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Steph Curry – Watch The Throne

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Kanye West once stated on stage “I felt compelled to do the ‘Watch The Throne’ album because of Drake”. Now if we can instill that statement in a basketball standpoint. LeBron James would be Kanye West. Steph Curry would be Drake. By way of explanation LeBron James guard your throne firm!

Coming off an impressive 67-15 record last year. The Golden State Warriors have proven to not have missed a beat. It’s been a comprehensive year of this team dominating the NBA. Who to blame for this team fantastic uprising? None other than last season’s MVP “Steph Curry.” He Shepard his team on and off the court. Pluming opponents with their sharp shooting. You hear reporters countless times stating “you live and you die by the three.” Steph Curry & the Golden State Warriors has certainly lived by the three, and lived quite well. Curry helped his team’s brilliant season momentum linger on to the playoffs. To win the championship over Lebron James & the banged up Cleveland Cavaliers.

To Lebron’s defense, Kevin Love and Kyrie Iriving easily, the second and third best players on that team, we’re both out with injuries. However, we cannot overlook what Steph Curry did last year. Despite not winning Finals MVP. His leadership off the court was noticed, during Andre Igoudala’s accepting speech of his final MVP award. He said “When I grow up I want to be just like Steph Curry.” Even though he’s older. Andre Iguodala acknowledgement of Curry’s approach to life and basketball is phenomenal. Every NBA champions go through some kind of a tough stretch. Last year after breaking his 3-point record for most 3’s in a season and winning the MVP. Steph Curry would have to face a member of the All NBA first team in each round he played. He went on and eliminated every players alongside with him on the All NBA First-team. Perhaps that was his toughest stretch despite making it look easy!

What he’s done this year already, is surreal. Enjoy fans! We will not see something like this in a long time, maybe ever again. Steph Curry & his Golden State Warriors have started this season 22-0! Having won 26 straight game (counting last season). Steph Curry is averaging 32 PPG, 6 assists & 5 rebounds in the first two months of the season. Currently he has knocked down 116 three pointers already. Nobody in NBA history has made more than 300 threes in a season. He’s on pace for 400 threes this season. Golden State is averaging 115 points a game. Making 43% of they’re deep bombs. Their numbers are remarkable. Already blebron-james-stephen-curry-nba-finals-watch-the-thronereaking records in NBA history.

Steph Curry’s play has been one for the ages. Many has launched the debate that Steph Curry is already an all-time great. One might say that this statement is preposterous but his numbers say otherwise. The only player to have averaged 32, 6 & 5 is Michael Jordan. No player has ever averaged 4 threes a game he’s averaging 5. Curry is leading the league in points per game, field goal percentage & free throw percentage. He is second in steal. Only Wilt Chamberlain has averaged more points per 36 minutes than what Curry is doing right now. He already has four 40 point games and one 50 point game in only 22 games. He also has more threes made than three NBA teams (Heat, Timberwolves & Nets). With all these historical numbers Curry has been putting up it’s clear that Curry is on the verge of becoming, if not already an All-Time great. His game has been so fascinating that fans are now showing up to pre-game warm-ups just to see curry shoot. Only player to attract as much fans as Curry is in the pregame, was the one and only Michael Jordan. Pretty cool name to be in company with!

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After having many people discredit the Warriors success last season. Some because of their health, their journey to the Finals e.c.t. Steph Curry started training camp by stating “I just want to say, I apologize for us being healthy. I apologize for us playing who’s in front of us. We’ll rectify that situation this year.” It is clear that thus far they’ve definitely rectify everyone’s perception on their team. They’ve proven to not only be the best team thus far this season. But also being one of the best teams in the history of the league. The NBA record for the most consecutive wins is 33 by the 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers. If Golden State continues this streak. To Give NBA fans a gift for the ages, their 33 consecutive win will have to be on Christmas Day…. Against Lebron James! & the Cleveland Cavaliers. Will Golden State stay undefeated ’till then? Or will curry lead his team to set a tremendous NBA record by passing the ‘king?’ Like the previous month, December will be quite the month for the Warriors. Nonetheless, if this streak reaches 33 or not. Steph Curry & the Golden State Warriors are living the dream and seem to be unstoppable. Curry is already worthy of MVP consideration, most improve player consideration. Hall of famed consideration and the greatest shooter ever consideration! As Kanye West pointed out to Drizzy. NBA fans should point out to Lebron to ‘Watch the throne’ Steph Curry is coming!

