The Sports Scoff With @SmooveGuyO, Vol. 6

“I ball for real, y’all n**** is Sam Bowie/and with the 3rd pick I made the earth sick/ M.J., him Jay, fadeaway, perfect..” -Jay-Z

Historical moments in sports have transpired over the past couple of days as you had to be glued in front of your television to experience it live. #SportsTwitter was all the way turned up as the premiere best of the best gave another reminder to fans of why he’s capable of strongly being considered the G.O.A.T. to ever lace up a pair of basketball sneakers. A seasoned vet to the tennis game continues to add on to her legacy amongst the all time greats while another rare Triple Crown feat has been conquered and it did not happened in the sport of baseball. The Source Sports’ own Omari White was able to become a witness of these moments of epic proportions and he took valuable time out to explain why him and all the fans worldwide had every reason to get their Daniel Bryan on and scream out YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

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Game 2 Of The NBA Finals (Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors)

Game 2 of this highly unpredictable NBA Finals can be looked at as a turning point of what maybe considered as the beginning of a bright light shining through the door of greatness the Cavs can walk through. It seemed like everything was going right for Cleveland as they was able to make tough plays and stops without their All Star point guard Kyrie Irving. Shumpert and Smith showed glimpse of why they are a part of this finals run as they made some clutch 3’s towards the end of the game. Mazgov was able to take full advantage of times when the Warriors went small. Matthew Dellavedova is slowly developing into a reliable defender, as he was able to hold Steph Curry to 5 for 23 shooting. Meanwhile, he was able to be a play maker during crunch time, grabbing a outstanding rebound and showing he has ice in his veins by knocking down two clutch free throws. Lastly, the King himself formerly known as LeBron James gave another masterpiece performance as he was able to go for another triple double, 39 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists. Granted, he may be the most disliked hooper in the league but you got to give credit where credit is due. Being sworn and hacked by Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green, and Harrison Barnes and referees missing foul calls, James was able to play through the physicality. Bron Bron was able to show fans that he was able to learn how to be a more clutch player during crunch time thanks to his previous NBA Finals experience at Miami. This is something essential everyone has been looking for in James as the entire sports world all knows he literally is fighting for his life to add some major resume worthy performances to his legacy and a spot of the Mt. Rushmore of basketball greats. Through three games, LeBron scored a total of 123 points, the most by anyone in NBA Finals history. The King is on a entirely different level by attempting to prove the sports fans that Meek Mill is accurate when he said it’s “levels to this shhhh”. The king is on the rise of becoming the immortal one, watch out Golden State.

Op-Ed: Why The 2014-2015 NBA Regular Season And Playoffs Is The Best Season We’ve Had In Decades

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Last Night Was Just Another Example: Stephen Curry’s Most Badass Crossovers

Stephen Curry and Chris Paul, two of the league’s top playmakers, have gone at it each time their teams have met. Their battles are even better since their respective teams are division rivals, and this year Steph has clearly won the battle of the two. If you tuned into last night’s Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers game, then you saw the move that Curry put on Paul which sent him straight to the hardwood, but that was just one chapter in Curry’s dangerous NBA crossover story. In case you missed it:

If you watch the move from another angle, Paul steps on Curry’s foot which may have lead to him hitting the floor after that crossover, but nonetheless it was a great move by Chef Curry.

To add insult to injury, Curry’s Golden State Warriors edged out a victory against CP3’s Clippers 110-106, pushing their overall record to 61-13.

In honor of last night’s soul-snatching, we’ve complied a list of Chef Curry’s top crossover’s. Let us know if you agree or disagree with our selection.

-Darius Hawkins (@Dee_Hawkie)

Under Armour Stakes Its Claim in the Basketball Footwear Industry with “Curry One” Ad Campaign

The ad narrated by Jamie Foxx includes a highlight reel of MVP candidate Steph Curry, playing on a big screen while Curry shoots 3-pointers wearing his Curry One sneaker. This was a long time coming as Curry was signed to Nike, one of Under Armour’ top competitors, for the first four years of his career.

Under Armour threw an event during the NBA All-Star weekend to launch the Curry One sneaker, the same weekend Curry, the vote leader for the NBA All-Star game, went onto win the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest.

Curry gives Under Armour a chance to make a run at Nike’s dominance in the basketball sneaker retail market. If Curry does indeed win the MVP, it would truly help Under Armour and Curry’s ever-growing popularity. Curry currently has the second most popular NBA jersey behind Lebron James.

Curry seems to be a major component of helping Under Armour turn the corner. Under Armour has passed Adidas to become the second most popular sportswear company in the US and the company passed the $3 billion mark in annual revenue for the 2014 fiscal year. This is the first year it has ever happened. Ironically, Curry signed to Under Armour in late 2013. The more popular Curry gets, the more popular Under Armour becomes to consumers.

-Ulysses Achonye (@xslurrtyx)

Draymond Green Sends Post-Game Shot To The Clippers’ Dahntay Jones

You didn’t even need cable to watch the beating that the Golden State Warriors put on the Los Angeles Clippers. It was so bad, it reminded viewers of the Clippers from yesteryear. Especially after Deandre Jordan‘s failed — well, nonexistent — game winning shot against the Trailblazers a few nights back.

Adding salt to their troubled wounds was Los Angeles’ Dahntay Jones. During a nationally televised post-game interview with ABC, while Draymond Green was speaking on his impressive stat line (23 points shooting 8-15 from the field, 3 rebounds, and 6 assists) Jones was seen on camera glancing at Green before — seemingly on purpose — brushing him as he walked into the locker room.

Later, media caught up with Draymond to discuss what occurred. Green held no punches back with his response:

“If [Dahntay Jones] gets suspended, they may not even notice. So I guess good bump-by, but I definitely expect to be reviewed by the NBA. You know, for him to look at me and look at me again, and bump me, when I’m doing a postgame interview, that’s really smart too, when it’s on ABC. And obviously the postgame interview is the highlight of that segment, and you bump somebody? He got some camera time, which he needed because there wasn’t much celebration from their bench today, so you didn’t see him much. So he got the camera time that he was looking for…He served his purpose in today’s game.”

 

It’s not uncommon for players to be upset after a loss. Especially with Steph Curry running around doing things like this:

Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)