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Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Cleveland Cavalier forward Kevin Love has decided to become a free agent. Love was injured during Cav's playoff run and was forced to watch his team lose the 2015 NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors.

The move is somewhat surprising, but in today's NBA where the slogan seems to be "if you can't beat'em join'em", it shouldn't surprise anyone.  Love is a great player who needs to be the best player in his team.  With Cleveland he wasn't even the second best.

The interesting factor now will be where he signs come July 1 when his free agency is official.  Will he choose a new team based on how much he can get paid? Or does he look for a team that will compete for a tittle?

Wherever Love decides to play next season he has just made this summer very interesting for basketball fans!

Friday, June 19, 2015


Just when we thought we were in for a long boring summer of sports MLB came to the rescue.  The NBA Finals ended earlier this week and most people are now just counting the days until football starts.  But Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers said "wait a minute, don't forget about baseball."

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th inning the Dodgers got a game winning score.  But it wasn't your typical way of scoring.  They got the winning run off of a balk.  A walk off balk to win the game!

Now that's a nice way to say hey we are still here and now you have something to watch this summer.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Game 6 of the 2015 NBA Finals is going on as we speak.  While most of the country is watching the game I've decided to take it a step further and write about the series while I watch.

With a win tonight Golden State takes the NBA Tittle 4-2 over the Cavs.  If that happens who is the MVP of the series?  Is it Curry? Is it Iguodala? Or is it LeBron James? 

Many people think it should go to LeBron regardless of who wins the tittle.  This makes a lot of sense.  He has dominated the series and is the only reason Cleveland is still in it.  But should the MVP go to a losing player?  Many people say no and I tend to agree.

Jerry West is the only player to ever do so.  LeBron is certainly a player that is capable of being the second person to do this.  However, I don't think he should get the MVP.  Not because he may be on the losing team, but because someone else deserves it more then him!  Andre Iguodala.

Iguodala is way more valuable to Golden State.  I know that's to listen to but it's true.  There is no stopping LeBron but what Iguodala has done defensively on James has allowed Golden State to win games.  Yes LeBron is dominating this series but the award is called MVP, not MDP(Most Dominant Player). 

Andre Iguodala was inserted into the starting lineup and it gave Golden State a new life.  I heard a radio host say the other day that is you take LeBron out of this series Cleveland doesn't have a chance, which I agree with.  He then said if you take out Iguodala Golden State might still have a chance.  That I disagree with, take him out and who handles LeBron?  No one can.  This is what makes Andre Iguodala the NBA Finals MVP.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


Today the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavs in game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals.    The series is tied at 2 and if this game is is like the previous 4 we are in for a treat.

 Expect this game to go down to the wire and the team that makes the best adjust will win.  The winner of this game will definitely have the advantage of winning the tittle.  I picked Cleveland in 6 and after tonight we will see how good the prediction was.

Steph Curry seemed to come out of his slump at the end of game 3 and it continued in game 4.  If he remains hot I feel that Golden State will win not only tonight but the series.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Last night the Glendale City Council held a special meeting and voted to terminate the lease the city had with it's NHL team, the Arizona Coyotes.  The council decided to end a 15 year $225 million lease agreement that was signed 2 years ago.  The vote was 5-2.

This decision shocked not only the NHL and the Coyotes, but also sports fans here in Arizona.  Many people are confused as to why.  This move was strictly political.

The City Council is trying to save money and with the vote last night they did just that.  As much as this bothers many people it is going to get somebody re-elected.  The council will be able to say "I helped get us out of a terrible deal the previous council left us in and I saved the city a bunch of money that was then used to hire more police officers and fireman."

Now who knows if that will actually happen, but what if it does.  Glendale is far from being a hockey town.  In fact alot of it's residents don't even care about hockey or the Coyotes.  The city is hurting for money and could use the money elsewhere.

As for the Coyotes they will most likely end up back in Phoenix playing at U.S. Airways Center.  Yes it's the home of the Suns but it makes the most sense until they can find a permanent home.  In fact Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton seems to be interested in helping the Coyotes out of this bind.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Last night the Cleveland Cavaliers won game 3 of the 2015 NBA Finals 96-91 over the Golden State Warriors.  The victory gives them a 2 games to 1 lead and puts them just two victories away from bring the trophy home to Cleveland.

The Cavs were again led in scoring by LeBron James with 40 points and seem to be in control of their own destiny.  Although it will be difficult against the NBA's best defense, Cleveland now just needs to win 2 out of the next 4 games.  Something that seems very possible with two more games on their home court.

Golden State made a huge comeback that fell just short.  But don't count them out.  Steph Curry seemed to find his rhythm again and with the play a David Lee of the bench this series could go either way. 

With the way the first three games have gone we are sure to be in for a treat when the two teams meet again tomorrow for game 4.

