Holy Shit, Celtics Trade IT To The Cavs For Kyrie Irving

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Holy cow, what a random block buster deal on a Tuesday in late August. One second I am on twitter looking at spicy memes, and the next second I am getting Woj Bombs left and right. So this trade took me a while to digest, but here is my take. I like it. Kyrie is under contract for a few years. We get to keep Tatum and Jaylen which I would have been heart broken if we dished them out. Imagine in three years, Kyrie, Tatum, Hayward and Jaylen, yeesh. IT was amazing in his short stay in Boston. Ironically, the only two players who can make my jaw draft from their offensive moves and skills are Isaiah and Kyrie. Although he was only here for about 2 years, Isaiah will be cemented as a Celtics legend. Jae Crowder, don’t let the door hit you on the way out! Constant thin skinned cry baby. But other then Isaiah leaving, the Nets pick leaving us for the Cavs saddens me. I have had my eyes set on Michael Porter/Marvin Bagley III being on the Cetlics, and the thought of Tatum, Jaylen and Porter/Bagley in green was in my head 24/7. More to come from this trade, but as of right now, I am crab memed af. Image result for mr crab meme

NBA season can’t come soon enough, should be an amazing season!

 

David Price Snaps On Boston Media, Proceeds To Get Shelled By The Yankees

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So last week, David Price apperently snapped on some members of the Boston media, saying things like he isn’t going to talk to them on his days off, and telling others to basically fuck off. Price is a mental midget, always has been, always will be. We knew this when we signed him. But for him to say things like he doesn’t read Twitter mentions, and he is only on Twitter for like 10 seconds a day is just a flat lie. It is clear that he despises Boston, and regrets signing long time here so badly. I guarantee you he wishs he signed a contract in some place like San Diego, or go back to Tampa Bay, where he can just pitch, get paid, and not have to deal with any media or repercussions of sucking and letting up monster bombs. He is a baby. Saying things like Boston fans only care about if he pitches good, and that we don’t know him personally. He is a great guy, a family man, and he also built a whole baseball field for kids with special needs, which is awesome, and something everyone can respect, but when you suck and are getting paid 30 million a year, yeah people aren’t going to like you. Get that through your head. He looked amazing against the Orioles two weeks ago, and then goes out, in what may have been one of the biggest games of his life, against the Yankees in New York, and get shelled, it really isn’t a good look. I have always had his back. My friends conituesly trash him, calling him a bum and a loser, but I for some reason always stood by him. Price is making it very hard for me to continue to have his back. Trashing the media and then getting shell shocked the next night, dodging the media in Portland, and driving away in a 200k car isn’t really a great way to get the fans on your side. Get it through your head that we want you to succeed, but if you continue to dissapoint, the fans won’t respect you. I think he is signed here for 7 years, but I see him leaving after next season. Whether that is an opt out or a trade, only time will tell. He goes up against the Phillies tonight at Fenway, and he better be amazing. The Phillies have the worst record in the leauge, so if he doesn’t go out there and look anything short of spectacular, you can almost guarentee he will hear it from the fans and the media.

Lago’s First Annual NBA Mock Draft (2017 Edition)

The Celtics got the first overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft for the first time in franchise history, so I find it only fitting that I give you my mock draft. Now granted, I am only going to give you my top ten picks, and my honest opinion about every prospect. I watched a lot of college basketball this season, but I am definitely not expert (came in second in my tournament pool out of 42, no big deal). Lets get this shit popping shall we?

  1. Boston Celtics, Markelle Fultz, WashingtonImage result for markelle fultz  Love it. Give me Fultz. I am a huge believer in team chemistry, and I think this kid can work with IT, and they are both Washington guys. This kid can score and his arms are long as fuck, and I have seen him do a few Lebron esq chasedown blocks. He seems like a good kid, and the Celtics would be foolish not to take him. Don’t trade the pick, get this kid ASAP.

 

2.  Los Angeles Lakers, Lonzo Ball, UCLA

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Get this kid as far away from Boston as possible. The second I saw this kid play at UCLA I hated him. And this was wayyyyyy before I heard his dumb ass dad speak. The kid just has a really punchable face, actually his brothers all do to. I swear to god if I have to see his ugly Drake looking face in Boston every night, with his fat ignorant dad sitting court side screaming at the coaches, I will snap. I pray this kid’s NBA career is a complete failure and Big Baller Brand bankrupts his father for the next twenty years.Image result for lonzo ball family

This family is cringe worthy, and I haven’t hated an athlete like this is quite some time. The ZO2 shoe costs $495 dollars and it looks like a shoe a fry cook at Burger King would wear. Let the Lakers take this chump, and I hope Lebron or Boogie Cousins rips his head off before the All-Star Break.

