Pump Fake To The Altar

Pump Fake to the Altar: Episode 8 – NBA Playoff Push

In this episode of Pump Fake to the Altar, your hosts Felix John-Baptiste and DJ Allen discuss the recently proposed 1 through 16 playoff seeding. They also take a look at the Eastern Conference team records vs the Western Conference. It appears that the standings for seeds 3 through 8 in each conference are relatively

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Society Top 50: No. 30 Kevin Love

Name: Kevin Love Ranking: 30 Team: Cleveland Cavaliers 2016-2017 Regular Season General Stats: 19.0 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 2.4 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.5 BPG, 43 FG%, 37.3 3PT%, 87.1 FT% 2016-2017 Regular Season Advanced Stats:  21.1 PER, .573 TS%, 6.4 WS, 1.7 OBPM, -0.9 DBPM, 1.3 VORP The Breakdown Kevin Love was the man in Minnesota before Karl-Anthony Towns came around.

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LeBron James and Stephen Curry

LeBron James needs help and his teammates aren’t providing it

When you go up against a juggernaut like the Golden State Warriors, there’s no question that it’s going to require an all-around effort to take them down. But boy does the Cleveland Cavaliers have to do some soul searching going into Game 3. If LeBron James goes into the locker room after this game going

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2017 NBA Playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors Preview

When expectations are high, the margin for error is ridiculously slim. All of the Cavaliers accomplishments are inevitably compared to that of their toughest foes, the Warriors. We’ve done nothing since the commencement of the 2017 NBA playoffs but bash the Cavs. “They don’t play enough defense. They gave up more than 100 points to

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2017 NBA Playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers Preview

We have arrived. The King has returned and is ready to defend his crown. LeBron James sets his eyes on an unprecedented journey to make his 7th consecutive NBA Finals appearance. Since coming back to Cleveland, his Eastern Conference runs have been remarkable. There has been no real competition in the East come playoff time,

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Serge Ibaka, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors

Fisch’s Friday Rant: Serge Ibaka, Replacement Melo, and Oakley

Happy Friday to all my fellow hoops heads, hoopers, and casual basketball fans all around the world! New week, new All-Star Weekend approaching, and a new video set up is all on the docket for the latest Fisch’s Friday Rant. We have some talk about the Serge Ibaka trade to Toronto, Carmelo Anthony as an

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Paul Millsap, Joel Embiid, All-Star Snubs

Fisch’s Friday Rant: All-Star Snubs

Every year, when the All-Star game is ready to take place, and the voting comes in from the fans and coaches, we all hope and pray that our favorite players make the cut. Twitter campaigns are rampant, stats are tweeted after every game, and trash talk is spewed all over the place. This season was

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Kevin Love

Going forward, Cavs might need Kevin Love more than ever

Kevin Love survived the incessant nitpicking and speculation about what his role with the Cleveland Cavaliers would be and if his foreseeable future with the team was for certain. After missing practically the entire postseason when the Cavs made their run to the 2015 Finals, Love reaped the consummate reward for his fortitude by winning

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Kevin Love & LeBron James

Kevin Love’s interpretation of stepping over a player is absolutely correct

LeBron James’s step-over of Draymond Green is the hot topic right now because it ultimately led to the suspension of Green in tonight’s possibly series-ending Game 5. Green has had previous incidents that acted as a domino effect but his reaction to James stepping over him was the last straw. In his media availability yesterday, LeBron

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Cavaliers must be better defensively to have a chance against the Warriors

The Cleveland Cavaliers were plagued by multiple misfortunes on both sides of the ball in their 110-77 lopsided loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, with things such as LeBron James coughing up the ball 7 times and Kevin Love being limited to virtually no second half action due to

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