NBA Season Guide

Welcome To Your NBA Season Guide For 2015-16!

The 2015-16 NBA Season promises to be one of the best in years, with last season’s finalists Warriors and Cavaliers remaining strong (if not stronger) and with some other teams making some great moves in the off-season and on Draft Night. There are going to be battles fought every night and our season guide will be with you all the way.

You’ll be able to find all sorts of insights, stories and news in our guide, all written and updated regularly by people who watch games every night and who have all the stats you will ever need. Our guide will be your one-shop stop for everything that has to do with the 2015-16 NBA Season.

Learn who is playing who, who is on the rise and who is putting up great numbers. Read about the best performances and the best games. Check out our predictions for the playoffs and the title race. Find out who will be making the all-star teams and who will be reaping the awards come the end of the season.

All that and much, much, much more!

Basketball Terms

12 Basketball Terms You Should Definitely Know

If you are just getting into NBA, the language and the terminology can be quite intimidating, especially considering the pace of the game where you cannot blink without missing something. The following 12 terms will be heard during any NBA broadcast and they are the very basics of NBA lingo that you should know.


1. Field Goal

A field goal, or ‘fg’ as you will see it in the stats, denotes every attempt at getting the ball into the basket. Every shot, dunk, layup or three point shot is considered to be a field goal (if it is made, of course). Free throws are not field goals. Regardless of whether it gets in, every attempt at a field goal is called a field goal attempt, or ‘fga’ for short.


2. Frontcourt/Backcourt

Frontcourt and backcourt are two terms that describe the traditional positions in basketball. Point guards and shooting guards are considered to be backcourt while the small forwards, power forwards and centers are considered to be frontcourt players.


3. Fast Break

Fast break is a term used to describe an offensive possession that occurs as a result of the opposing team’s turnover or a quick rebound and outlet pass. For a possession to be considered a fast break, the team that is on the defense cannot have a set defense, meaning that they need to defend on the fly.


4. Turnover

Turnover is any action that results in the other team gaining possession of the ball. It can be a result of travelling violation, a steal made by the defending team, going out of bounds or failing to shoot at the basket within the 24 seconds teams are given for each possession.


5. Double/Double Double/Triple Double/Quadruple Double

Double is a term that is used when a player gets a double count of any of the statistical categories – points, steals, rebounds, blocks, assists. For a player to record a double double, they need to have more than 10 in any of the aforementioned categories. Triple double is achieved when a player gets 10 in three categories while quadruple double requires double figures in four categories. Quadruple double was recorded only 4 times in the history of the NBA.


6. Post-up

Post up (verb – posting up) is an offensive setup where a player, usually a forward or center, receives the ball with his or her back to the basket. The player then uses their offensive post-up skills to create a position for a high-percentage shot or to make a useful pass. Post-up game has become much less frequently used in the last decade or so.


7. Pick and Roll

Pick and roll is among the most commonly used offensive plays and it denotes a situation in which one player creates a screen for another player (usually a point guard). The player with the ball can then lose his defender thanks to the screen. P’n’R usually results in the screen-setter’s defender also defending the ball-handler, which often frees up the screen-setter, allowing him or her to “roll” to the basket without worrying about his defender. There are a number of variations where either of the two players gets a relatively undefended shot. If you want to see perfect pick and rolls in action, check out some videos of Stockton and Malone who perfected the play.


8. 3-and-D Player

A 3-and-D player is a player who combines high percentage three point shooting and great defensive skills. Such players are usually shooting guards or small forwards and they are becoming more and more useful as the game progresses. They often provide very little besides these two skills, but in today’s basketball, these two skills are enough to make a player very useful.


9. Paint

Paint denotes a part of the basketball court that is located near the basket and that is usually painted a different color from the rest of the court. You will also hear that people use the term “key” for this area, while its official name is the free throw lane. Offensive players cannot spend more than three seconds in the opposing team’s paint or else this will result in a turnover.


10. Buzzer Beater

In order for a shot to be considered a buzzer beater, the player needs to release the ball before the sound of the buzzer that announces the end of the quarter or the game and the ball needs to fall into the basket after the sound of the buzzer. In essence, the buzzer needs to occur in the time it takes the ball to go from the player’s hand into the basket.


