The 2010-2011 NBA Playoffs will start on Saturday at 1PM EST. Get ready by following your favorite NBA teams and ballers on Twitter. Here is the list of Twitter accounts you should follow:
A list of real NBA players on Twitter
Dwyane Wade: @dwadeofficial
Dwight Howard: @dwighthoward)
Shaquille O’Neal: @the_real_shaq
Nate Robinson: @nate_robinson
Kevin Love: @kevinlove
Danny Granger: @dgranger33
John Wall: @jimmywa11
More NBA ballers – click here.
A list of real NBA teams on Twitter
Orlando Magic: @Orlando_Magic
LA Lakers: @Lakers
OKC Thunder: @okcthunder
Miami Heat: @MiamiHEAT
Boston Celtics: @celtics
San Antonio Spurs: @spurs
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Sprite has launched the Sprite Spark Parks Project, a multi-year partnership with LeBron James to renovate, rebuild and restore the chosen 21 local basketball courts with a purpose to present positive environments where people can get outside and do positive things.
This is a contest – you need to nominate your local basketball court to be chosen as one of at least 21 basketball courts. The chosen ones will get funding in 2011 for new rims, backboards, surfaces, arts by local artists, and more.
Check out the Sprite Facebook page to learn what LeBron say about this project. Also, here’s the behind the scene video
The contest will end on 6/10/11 – hurry up y’all!
The contest will end on 6/10/11 – hurry up y’all!
San Antonio Spurs is boring – in a good way. Spurs’ 57-16 record is 2011 NBA’s best, and they are doing such almost every season. Coach Pop’s strategy is a bit old-school and focused on winning via outstanding strategy and tactical executions.
Tim Duncan fits well into the system, and as we all know it, every Spurs key moves are made with Tim in mind. Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker spice things up, but almost all happen in set scenarios.
Spurs is the opposite of Oklahoma City Thunder; they are not flashy like OKC and the rest, and their strategy is somewhat predictable – but that doesn’t mean you could stop them.
San Antonio holds on their cornerstones of success tightly – Coach Greg Popovich is in his 15th season with the Spurs. Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili is the original … Read More »
As a basketball fan (And Orlando Magic fan,) I view Dwight Howard of Orlando Magic as a nice and friendly person. However, on court, he’s a beast – he dunks the ball like there’s no tomorrow and rejects shots like the ball owes him something.
Unfortunately, he often got carried away. Dwight Howard is not a troublemaker, but the refs don’t think so. The NBA referees consider Dwight as a bit vocal, slamming him with 16 technical fouls that gave him a one game suspension and $45,000 in fine this season. Dwight is 2 technical fouls away from getting a $55,000 fine and another suspension.
I don’t know what Dwight talk about with the refs, but I think he need to play by the rule book – whatever that is. Maybe he needs to ignore the refs and stay … Read More »
Vertical jump training can be both a simple matter and a complicated one. It can be either coaches or the trainees that make the goal to improve vertical jump a complicated issue, and that is usually due to several mistakes that are repeated over and over again.
One Size Fits All Training
Every athlete has their own strengths, weaknesses, bodies, and abilities, and every one of them responds differently to different types of training. It is why these differences need to be taken into considerations when designing a program, whether you are a coach or an athlete.
One athlete might lack pure strength, while another might be lacking in plyometric strength. One athlete might be grossly anterior chain dominant while another will be more balanced. One athlete might be lacking in all facets of strength. The possibilities are many, and these all need … Read More »
Many say that although OKC Thunder is a young, strong and exciting team, OKC won’t go far in the 2011 NBA Playoffs due to lacks of experience. I’ll say – they will surprise you – thanks for some great moves by Thunder management team.
Kendrick Perkins at center, Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka at forward, Russel Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha at guard – the Starting 5 is very promising.
Kendrick is an ex-Celtics powerful and experienced center, has been playing with winners for years.
Kevin Durant leads the NBA in points per game average (28.1) and truly a scoring threat with his wealth of offensive .
Serge Ibaka is a strong power forward that will offer formidable presence in the low post.
Thabo Sefolosha will glue the team with his role playing at shooting guard position.
Russell Westbrook will slash and dish like an All-Star … Read More »
Stan Van Gundy, Orlando Magic coach, has won a “huge” award – he has unanimously voted by NBA players as the most annoying coach in the NBA.
According to Orlando Sentinel, Sports Illustrated polled 138 NBA players with a question: “Which coach is most annoying during games?” The results: 65 percent think that Stan Van Gundy is the most annoying coach of all during NBA games. Lakers’ Phil Jackson and Bucks’ Scott SKiles rank second and third – both with 7 percent.
Van Gundy barks instructions to his players, complaints to the referees, yells in desperation, etc. – throughout the game. I wonder whether he is also annoying for Orlando’s players…
As of for me, the most annoying of all is Phil Jackson with his “zen coaching” and such – with all due respect, his sarcastic comments on and off the … Read More »
I was a long time fan of Utah Jazz before the Orlando Magic came into the NBA. It’s sad to see how the Jazz becoming what they are right now.
I enjoyed watching Jazz’ games in Stockton-Malone era. The pick and rolls / pick and pops are perfectly executed, and when everything is wrong, John Stockton, Karl Malone, or Jeff Hornacek will punish Jazz’ opponents in one way or another.
Utah Jazz is different today – even I’m not convinced that Deron Williams was good enough for the Jazz when he was still with them (he’s proven to be a liability.) Jerry Sloan? It’s sad to see him go, and Utah Jazz feels the impact immediately. They went on losing 10 out of their last 13 games since Sloan left Utah, and I do believe that Deron has got nothing … Read More »
I root for Orlando Magic for years, but I have to admit that Chicago Bulls is the strongest and most exciting team in the Eastern Conference, and one of the best in the League.
Post Jordan-era, I never consider the Bulls as a strong team. They are inconsistent at best and need to work on the chemistry well. Sending Ben Gordon to Detroit is for the best as he is undersized and all about him is only shooting, shooting and shooting. The Bulls need more than just that – they need all-around, multi-faceted player who can work well in a system. Hinrich? He lacks aggressiveness.
Derrick Rose is probably the best point guard in the NBA for his all-around, multi-faceted game – just what the Bulls need. Boston’s Rajon Rondo is great at getting passes to the scorers … Read More »
I just love Kevin Love. The good lookin’ kid seems to be a best fit if he is a member of a boy band. But never judge people by their looks. Kevin Love is a double-double monster and he has just set an NBA record for the most double-doubles in a season with 51 consecutive double-double.
Despite his Minnesota team is not one of the better NBA team this season, Kevin Love is playing like an All-Star this season (well, he IS an All-Star!) Kevin broke Moses-Malone-the-Hall-of-Famer’s record for consecutive double-double with 51, scoring 23 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in a Minnesota Timberwolves losing game vs. Dallas Mavericks (105-108.)
Let’s hope Wolves management can find better players next season to become a playoff contender with Love as the cornerstone.