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Video: The Sports Cycle Update Wednesday

June 8, 2011
Donnie Dwyer covers the updates in Wednesday sports from MLB, NBA, Soccer, and college football. There are a ton of video highlights and interviews from players and coaches! Enjoy…
 
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Donnie Dwyer’s NBA Pre-season picks

October 26, 2010


Donnie Dwyer’s 2010-2011 NBA picks for the season because the NBA season starts tonight:

Eastern Conference

1. Orlando Magic – Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson looking to get back to the Finals any way they can.

2. Miami Heat – Big three will be hard to stop.

3. Boston Celtics – Their version of the Big three is unstoppable with a deep bench and very good defense.

4.  Atlanta Hawks – Offensive and Defensive side of the ball is amazing. Jordan Crawford from Xavier might be ROY.

5. Milwaukee Bucks – Brandon Jennings and Salmons look to take the Central by storm.

6. New York Knicks – With newly acquire Amare’ Stoudemire and Ray Felton, the Knicks are a serious contender.

7. Chicago Bulls – one of the best PG in the game, Derrick Rose and Carlos Boozer look to take over Chi-town.

8. Detroit Pistons – Young and full of surprises from Austin Daye to DaJuan Summers and Rookie Greg Monroe.

9. Washington Wizards – John Wall is the potential ROY along side Arenas in the backcourt but have strong front court with Blatche.

10. Cleveland Cavaliers – No Lebron means rebuilding year. Hickson shows shades of stardom and Mo Williams will  lead troops.

11. Charlotte Bobcats – Loss key PG in Felton. Very young but with lack of frontcourt, will hurt their chances of making the playoffs.

12. New Jersey Nets – A lot better than last year. Harris and Lopez are All Stars and win about 22 games. Much improved than 12.

13. Toronto Raptors – No Bosh and Turkoglu. Need to develop through the draft. Very inexperienced team that needs a PG.

14. Indiana Pacers – Hibbert has shown he can be a valuable Center in the league. Collinson is a future star. Healthy Granger leads to W’s.

15. Philadelphia 76ers – Too many youth and questionable players on roster. Players will find it hard to adjust to Coach Doug Collins system.

Western Conference

1. Los Angeles Lakers – Kobe, Gasol, and Bynum looking for 3 peat.

2. Phoenix Suns– May have lost Amare’ but Nash, Turkoglu, Childress, Frye, and Richardson will step up and play the fast pace game.

3. Denver Nuggets – Their Defense is spectacular and if they retain Carmelo through the year, they could make some noise.

4. Memphis Grizzlies – Surprise team of the league. Best young talent and Conley will prove to be top 5 PG in conference.

5. Portland Trailblazers – Roy and some savvy veterans will lead the bunch along with Cunningham and Matthews for the youth.

6. Oklahoma City Thunder – Future MVP Durant will lead the team to many more wins. With Westbrook controlling the point, they become a threat.

7. San Antonio Spurs – Defense and the health of their players will be key with the likes of Duncan, Jefferson, Ginobili, and Parker.

8. Dallas Mavericks – Dirk and Kidd will be key to success along with their 6th man Terry. Need to find some frontcourt help.

9. Utah Jazz- Too many loses hurt them but realize that Gordon Hayward will be a star and Deron Williams will be the leader.

10. Houston – Have talent at each position but need to mold youth of Hill, Brooks, and Budinger. Need Yao healthy at Center to win.

11. Los Angeles Clippers – Rookie Blake Griffin will improve young team along with the veterans of Chris Kaman and Baron Davis.

12. Sacramento Kings – Last year’s ROY Tyreke Evans and this young team mold under Paul Westphal. Frontcourt is much improved.

13. New Orleans Hornets- Chris Paul wants out and they have too much Salary Cap they need to get rid of. Hard to be successful.

14. Golden State Warriors- Defense is very poor. Steph Curry, David Lee, and Monta Ellis are scoring studs but lose by a lot of points.

15. Minnesota Timberwolves – Too many problems on the roster. Will have difficulty rebounding but Kevin Love will be a star. Wes Johnson will struggle in first year.

…Very excited for the season and I really want to see what is going to happen with the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Lakers. Can the Lakers three-peat? I don’t know but we will find out. However in the west, the key team to watch out for is the Memphis Grizzlies. They are going to become a young legitimate force in the league with Gasol, Conley, Mayo, and Gay. They will vastly improve while the teams like the Jazz and the Mavericks might be a step back from everyone else. On the other side of the spectrum, The East will improve more than people say it will and this should make for a good season. Finally, the Nets won’t be the worst team in the league. With a lot of young talent, they will actually show some teams that in a few years they could be possible contenders. It’s NBA Time! Get excited folks…

Lebron James will bring his skills to South Beach and be a Miami Heat

July 11, 2010

LeBron James decided on his show “The Decision” on ESPN that he is going to play for the Miami Heat next year and team up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Here are some quotes:

On Leborn’s decision of joining the Heat:

“I can’t say it was always in my plans, because I never thought it was possible. But the things that the Miami Heat franchise have done, to free up cap space and be able to put themselves in a position this summer to have all three of us, it was hard to turn down. Those are two great players, two of the greatest players that we have in this game today.”