11. Sixth Man

The sixth man is an NBA player who is not in the starting lineup but who is considered to be crucial to the success of the team. Many teams purposefully make one of their more useful players a bench player, the sixth man who is supposed to lead the second unit (players who come in to replace the starters at one point in the game).


12. Hack a Shaq

Hack a Shaq is a defensive strategy in which the defending team deliberately fouls a player from the opposing team who is notorious for bad free throw shooting. If their percentage is too low, it makes mathematical and statistical sense to foul him and send him to the line instead of defending. The term was coined when teams used this strategy on Shaquille O’Neal who was very bad at shooting free throws. Since then, it has been used on a number of players.

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Where will the 5 top NBA free agents 2015 will play?

Predicting where 5 top NBA free agents 2015 will play next year

We are taking Lebron James off the list for a reason. James is likely to resign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the only reason he opted out of his contract is to get more money. But out of the top 5 free agents, three might play for a different team next year. With free agency looming, let’s take a look where they might end up playing.

Marc Gasol

Gasol is an unrestricted free agent and arguably the best free agent on the market. The center just finished his best year, playing at an MVP level and finishing in the top 10 of MVP voting. Gasol is 30 years old and is entering his best years. And while Memphis would love to keep him, there will be plenty of other suitors for the Spaniard. One team that is constantly mentioned as a destination is the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs would love to have Gasol, who should replace Tim Duncan and make the transition smoother Timmy’s retirement. Other teams interested are the Knicks, the Blazers, the Mavericks and almost half the league. However, the reality is that Gasol will actually pick between two teams, the Spurs and the Grizzlies. We believe Gasol will sign with the Spurs, since it looks like the Grizzlies have reached their ceiling, and it is not an NBA championship.

Lamarcus Aldridge

Where Gasol signs will have a huge effect on the free agency of Lamarcus Aldridge. Every team that will strike out on Gasol will go for Aldridge, the Spurs included. And unlike Gasol, Aldridge could set up for a number of teams, including the Dallas Mavericks. Going back home to Texas would be a great way for Aldridge to finish his career, since it looks like the Blazers are declining after having two great seasons. If Gasol resigns with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Spurs could also be players for the power forward. But the money is that Aldridge will resign with the Blazers or accept the Dallas Mavericks offer.

Jimmy Butler

Butler is an interesting player. He declined Chicago’s extension last year, and now looks like a genius doing so. He is due for a max contract, but the question is, who will give him? The Bulls can again offer him contract, and even match the one he receives from another team. The Chicago Bulls MUST keep Butler, since he is their best player after Rose. And given Rose’s injury history, the Bulls will need to build around Butler and his growing potential and game. There will be teams like the Knicks, Celtics, Lakers and others that will throw a max contract at Butler, but the safe bet is that the Bulls will match any offer he receives.

Kawhi Leonard

Leonard will be an interesting case, since he is a restricted free agent. The Spurs would prefer if Leonard could wait for a few weeks to sign an offer sheet or resign with the Spurs. This way, the Spurs will have money to pursue free agents like Marc Gasol and Lamarcus Aldridge. In some way, Leonard will impact free agency like no other player. Even Lebron James doesn’t carry such weight this year. If a team offers Leonard max contract, and the Spurs match it, they will be left without cap space to pursue Gasol or Aldridge. This will open the door for other teams to go for the top 2 free agents. The Spurs MUST retain Leonard, since he is their best young player and the future of the franchise. Timing will be everything, but one way or another, Leonard will end up in a Spurs uniform.

Kevin Love

Love wants to be a top 10 player again. That much is certain. After seeing how it looks to be the third or fourth option on a team, the money is that Love will look for a better situation than the one he has in Cleveland. And given the emergence of Tristan Thompson, Love will get fewer minutes next season. That might persuade Love to sign elsewhere, or more precisely, for the Lakers. The Lakers have struck out on big name free agents two summers in a row, and it is time they get a little relief. They are the Los Angeles Lakers after all.

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Trail Blazers Offseason is there a plan B?

For the Portland Trail Blazers offseason, Plan A is to resign Lamarcus Aldridge and then go from there to improve the other positions. However, what happens if Lamarcus Aldridge leaves Portland? Do the Blazers have Plan B? Can they afford to sign other big name players?

