NBA 2016 Western Conference Preview 

With what looked to be several championship level teams before the season started, a season ago, the phrase ‘Wild Wild West’ was used prominently to describe how crazy the NBA’s Western Conference race could be. That phrase couldn’t have been more untrue, as the ‘Wild Wild West’ quickly turned into a ‘Warriors Runaway’. The Warriors got out to the best start to a season in NBA history by winning their first 24 games. They, went on to win 73 games for the season, surpassing the NBA-record 72 wins set by…

Mozgov and Deng bring stability to Lakers

Lakers set to pay veterans Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng some big bucks When you’ve only won seventeen games total for the season, it’s really hard to move anywhere else but up. After drafting Duke’s Brandon Ingram with the 2nd overall pick in the draft, the Lakers are now trying to move up more by being players in NBA Free Agency. The Lakers wanted their shot at the Durant’s, Whiteside’s and Horford’s of the world, but struck out. Now, they’re trying to save face and improve anyway they can. And…

Lakers did what they had to in firing Byron Scott. Now who replaces him?

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off they’re worst season ever as an organization. Someone has to take the hit for that (even if it’s one of their own) and that someone has unsurprisingly to himself turned out to be head coach Byron Scott. The former Lakers guard from the 80’s and early 90’s had said publicly just a few weeks ago that he thought he would be back for another season. The Lakers are setting themselves up for a strong run at potential free agents this summer. So, they…

Where’s the criticism for Nick Young in Deangelo Russell Snapchat saga?

At 30 years of age, Nick Young (Aka ‘Swaggy P’) is a grown-ass-man. At 20, Deangelo Russell should be also. However, as more details are released about the Snapchat snafu that has rocked Lakernation and the rest of the NBA World for that matter, the more we’re learning about an immature Russell who even previous to the release of this video was struggling to gain the confidence of his coach or his teammates. Now, the low amount of minutes that head coach Byron Scott allowed for him earlier in the…

NBA Pacific Division Preview – Can Curry, Warriors repeat?

2015 NBA MVP Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors had an unbelievable 2015 season as they brought home the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The L.A. Clippers also had a regular season to remember as they fought back from a terrible start to finish the season third in the west. But, the most memorable moments of Clippers 2015 came after the regular season as they blew a 3-1 lead in the conference semis to Houston, then they lost center DeAndre Jordan, to free agency but got him back before the ink…

#TBT: The Legend of Darryl Dawkins aka ‘Chocolate Thunder’ and Shaq are very similar…….

Sports & Swag takes this time for Throwback Thursday to pay tribute to one of the most intriguing figures ever to play in the NBA. Darryl Dawkins. Better known to most as ‘Chocolate Thunder’,¬† Dawkins died suddenly today after suffering a heart attack. He was 58. It’s a sad way to present Throwback Thursday, but rarely did you ever see Darryl Dawkins without a smile on his face. And that’s what this #TBT will focus on. Dawkins, was best known for his ferocious, glass-shattering dunks. But, there was a lot…