Posts tagged NBA Finals
NBA Offseason Frenzy Has Begun (AD to Lakers, NY/BK's Pursuit of KD, Draft, Rumors) Blues Win Cup, Yanks Questionable Trade? Mets Bullpen Implosion, Brooks Falls Short at US Open

The NBA Finals just ended, but the offseason is already proving that it's going to be wild and crazy as Episode 76 will provide the following:

The Anthony Davis trade to the Lakers. Who is the winner and loser of this deal?

Should the Knicks or Nets pursue Kevin Durant? What will the Knicks do on draft night?  Plus, the aftermath of Klay Thompson's injury and the future of the Warriors.

I'll recap the Blues historic Stanley Cup run. Does home ice/court/field matter in sports? The NHL Draft is Friday. Why the Devils and Rangers will be forever linked with who they select come Friday night?

The Yankees trade for another right-handed slugger. Why I disagree with the move? And why wasn't a starting pitcher involved instead?

The Mets bullpen continues to be inflammable. The latest debacle of relief futility, plus, their upcoming season defining road trip to Atlanta, Chicago (Cubs) and Philadelphia.

A recap of Gary Woodland's US Open victory over Brooks Koepka.

My Hero and Zero of the Week.

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ADDENDUM PODCAST! Instant Reaction: Warriors Survive Game 5, Subway Series, Kimbrel/Keuchel Find Homes, Hero & Zero of Week

An addition to my earlier pod today as I discuss:

First word on Game 5 recap of Warriors vs. Raptors.

Subway Series prediction.

A rant about baseball's analytics regarding Mets OF Jeff McNeil.

Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel finally find homes. How effective will they be?

Plus, my Hero and Zero of the Week. (I'm calling out Drake! Yes! That Drake!)

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Warriors Last Stand? Raptor Coronation? Blues/Bruins Game 7, Yanks Stumble/Mets Rumble Into Subway Series, Jets New GM, Nadal's Dozen/State of American Tennis

Episode 74 has championship flavor and then some.  On deck:

The Warriors final hurrah? Or will they push this series to a Game 6? Game 7? Will the Raptors prevail for an entire nation and capture their first ever NBA championship? Also, the Brooklyn Nets have staked their claim in the free agency frenzy. I'll explain.

The Blues and Bruins will play a Game 7 for all of the marbles. What's the biggest key to victory for both teams? I'll set the stage for the first Stanley Cup Game 7 since 2011.

The Yankees have hit a lull, while the Mets have some wind in their sails heading into their Subway Series matchup. I'll recap the week that was for both teams and what to expect in the first of two meetings between the Bombers and Amazins'.

Plus, my thoughts on the Jets new GM, Joe Douglas and what this means In regards to owner, Christopher Johnson. Rafael Nadal's continued mastery at the French Open and my view on American Tennis in 2019.

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Injured Warriors Get Even, Bruins Two Wins From Cup, Yankees Roll But Bullpen Beware, Mets Bullpen Nightmare, Joshua Letdown or Ruiz Redemption?

Episode 73 delivers more bite than bark as we enter the month of June. Here's what's cooking:

Golden State draws even in the Finals, but it came at a price. What lies ahead in Games 3 & 4? The status of Kevin Durant, Kevon Looney and Klay Thompson. Can Toronto steal one of the next two?

The Bruins are two wins away from winning their second Cup this decade. What they've done to this point? Blues G Jordan Binnington's poor play. Can the Blues even it up going back to Boston?

The Yankees have won nine straight series. Their bullpen has been lights out, but beware in the long run. I'll explain.

The Mets limp home from a brutal West Coast trip where their bullpen is a straight up disaster! What's next for the Amazins' as they try to stay afloat in the NL East?

Was Saturday nights' heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz, Jr. more of an indictment on Joshua's heart? Or Ruiz's determination?

I'll have that, plus my Hero and Zero of the Week.

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Toronto Native/Author Dave Mendonca on Raptors Playoff Run, Pulse of T.Dot, Drake, Kawhi's Future and Finals Prediction

Episode 72 takes us North of the Border as Toronto native and author Dave Mendonca joins us to relive the Raptors magical playoff run.

What the buzz is like throughout the city? The country?

Drake's ambassador role with the team.

Kawhi Leonard's future.

His prediction for the NBA Finals and will he revise his book '100 Things Raptor Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die'?

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Raptors Rapture, Giannis's Growth, NBA Finals Preview, STL-BOS Cup Preview, Yanks Big Week, Mets Big Trip, Twins Juggernaut? Hero & Zero of Week

Episode 71 has Championship flavor all around! On tap:

Toronto Raptors have exorcised the playoff demons, but have one more mountain to climb. Kawhi Leonard’s playoff brilliance. How the bench stepped up to win this series? Do they have a shot against the two time defending champs? On the other side, the Milwaukee Bucks fall flat on their face. What went wrong? How this loss will help the growth of Giannis Antetekoumpo? Plus, a preview of the NBA Finals.

The Quest for the Cup begins in Boston as they host the St. Louis Blues. The storylines of former Blues captain, David Backes, Blues coach, Craig Berube. Is this the end for Bruins captain, Zdeno Chara? And my prediction for who will hoist the Cup?

Also, the week that was for the Yankees and a huge showdown vs. the Red Sox. The Mets get back to .500 but have a tricky West Coast trip in LA & Arizona. And what’s in the water in Minnesota as the Twins are racking up record numbers on offense?

Plus, the French Open, another deflating first round defeat for Caroline Wozniacki. The Indianapolis 500 and the Hero and Zero of the Week.

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Gerald Brown of Sirius XM NBA Radio on the 2018-19 NBA Season

It’s time to tip off another NBA season on this special edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. Joining me on the pod is Gerald Brown of Sirius XM NBA Radio & The Bottom Line Sports Show to handicap the Association from soup to nuts. We’ll preview the top storylines coming into season, what to expect from both the Knicks and the Nets, darkhorse teams in each conference, breakout players, NBA Finals predictions and which team will raise the Lawrence O’Brien trophy in mid-June. Plus, you’ll get my thoughts on the local teams, who legitimately has a shot to win the title, NBA over/unders, who’ll come out of the East and West and my Finals matchup as well. It’s wall to wall roundball as we usher in the 2018-19 campaign on the latest episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 35)

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