Let’s take a look at the Trail Blazers Offseason Situation.

The Cap Space

If Lamarcus Aldridge walks in the Trail Blazers offseason, the Blazers will have around $40 million tied up in cap space. That is assuming they haven’t resigned Wesley Matthews or Robyn Lopez. The $40 million are calculated with the contracts and salary of new players that they acquired: Gerald Henderson and Mason Plumlee. The good news is that Plumlee is still playing on a rookie contract, and the Blazers have a team option for the next two seasons. That makes him extremely cheap and valuable player. Assuming that the cap will be set at somewhere around $67 million or $70 million, the Trail Blazers could have around $30 million in cap space.

A Big Man alternative

If Lamarcus Aldridge walks, and Blazers do not resign their free agents, they will need a replacement for center/power forward since Plumlee can play either position, and small forward. For the Blazers, signing a big man is the priority. The Trail Blazers can go two ways here. The first option is to go for a big name free agent like DeAndre Jordan, someone who has been linked with the Blazers for some time, or sign a cheaper alternative, and pursue a big name small forward. A smart GM, like Neil Olshey is, can probably see that there are number of big men on the market, including Atlanta Hawks Paul Millsap, Brooklyn Nets Brook Lopez, Greg Monroe, Tyson Chandler, Josh Smith, David West, Brandan Wright, Amare, Carlos Boozer, Omer Asik and much more. However, the pool for small forwards and perimeter players is smaller. Therefore, expect the Blazers to pursue a second tier big man if Aldridge leaves during the Trail Blazers offseason, someone like the Pelcians Omer Asik, Indiana Pacers David West or the Dallas Mavericks Tyson Chandler.

The Wing Position

The biggest problem for the Blazers the past season was Batum was not playing at an All Star level. The Blazers need a wing that can complement Damian Lillard, or someone who can shoot the 3 and defend. There are two free agents that fit that description perfectly. The first one is DeMarre Carroll, who is an unrestricted free agent, and Tobias Harris, a restricted free agent. They probably won’t get in the Jimmy Butler/Kawhi Leonard sweepstakes during the Trail Blazers offseason, but they can take a look at Carroll and Harris.

What if Aldridge resigns?

The question is a valid one, since if Aldridge resigns with the Blazers, the team will have to improve. If Aldridge resigns for the max, his contract for next season will start somewhere between $18 and $20 million. That will leave around $10 million in cap space for the Blazers, a money they must use to sign a replacement for Batum at least and play Plumlee at center. In that case, the Blazers will have to look at players like Danny Green, Gerald Green, Boston Celtics Jae Crowder, Loul Deng and Houston Rockets Corey Brewer. All these players can command somewhere between $6 and $10 million per year.

The Portland Trail Blazers finished last season with a record of 51-31, 1st in NBA Western Conference Northwest Division. LaMarus Aldridge went into the Trail Blazers offseason ranked 7th in NBA players having played 71 games during the season, averaging 35.4 minutes a game with 23.4 points per game average.

Trail Blazers Upcoming Games

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LA Kings Draft Picks 2015

The 2015 Los Angeles Kings Draft has been a productive one for LA. Before the actual LA Kings Draft even began they worked on get a deal done with the Boston Bruins that would send goaltender Martin Jones, defensive prospect Colin Miller and their first round, #13 pick in the draft for forward Milan Lucic. Lucic was originally drafted by the 50th by the Boston Bruins in the 2006 NHL Draft. The “Heavy” power forward totaled 165 goals and 238 assists for the Bruins which was good for 403 total points.

With giving up a their first round #13 pick there were still six selections allotted in the LA Kings Draft.

Here is a look at the LA Kings Draft Picks 2015

The defenseman was picked in the 2nd round, 43rd in the overall NHL draft and brings to the LA Kings excellent reach and strength. Cernak is known for being brilliant defensively especially in front of his own net. While he will need to work and improve on his skating ability he is a physical player who doesn’t take a lot of penalties.

