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What If: LeBron Stayed in Cleveland
Friday , Sep , 27 , 2013 Joseph Sobczyk

What If: LeBron Stayed in Cleveland

With all the speculation over LeBron's destination next season we consider what if he stayed put Cleveland.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: It would definitely have been a completely different NBA.

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Justin Bieber looking ridiculous at the Heat game (PIC)
Tuesday , Jun , 04 , 2013 Matt Formica

Justin Bieber looking ridiculous at the Heat game (PIC)

So judging by Justin Bieber's outfit at the Pacers vs. Heat game Monday night, it's pretty clear the kid is losing it.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  I'm not a hater, and I imagine it's not easy to keep it together when you have $100 million at age 18, but check out the pic below of Biebs at game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.  Is that lip gloss?

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Dwyane Wade’s Gatorade refridgerator (IMAGE)
Friday , May , 24 , 2013 Matt Formica

Dwyane Wade’s Gatorade refridgerator (IMAGE)

Ever since he went off in the 2006 NBA Playoffs and led the Heat to an NBA Championship, Dwyane Wade has been my favorite player.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  With a gatorade refridgerator like D-Wade has, you'd never get dehydrated.

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Who’s Better 71-72 Lakers or 12-13 Heat?
Thursday , Mar , 28 , 2013 HoopsVibe News

Who’s Better 71-72 Lakers or 12-13 Heat?

Who's better the 71-72 Lakers or the 12-13 Heat?

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: The season's not over, but comparisons have already begun. This one's a lot closer than Heat haters want to admit.

The question has been boiling to the service as the Miami Heat's winning streak kept growing. Now that it's over some comparisons are unavoidable. Both teams are clearly dominating the league, but lets go inside the numbers.

Win Streak: Lakers 33 games, Miami 27.

Overall Record: Lakers 69-13, Miami 56-15 (11 games left)

Big 3: Lakers (Chamberlain, West, Goodrich), Miami (James, Wade, Bosh).

Lead over closest team: Lakers 18 games ahead of the Warriors, Miami 11.5 ahead of the Knicks.

Points Per Game: Lakers 121, Miami 103.4.

Points Allowed Per Game: Lakers, 108.7, Miami 95.6.

Field Goal %: Lakers 49%, Miami 49.6%.

Computer Simulation: Gives the edge to the Lakers 54% of the time. (Got to love the age of computers)

Looks like the Lakers are the better team on paper. If these two squads went head-to-head it would be a match-up nightmare for both squads. Who does Miami put on Chamberlain? Who do the Lakers put on LeBron? Although both teams would put up big numbers the Lakers would eventually win. They'd dominate the boards and although Wade's quickness would offset some Laker offense, the big three of Los Angeles are more balanced in terms of skill sets. West, Goodrich, and Chamberlain are position players. LeBron, Wade, and Bosh are hybrid players that still today don't always know their roles.

Of course, all bets are off if the Heat don't win the championship at the end of the season. If we learned nothing from the New England Patriots almost undefeated season before they lost to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl, it's that great regular season count for almost nothing if you don't cap it off with a ring. 

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Kobe 100% confident; “We will make the playoffs”
Saturday , Feb , 23 , 2013 Matt Formica

Kobe 100% confident; “We will make the playoffs”

According to Kobe Bryant, whether or not the Lakers make the playoffs isn't even a concern.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Kobe has often lacked a supporting cast, but he's never lacked confidence.  On or off the court.

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Lebron James continues to dominate
Saturday , Feb , 16 , 2013 Matt Formica

Lebron James continues to dominate

Love him or hate him, Lebron James is putting together one of the best seasons of basketball by any player in history.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  His superstar season continued with a big win over the Thunder Thursday night.

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Lebron James takes shot at NBA owners on Twitter
Tuesday , Jan , 22 , 2013 Matt Formica

Lebron James takes shot at NBA owners on Twitter

Lebron James shared a few thoughts about NBA team owners via Twitter earlier today in light of hearing the news regarding the sale of the Sacramento Kings.
 
Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Players like Lebron are going to speak their mind from time to time.