James on the main reason for going to Miami:

“Winning is a huge thing for me.”

James on reaction of fans in Cleveland:

“They can have mixed emotions, of course. Akron will “always be home for me.”

Very interesting quote by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert:

“I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE. You can take it to the bank.”

…I can’t believe that this happened. Lebron went to the Heat? It makes no sense to me. To share the ball with three other all-stars and take less money and lower stats number for maybe a championship. I don’t think it is worth it. The kid loves the spotlight. Why else would he have the ESPN special? Come on, seriously. Now he needs to split the spotlight with two other players. I do not know how he is going to handle it….

…Take a look at the comments that Cleveland’s owner made. He is really upset and really spoke his mind on this one. Cleveland won’t be the same without Lebron and it is going to be really sad to see. While it may be sad, I don’t think the owner should have gotten that upset and call out Lebron for making the wrong decision. It hurts…alot…but sometimes you just have to move on and for Cleveland they still have some pieces for that to happen…

…Another thing is that the NBA now looks ridiculous. There will be powerhouse teams of about 3 or 4 like Boston, Miami, Orlando, and Atlanta and then the lower tier teams like Indiana, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Washington. It’s not going to be a good year of basketball. I’m not going to watch it that much and to be honest, the heat to me are the villans much like the Celtics of a few years ago…

What gets me the most about this whole “Decision” is the way Lebron responded to questions. This is one of his responses to a question:

“Put the shoe on the other foot. If the Cavs would have got rid of me at one point, would my family burn down the organization? Of course not.”

Are you serious? Does that make any sense to you or what? This is what angered me the most. Answer the question in a good light but also make sense when you are speaking. Didn’t his mother ever tell him to think before he speaks. During his hour-long special, he didn’t…

 

 

 

…Finally, I would like to say that I think the Heat will be the best team in the league and win at least 60-65 games. If they don’t I would be shocked. With Wade and Lebron, the whole league should watch out…

Where is Lebron James really going to go?

July 8, 2010

Lebron James should seriously change his name to Carmen Sandiego because where in the world will he end up? Sources from all over the country have finally narrowed them down to 3 but that is not enough. People have said that he is going to Cleveland first, then New York, and now Miami. But let me tell you where he is going…

Answer: New York.

…I really don’t see him going anywhere else. I found the breaking news yesterday on several twitter accounts and several other sources (check down below). He will be playing with Amare Stoudemire who is one of his best friends in the league. He will be playing in front of a packed Madison Square Garden. Finally, he will be getting a lot of money…

…Do people actually think he can share the ball with D-Wade? Both are all stars but can they be all stars all on the same team. The NBA is all about individuals. If all three unite in Miami, they won’t average the numbers they have been the last few years and at the end of the game you don’t think that these two will be fighting for the final shot. They will be. The system D’Antoni runs which Lebron ran in New York is perfect for him and as Jay Z says, “it’s a concrete junge where dreams are made, and there is nothing you can’t do.” And for Lebron, that is just right…

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RealJayWilliams

@RealJayWilliams: I am going to say this. I just heard from a little bird in his camp, King James and Spike Lee will be seeing a lot of each other next yr.

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Amareisreal

@Amareisreal: What’s good NYC! I’m going to be at The Garden tomorrow for a special event and saved 2 seats for my fans. Who wants to come be in the mix?

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JaredDudley619

@JaredDudley619: Breaking News!!! My sources tell me Lebron will announce that he will be goin to the NY KNICKS tomorrow on ESPN.. This is serious.. WOW!!!!

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OGOchoCinco

@OGOchoCinco: #OCNNBREAKINGNEWS *Empire State of Mind* *wink* *wink*only the smart folk will put this together and figure out what i am talking about #6

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Chris_Broussard

@Chris_Broussard: Knicks gaining major ground in LeBron Sweepstakes. Bosh snub hurts Cavs, though they’re still in hunt

THIS JUST IN…

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RicBucher

@RicBucher: Unofficial Bucher poll results of those I’ve spoken to today: 4 for Cle, 3 for NY. Not sure why Chi got no love but it didn’t.

…Anything can happen, but my money is on the Knicks when the clock turns 9pm…