LeBron James Notches Historic 10th Finals Berth

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before; LeBron James is back in the NBA Finals. His Los Angeles Lakers advanced to their record-setting 32nd Finals after an easy 12-3 run through the Western Conference Playoffs. Now, James joins a shortlist of NBA players to reach double-digit title bouts. LeBron James Reaches Ninth Finals in […] READ MORE


Los Angeles Lakers Franchise Five

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Every summer, there is a lull in basketball news between free agency and the beginning of training camps throughout the lea gue. In the dog days of the NBA summer, LWOS is bringing you the best five players to play for every NBA franchise in our Franchise Five series. The #LWOSFranchiseFive gives props to the […] READ MORE



Determining the NBA’s Most Hated Team

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After seeing the terrific response to the Determining the NHL’s Most Hated Team article written by Ben Kerr, one of the our hockey experts here at Last Word on Sports, and our NFL version written by Rick Wiseman, and the baseball version from Larry Scotti, there needed to be a similar article done about the […] READ MORE


LeBron wins 4th MVP; 1 vote short of Unanimous

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Lebron James of the Miami Heat has won his 4th NBA MVP award after taking 120/121 1st place votes, falling just one vote short of being a unanimous selection.  Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks received the final first place vote.  It would have been the first and only Unanimous MVP in NBA history. […] READ MORE



Fast Break: A Coach Killer, A Slap in the Groin,Dennis Rodman on US Foreign Policy, and Kobe Wine and Vinegar

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First, welcome to Fast Break.  As you already know, the NBA is never short of drama, intrigue, and wicked performances, all worthy of making the night’s ticker.  Like you, I feverishly watch the ticker, sometimes many, many times, before finally turning the channel.  And when I find a few stories I like, then I’ll look […] READ MORE


Lebron James named Sportsman of the Year

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Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse. He’d already taken the MVP award, earned his first ring and (arguably) led Team USA to Gold Medal victory in the London Games; all in one year. Now in the closing weeks, Lebron has been named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year. The first Miami Heat […] READ MORE



Why Dynasties are Important in Sports

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*EDITOR’S NOTE*  This is in response to our first article, “Death of Dominance and the Rise of Parity in Professional Sports“.  In that article, we compared the seeding of championship winners from the 1980’s with those over the past 10 years.  Before reading this, I highly recommend you read yesterday’s article so you are familiar […] READ MORE