The 6’4 200 pound Dergachyov brings an extremely high level of both skill and intelligence to the LA Kings. Dergachyov has great puckhandling skills as well as soft hands and a very keen awareness of teammates positions on the ice at all times. The gritty grinder will bring his role as a scorer with all the technical skills to be successful with the LA Kings Lines.

Picked in the LA Kings Draft 2015 4th round, 99th overall Wagner is a speedy strong transitional forward who is extremely fluid in his skating patterns. Wagner will need to work on his timing of shots as well as passing but overall he is a good decision maker.

Picked in the LA Kings Draft 2015 5th round, 134th overall Schmalz is a gigantic power forward who has finally grown into his body this last season. He is a very well rounded skater who knows how to use his massive frame extremely well.

Picked in the LA Kings Draft 2015 7th round, 187th overall Reddekopp will be a tough defender in the LA Kings zone and will be a strong asset on penalty kills for LA. He will need to work on his skating footwork which is sometimes known to be tight and a bit clumsy but Chaz has very good athleticism and will be able to work on the skating skills.

Picked in the LA Kings Draft 2015 7th round, 194th overall Roy is a right handed defensive player at 6’0 200 pounds.

The LA Kings finished the 2014-15 season 40-27-15 (95 points), 4th in NHL Western Conference Pacific Division missing the NHL Playoffs. With the Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and the Vancouver Canucks all vying to win the Pacific Division the LA Kings will have a tough schedule ahead of them and will be looking to get back into the thick of the NHL playoff hunt asap!

LA Kings Upcoming Games

Date Event Availabilty
7:30 PM
Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings
Staples Center  Los Angeles, CA
Dustin Brown Rally Towel Giveaway
7:30 PM
Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings
Staples Center  Los Angeles, CA
Bobblehead #1 Presented by Mercury Insurance Company
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh Penguins at Los Angeles Kings
Staples Center  Los Angeles, CA
Game Presented by Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
7:00 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings
Staples Center  Los Angeles, CA
Kings Care Foundation
7:30 PM
San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings
Staples Center  Los Angeles, CA
Waste Management Green Game #2
1:00 PM
Philadelphia Flyers at Los Angeles Kings
Staples Center  Los Angeles, CA
Kings Care Foundation
7:30 PM
Toronto Maple Leafs at Los Angeles Kings
Staples Center  Los Angeles, CA
Canadian Heritage Night

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Adele New Album

Adele New Album Delayed But Worth the Wait?

Everyone is talking about Adele’s new album. Since Adele’s previous album sold a jaw dropping amount of copies, (over 30 million copies and counting) we are all waiting with bated breath to see if the album she is still working on, 25, will live up to her previous release.

Unfortunately the wait for the Adele new album may be even longer than we have all anticipated, because reports have come out that the earliest it could possible release is September.

The delay between the two albums is now closing in on 5 years which means the pressure is high and that’s why Adele isn’t willing to rush it, and scrap her plans to release the album in the summer. She really wants it to be perfect, and hopefully her fans are willing to wait it out.
Like her previous albums Adele will be writing her own songs, but she won’t necessarily be performing solo according to the Gigwise article “Everything We Know About the Adele New Album So Far” by Sean Kerwick,

“The LP is going to feature Paul Epworth. Although nothing has been officially confirmed, there are definitive signs from both sides pointing to the collaborators working together again. Back in 2013 when asked about the progress of the new album by Billboard, she said, “I’m definitely going to visit Paul Epworth and stuff like that again.”

One of the best things about Adele’s album coming out is that she will finally be heading out on a world tour again after almost two years of very limited performances. The last time Adele went on tour was in 2011 where she played 67 concerts on her tour.

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Lakers Draft 2015

Lakers Draft 2015 What does it mean for the future of the franchise?

Lakers Draft 2015

And there goes all the mock drafts and pre-analysis of the lakers draft 2015. While everyone expected the Lakers to select Jahlil Okafor as the Lakers draft 2015 No.2 pick in this year’s draft, Los Angeles went a different route and selected point guard D’Angelo Russel. Considering they already have point guard Jordan Clarkson who looked superb in the final month of the year, what does the pick means for the future of the franchise? Let’s take a look at some of the questions that are popping out from the Lakers draft 2015.

Is Russell that good?

