The Success of the NBA Bubble

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The strange 2020 NBA season culminated in LeBron James returning the Los Angeles Lakers to basketball prominence. Obviously, the NBA faced significant challenges to finish this season. We all know the league chose to pause in March during the Covid-19 outbreak, resulting in nearly four months without basketball. The NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver decided […] READ MORE


Los Angeles Lakers Win 17th NBA Title Behind LeBron James

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The Los Angeles Lakers are 2019-20 NBA Champions, winning the title in six games. The title — their first since 2010 — comes just months after the tragic death of Kobe Bryant. The Lakers tied the Boston Celtics for the most titles in NBA history with 17 after a rather quick 4-2 series with the […] READ MORE


Miami Heat Force Game 6 in Heated NBA Finals Series; Jimmy Butler Dominates

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Jimmy Butler went super saiyan in a herculean effort to keep the Miami Heat alive in the 2020 NBA Finals. His 35-point-triple double led the Heat to a back-against-the-wall victory over the Los Angeles Lakers to extend the series at least one more game. Foe LeBron James finished with 40 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 […] READ MORE


LeBron James Zeroes in on Fourth Championship

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sdsdsdsdAs the final buzzer sounded on game four of the 2020 NBA Finals, LeBron James took one step closer to his fourth-ever championship. Anthony Davis put the final touches with a three-point dagger with less than 40 seconds to play, giving Los Angeles a nine-point lead. With this victory, the Los Angeles Lakers took control […] READ MORE


Aaron Boone Pitching Strategy Causes More Questions Than Answers

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The overarching theme of 2020 is the differences compared to years past. That is never more evident than in the MLB postseason. Specifically, with no off days during the Division Series and Championship Series, the strategy was expected to be different than in previous postseasons. As Game Two of the ALDS between the New York […] READ MORE


Chicago Cubs 2020 Recap: The End of an Era

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The Chicago Cubs 2020 season ended when they were eliminated from the playoffs last Friday by the Miami Marlins. Chicago really struggled to make contact at the plate. In the two losses versus Miami, they had nine hits and just one run. This was a story all too familiar for the Cubs, and has been […] READ MORE


2020 NHL Mock Draft – Picks 16 -31

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


NHL Mock Draft 2020- Picks 9-15

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Manchester United: Coaching at the Heart of Defensive Woes

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Manchester United served up a disastrous defensive performance in their 6-1 mauling by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. What’s more, it was all so entirely predictable. In the club’s previous Premier League encounter, Brighton & Hove Albion hit the woodwork no fewer than five times as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side gave up chance after chance. Adding […] READ MORE


LeBron James, Anthony Davis Duo Shine in NBA Finals

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It may not be the loudest, like Michael Jordan or Scottie Pippen. It may not have the drama, like Shaquille O’Neal or Kobe Bryant. What James and Davis do have is mutual trust and respect for each other. The selflessness that’s rare between two superstars, looking to dominate every time they step onto the court.  READ MORE