NBA update Vol. 2: The League’s commotion approaching All-star weekend

NBA fans across Mclean observe the ongoing season as it approaches all-star weekend in New Orleans.

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Cav's point guard, Kyrie Irving makes his fourth all star appearance. (Photo obtained under a Creative Commons license)

Cav's point guard, Kyrie Irving makes his fourth all star appearance. (Photo obtained under a Creative Commons license)

Cav's point guard, Kyrie Irving makes his fourth all star appearance. (Photo obtained under a Creative Commons license)

Michael Redding, Sports Reporter

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The NBA is a rough, wavy ocean filled with distresses from upsets of great teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden state Warriors. The upcoming NBA all-star weekend has always been a moment praised by fans and players a like. As of recently, the Golden state warriors lost to the Miami heat by the hands of Dion Waiters hitting a clutch three to win the game. Dion has been playing very well in the last few games shooting above fifty percent and averaging twenty-two points per game. Looking at the Cavs, Cleveland has been lacking efficiency even though they acquired Kyle Korver in a trade. After a questionable interview with Lebron James, he stated the current roster lacks an additional playmaker for when Kyrie and Lebron are resting.

This would lead to the improvement of the team as a whole as well as add another distributor to further the team’s ball movement. As of recently Lebron James had an abrupt outburst targeting TNT personality Charles Barkley relating to Lebron’s desire to improve Cleveland’s roster and multiple personnel. Lebron James has been criticized for his lack of wanting to compete against high level competition by constantly complaining about the weaknesses of his team and the referees as a whole.

Looking at the local team, the Washington Wizards who have been playing very well placing fifth in the eastern conference standings. There success is credited to their head coach Scott Brooks who has shown that he can really do his job looking at his run in Oklahoma City where his Thunder had several playoff appearances as well a one finals appearance but lost at the hands of king James.

The Cav’s rookies have shown promise with great performances from Kay Felder and Jordan McCrae. Lebron is still not happy with his roster although there general manager David Griffin has provided Lebron with everything he has asked for. The Cavs lost tremendously to the Golden state warriors with a loss of a forty point difference. The warriors have shown they can still play without a true center position even though there inside presence is heavily weakened.

We take a look back at the Washington Wizards who have put on a resilient fight led by John Wall and Bradley Beal. Vivid Wizards fan, Junior Tommy Schilder, is ecstatic while witnessing the Wizard’s success. “It’s really an honor to witness a performance of this caliber, seeing John Wall play is always a show,” Junior Tommy Schilder said. Warriors fan Senior Natalya James has been enjoy her teams seasons from their massive blowouts of most of the league, “[Stephen] Curry is the best shooter in the league and he is the one who deserves the Warrior’s success,” Senior Natalya James said.

Charlotte Hornets fan, Coach Terry Johnson is relieved to see charlotte point guard, Kemba Walker, make his first all star appearance. “I’ve watched Kemba play since his Uconn days… seeing him make the all-star team is a real landmark in his NBA career,” Coach Terry Johnson said. Looking at the San Antonio spurs, there coach, Gregg Popovich has really made Kawhi Leonard a staple star player.

There the only team in the entire league that has beaten both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden state Warriors. Players such as Jonathan Simmons and David Lee have really shown that they can dominate on the court efficiently. However the real star is Kawhi Leonard who continues to put up career number and has had an overall excellent season.

Looking at the Oklahoma city Thunder, Russell Westbrook has been playing very well averaging a triple double and carrying his team against grade A talent. Looking in Houston we see James Harden who now plays point guard for Mike D’antoni’s prominent offense. The Boston Celtics have been on a roll profiting from all star Isaiah Thomas who carries the team especially in the fourth quarter. Looking at the Milwaukee Bucks, who have fallen below expectations mainly due to a lacking of great coaching from Jason Kidd. However, players can replacing knowing the road to all-star weekend is well lived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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