Considering the Lakers used the highest pick they have had since 1982 on him, he must be darn special. The last time the Lakers drafted a point guard this high (1979), he went on to win 5 titles for the franchise. Russell won the Jerry West Award, and averaged more points than any other freshman in the NCAA. Some of Russell’s strengths are: excellent passer, makes free throws, has the size advantage for point guard, great rebounder, decent 3-pt shooter and is a ball-hawking defender. To put it simply, Russell is an excellent choice for a modern type point guard. He can pass, make free throws and shoot the 3. He can also play shooting guard next to another point guard, which would allow teams to place two ball handlers on the floor. His game is very similar to the one of Brandon Roy. Last season he averaged 19.3 points, 5 assists and 5.7 rebounds, shooting 45% from the floor and 41% from behind the arc. The Lakers, according to coach Byron Scott were mostly impressed by his leadership ability and his ability to make others around him better.

What does this mean for Jordan Clarkson?

It is hard to envision the Lakers playing Russell and Clarkson together, even though Russell can handle playing shooting guard. However, the SG spot is reserved for Kobe Bryant. Kobe and D’Angelo can be a great back court combo, as both can handle ball handling duties and shoot the ball. The more likely scenario is that Clarkson might get traded so the Lakers can plug other holes in their rotation.

Lakers confident they can get a big man via trade/free agency

Drafting a point guard when a big man like Jahlil Okafor is available shows that the Lakers are pretty confident they can get a big man via other channels. The Lakers were already players in the DeMarcus Cousins sweepstakes, and after the draft, the rumors will heat up. The Kings selected Willie Cauley-Stein with their 6th pick, a center from Kentucky. Their pick might suggest they are ready to part ways with Cousins. The Lakers will also try to pry Marc Gasol from Memphis although reports say he has no desire to play in Los Anglese. There will be other options for center, as the Lakers might decide and sign some of the second tier centers such as Tyson Chandler.

The other Lakers draft 2015 pick

With the 34th pick, the Lakers selected Anthony Brown, a small forward from Stanford. Brown will bring more shooting to the Lakers, as he shot 44% from 3-pt range in college. He can also get to the rim, is a willing passer and a great re-bounder for his position. He is 23 years old, and he might be one of the more NBA ready players in the draft. He is a 5 year senior, and will immediately fill in a void for the Lakers. The only downside is that he needs to add some bulk to be able to play small forward or power forward in small lineups. And he should work on his consistency. There is not much upside here, as he is already 23 years old, but he can be a solid role player for years to come.

Los Angeles Lakers Upcoming Games

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NHL Opening Day 2015-2016

NHL Opening Day 2015-2016

The NHL Opening Day 2015-2016 schedule has been announced. There are some great match ups on the NHL Opening Day 2015-2016 schedule including the Blackhawks opening up against the New York Rangers at the United Center. The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks opening faceoff at the Staples Center in Los Angeles will be a good rivalry game. The San Jose Sharks opening game against the Anaheim Ducks.

NHL Opening Day 2015-2016

Anaheim Ducks: Monday, Oct. 12 vs. Vancouver Honda Center
Ducks tickets averaged $51.00 last season.

Arizona Coyotes: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Coyotes tickets averaged $51.00 last season.

Boston Bruins: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Winnipeg Jets at the TD Garden
Bruins tickets averaged $121.00 last season.

Buffalo Sabres: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Ottawa Senators at the First Niagara Center
Sabres tickets averaged $58.00 last season.

Calgary Flames: Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. Vancouver Canucks at the Scotiabank Saddledome
Flames tickets averaged $80.00 last season.

Carolina Hurricanes: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Detroit Red Wings at the PNC Arena
Hurricanes tickets averaged $38.00 last season.

Chicago Blackhawks: Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. NY Rangers at the United Center
Blackhawks tickets averaged $165.00 last season.

Colorado Avalanche: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Minnesota Wild at the Pepsi Center
Avalanche tickets averaged $57.00 last season.

Columbus Blue Jackets: Friday, Oct. 9 vs. NY Rangers at the Nationwide Arena
Blue Jackets tickets averaged $54.00 last season.

Dallas Stars: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins at the American Airlines Arena
Stars tickets averaged $75.00 last season.

