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Sunday , May , 23 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Magic Johnson: Rajon Rondo is NBA’s best all-around PG

"Rajon Rondo is the best all around point guard in the NBA. Deron Williams is the best point guard, but Rondo is the best all around." 

(Magic Johnson, ESPN Halftime show, May 22nd, 2010)

HoopsVibe's Call: Forget point guards. Rondo has been the best player in the playoffs.

When looking at their total body of work, HoopsVibe News isn't quite ready to put him above Chris Paul, Deron Williams, or even Steve Nash. After all, Rondo, who's style resembles Jason Kidd when with the New Jersey Nets, has just started playing like an elite table-setter this playoffs.

Here's the real question: if you were starting a team, who would you want Rondo, Paul, Williams, or Nash?

Nash would get excluded because of age, wear-and-tear, and defensive shortcomings. Even with his fine playoff, most would still take Williams or Paul over Rondo.

However, that could change - and soon - if Rondo leads the Boston Celtics to an NBA Title and wins Most Valuable Player for the playoffs.

Who would you rather have Rondo, Paul, Williams, or Nash?   

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Saturday , May , 22 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Is the Sun setting on Amar’e Stoudemire and Phoenix?

Given how successful the team has been lately, could Amare re-sign with the Suns (this summer)?

“I don't think it's going to happen," a source close to Stoudemire told ESPN. "Amare feels like the organization disrespected him. Amare loves his teammates and has really enjoyed playing for the team these last few months, but he's reluctant to commit to Phoenix long-term."

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HoopsVibe's Call: The sun isn't brighter and the grass isn't greener on the other side.

Amar'e Stoudemire, like former Phoenix forward Shawn Marion, also seems destined to learn this lesson the hard way. Nash and 'The Seven Seconds or Less' system suits and highlights Stoudemire's all offense-no defense game.

So why leave?  

STAT supposedly wants to suit up for a contender. Well, the Suns are in the Western Conference Finals. And another elite team won't pay him the max' money deal he wants because of his one-way play.

Bottom line: Phoenix, with Steve Nash in the fold, is perfect for Stoudemire. 

Should Amar'e say arrivederci to the Suns this summer? Get at us in the comment box below with thoughts?

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Saturday , May , 15 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Phil Jackson: Steve Nash Carries the Ball

When the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a berth in the Western Conference finals on Monday, Lakers coach Phil Jackson had nothing but praise for his team's upcoming opponent, the Phoenix Suns, saying that the Suns are playing their best basketball of the season.

On Friday, Jackson retreated from praise and started posturing when asked if it was difficult to simulate the Suns and their star point guard Steve Nash in practice during the long layoff before Game 1.

"Yeah, because you can't carry the ball like he does in practice," Jackson said, smiling as he moved his arm and turned over his palm, the symbol for an illegal carry in the unofficial sign language of basketball. "You can't pick that ball up and run with it."

The 36-year-old Nash is averaging 17.8 points and 9.0 assists per game in the postseason after averaging 13.8 points and 9.0 assists in four regular-season games against L.A.

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Steve Nash’s Last Shot
Thursday , May , 13 , 2010 J.N.

Steve Nash’s Last Shot

A young kid entered war full of determination, grit, and gung ho. He doesn’t know much about anything since he sports the usual traits of youth – ignorance, naïveté, and innocence. Once this kid endures battle after battle, the fighting spirit gets worn down somewhere. The kid loses yet gets wiser with each step. He makes many mistakes. Some soldiers leave and disappear. The squadron is rebuilt with new warriors who mirror the kid before war. Some of them might be better and some will not.

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The 2009-2010 NBA Year End Awards AKA The Hoopties
Sunday , Apr , 25 , 2010 J.N.

The 2009-2010 NBA Year End Awards AKA The Hoopties

The regular has ended some time ago and it’s time to touch on the players and moments that made this season memorable. The playoffs just started and it is going to take awhile to determine the champion, but I’d like take this time to look back at stuff that impacted the season and future to come. Hold up. There will be some moments that did not impact the season. It was just funny to point out.  Dwight Howard wins another Defensive Player of the Year, Scott Brooks wins Coach of the Year, and Aaron Brooks won Most Improved Player. We can safely assume that LeBron James won Most Valuable Player.

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Tuesday , Mar , 16 , 2010 C.Y. Ellis

[vid] Steve Nash: Balls Talk

If you've ever wanted to see Steve Nash harass Robin Lopez with his testicles on a team flight, this clip is for you.  If that doesn't sound like your sort of thing, it's funny anyway.  Keep watching to the end for a look of perfect confusion by Channing Frye.

Steve Nash cuts hair
Thursday , Jul , 20 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Steve Nash cuts hair

Two time NBA MVP Steve Nash appeared at a basketball camp in Canada with a new look. The Suns guard decided it was time to get rid of the long, wild hair.

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