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Sunday June 26, 2016

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July 1.....Friday 10pm-2am**
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Have to hand this one to my LL David in
Illinois who suggested the new team nickname
for the club in Las Vegas should be:

LAS VEGAS WISE GUYS

Motto's/slogans inc:
“You Got A Problem?”
“Nothing Personal, It’s Just Business"
and of course...

"Nobody, but Nobody Beats the Boys in Vegas."
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How long before the team accepts poker chips
at the concession stands?
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Will they offer free drinks at the games like they
do in the casinos?
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Vegas has already come out with a line for the
Wise Guy's first home game. I kid you not.
You can get the road team at -170 Vegas +150.
It might be the first time in the history of
Las Vegas you could Vegas was an underdog.
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NBA TITLE ODDS for 2017

Golden St. Warriors 2-1
Cleveland Cavaliers 5-2
San Antonio Spurs 13-2
OKC Thunder 7-1
LA Clippers 15-1
Boston Celtics 20-1
Miami Heat 20-1
Toronto Raptors 25-1
Atlanta Hawks 40-1
Chicago Bulls 40-1
Minnesota T-Cups 60-1
Port Trail Blazers 60-1**
Houston Rockets 60-1
New Orleans Pelicans 60-1
Memphis Grizzlies 80-1
Utah Jazz 80-1**
Philadelphia 76ers 80-1
Charlotte Hornets 100-1**
LA Lakers 100-1
Indiana Pacers 100-1
Detroit Pistons 100-1
Dallas Mavericks 100-1
Washington Wizards 100-1**
Milwaukee Bucks 100-1
NY Knicks 100-1**
Sacramento Kings 100-1
Orlando Magic 150-1
Denver Nuggets 300-1
Phoenix Suns 300-1
Brooklyn Nets 500-1
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Lebron James gets his title in Cleveland.
Don't celebrate too long Cavs fans because it's
only a matter of time when LJ opts out of his
contract and tells the world he wants nothing
more to do with Ohio.

I have to laugh at NBA writers who suggested
the league was rigged or there was a bias towards
LJ & Cleveland after the Draymond Green suspension. These are the same people who showed the SAME bias towards LJ by naming him unanimous
MVP. Anybody watching that series knows Kyrie Irving was the real MVP, not Lebron.

LJ was nowhere to be found in Games 1 & 2. They didn't need him a blowout Game 3 win. He failed them in Game 4. Yes he had monster Games 5 & 6 and a decent Game 7. But so did Irving. And it was Irving who hit the game winning shot last night AND hit every bit bucket the Cavs needed in
these last three wins. But the LJ bias won out.

We saw the dangers of elevating a player/team to superstar status before they deserve it. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are nice ball players.
They are two of the best in the league. But they are not even close to the Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant or even Isiah Thomas' of the world. Both failed to show again this finals after really failing to impress in last year's NBA Finals.

Curry needs to learn to respect the game. He doesn't have that many turnovers, but the ones he has are ridiculous and ill timed. You can't be that nonchalant in a NBA Finals and especially a game 7 like he was. His idiotic, careless turnovers and bad shots were too much for Golden St. to overcome.

I hate to say it, but Charles Barkley was right...just a year too early. Jump shooting teams won't win NBA titles. Eventually shots stop falling and those teams lose. That's what happened to GST. They had point blank looks in the final 4+ minutes last night from Curry, Thompson, Green and Iguodala. None fell. The shots just stopped falling as odds say they will.

Warriors went scoreless the final 4.5 minutes of the game. They've had scoreless stretches and mystifying performances all post season, unlike their regular season when they could do no wrong.
Amazing.

Their biggest mistake in Game 7 was not running at every turn. Even when they were up 7 at the half I knew GST was in trouble because it was all half court offense with Draymond Green having a monster half. Cleveland won the battle and hence the war by getting the Warriors to play a half court game and not running and gunning.

Funny how everyone was killing Green for being a mental midget, yet he was the only one that showed up last night for GST. He would have won the MVP award had the Warriors found a way to win.

So I have to give kudos to LJ. He didn't play great and he deferred to others like I knew he would do. And believe you me, I'd be killing him for his lack of killer instinct had they lost. But they didn't. Irving bailed him out and now LJ can take all the credit---once again (See Ray Allen) for others coming through in the clutch.
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Listen, I'll be the first one to tell you how
difficult it is to be a parent. But come on
Wayne Gretzky. Get control of your daughter.
I know she's 21+ and married and can do anything
she wants. But dressing like a cheap tramp at
the US Open is beyond embarrassing. The husband
Dustin Johnson is a dope and probably doesn't care. But SOMEBODY pull the broad aside and tell
her she's embarrassing the Great One.
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GAME 5 UPDATED NBA FINALS ODDS:
CAVALIERS TO WIN SERIES 4-3 +250
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AFTER GAME 4 UPDATED FINALS ODDS:
CAVALIERS TO WIN SERIES 4-3 +1200
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ORIGINAL NBA FINALS ODDS
CAVALIERS +175
WARRIORS -225
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ORIGINAL SERIES CORRECT GAMES
CAVS TO WIN SERIES 4-3 +700
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SERIES TOP POINT SCORER
LEBRON JAMES +125
KYRIE IRVING +400
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SERIES ASSISTS LEADER
LEBRON JAMES +120
STEPHEN CURRY +160
DRAYMOND GREEN +250
KYRIE IRVING +750

SERIES REBOUNDS LEADER
LEBRON JAMES +300
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SERIES HANDICAP
CAVALIERS GAMES +1˝-155
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SERIES TOTAL GAMES
CLE/GS TOTAL GAMES o5˝-190

CLE/GS TOTAL GAMES o6-105
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PLAYER AVERAGE POINTS PER GAME
ANDRE IGUODALA PPG AVG u9˝-130

DRAYMOND GREEN PPG AVG u14˝-120
HARRISON BARNES PPG AVG u9˝-125

KLAY THOMPSON PPG AVG o24˝-120

STEPHEN CURRY PPG AVG u30˝-120

J.R. SMITH PPG AVG u12˝-120

KEVIN LOVE PPG AVG u16˝-130

KYRIE IRVING PPG AVG o23˝-120
KYRIE IRVING PPG AVG u23˝-120

LEBRON JAMES PPG AVG o26˝-120

TRISTAN THOMPSON PPG AVG o5˝-125

CHANNING FRYE PPG AVG u7˝-120

NBA FINALS MVP WINNER
LEBRON JAMES +150
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