RAFFY LEDESMA

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The 2017 No. 3 overall pick Jayson Tatum has indeed come a long way from the start of the Boston Celtics’ season. Projected to be a key reserve in the team’s new rotation featuring All-Stars’ Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving, the then 19-year old Tatum was thrust into a greater…

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This year was supposed to be the start of his decline, the year he could no longer carry Cleveland on his back. Naysayers would point to how the Cavs hobbled to a 50-32 record, placing only 4th in the Eastern Conference during the regular season. They also noted that it…

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The Philadelphia 76ers are now past the “Trust the Process” era and have transitioned into a serious contender in the Eastern Conference. Missing the playoffs for the past five seasons, the 76ers now hold a 2-1 lead against the Miami Heat and are poised to enter the conference semifinals for…

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As the regular season comes to a close, it is that time again to choose the best players and executives in the NBA. Here is my fearless forecast as to the winners of the NBA’s top awards: 1) Most Valuable Player (MVP)—James Harden of the Houston Rockets will finally have…

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For the first time in 18 years, the San Antonio Spurs will not reach 50 wins in an NBA regular season. In those 18 seasons, the Spurs reached the playoffs winning five championships in the process. This incredible professional sports record speaks of a strong culture of winning and consistency.…

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At the start of the season, the Golden State Warriors were the hands-down favorite to win another title. All the other teams were just pretenders at best. But after a extending their winning streak to a league-best 17 games, the Houston Rockets look poised to give the Warriors and other…

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Recently, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said that he would be surprised if the team’s resident superstar Kawhi Leonard played again this season. Mysteriously while Leonard has been medically cleared to play after a lingering right quad tendinopathy injury, he has refused to return to the active roster and went…

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Having lost 13 of their last 20 games and with the season in the balance, the Cleveland Cavaliers finally pulled the trigger before the trade deadline and went all in to keep their championship hopes alive. The Cavs made several trades which sent Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Dwyane Wade, Derrick…

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Resident Los Angeles Clippers su-perstar forward Blake Griffin was recently traded to the Detroit Pistons for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, a protected 2018 first-round pick and a future second-round selection. This sent shock­waves across the league as Griffin was the franchise icon who was supposedly “untouchable” after he…

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The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers have met three consecutive years in the NBA Finals. The former have won two while the latter one. This has ushered in an intense rivalry between the teams but the way the Cavaliers are playing, this rivalry, for all intents and purposes,…

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