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Nowitzki frustrated with Mavericks
Monday , Jan , 07 , 2013 Matt Formica

Nowitzki frustrated with Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki is getting fed up with his team because he's now publicly expressing his discontent with the organization.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Dirk has a point.  The Mavericks' management has failed to make any good moves in the past few years.

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Michael Jordan banned from Miami golf course
Saturday , Dec , 01 , 2012 Matt Formica

Michael Jordan banned from Miami golf course

He may have been the best baller to of all time, but it's no secret Michael Jordan has never been the most fashionable.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  You don't have to be the best dressed to ball the hardest.

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Was Garnett snubbing Allen justified?
Thursday , Nov , 01 , 2012 Matt Formica

Was Garnett snubbing Allen justified?

Kevin Garnett had no love for Ray Allen last night in the Miami Heat's 120-107 victory over the Boston Celtics.
 
Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Both Garnett and Allen stayed true to who they are.

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Ray Allen explains what happened in Boston
Tuesday , Oct , 23 , 2012 Matt Formica

Ray Allen explains what happened in Boston

Ray Allen is finally talking about what went down with him and the Boston Celtics this offseason.

Hoopsvibe's very quick call:  Allen's week is already off to a busy start.

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Lebron denies going to Lakers, but the pot is already stirred
Saturday , Oct , 20 , 2012 Matt Formica

Lebron denies going to Lakers, but the pot is already stirred

By now, any fan or follower of the NBA is familiar with the article, Brian Windhorst, NBA writer for ESPN.com, published on Thursday about the Lakers eyeing Lebron James.

Hoopsvibe's quick call:  Talk about Lebron doing anything and expect the pot to get stirred.

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First Female Black Nascar Driver Sits Down with HoopsVibe
Monday , Aug , 20 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

First Female Black Nascar Driver Sits Down with HoopsVibe

The first black female Nascar driver sits down with HoopsVibe to discuss racing, hoops, and Danica.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: 

Tia Norfleet is used to racing with the boys and overcoming obstacles. Tia's the first African American female Nascar driver and proud to carry on her family racing tradition. Her father Bobby Norfleet raced for Nascar before Tia came along to carry on the family tradition. 

HV: What got you into racing? We know your father is Bobby Norfleet, so was it just being around the track all the time?

Tia: Yeah, I was just around the track a lot as a kid. My dad raced and pretty soon I wanted to do it too. 

HV: How'd that go?

Tia: Well, he was pretty protective of me at first. Eventually, he became really supportive of the idea when he saw I was serious about it and put his career on the back burner. Today, he's my biggest supporter.

HV: You're the first African American female Nascar drive. Tell us about that.

Tia: Well, I'm abviously black and I'm obviously a female, but really I'm just a driver. I've gotten a lot of support along the way. That's what makes it possible.

HV: There is another women racer that's been making a lot of noise. What are your thoughts on Danica breaking a lot of similar barriers in Nascar?

Tia: Hats off to Danica. She's making women look good in the sport. 

HV: Who would win in a race between you and Danica?

Tia: I have to say me of course.

HV: Of course. Now, HoopsVibe is a basketball site, so who' your team?

Tia: After last yera, I'm liking Oklahoma and Miami.

HV: Wait a second, that was the finals. Have you always liked them or did you just hop on?

Tia: I grew up following the Bulls and Mordan and all those guys, but this playoffs Miami just won me over.

HV: Who's your favorite player?

Tia: Kobe, Rondo, Wade, Garnett. I like a lot of players.

HV: Would you ever date an NBA player.

Tia: Actually, I have a significant other right now.

HV: Do you have any upcoming races or events people can check you out at?

Tia: They can always keep up with me at www.TiaNorfleet34.com.

For more info, updates, and gossip follow @HoopsVibe.

Photo Credits: Tia Norfleet

 

 

Wade’s Ex Tries to Abduct His Children.
Wednesday , Jun , 20 , 2012 HoopsVibe News

Wade’s Ex Tries to Abduct His Children.

Wade's ex, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, was arrested this week for trying to abduct his children.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: This is just sad. Shame they can't work it out for the kids.

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