Friday, April 29, 2011

The Aggregate Early Entry Candidates for the 2011 NBA Draft

 Taken from Draft Express.

With the NFL Draft about to commence in a matter of hours, inclusive of the chaos partially induced by Judge Nelson's recent court decision declaring the current lockout illegal, the NBA Draft is the next step. The Association just released the complete list of early entry candidates, both from the US Collegiate scene and those plying their trade overseas.

A total of 89 players, with 69 from the US, comprise the said list. From this list, the candidates can decide to withdraw their names from consideration until 5pm ET of June 13, 2011

The NBA Draft will be held on June 23 at the Prudential Center in Newark.

After the jump, you will see the enitre list of candidates.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The 2011 NBA Playoff Context (Western Conference)

With the 2011 playoffs having commenced with all teams getting a taste of the playoff action, it is time to peer into what I see.

Since no one is aware, this is how I picked the West 1st round: San Antonio in 6, Los Angeles in 4, Portland in 6, Oklahoma City in 7.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Blog Outsourcing - 4/25 edition

Welcome to today's edition of The Victory Formation.

Happy Easter, everyone. The significance of the holiday for Christians all across the world signifies one's faith.
"If you have faith, you have hope. And if you have hope, you have life."
I love that quote. And more impressively, that quote came from Sixers head coach Doug Collins.

Easter means the end of Lent. It means the end of my sort of penance. Mine has been to not to order burgers and fries for the entire span. Yup, 39 days of no burgers. (I did have a one day cheat by having this). Now I can finally have my taste of Baconators, Big Macs, Double Downs, Champs, etc.

Lots of great action over the past two days in the Association. It would be a total shame if both the owners and the players decided to chuck it all away with a stupid lockout, I tell you.

So what went on in the NBA Playoffs? Here is my take on the scene.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The 2011 NBA Playoff Context (Eastern Conference)

With the 2011 playoffs having commenced with all teams getting a taste of the playoff action, it is time to peer into what I see.

Since no one is aware, this is how I picked the East 1st round: Chicago in 4, Miami in 4, Boston in 6, Orlando in 6.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

MLB Divisional Realignment - A Possible What If? Moment

Bud Selig has been quoted as saying that he is tinkering with the idea of divisional realignment. Sometimes, talk is talk. Most of us are proactive people. I believe someone already provided a link to a possible realignment on the basis of 2 teams getting contracted, which I doubt will happen.

The more probable solution would to add 2 more teams, and then create a fourth division. The wildcard will have to go unless you expand the playoffs, which might be too taxing for their own ends. So, only the division winners get playoff aspirations. To make the divisions geographically sound and snippy, I made it predetermined to select the appropriate places for expansion.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blog Outsourcing - 4/11 edition

Welcome to today's edition of The Victory Formation.

The office confines had a very very interesting visitor during the past week, as long-time NBA veteran A.C. Green actually visited the office and said hello. As part of the occasion, the peeps can opt to shelve the normal attire for the jersey of my fave team. I, of course, opted to go with my alma mater. I seized the opportunity and had a picture taken with him. Looking at the picture, I really have to figure out losing weight. I might turn into Big D's mini-me. (if I haven't already evolved into one)

A.C. was in the country as part of the Jr. NBA Training Program, which is a means to preserve the future of Philippine basketball by finding, then developing, young promising cagers from all across the Motherland. It's a little disappointing that I failed you guys in getting a more investigative interview or something similar, but then again, it'll pale in comparison to someone who pulled off the Matt Bowen interview.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Deconstructing the From the Stands Podcast - Episode 10

Being friends of the people involved the From the Stands podcast, I always download and listen to their shows over its different iterations. I decided to finally give in and deconstruct their discussions onto a post.

The first episode I will decipher and react to would be Episode 10.

Lebron James & Liverpool

We all know about Lebron and his desire to become a global icon. That is probably one reason why he left Cleveland for South Beach.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Final Four Profile: Connecticut

The scintilating run of Kemba and his pride continues. After winning 5 games in 5 days to seal the Big East Tournament, they continued on their run to reach the Final Four.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Final Four Profile: Kentucky

The Big Blue Nation is back in the Final Four for the first time since 1998. Their coach has been "familiar" with this situation before (although those were eventually vacated after certain irregularities coincidentally came out). It is also unique, because this bunch went further than last year with all those major one-and-done contributors that became NBA first-rounders.