All Star Beef

Imagine that months after your nasty breakup, you have to work with your ex and her new boyfriend. If this doesn’t describe the situation Russell Westbrook will face with Kevin Durant and his new Warriors teammates at the All Star game, then I don’t know what does.  

After months of painfully awkward shunning off the court, and trash talking on the court, the former teammates must reunite for the All Star game on Feb.19. It’ll be interesting to see how Westbrook will coexist with Durant and his teammates from the Golden State Warriors, but it will also be cool to see them back together again. 

While most of the media may hype this reunion as a potential fight night, I see this happening one of two ways:

A.) Westbrook and Durant will “play nice” with each other, meaning they will work with each other on the court, then act like they don’t know each other once they get to the bench. Expect to see shots of Westbrook sitting far away from Durant on the bench, no handshakes between the two, and trolling from Durant’s Warrior teammates.

B.) They shock the world, and act like the brothers they were in OKC, proving that they were trolling the world with their previous encounters. Or at least put up a good facade of still being on good terms.

Either way, the All Star game will be must see TV to see how Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant will work with each other after Durant joined one of the Thunder’s biggest rivals in the west.

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One of the GOATS

As much as I honestly hated to see it happen, I knew it was going to happen. The Patriots captured their 5th Super Bowl and Tom Brady further solidified his status as one of the greatest to ever step foot on the field.

Unlike many people, I won’t go as far as saying he’s THE greatest of all time, especially if it’s for winning five Super Bowls because Charles Haley did that a long time ago. But I have to admit, what Brady did on Sunday was legendary. Many thought the Patriots were down and out after Brady threw a pick-6, and they were down 28-3. But for the Patriots to come back, force the first ever overtime in the Super Bowl and win is nothing short of legendary.

While I won’t be quick to say that Brady is the single greatest player in NFL history yet, I will give the title of the greatest QB-coach duo to him and Bill Belichick. Since Belichick became head coach of the Patriots, they have gone on to win 5 out of 7 Super Bowls, win the AFC East 14 times, and win 9 conference championships, all with Tom Brady under center. These two were even on the brink of having the first 19-0 season until the Giants ruined that back in ’08.

All in all, I have to give it to the Patriots. As much as I (along with 90% of America) wanted to see them collapse after Brady was suspended for the first four games of the season, they pushed through and made another Super Bowl run. Now the question is, will there ever be another duo that can dominate the NFL like Belichick and Brady have over the last decade?

Sir Charles vs. King James

50 Cent might want to add this match up to the Chris Brown vs. Soulja Boy card in March: Charles Barkley vs. LeBron James.

LeBron made headlines recently for saying that the Cavs need to add a playmaker to their team already loaded with playmakers. Charles Barkley, never one to bite his tongue, called out James for whining and being inappropriate. LeBron would soon fire back in an uncharacteristic way by calling Barkley a hater and saying “Screw him.”

I understand where Barkley is coming from, he of all people should not speak on LeBron’s situation considering the fact that he has never come off a championship season. But LeBron is just coming off a championship, surrounded by stars like Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love, along with a strong supporting cast. Not to mention, they just acquired¬†a sharpshooter in Kyle Korver, so I don’t really see why LeBron is complaining about needing another player. Besides, this is the team LeBron built, so he can’t really get mad about not having good enough players when he was the one that helped bring them all together. The moment he rejoined the Cavs, he pushed them to go out a get guys like Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, and Iman Shumpert. I understand that the Cavaliers ‘ recent slide has been frustrating for him, but he’s not making the slide any better by publically complaining about the team’s supposed lack of playmakers. I’m sure LeBron is not a selfish player, but sometimes he can be inconsiderate.

 

 

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