No one would have imagined how this season – and these playoff games – would go. In a big way, injuries have influenced how the match-ups would shape up. But it is the arrival of young guys who have been in the league barely 6 years and under who are making their presence felt. There’s Doncic, Young, Mitchell, Booker, the Nuggets’ Jokic and Michael Porter Jr, and the Sixers’ Embiid and Ben Simmons. Not to mention the likes of Jayson Tatum, Ja Morant, Zion Williamson and LaMelo Ball. The assault on the elder citizens in the hardcourt is unfolding right before our eyes. The NBA is getting younger, stronger and more intelligent. The sport itself is evolving. Indeed, the changing of the guards is now at hand.
A rousing start for the NBA 2021 playoffs as 5 of the 8 series openers go to the underdogs.
Two teams from the east, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets, and 5 teams from the west – namely: the Utah Jazz, the Phoenix Suns, the LA Clippers, the Denver Nuggets and the defending champs LA Lakers, have legit claims to the coveted crown. No team has a clear path to the finals.
The rumor mills are humming once again. This time, it looks like it’s for real. Manny Pacquiao against Terence Crawford this June 5. Who you got?
Philippine boxing icon, Manny Pacquiao, was stripped of his WBA welterweight crown last January due to his extended ring inactivity. After outpointing Keith Thurman to
Marvelous Marvin Hagler died last week of natural causes, contrary to rumors that his death was caused by a COVID-19 vaccination. He will be remembered fondly by boxing purists as one of the bright stars who brought Boxing to its golden era in the 80s.