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Cleveland Cavaliers

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    October 28, 2014

    Gambling! NBA Season Win Total Best Bets

    The 2013-2014 wagering year was a strange one for me, personally. By the way, for your information, the "wagering year" is defined as the last week of August (early season college football bets, season win total and futures bets in college and NFL) through late June (NBA Finals, the occasional Tig ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    Zapruder Analysis Of Andrew Wiggins' Painfully Awkward Sportscenter Interview

    When you're the number one pick in the NBA draft in late June, the summer months should be a time of celebration. For that player, years of youth basketball, high school basketball, the AAU circuit, and a hard fought few months in the college ranks have all culminated into the realization of millio ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    Kevin Durant Praises LeBron James, Countdown to 2016 KD Sweepstakes Begins

    "I'm going to do what's best for me. It's hard to talk about that right now when I've got two years left in Oklahoma City. I'm just going to focus on that. I'm not going to make a decision based on what anybody else does." -- Kevin Durant, 7/29/14 LeBron James and Cleveland have given 29 other NBA ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    Athlete Twitter #FF: Philadelphia 76er Joel Embiid

    When you're the third pick in the NBA Draft, there are a ton of expectations. Even with the relatively mitigated risk of the rookie wage scale, fans in the city that drafted a player are expecting some sort of return on the team's investment in the player, and on their investment in season tickets. ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    LeBron James Goes Back To Cleveland: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    A simple letter posted to the internet. That's all it was this time. No made for television special, no Jim Gray, no "taking my talents to," no dry ice unveiling where were told "not three, not four, not five..." championships. In every way imaginable, LeBron James' announcement Friday that he wo ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    New Rules for the NBA Free Agency Rumor Mill

    On Friday, I was relaxed, enjoying the wrap up of a beach vacation with my wife, sitting under an umbrella with the clear, green waters of the southern Gulf of Mexico stretched out in front of me. And my spirits were high as I continued to watch reports of the Rockets preparing to sign Chris Bosh no ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    LeBron Watch 2014: NBA Cities Everywhere Held Hostage

    This is what happens when you have a league imposed maximum salary on a player whose true worth is at least two to three times that amount --- in a league where that star player is worth about 25 to 30 incremental regular season wins--- and, when that player is a free agent, the league will stand st ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    LeBron's Choice Opens Rockets to Snag Chris Bosh

    It was a rough break-up for LeBron James and Cleveland. That acrid stench of burning jerseys and the screams of angry fans were traumatic enough to keep the Miami Heat star up at night thinking about his home team, the Cavaliers. Now, he's kicking South Beach to the curb for Cleveland, according ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    Rockets' Dangerous Game of Dominoes and What Needs to Happen With Bosh, Parsons and LeBron

    Well, let the madness begin. After a ten day period that began with a Daryl Morey trip to Philadelphia to visit Kyle Lowry, followed by a brief courtship of Carmelo Anthony that fizzled about the time he got into his car to leave Americas Restaurant and head to the airport, the Houston Rockets now ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    NBA Draft 2014: Sean Pendergast Livefeed and Broken Tall Man Feet

    It was all going to be so simple. As has seemingly become annual tradition, the Cleveland Cavaliers have the first pick in this year's NBA Draft (just like 2011 and 2013), and by all accounts, up until about a week or so ago, they were set to draft Kansas center Joel Embiid. From there, it would h ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Never Forget, LeBron: Zapruder Analysis Of Dan Gilbert's Irate 2010 Letter

    So LeBron James is unofficially officially going to be a free agent come July 1, according to his agent, Rich Paul. If history is any indicator, this means that LeBron is ready to embark on a series of sales pitches, looking to be wowed, trying to find the next place to continue to build his resume ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    LeBron James to Exit Miami Contract (The Decision II)

    Weren't we just here yesterday? Man, four years went by fast. When comparing the Cleveland 2010 and Miami 2014 situations for LeBron James, many qualitative doppelgängers are in place -- Post season run ending in a soul crushing fashion? Check. Frustration with a rickety supporting cast? Check ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Summer Of Johnny II: Johnny Manziel Spotted In Houston On The "Money Phone"!

