Archive for June 4th, 2013



In the NBA, it was the much anticipated Game 7 between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers.  The Pacers won Game 6 convincingly, so people weren’t sure exactly who was going to come out on top in Game 7 — especially since Miami does not look like themselves.  Plus, this was a huge ‘legacy’ game for LeBron.  If he failed to get his team to the Finals, it would seriously impact his reputation and his ongoing campaign to be known as the best player ever.  So how would it pan out?  The Pacers kept it a tight battle at the beginning, but then their poor shooting and turnovers kicked in.  And when you’re playing the defending champions, you have to play perfect basketball.  The Pacers soon found themselves in a 20-point hole.  Then, early in the 4th quarter, their star player Paul George fouled out.  And that was all she wrote.  The Heat advance to the NBA Finals and will take on the San Antonio Spurs.  Miami 99, Indiana 76.

Elsewhere in the NBA, it was the joint end of an era.  Two of the NBA’s most celebrated players throughout the 90s and previous decade have decided to call it quits after 19 seasons.  After an illustrious career at Duke, and an all-star campaign in Detroit, Grant Hill succumbed to injuries.  But then he bounced back and became a fantastic role player for the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, and Los Angeles Clippers.  Now he is hanging up his shoes.  Jason Kidd will be considered one of the best point guards ever to play the game.   He led the Nets to two NBA Finals, and then went on to be a role player on the Dallas Mavericks, even winning a championship in 2011.  He had a strong year for the Knicks this season, but he felt that his best playing days were behind him, and is calling it quits.  Two great careers come to an end.


Finally, in the NFL, the Eagles DeSean Jackson is reportedly firing his agent.  And it’s rumored that the hot new sports agency, Jay Z’s Roc Nation, may be stepping in.  This is the first time that there has been a sports agency run by a hip hop icon.  Athletes in all major sports consider even an association with Jay-Z to be a tremendous honor.  It’s very likely that Jay-Z could have one of the biggest sports agencies, if not the biggest, in just a few years.  It’s highly conceivable that every young talent will want to be with him.  So he could have the next LeBron James, Robert Griffin III, or Tiger Woods in every major sport.

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