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RIP OKC. Dame Time Clocks Thunder’s Reign From Way Downtown PDX

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What Time Is It...

Blazing!

Even two games down the Thunder bolt boys joked like the last laugh that was yet to be delivered, like this what’s the 4-1 punchline. Zero to zero for the best series of these NBA Playoffs so far, Russell Westbrook rocked the baby at Damian Lillard, before mocking his wrist watch celebration like he did Laker meme Lance Stephenson’s air guitar strumming one with D’Angelo Russell ice in his veins. All before Paul George double pumped a dunk as time expired on a game that was already decided way before the horn blared.

“It is the unemotional, reserved, calm, detached warrior who wins, not the hothead seeking vengeance and not the ambitious seeker of fortune.”

But then last night before posting that Sun Tzu quote on Instagram in this art of war. In the face of P.G. the PDX P.G. beat the buzzer as Dame Time struck from way downtown RIP City. With an Austin 3:16 bottom line to give OKC the history engraved tombstone and the Portland Trail Blazers a legendary storied, legacy making championship belt for this classic series in hardwood history.

Reminding us of that time Charles Barkley responded to a Nike barbershop ad featuring former Golden State Warriors Chris Webber and Latrell Speedwell joking about dunking on him by putting all the points on them in the following game and running past them on the bench draped in dejected towels shouting, “put that in a f###### commercial!”

Damian Lillard 37 Footer Over Paul George
Damian Lillard buries series clinching 37-footer over Paul George – Photo Blazers

37 feet high and rising from deep. Deep as the halfcourt abyss. With the this time of season cherry blossoms blooming outside Portlandia’s Moda Center, the City of Roses was handing everyone from basketballs Oklahoma home funeral flowers. And leading the precession, hearse wrapping it up like his killer bars, Dame D.O.L.L.A was right on the money like exact change only please, waving goodbye. Even if Paul George walking off in defeat like LeBron James and getting his Vlade Divac on in a press conference more awkward than a blind date with an ex called it a “bad shot”. To which the great Dame simply replied with a tweeted “lol” (see also, laugh and last). He better Big Shot Bobby Horry check a newspaper or something. Dame Time didn’t just beat the buzzer. He took baby powder to it. As Dame had all the Louis Armstrong time in the world with ten on the clock and the last shot in this final frame to dribble drive or dish. But instead, toying with George like a cat does a mouse, as David beat Goliath like Jerry did Tom, Lillard had the sand to set up shop, his spot and his shot from what looked like a bunker. A hole in one, with the cocksure confidence of Tiger Woods putting for Masters glory in Augusta and embracing his kids, two decades after doing the same with his pops all for the green jacket.

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From this master, like a tap in putt with no Mulligan to carry, this was always going in. Nothing but net. All water like those Thunder tears. O.K. now that was a 3.

And to think I swore I wouldn’t go back on social media until after the new Avengers movie came out, but DAMN Dame Time! Spoiler alert, this is the new ‘Endgame’ now.

Cousy. Pettit. Sam Jones. Wilt. Chuck Barkley. M.J. And now the Dame train as the legendary Lillard goes hard to join this lineage as the only players to hit 50 in a playoff clinching game. And what a way to do it, fading away to clock out of the game and series 118-115 for the greatest Portland playoff moment since the G.O.A.T’s shrug. As mobbed by teammates on the floor he sank into, telling Russ to ‘Get Out’ his house. Peeling off like Jordan, Damian all on his own like a devil, GIF turned into an instant meme, as he turned the Thunder into a memory (you know the one were everyone loses their mind around that smirking kid with glasses in the raincoat? Well now guess which superheroes face is super imposed?). Staring into the camera with that look you know was for Russell Westbrook.

