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>Shaquille O’Neal Announces Retirement

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Shaquille O’Neal has just announced that he will be retiring after a 19 year career.

He just released a video on his twitter feed.

“We did it,” said O’Neal. “Nineteen years, baby. I want to thank you very much. That’s why I’m telling you first, I’m about to retire. Love ya. Talk to you soon.”

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One of the greatest big men to ever play the game. Hopefully the Lakers will have a ceremony to retire his jersey this upcoming season. I’m very grateful that I was able to witness Shaq and Kobe win 3 championships in a row.

We will see the Big Diesel in the Hall of Fame very soon.

 

>Upcoming Appearance: James Worthy

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>2011 NBA Draft Lottery Odds

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The NBA Draft Lottery is usually a big deal for the Los Angeles Clippers but not this year. The Clippers decided to trade away their first round pick(unprotected) and Baron Davis to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon.

Tune in tonight at 7:30 p.m. (EST) on ESPN.
Here’s a rundown of the lottery chances:
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The top two players in the Draft this year are (Arizona forward) Derrick Williams and (Duke point guard) Kyrie Irving.

The 2011 NBA Draft will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on June 23.

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2011 in 2011, NBA, NBA Draft

 

>Lamar Odom Wins 6th Man of the Year

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Congrats to Lamar Odom on winning the 6th Man of the Year award.

After being snubbed from the All-Star game, i’m sure this award will make Odom happy about the 2010-11 season. Another championship would help as well.
At the beginning of the season, Lamar started 35 games in place of Andrew Bynum, who was recovering from knee surgery. I didn’t really expect Lamar to be consistent all season long. He played outstanding and helped the Lakers clinch the #2 in the Western Conference.

Odom averaged 14.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and three assists per game. He also became the first Laker in the history of the franchise to win this award.

 

>2011 NBA Playoff Schedule

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NBA Playoff schedule {Link}
EASTERN CONFERENCE
1 Chicago vs. 8 Indiana
Game 1 – Sat April 16, Indiana at Chicago, 1:00 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN3D
Game 2 – Mon April 18, Indiana at Chicago, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 3 – Thu April 21, Chicago at Indiana, 7:00 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Game 4 – Sat April 23, Chicago at Indiana, 2:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5 * Tue April 26, Indiana at Chicago, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Thu April 28, Chicago at Indiana, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, Indiana at Chicago, TBD, TNT
2 Miami vs. 7 Philadelphia
Game 1 – Sat April 16, Philadelphia at Miami, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/R
Game 2 – Mon April 18, Philadelphia at Miami, 7:00 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 3 – Thu April 21, Miami at Philadelphia, 8:00 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 4 – Sun April 24, Miami at Philadelphia, 1:00 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 5 * Wed April 27, Philadelphia at Miami, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri April 29, Miami at Philadelphia, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, Philadelphia at Miami, TBD, TBD
3 Boston vs. 6 New York
Game 1 – Sun April 17, New York at Boston, 7:00 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 2 – Tue April 19, New York at Boston, 7:00 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 3 – Fri April 22, Boston at New York, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 4 – Sun April 24, Boston at New York, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/R
Game 5 * Tue April 26, New York at Boston, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri April 29, Boston at New York, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, New York at Boston, TBD, TBD
4 Orlando vs. 5 Atlanta
Game 1 – Sat April 16, Atlanta at Orlando, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 2 – Tue April 19, Atlanta at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Game 3 – Fri April 22, Orlando at Atlanta, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN3D
Game 4 – Sun April 24, Orlando at Atlanta, 7:00 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5 * Tue April 26, Atlanta at Orlando, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Thu April 28, Orlando at Atlanta, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, Atlanta at Orlando, TBD, TNT
WESTERN CONFERENCE
1 San Antonio vs. 8 Memphis
Game 1 – Sun April 17, Memphis at San Antonio, 1:00 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 2 – Wed April 20, Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Game 3 – Sat April 23, San Antonio at Memphis, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 4 – Mon April 25, San Antonio at Memphis, TBD, TBD
Game 5 * Wed April 27, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri April 29, San Antonio at Memphis, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, Memphis at San Antonio, TBD, TBD
2 L.A. Lakers vs. 7 New Orleans
Game 1 – Sun April 17, New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/R
Game 2 – Wed April 20, New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 3 – Fri April 22, L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 4 – Sun April 24, L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5 * Tue April 26, New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Thu April 28, L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, TBD, TNT
3 Dallas vs. 6 Portland
Game 1 – Sat April 16, Portland at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 2 – Tue April 19, Portland at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 3 – Thu April 21, Dallas at Portland, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 4 – Sat April 23, Dallas at Portland, 5:00 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5 * Mon April 25, Portland at Dallas, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Thu April 28, Dallas at Portland, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sat April 30, Portland at Dallas, TBD, TNT
4 Oklahoma City vs. 5 Denver
Game 1 – Sun April 17, Denver at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 2 – Wed April 20, Denver at Oklahoma City, 8:00 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 3 – Sat April 23, Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:00 p.m. ET, ESPN/R
Game 4 – Mon April 25, Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5 * Wed April 27, Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD
Game 6 * Fri April 29, Oklahoma City at Denver, TBD, TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 1, Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD, TBD
 
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Posted by on April 14, 2011 in NBA, Playoffs

 

>Kobe Passes Moses Malone For Sixth All-Time

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Kobe finished the game with 26 points and moved into the 6th spot on the all-time scoring list passing Moses Malone.

For the second night in a row, Moses Malone is in the news. First Kevin Love breaks his double-double streak and now Kobe passes him for 6th place.

It’s very unlikely that Kobe passes Shaq for 5th this season.

Here’s the updated list of the scoring list:

Kobe is currently at 27,423 points.

He’s passed a total of 6 players this season:
Moses Malone
Elvin Hayes
Hakeem Olajuwon
Oscar Robertson
Dominique Wilkins
John Havlicek

Picture credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

 

>Lakers Keep Rolling As Kobe Passes Hayes For Seventh All-Time

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Kobe came into Sunday’s match-up, against the Oklahoma City Thunder, only 10 points behind Elvin Hayes for 7th on the All-Time Scoring List.

Kobe scored 17 points while the Lakers came back from a 14-point deficit. This was their fourth straight win since the all-star break. 

Next up on the list is Moses Malone. Kobe is only 89 points behind Moses for sixth.

Box score: Lakers 90 Thunder 87

Next Game: Tuesday, March 1st. @ Minnesota Timberwolves (5:00 p.m. PST)


Picture credit: AP