Monday, June 8, 2015


Welcome to the first edition of The Weekend Report by The Az Sports Guru.  Each Monday I will recap the weekend of sports as seen through the eyes of an average sports fan, The Az Sports Guru.

On Saturday we saw a great day of sports. What made it even better was the fact that none of the three major sports were involved. Without football, basketball or relevant baseball we still had an action packed Saturday.

It started with Premier Boxing on NBC.  Robert Guerrero took in Aron Martinez in a thrilling 10 round fight in California.  While Guerrero's performance was lackluster or even terrible he still pulled out the decision.  Aron, spelled with just one a, needed more than just another a to upset the more popular fighter.  He needed just one more big punch to go with his knockdown and he would have pulled off the upset.

After boxing was over most people kept the TV on NBC to watch the much anticipated Belmont Steaks.  With a victory American Pharoah would win the Triple Crown, which means winning the three major horse races in the same year.  People that don't ever watch horse racing tuned in just to see if the horse could accomplish the feat that hasn't happened since 1978.  American Pharoah did not disappoint.  In fact he won pretty easily.

Saturday also saw another boxing match between Daniel Geale and Miguel Cotto.  This was a much anticipated fight that ended early.  Cotto got the fourth round knock after dominating the entire night.  This victory sets up a showdown with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.  A fight that will generate large support from the average boxing fan.

Sunday saw game 2 of The NBA Finals.  Just like game 1 we got to watch another epic battle they may go down in history as the greatest Finals ever.  The game went into overtime, this time with Cleveland coming out on top 95-93.  LeBron James led all scorers with 39 points.

Overall this was a great weekend for sports.  Check out the new segment ever Monday to keep informed of the weekends sports results.

Sunday, June 7, 2015


Kyrie Irving fractured his kneecap in game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.  He has undergone surgery and will be gone for 4 months.  He will miss the rest of this season, but what does the injury really mean for the Cavs point guard?  Only time will tell.

Irving is a very young and dynamic player who probably has 10 years left in the NBA.  Will he be able to bounce back from this injury?  Or will this injury haunt him the rest of his career?  Only time will tell.

The other question this injury poses, Kyrie went in to the game hurt already, why was he even playing?  Cleveland is so desperate to win an NBA title that they risked a very young players health and future to do so.  Irving being injured already and yet still playing and then being lost for the remainder of the season sounds very familiar.  Can you say RGIII!  Will Irving be the next RGIII?  Only time will tell.

The Redskins did pretty much the same thing with their superstar.  Now just a few years later he is an after thought and is considered to be at the end of his career.  Will the same happen to Kyrie?  Are we seeing the beginning of the end for Kyrie Irving?  Only time will tell.

Friday, June 5, 2015


Last night the Golden state Warriors took advantage of the home court with a 108-100 overtime victory over the visiting Cavs.  The game was everything we thought it would be with each team bring there best effort.  In the end the Warriors outscored the Cavs 10-2 in the extra period and that was the difference.

The two MVP's shined as expected.  Steph Curry led his team with 26 points and LeBron James took advantage of not getting double teamed.  He kept taking everything the Warriors gave him and ended the night with 44 points.  What seemed to be the difference was he only had 6 assists.  Cleveland will not be able to win this series if LeBron can't get anyone else involved.

The other big news to come out of last nights game is Kyrie Irving seemed to aggravate his already injured knee.  He will have an MRI sometime today.  If he is unable to play that might spell the end of the Cleveland run to a championship.

Although it's just one win it puts Golden State right where it needs to be.  Now the question is can they continue to protect their home court on Sunday or can Cleveland still the home court edge?

We will find out Sunday when these two teams square off in game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Tonight is game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals.  The Golden State Warriors play host to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Both teams are even matched and led by a superstar.

Steph Curry is this years league MVP and with his shooting during these playoffs is proof that he deserved the recognition he received.  He was also named first team All-NBA.  Curry is the first player ever to play all of the teams of players that made the all NBA team with him. He has beaten all of them so far and faces LeBron for the NBA Tittle.

LeBron James decided last summer to "come back home" and try to bring his hometown a championship.  Something that Cleveland hadn't seen in any sport since 1964.  51 years is a long time for a city to go without a championship.  If any one person can put a city on his back and take them to a title it is LeBron James.

This series promises to be a great one.  You have two teams that are very effective at their games and both certainly deserve to be the champion.  The problem is their can only be one winner.  So who is it going to be?

Golden State is a young team that has not been to the NBA Finals since 1975 and lack experience that Cleveland has.  Even though they have been long removed from the Finals as well, LeBron James was there last.  They have a few other role players that have been there also.  Cleveland will be crowned the NBA Champs in 6 games, but expect Golden State to put up a good fight and even take the series to 7 games.