    It's hard to really ascertain anything from OTA's. Players aren't wearing pads, depth charts for some of the scrubbier teams are still being formulated, players rehabbing from injuries aren't even taking part. So the whole structure is not really conducive to enlightenment. In Cleveland, Mike Pe ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Rockets' "Meaningless" Finale Wasn't Meaningless For Gamblers

    I've said many times, we need a special corner of the sports media world for gamblers. A special channel, a special talk radio show, a special Tweetdeck. All of it. People who don't wager generally don't care about the same nuances of a sporting event as people that do. That much was obvious on th ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    History Tonight as Rockets Look to Hand 76ers Their 26th Straight Loss

    Back on November 13, 2013, the Houston Rockets travelled to Philadelphia to take on what, at the time, we could call an "upstart" Philadelphia 76ers squad. Given that all indications in the offseason had been that they were aligning themselves to be so terrible that they would practically be hoardi ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    Rockets Try to Prove They Belong Among NBA Elite

    Over the last two months, the Rockets feasted on weaker opponents, which led to an eight-game winning streak and position among the top teams in the Western Conference. Then, with a five-game road swing on the West Coast and a pair of losses to the best teams in that stretch of the schedule, they fe ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Examining the Remaining NBA Schedule: Can the Rockets Get to 56 Wins?

    I've often said that betting on NBA games each night is financial suicide the equivalent of day trading, with its volatility and roller coaster-style emotion, while season bets are more like gradual financial suicide investing, where the ebb and flow is a season long thing. So with anywhere from 20 ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Gambling! NBA 2013-2014 Season Win Total Futures Bets!

    In the wagering world, there's a reason (well, several, but one big one) why football betting is so popular. Since 98 percent of the action occurs on Saturday and Sunday, there's a built-in moderation and containment to football's action where (a) it largely doesn't infringe on the average Joe's w ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    NBA Retro Zapruder Of The 1985 NBA Draft Lottery

    In the 80's hit movie Stand By Me, there's a scene where the four main characters, teenage boys (including a young Corey Feldman!), are sitting around a campfire and one of them (Gordie) tells a story about a fat kid named Lard Ass participating in a blueberry pie eating contest at the county fair. ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    NBA Draft Preview Via Prop Bets

    I know some people are not all that fond of mock drafts. Me, I like mock drafts. In the same vein of enjoying takeout because I hate to cook, I like reading mock drafts, I just don't like constructing them myself. But somehow, some way I need to share some of my thoughts with you on this Thursday's ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Ask A Rapper: D-Risha Discusses Sports' Worst "Decisions"

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? E-mail sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    One Man's NBA All-Star Reserve Selections

    Go ahead and chalk up the NBA All-Star Game taking place in a few weeks (Sunday, February 26, to be exact) in Orlando's Amway Center as the next "feels weird" moment of the NBA season. It feels like the season just tipped off a few weeks ago and yet here we are, about 20 games in, deciding who the b ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Rockets Announce 2011-2012 Schedule -- 6 Things You Need to Know

    Kevin Martin: Not a big national-TV draw.​My excitement for the upcoming NBA season was moderately brimming before yesterday (due in large part to a $50 prop bet I placed a couple months ago on the season starting on or before Christmas -- CHA-CHING!), but two things happened yesterday. First ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    NBA Draft Rewind -- 1986, The Worst Draft Ever

    Plus the shorts sucked​As much as those who construct teams in sports would like to think that they have a formula and a blueprint that they can go execute with any team in any market and be successful, the fact of the matter is that even for the best personnel men in the best-run organization ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    2011 NBA Draft -- The Live Blog

    Keep coming back for the latest​The overwhelming consensus on the 2011 NBA Draft is that it's, by and large, a pretty underwhelming group of players, and it may quite possibly be completely devoid of future All-Stars. So why am I so excited about tonight's festivities? Because of all the thin ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    2011 NBA Draft -- A Reminder of the Rockets' Purgatory

    NBA Draft: Do Rocket fans have anything to look forward to?​In the second season of The Sopranos, after getting shot in the abdomen and nearly dying, Christopher has dreams while in a coma about going to a place where people die every day the same painful way they died on earth. Convinced that ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    The NBA's Top-Selling Jerseys List (And Seven Things It Tells Us)

    NBA jerseys: We CAN just all get along!!​I'll admit, I don't own any sports jerseys. I'm not a jersey-wearing guy, partially because the fit and feel of an authentic professional sports shirt are not optimal, but mostly because I'm over the age of 14. Full disclosure, I don't buy many jersey ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    LeBron's Mom Smacks Around A Valet Guy

    Res ipsa loquitur, bitches​I've never been big into crime dramas, but for whatever reason, I've taken a real liking in the last year or so to shows like Law and Order and CSI. Even though the shows are pretty formulaic (like so formulaic that if there were such a thing as "Mad Libs: Sexual Pre ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    LeBron James: Hate Or Appreciate?

