Monthly Archives: April 2006

Louis Vuitton's NBA Playoffs Picks – Rd. 1

So its playoff time again, which means playoff polls are happening and everyone is getting ready for playoff action. So with that in mind, here are my picks for round 1 of the NBA playoffs.

Chris Bosh to re-sign with Raptors

As reported by the Toronto Star, Toronto Raptors star Chris Bosh has publicly stated that he will be back with the Raptors next season as he intends to sign a 6 year max contract with the team this summer.

Mustafa Shakur opting for the NBA draft

""It’s official: Arizona junior guard Mustafa Shakur is making himself available for the NBA draft. He is not hiring an agent, making it possible to withdraw from the draft and return to the team if he doesn’t get a sense of being selected this summer. "I think this is a good opportunity to further showcase my skills," Shakur said through the school’s sports information office."

Florida's Top Trio to stay in Florida?

"Three Florida sophomores projected to be first-round draft picks in June have chosen college life and a chance to repeat as national champions. But there is time for each to make another decision.

Marbury restarts feud with Brown

"With ominous and insubordinate remarks, Stephon Marbury restarted the feud with Larry Brown yesterday, lashing out again about his distaste for the Knicks coach’s system this season and defiantly repeating the "Starbury" moniker. "I don’t care what [Brown] wants to hear," Marbury said at one juncture. "I’m telling you what I’m going to do.

NBADL Lowers Minimum Age

"The NBA D-League announced Thursday a new player eligibility rule that lowers the minimum age requirement to 18 years, effective with the 2006-07 season.

Stern Slams Seattle

"David Stern gave another warning that the SuperSonics could eventually leave Seattle, saying Thursday that the city is, "not interested in having the NBA there."

The NBA commissioner also touched on the situations regarding the Trail Blazers and the Hornets during a conference call, but his strongest words were saved for the Sonics’ future in Seattle.

Addidas to clothe the NBA

"Adidas signed an 11-year deal with the NBA on Tuesday, making the German athletic shoe company the official uniform and apparel provider for the league.