NBA Offseason Predictions

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As the NBA Finals wrapped up a few weeks ago, things remained the same: Golden State won (again), LeBron James lost (again), and questions about what’s next across the league arose (again).  Ever since this time last season, there have been rumblings about where LeBron James may play, and that he is most likely out the door. Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Houston… BOSTON!? Well, we’re getting close to decision time.  LeBron has until June 29  to decide if he would like to exercise his player option (worth $35.6 million) to play for the Cleveland Cavilers again, foregoing his free agency.  Unless a trade is on the table to a specific destination (a la Chris Paul last offseason), expect LeBron to hit the open market. Continue reading “NBA Offseason Predictions”

The Curious Case of Hanley Ramirez

 

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In all seriousness, what the fuck? Hanley was one of my favorite Red Sox these past couple years. Being forced to root for assholes like David Price, Jackie Bradley JR, Dustin Pedroia, and Steven Wright these couple years, sue me for liking the guy who’s been known for his lack of effort these last couple years. But when the Red Sox designated him for assignment, I was shocked to say the least. His numbers in 177 at bats up to that point were okay to say the least, better than that crap show of a center fielder JBJ.  Continue reading “The Curious Case of Hanley Ramirez”

Hold My Drink Podcast Episode 7

Todays episode we talk about the World Cup, The Celtics and their pick Robert Williams lll, where LeBron should go, Kawhi Leonard being a bitch, and I tell a quick story about an attempted murder from a student during my days of going to daycare way back when. We’re also joined by Kennedy (twitter @kennedy23_ )!

Historic Blunders

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Yes, we’re all well aware of how the 4thquarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals ended.  A missed free throw that could have given Cleveland the lead.  JR gets the rebound… and, well, decides to dribble away from civilization (and a shot at a win).  This historic mental blunder ate at the Cavaliers, and they proceeded to lose in overtime.

Even if JR went for the shot and missed it, it would have been the right basketball play.  Maybe the shock that his teammates (and the world) experienced does not occur if he makes that right play, and they are composed going into overtime. Nevertheless, we cannot rewrite history (or rewire JR’s brain).

Recency dominates our lives, and JR Smith will unfortunately dominate the news for the time being due to his mistake.  The last 5 seconds of regulation were a historic example of a team losing a game it had in its hands, but it is not the first (nor will it be the last) example of this occurring.

Here are some other examples of victory changing hands in the craziest of ways.

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Hold My Drink Podcast Episode 6!

Today on the Hold My Drink Podcast, we are joined by 808’s and Ankle Breaks co-host: Kermah! Also, we explain why we changed our podcast name, we discussed the NBA finals, the Celtics season in review, Brady vs Belichick, and the Kitties titties segment!

Hold My Drink Podcast 5!

Hi everyone! Khaled and I talk about draft busts from the past years in the NBA, we get into the Tom Brady and Gronk diva situation, and we give our reactions to the first round of the NBA playoffs and give our predictions for the 2nd round, and strip clubs vs Chuck E Cheese! Enjoy!