RAFFY LEDESMA

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It’s been a long time com-ing but better late than never. After years of being the league’s laughing stock, the once proud and mighty Lakers franchise has finally pressed the long awaited reset button. Owner and president Jeanie Buss fired long-time general manager Mitch Kupchak and her brother executive vice-president…

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With the February 23 trade deadline fast approaching, several NBA teams are pressed to make major moves. Contenders such as the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Clippers are looking to add more pieces to get deep in the playoffs. Middling teams, meanwhile, are looking to get rid of high-prized…

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The Cleveland Cavaliers started the season strong with a 28-8 record but stumbled in January losing seven of their next 12 games and are nursing a 33-15 record. This has allowed other contenders in the Eastern Conference to close in on the Cavaliers’ top-seeded record. Amid the Cavaliers’ dismal performance,…

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is having a season to remember. Much ink has been wasted over West­brook’s break-up with Kevin Durant who left last July for the Golden State Warriors to chase championships. This stunned the entire franchise but Westbrook suddenly became an icon in Oklahoma by signing…

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Eleven-time All Star center Chris Bosh still wants to play basketball but it looks like Miami Heat are no longer pushing for his return. In fact, the Heat may even be rooting for him not to return to the court given the salary cap implications and the flexibility that it…

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Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins is arguably the best center in the league. He is a very talented and athletic two-way player who can do most anything on the court. Currently, he is playing the best basketball of his career averaging 26.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks on 48…

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Just last season, nobody gave Houston Rockets guard James Harden a second look despite his MVP numbers. Harden averaged an impressive 29 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 6.1 assists but he could never get away from the stigma of a mediocre 41-41 win-loss record. Houston was eventually clobbered by the Golden State…

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Well, it’s about time. After posting a franchise worst 17 wins (against 65 losses) last season and going through the distraction of Kobe Bryant’s prolonged retirement show, the Los Angeles Lakers can now finally focus on what’s important – developing the new generation “Showtime” and get back to relevancy. Over…

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A few weeks ago, we ranked the NBA’s Eastern Conference. With less than one week before the season starts, all eyes are on the super team that the Golden State Warriors built. The Warriors are the hands down favorite to win it all regardless of the challenge posed by the…

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Former 2013 No.1 draft pick Anthony Bennett is considered one of the worst picks in recent memory. Despite the billing and hype, Bennett failed to make an impact and has so far averaged a measly 4.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in three seasons with three different teams. Bennett…