thanks to Pat Riley.

If James would leave Miami for another contender people would say he is just chasing championships and not a guy who can stick it out when it gets tough. Now James can really only leave Miami for the Cavaliers. It was a very nice ploy by Pat Riley. Painting James into a corner may be a good thing, but it could also backfire on Riley as well. I really do think James will just stay with Miami in the end as tha is the only logical choice King James has right now.