ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Around the NBA

Updated on March 5, 2020
nbayawnie profile image

Yawnie has been an avid NBA and lakers fan for over 25 years.

Remembering Kobe

The tragic death of Kobe, Gianna Bryant, and 7 others on January 26,2020 came at a complete shock and reminded us all that tomorrow is not guaranteed. Kobe is arguably one of the greatest to ever play in the NBA. Gianna Bryant was only 13 years old, and with her father by her side, they were just getting started on not only changing women's basketball, but maybe even the world overall. I have tried to sit down and write a full blog about this, and I simply can't. This was the first athlete or celebrity death that I cried and was sad for a few weeks. Vanessa Bryant's speech on the memorial was amazing. For her to share Kobe and Gianna on a more personal level was remarkable and I feel like I know them a lot more for who they are. I still miss you Kobe and thanks for giving me so many basketball and inspiring quote memories. Rest in peace.

Can Zion Williamson still win rookie of the year?

Zion Williamson has played in 17 games so far this season, and has scored 20 points or more in all 17 games. That is truly remarkable for a 19 year old rookie playing in his first 17 games. Zion is no ordinary rookie as he had a lot of hype coming into the NBA, which he has certainly lived up to this year. Zion is 285 pounds and has the speed and athletic ability of a high profile guard. The New Orleans Pelicans with Zion are fully healthy and making a push for the 8th seed in the playoffs, and have a great chance to make it. To answer the question of this topic I do not believe Zion should win rookie of the year. It's not rookie of the half a year, its of the full year. Ja Morant of the Grizzlies has been consistently the best rookie by far this year. What Zion has done thus far is amazing and very entertaining to watch, and this kid will have a bright future ahead of him.

Jayson Tatum is becoming a superstar before our eyes

Jayson Tatum was the third overall pick out of Duke by the Boston Celtics in 2017. He had high expectations coming out of Duke and he has lived up to them in my opinion. Currently at 22 years old, Tatum is one of the better players in the league. This year Tatum is averaging 23 points a game and is a consistent 20 to 30 point per game scorer. Kemba Walker has had injury issues, and in those games that he misses, Tatum usually goes off when Kemba is off the court. Tatum has had a couple terrible shooting nights in the NBA this year, and the following game he goes off and scores a lot. He will take videos of himself after the bad game stating he would stay late to get shots up and just practice more. This to me shows the makings of a superstar and tremendous work ethic. The future is very bright for Jayson Tatum.

Lakers vs Clippers who wins?

The Clippers have made a lot of moves since the trade deadline to not only beat the Lakers, but also win a championship. Which after all these moves I still feel the Lakers can beat the Clippers in a 7 game playoff series. The Clippers 3-12 on paper are a lot better than the Lakers. Guys like Danny Green, Dwight Howard, and playoff Rondo will certainly have to appear this postseason. Lebron and Anthony Davis will certainly step it up in the playoff and will play for 40 minutes as opposed to 34 right now during the season. The Clippers are simply too small to have anyone guard Anthony Davis. Ivica Zubac is the only 7 foot player on the Clippers roster, and he simply is not enough to stop Anthony Davis in a playoff series. Everyone else on the Clippers roster is 6'9" or shorter. Davis will just have his way with the smaller players on the Clippers roster. Kawhi has proven he is a force of nature in the playoffs, but Paul George has not. Overall, I just like the Lakers if they were to match up with the Clippers in a 7 game playoff series.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)