LeBron’s priorities askew, Wade returns to Miami, more
Posted by: Mike Davis
The Cleveland Cavaliers were honored by on-his-way-out president Obama at the White House. “Cleveland was always Believeland,” the soon-to-be-ex-president said. “That’s why the Cavs have always given back to their fans and the community that’s been so loyal to them.” People still use that word? Basketball betting fans can’t wait for “Believeland” to go the way of “Hotlanta.” The Cavs were scheduled on the same day as President-elect Donald Trump, which hopefully led to some sitcom hijinks where Obama went to great lengths to keep the King and the Donald from running into each other. By the way, LeBron, why you gotta be like that and diss The Undertaker? Priorities, man. Priorities.
Dwayne Wade returned to Miami for the first time since signing with the Chicago Bulls, in what he described as a “weird game.” He got a standing ovation when his name was announced, former teammates and coaches welcomed him with open arms, the Bulls won… yeah man, that’s some spooky, eerie s***. As a matter of fact, he got two standing ovations; the second came during a tribute video after the first quarter. Fans continued kept chanting “D-Wade! D-Wade!” Apparently, everybody in Miami loves them some Dwayne. Everybody except Pat Riley, of course.
Basketball betting fans with a keen eye for point spreads and the like should take into account that this NBA season came out swinging in the point-scoring department, with five players averaging at least 30 points per game; Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan (34.1), Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (31.1), New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis (31.0), Houston Rockets’ James Harden (30.6), and Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard (30.0). Such a hot start for multiple players has not been seen since the early-to-mid sixties, when the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor dominated the scoreboards. Some of them, like Chamberlain, were even known for their scoring prowess off the court, as well as on. Who knows how long this will last, but for now let’s just enjoy it.
When it comes to basketball betting, everything is game, including who will win MVP. The early race features a few usual suspects such as Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. The pair has won the previous three awards, though playing for different teams. Since Durant left for the greener pastures of Oakland, Russell Westbrook is carrying the Thunder on his back, which fact alone makes him a strong candidate. And there is also James Harden who, in his own words, is the best player in the league. Well, if you put it like that, let’s just give him the KIA MVP Award right now and be done with it. It’ll save us a lot of time.