Detroit Red Wings: Friday, Oct. 9 vs. Toronto Maple at the Leafs Joe Louis Arena
Red Wings tickets averaged $60.00 last season.

Edmonton Oilers: Thursday, Oct. 15 vs. St. Louis Blues at the Rexall Place
Oilers tickets averaged $90.00 last season.

Florida Panthers: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Philadelphia Flyers at the BB&T Center
Panthers tickets averaged $39.00 last season.

Los Angeles Kings: Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. San Jose Sharks Staples Center
Kings tickets averaged $70.00 last season.

Minnesota Wild: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. St. Louis Blues at the Xcel Energy Center
Wild tickets averaged $81.00 last season.

Montreal Canadiens: Thursday, Oct. 15 vs. NY Rangers at the Bell Centre
Candiens tickets averaged $150.00 last season.

Nashville Predators: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Carolina Hurricanes at the Bridgestone Arena
Predators tickets averaged $81.00 last season.

New Jersey Devils: Friday, Oct. 9 vs. Winnipeg Jets at the Prudential Center
Devils tickets averaged $70.00 last season.

New York Islanders: Friday, Oct. 9 vs. Chicago Blackhawks at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Islanders tickets averaged $42.00 last season.

New York Rangers: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden
Rangers tickets averaged $130.00 last season.

Ottawa Senators: Sunday, Oct. 11 vs. Montreal Canadiens at the Canadian Tire Center
Senators tickets averaged $68.00 last season.

Philadelphia Flyers: Monday, Oct. 12 vs. Florida Panthers at the Wells Fargo Center
Flyers tickets averaged $71.00 last season.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Tuesday, Oct. 13 vs. Montreal Canadiens at the CONSOL Energy Center
Penguins tickets averaged $110.00 last season.

San Jose Sharks: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Anaheim Ducks at the SAP Center
Sharks tickets averaged $68.00 last season.

St. Louis Blues: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Edmonton at the Scotttrade Center
Blues tickets averaged $66.00 last season.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Thursday, Oct. 8 vs. Philadelphia Flyers at the Amalie Arena
Lightning tickets averaged $62.00 last season.

Toronto Maple Leafs: Wednesday, Oct. 7 vs. Montreal Candiens at the Air Canada Centre
Maple Leafs tickets averaged $200.00 last season.

Vancouver Canucks: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. Calgary Flames at the Rogers Arena.
Canucks tickets averaged $122.00 last season.

Washington Capitals: Saturday, Oct. 10 vs. New Jersey at the Verizon Center
Senators tickets averaged $70.00 last season.

Winnipeg Jets: Friday, Oct. 16 vs. Calgary Flames at the MTS Centre
Jets tickets averaged $168.00 last season.

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Stephen Curry MVP

Stephen Curry MVP Award Three Reasons Its Well Deserved

Stephen Curry MVP award the top three reasons it is well deserved!

During the course of the regular season, two names were always in the running for the MVP award. One of them was Stephen Curry, the other being Houston Rockets dynamic guard James Harden. In the end, the Warriors guard won it, and here the reasons why Stephen Curry’s MVP award is well deserved.

Best player on the best team argument
The Golden State Warriorss were the best team during the regular season, winning franchise best 67 games. And it is not just the number of games they won, but how they did it. The Warriors were first in defensive rating, allowing just 98.2 points per 100 possessions and second in offensive rating at 109.7. Only the Los Angeles Clippers were the better offensive team during the course of the regular season, but the Warriors scored a net differential of 11.4. The Warriors were the only team with a double digit net differential in the regular season. Stephen Curry is arguably the best player on the team, as he makes everything happen. His 3-pt shooting draws the defense, but he can also drive, and he always finds the open man. His numbers might be down from a season ago, but his efficiency is up, and he was very close to the 40-50-90 club, shooting 44% from the 3-pt line, 48.7% overall and 91.4% from the free throw line.

A Record Year
Usually, the MVP winner breaks some kind of a record. And in the case of Stephen Curry MVP season, the record is the one he set two years ago. In the 2012-2013 season, Curry set a record for most 3-pt shots made with 272. This year, he broke the record on April 9, five days before the regular season ended. He finished the season with 286 made 3-pt shots. He attempted 646 3s, the most out of any other player in the league. And Curry was efficient, shooting 44.3% from behind the arc.