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Game Time: Bryan Colangelo Calls Chris Bosh A Pussy

    Chris Bosh, hit from all sides​Right now, the Miami Heat are 0-0 in the 2010-2011 season. We've learned nothing about them from a basketball standpoint. At this point, all we know is how this new marriage made in hell has been processed emotionally -- by jilted fans, jilted teammates, and jilted ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Game Time: Kyle Lowry -- Party On, Daryl Morey

    The party starts​Anyone who went to a college with fraternities, sororities, or even just big-time football weekends knows what it's like to live on that row of houses or apartments where every Friday and Saturday is a parade of different keg parties.It's loud, it's raucous, and usually pretty dam ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Game Time: LeBron is Making Me A Texas Longhorn Fan

    Kevin Durant -- the anti-LeBron​It's July, it's the All-Star break, the Astros have reached the "what P.R. grab can we make?" part of the season about six weeks earlier than usual, and if I may say, hiring Jeff Bagwell as hitting coach should have far-reaching ramifications on the ball club that w ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Game Time: LeBron James: The Decision -- You Suck, ESPN

    LeBron is Cleveland's new "Cuyahoga River on fire"​"It's been a real humbling experience to be in this position." -- LeBron James on his self-requested, one hour made-for-LeBron TV special on ESPNIf you lived in Houston at the time, you remember September 13, 2008. That was the morning after Hurr ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Game Time: LeBron-athon -- Five Backstabbings That Will Get You Ready For Tonight

    Anakin Skywalker: Thanks for nothing, kid​In anticipation of LeBron James' decision as to where he will ply his trade for the next few years, shares of MSG stock rose 6 percent yesterday for a period of time before settling back to where they were earlier in the day. The reason for the brief bump ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Game Time: NBA DRAFT -- Worst Lottery Picks Of The Last 15 Years

    cutline​As "must see" events on the sporting calendar go, the annual NBA Draft is highly underrated. If you ask the average sports fan his or her five most watchable sports nights of the year you'll probably get canned answers like the Super Bowl, a Game 7 in the MLB or NBA playoffs, and any inte ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Game Time: LeBron James -- A Lesson In Sales

    Debase yourself, Cleveland​The older you get, the more you realize that ultimately every decision in life has a "sales" element to it. Getting married, getting divorced, having kids, purchasing a house or a car, choosing a movie, picking an appetizer,...whatever decision it is, there's some level ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Game Time: For Sale -- NBA Two Guard, 30 Y/O, Excellent Condition, Trades Accepted

    ​First, I want to thank everyone for their reaction, positive or otherwise, to my post yesterday which chronicled the high points of the era of Tracy McGrady's Expiring Contract I seem to learn something with every new post that I generate here on Hair Balls, and yesterday I learned that there are ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Rockets-Cavaliers: Yao's Revenge

    Photo by Wootang01 LeBron James has a lengthy history of poster-quality slam dunks. But on Thursday night, Yao Ming emphatically turned the tables on the Cleveland superstar. Yao overwhelmed James on two game-defining plays, sparking the Rockets to a 93-74 home victory over a Cleveland (44-12) tea ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    One-Fifth of the Way In, Whither the Rockets?

    With about 20 percent of the season concluded, the Rockets' 11-7 record appears at first blush to be maddeningly inconsistent. But I think it's a lot easier to explain than it may seem. One way to measure the future success of the team based on its current record is to look at "bad losses" - eith ... More >>

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    January 28, 2008
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    April 20, 2007
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    March 8, 2007

    Downloading Music

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    March 23, 2006

    Hustle Time

    Damon Jones has traveled from UH to all around the NBA chasing stardom and a sound bite

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    July 24, 2003

    Paige Boy Returns

    HISD's most aggressive marketer comes back to help

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