Blazers Win Damian Lillard Buries 37 Footer
Blazers Win. – Photo: Portland Trail Blazers

What a whole mood.

Whose left holding the baby now?

Dame didn’t even have to check his watch. Why? Him, her, them. They all knew what time it was. His. As Dame Lillard just did it in the Oregon home of Nike. Shoe dog like Phil Knight, running off victory for the courtside crowd, including legendary comedian Cedric the Entertainer for this last laugh lap. As this Gladiator hit one of the best and biggest shot fired in NBA history. Subliminal and literal.

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Two-time U Sports MVP Kadre Gray declares for NBA Draft

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Two Time U Sports Mvp Kadre Gray Declares For Nba Draft
Photo: Laurentian Voyageurs

Two-time U Sports basketball player of the year Kadre Gray of the Laurentian Voyageurs has declared for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Gray, a 6’1″, 190 lbs junior guard from Toronto, Ontario has been terrorizing Canadian university basketball since his freshman season — cementing his legacy as a two-time MVP and scoring champion with a ridiculous 26.3 points per game career average in three full-seasons with the Voyageurs.

The 2016-17 U Sports rookie of the year award winner took the league by storm — leading the country in scoring as a freshman with 23.2 points per game. He finished second in his sophomore season with 24.4 points per game and led the nation in assists total with 141.

He took his game to a different stratosphere in his junior season — increasing his league-leading output to the third highest scoring average in Canadian university hoops since 1981-1982 with 31 points per game.

Calgary Dinos’ all-time great’s Richard Bohn and Karl Tilleman both led the nation with higher and ironically, identical scoring averages.

Both Bohn and Tilleman averaged 32.8 points per game. Bohn doing it during the 1995-1996 season and Tilleman, a two-time Canadian Olympian and NBA draft pick dominating the league in 1981-82 — before Canada’s adoption of the three-point line.

Two Time U Sports Mvp Kadre Gray Dribbling Declares For Nba Draft
U Sports MVP Kadre Gray dribbling against Ottawa Gee-Gees – Photo: Laurentian Voyageurs

Not a one-trick-pony, Gray averaged 7.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists, 1.6 steals in 34.1 minutes per game.

Gray erupted for a career-high 48 points in a 101-81 win over the Lakehead Thunderwolves — shooting 13-of-23 from the floor and burying 19-of-20 shots from the foul-line on November 3rd, 2018.

He delivered his third 40-plus point game of his career with another impressive performance — 16-of-29 shooting against the Ryerson Rams on February 9th, 2019 — his lowest scoring output of the season was 23 points on multiple occasions.

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Kadre Gray U Sports Basketball Highlights
Two Time U Sports Mvp Kadre Gray Caree Conference Stats
Laurentian Voyageurs’ Kadre Gray Career Conference Stats
Two Time U Sports Mvp Kadre Gray Caree Conference Stats Other Stats
Laurentian Voyageurs’ Kadre Gray Career Conference Stats
Kadre Gray FIBA Americas Qualifiers Against Brazil
Kadre Gray takes it to the rack during FIBA Americas Qualifiers Against Brazil – Photo: FIBA

Gray also represented Canada during the FIBA Basketball World Cup process playing in games against Venezuela and Brazil.

Prior to Laurentian, Gray honed his skills as a two-time athlete at Eastern Commerce Collegiate for three-years — leaving track and field (high jump, 100 meters) in the rear-view mirror and transferring to rival Oakwood Collegiate to conclude his high school career.

Ryerson’s seven-foot center Tanor Ngom also declared, making it the first time in the history of Canadian university basketball that two U Sports players have entered the draft.

Additionally, with a record number of Canadian players in the NCAA tossing their names in the draft process we should expect 2019 to be the biggest year for Canadian’s at the NBA Draft.

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