Improved defense
For a player to be considered an MVP, he must show his value on both ends of the floor. Stephen Curry MVP season marks a big step towards that direction for the lanky point guard. Not primary known for his defense, Curry has made huge strides on that end of the floor in the past season. His defensive win shares are the best factor that shows Curry’s value. He has contributed 4.1 wins for the Warriors this season with his defense. And according to stats, the opponents he guards shoot just 36.8% from the floor. Curry has improved his defense radically, and he is averaging career best 2 steals per game, and career low 2 fouls per game. Before the season started, Curry worked with assistant coaches on his defense, and they praise his high hands. Curry’s hands have helped him deflect shots and go for steals. He is also better at stripping opponents and his anticipation for team and help defense has also improved.

I also picked Stephen Curry as the next NBA Superstar back at the beginning of 2013 NBA season.

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have a chance to win the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight which would add two notches in the Stephen Curry MVP Belt…a World Champion and NBA Finals MVP! What a year for Stephen Curry!

Golden State Warriors Tickets soared to an all time high averaging $1450.00 per ticket on the resale market for the game two of the NBA Finals. The NBA Finals Game one at the Oracle Arena to see Stephen Curry and the Warriors face Lebron James and the Cavaliers averaged $1250.00 per ticket. If the Warriors lose tonight to the Cavaliers the chance of breaking the $1450.00 NBA Finals Ticket average is extremely high.

Date Event Availabilty
2:00 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
Oracle Arena  Oakland, CA
Warriors Christmas Whiteout

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Katy Perry Live

Katy Perry Live Her Top Moments

Katy Perry’s Top Live Moments

Katy Perry has never been one for subtlety. Her desire to portray glammed up quirkiness is ever-present from her food embellished outfits to the tongue-in-cheek nature of her lyrics. But it is perhaps her live shows that take the cake in campy extravagance. Often a conglomeration of lights, videos, and colorful dancers, these dizzying concerts could easily rival the sensory overload of an acid trip. It would seem impossible then to condense such chaos to a few retrievable highlights, but there are, in fact, many memorable live moments within Perry’s career that deserve recognition.

Katy Perry Live Top Moment – Lakewood High School
After a contest amongst high schools to see who could sing to the pop star’s hit “Roar” the loudest, Lakewood High School was chosen as the winner by Katy Perry herself. They were promptly rewarded with a concert performed by their idol. Plenty of memorable moments were sprinkled throughout the show, specifically a jump rope break Perry took during “Roar”, and when she gave two hopeful fans a kiss on the cheek, sending them into spastic fits of glee.

Katy Perry Live Top Moment – PRISMATIC Pizza
Since cutting gluten out of her diet, Katy Perry seems to find satisfaction in supplying fans with Crust pizza, so that they may enjoy its glutinous goodness in her absence. One such time during her PRISMATIC tour, Perry handed over a fresh pie to a reluctant seven-year old, whom she plucked from the audience. She managed to induce laughter from the crowd as she quipped, “You probably usually hang out in Fitzroy and you only came tonight because someone had a spare ticket.” Thereby easing the recipient’s nerves.

Katy Perry Live Top Moment – Swinging at the Grammys
While Perry’s split with Russell Brand has long passed, one can’t deny the touching sentiment during her 2011 Grammys concert performance, as she floated dreamlike unto the stage via a giant swing, crooning softly the lyrics to “Not Like the Movies”, whilst previously private footage of her and Brand’s wedding was projected behind her.

Katy Perry Live Top Moment – 2015 Super Bowl
Katy Perry’s performance at the 2015 Super Bowl garnered the highest viewership ever for a half-time performance, with an audience of 118.5 million in the U.S. This actually surpassed the viewership of the Super Bowl itself, which reached an audience of 114.4 viewers. The twelve-minute set was packed with excitement, beginning with Perry’s entrance, straddling atop a giant animatronic lion, and continuing with guest appearances by Missy Elliott and Lenny Kravitz. Her big moment would come in the finale, however, as she began to levitate, ultimately flying off stage as she belted out her hit “Firework”, leaving the crowd stunned.

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