Wednesday, May 2, 2012

NBA Defensive Player of the Year: Tyson Chandler

Deserving, I'd say.

The New York Knicks' starting Center, Tyson Chandler, was awarded the 2011-12 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award earlier today. Chandler becomes the first player in franchise history to earn the honor. Big stuff, especially coming from such a storied franchise liked the Knickerbockers who are currently down 2 games to zero to the Miami Heat in their playoff match up.

The Handford, California native received 311 points, including 45 first-place votes, from a panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout North America. Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka finished second with 294 points and Orlando's Dwight Howard, who had won the award each of the previous three seasons, finished third with 186 points. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote received.

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2012 NBA Playoffs Round 1: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets [Game 2 Highlights]

Not really sure the Denver Nuggets will be able to win this series. The Los Angeles Lakers and their twin towers could end up being too much. I looked up, and Andrew Bynum had 16 points and 6 rebounds before halftime, or something crazy like that.

My heart goes out to Ty Lawson (GO HEELS!) and Kenneth Faried. Kobe Bryant managed 38 points, Lawson with 25, as the Nuggets drop this one to the Lakeshow 104 - 100.

Off to the Mile High City.


2012 NBA Playoffs Round 1: Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers [Game 2 Highlights]

So, how many Philadelphia 76ers believers are there now? I'll wait.

With Derrick Rose sidelined for the remainder of the 2012 NBA Playoffs and this summer's Olympic contention, the Chicago Bulls are a very different team. The Sixers grab the home court advantage here winning the game 2 match up 109 - 92. Jrue Holiday with 26, Lou Williams with 20, and Evan Turner with 19.

And yes, Joakim Noah made Thaddeus Young fall.


2012 NBA Playoffs Round 1: Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics [Game 2 Highlights]

The Boston Celtics' all-star forward, Paul Pierce had every right to get his Tebow on at the conclusion of this one. He started out scorching, scoring the 1st 9 points of the game for his squad and another 13 fourth quarter points.

The Celtics pull away with game 2, winning this one 87 - 80 and tying the series at a game a piece. As the Atlanta Hawks look forward to stealing the next match up in Boston, they'll have to do so sans Josh Smith. SMH. We'll see how that plays out.

Hey Atlanta, The Truth shall set you free.


BREAKING NEWS: Former NFL Star, Junior Seau Found Dead

It saddens Team SCREAM @ ME to report the unfortunate.

This morning, around 10am Pacific Time former NFL star linebacker, Junior Seau was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound by a housekeeper with a gunshot wound to his chest. Authorities are currently investigating. Police Lt. Karen Laser confirmed the death, and an on-hand law enforcement officer noted "this case is being investigated as a suicide and a handgun was found by the body."

Seau spent parts of 20 seasons in the NFL, including 1990-2002 with his hometown San Diego Chargers, leading them to their only Super Bowl appearance, during the 1994-95 season. Collecting astounding totals: 545 tackles, 56 1/2 sacks and 18 interceptions in his career.

Our prayers are with his family and friends. Stay classy...