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2011 NBA Season Lottery Teams Rankings, MVP, and Best Team


The Heat, Lakers, and Thunder Are All Powerhouse Teams

Let’s begin…

NBA Lottery Teams, Power Rankings

The rankings are based on a combination of quality of players, expectations, and how awful the team was. I’m ranking best outcome to worse outcome.

“This is it. Don’t get scared now.”

  1. L.A. Clippers: This was clearly the best lottery team this season. They toyed with the idea of making the playoffs while being just bad enough to make it into the lottery. Couldn’t have done it better myself.
  2. Houston Rockets: This is the arguably the best team in the lottery. They obviously have some holes to fill in the front court, but they have one of the best front offices in the NBA. They will be fine. Look for them to make the playoffs next year.
  3. Milwaukee Bucks: This is a playoff team that caught some bad breaks. Look for them to get back on track next season. “Fear the Dear”
  4. Phoenix Suns: This franchise is in denial. They should have started rebuilding 3 years ago after the Shaq experience. They have to get what they can for Steve Nash and cut bait with Vince Carter as soon as possible. Do it for the kids.
  5. Golden State Warriors: I don’t even know what to call this. I think it’s a basketball team, but I’m not sure what they’re trying to accomplish. I’m not sure they are even trying to win games, but I love this organization, because hands down they have the best fantasy players.
  6. Utah Jazz: After losing their two best players what could you reasonably expect. If you’re a Jazz fan just pray Jimmer Fredette is off the board before the Jazz make their pick.
  7. Minnesota Timberwolves: For the talent this team had they should have won a few more games. At the same time this is Minnesota. I’m not sure they know they still have a basketball team.
  8. Sacramento Kings: Welcome to the best high school team of all time. If John Calipari were a GM this is the team he would put together. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Kings end up having to vacate wins.
  9. Charlotte Bobcats: You changed coaches, traded away your best players, and Michael Jordan is your de facto GM. Other than that things are great.
  10. Washington Wizards: Your team stinks, but at least you have John Wall.
  11. Cleveland Cavaliers: “Damn” Nuff said
  12. Toronto Raptors: I know why this debacle happened, but did you have to wallow in the debacle?
  13. Detroit Pistons: I wanted to put Toronto last, but then I remembered that no one playing for the Pistons likes to organization. So I will jump off the ship with them.

My All NBA Team

C Dwight Howard

PF LaMarcus Aldridge

SF LeBron James

SG Dwyane Wade

PG Derrick Rose

I almost put Kevin Durant at shooting guard because he should be on this list.

2011 MVP

This belongs to Dwight Howard. I don’t want to hear about how Derrick Rose is so great. Look, dude isn’t even top five in the NBA (FYI top five: LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and Dirk Nowitzki). Don’t get me wrong he’s a good player, but he is replaceable. On the other hand no one changes the game on both ends of the floor the way Dwight Howard does. He is the most dominate force in the NBA, and the MVP.

Best Team in the NBA

The Los Angeles Lakers are the best team. It may be seen as a copout, but they’re the best. The bottom line is they would be the favorite against every other team in the NBA. They have the best closer in Kobe Bryant, and the best coach in Phil Jackson. The Lakers should win the championship.

Season Synopsis

This has been the best regular season in recent history. I think it can spark another golden age in basketball, and I want to thank LeBron James (you’ll have to excuse me for a moment I just threw up in my mouth). James and the Miami Heat changed the way originations put their teams together. Now thanks to them we have powerhouse teams in big markets (the downside is terrible teams like Toronto ad Cleveland…just threw up in my mouth again).

There are 6 teams that have a legitimate shot at winning a championship. I can’t remember the last time that was the case. Wide open playoffs should make for some excitement.

“It’s Go Time!”

-Kortney Shane Williams

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NBA Free Agency 2010; All About LeBron James Part 2


So this offseason is all about LeBron James. Where will he play? Maybe he’ll play with Dwayne Wade or Chris Bosh. Will he win a championship?

Well here are all the possible scenarios. There are only 3 teams that have a chance of employing LeBron next season, and 1 team with a delusional shot. Those teams are Miami, Chicago, Cleveland, and The Clippers respectively. Now he should find his way to Dallas, but that’s not going to happen. I will say that my thoughts and opinion changes almost daily on what he’ll do, so I’ll layout the 4 possible scenarios. If LeBron wants to win he’ll go to Miami. However, his stay in Miami will be short lived. Any Hall of Famer can win multiple championships with another hall of famer, just look at Bill Russell. The problem is the egos in Miami won’t be able to coexist, just ask Kobe and Shaq. I give that relationship 3 years, 5 max before LeBron leaves town. “They don’t make them like they did in the 60s.”

    If you want to challenge the legend go to Chicago. That’s the only reason to go there. There’s no need to put that kind of pressure on yourself if you don’t think you can surpass that legacy. Playing in Chicago is the ultimate challenge. Maybe LeBron is up to it?

    You go to the L.A. Clippers if winning is secondary to becoming a superstar. Yes the Clippers could win with LeBron, but that’s a slim chance. That franchise is historically bad, and the owner doesn’t want to spend money. I’m talking Carl Lewis singing the national anthem bad. If he does chose L.A. he’ll become a star win or lose. “LeBron if you want to be a billion dollar athlete go to the Clippers, just don’t get talked into making ‘Kazaam 2′”

    If you want the burden of saving a city, stay in Cleveland. Winning in Cleveland gives you the opportunity to be the greatest player ever, the highest paid player ever, and the most beloved athlete by his home town. Only other team that comes close to offering that is the Clippers. The problem there is the Clippers will never be the Lakers. Just like the Nets won’t be the Knicks, Mets won’t be the Yankees, and Soccer won’t be anything. You can’t be a number one when you play for a number 2. Now LeBron can have this kind of power if he wins in Cleveland. At the same time if he stays and loses? It’s Kevin Garnett all over again. Another player that could have been top 10 all time if he wouldn’t have let a max contract and loyalty get in the way. Losing in Cleveland is high devastating. It’s not like losing in Miami. You see when Dwayne Wade loses in the first round every year, a day later he has a smile in his face. If you lose in Cleveland you don’t get a back rub on the beach by a super model, you’re forced watch the Cleveland Indians in your basement while you cry during commercial breaks.

    Today I think LeBron takes the money and Celebrity status challenge. LeBron will wear number 6 and a Bulls logo on his chest.

What teams will be the big winners this offseason?

1st The Miami Heat with two guaranteed franchise players.

2nd Chicago with whatever piece they add.

3rd Cleveland they lose Shaq’s big contract and keep or lose LeBron. I smell cap room.

The only loser is the New York Knicks. “You gave away the last 2 season to pull of a sure fire miracle. Your problem was and still is Isaiah Thomas. New York you should always play to win now.”

-Kortney Shane

Comedian (Maybe a writer)

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