8 in a Row and Silencing the Haters

LeBron continues to astonish…. So how great an accomplishment is this for LeBron James, his eighth straight NBA Finals appearance? No one has managed that since the Celtics dynasty. Has he silenced his haters? C.J. Hampshire: LeBron is iconic. When you think of all the great players in this league, it is truly impressive what…

LeBron and Steph: Year Three

Hello Trilogy It feels like Steph fatigue and LeBron is back to the best of everything. Has the perception of both players changed in year three? C.J. Hampshire:  Let me quote my girl, Judge Judy. Don’t pee on my leg and say it’s raining.  We all saw it. LeBron had that block and Steph had…

The Number 7 and LeBron James

Now that the playoffs are here, it’s all about LeBron James… What has to happen for LeBron James to finish this off and get to the Finals for the 7th straight time? C.J. Hampshire: The usual. It’s nothing new for LeBron. He found out in 2015 he can’t do it alone. So he and [his…

Russ Doing Divorce Just Fine

Talking Westbrook, the KD Divorce and will the makeup ever happen? Russell Westbrook has no problems in New Orleans with former friend/teammate Kevin Durant. He seems to be enjoying himself watching the media fall all over themselves with their breakup questions while Durant seems like he has a perpetual hangover. Who is winning the divorce…

Derrick Rose Laughing At the Bulls?

The Bulls are in full blow the house up mode with players turning on each other. What do you think Derrick Rose is thinking now? The Bulls were arrogantly excited to unload him because Jimmy Butler was their franchise player and DRose had become exhausting. Windy City karma, maybe? C.J. Hampshire: Hell, yeah karma. This…

11 Years Ago, 81 Points and Immortality

It’s really a testament to the power of imagination. There’s a lot of players who come up now who don’t think 80 points is possible. You think 50 and if you are really hot- 60. I never had that limit. Ever. I never, ever thought that way. I always thought 80 was possible. Always. I…

The Conference of LeBron: Whose Got 2nd?

4 Questions About the Eastern Conference The Eastern Conference is the Conference of LeBron. There are three teams that can compete with LeBron. The Celtics, Raptors, Pacers are on the coattails. Who is playing for second? C.J. Hampshire: I like the Pacers in a tight race. They have the superstar in Paul George who can…

Steph Curry Truth or Steph Curry Making Excuses?

Let’s Talk Steph Curry…. While in China, Steph Curry told Darren Rovell of ESPN that yes he was injured in the Finals and no it doesn’t matter. That has been translated by many as Curry making excuses for why a team with a 3-1 lead, the defending champions no less, choked. Do the haters have…

Grading the OKC Summer

Russell Westbrook is the anti-Durant. We discuss… OKC made the best decision for themselves by signing Westbrook to an extension. If they lost him, they would have had a 5-year rebuilding window. But did Westbrook make the right decision for Westbrook? C.J. Hampshire: Yes. The extension is short. If he really wants to come back…