 

3. Philadelphia 76ers, Josh Jackson, Kansas

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I like this kid. When I watched Kansas play, him and Frank Mason could take over games. If I am the Lakers, I am taking him #2, but Magic Johnson is a moron, and will take ugly Drake. If I am the 76ers, I am a little worried. He is only 20 years old. but come on, he looks like he is 45 and 10 years in on a 25 to life in the state pen. That is not the face of a 20 year old. Could be a potential Danny Almonte situation here. But really, this kid has potential to be a beast, and I think he will. I am a big dunk guy, and I have seen him throw down some monstrous dunks. I think the 76ers would prefer Ball because they could use a true point guard to go with Embidd and Ben Simmons, but getting Jackson at 3 is a pretty good deal.

4. Phoenix Suns, Malik Monk, Kentucky

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To be honest, I always got Monk and Fox mixed up until like February of the season. I don’t know too much about this kid, but I know he is fast, and he can score. Don’t quote me on this, but I am pretty sure he dropped close to 50 points in a game this season. The Suns are a pretty pathetic franchise, but I think Monk could add some scoring to the team, and help out Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe. They drafted an extremely haggard big man last year in Dragen Bender, and if he pans out, which he probably won’t, the Suns could be pretty good. But once again, they probably won’t. Too many Kentucky players is never a good thing (Bledsoe, Booker, Monk).

5. Sacramento Kings, Jayson Tatum, Duke

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Going into last season, the standout stars for Duke were supposed to be Grayson Allen and Harry Giles. Harry Giles legit sucked and I think played like five minuets a game, and Grayson Allen couldn’t stop tripping people, and looking shockingly like Lying Ted Cruz. Tatum jumped onto the scene with a few standout games towards the middle of the season. I personally don’t think he will be anything special in the NBA, but the experts think differently. I think at best, this kid is maybe a shittier Jared Dudley. Duke players don’t translate to the NBA, that is just a fact.

6. Orlando Magic, Jonathan Isaac, FSU

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This kid has a lot of height and length. Lanky as fuck, and he could be just what the Magic need. Then again, they are the Magic, and haven’t been good since Nam. I like their point guard Elfrid Payton, and I think he could work well with Isaac. Seeing as they shipped Serge Ibaka to Toronto at the deadline, Isaac could see himself playing a big role in the team as a rookie. He is really skinny, so I think he needs to get in the gym and get some #Gainz. FSU was also the most overrated team in the country last year, and lost some really bad stinkers, so take it how you want it.

7. Minnesota Timberwolves, De’Arron Fox, Kentucky

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All I know this kid for is speed. Super fast and nimble. He had a really solid season at Kentucky, and him and Monk worked really well together, The Twolves have something great with Towns and Wiggins, and adding another young talent like Fox could push them into the playoffs. They drafted Kris Dunn last year, and he was pretty shitty his rookie year. Ricky Rubio has been in trade rumors for the past 20 years, so expect this to be his last year in Minnesota. Fox would be a great fit here.

8. New York Knicks, Frank Ntilikina, Unknown

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I know literally nothing about this kid, I just keep seeing his name pop up. He didn’t play college ball in the US, so he is very unknown. The Knicks are literally the most pathetic franchise in the leauge, so they will probably draft this kid, and he will probably never play a game in the leauge. I am very confident the Knicks take this bum.

9. Dallas Mavericks, Dennis Smith Jr., NC State

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Before the season started, this kid was a potential #1 pick, then the season started, and he was just mediocre. I don’t know much about him, but the games I watched he was legit pathetic.  I remember watching the ACC tournament, and he had something like 3 points at halftime…….. vs Clemson. So if you want to take this kid, be my guest, he is going to suck. I don’t care about what all the nerds say, that he has all this potential. My theory is, if you sucked in college, there is a 0% chance you are good in the NBA. This kid sucks, he will fit perfectly in Dallas.

10. Sacramento Kings, Zach Collins, Gonzaga

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I don’t hate this pick. The Kings got roasted by fans when they traded Boogie at the All Star Break for what looked like Buddy Hield and a bag of balls. But I didn’t see it like that. Yeah, maybe they could have gotten more, but Boogie wasn’t working there, and I was and still am big of Hield. Two lottery picks, and the #6 pick last year is a pretty good deal for a franchise who have been stuck in the mud the past ten or so years. This kid is a big who had a good career at Gonzaga (I don’t really know that, I just saw his face a ton during the tournament, and everyone said he was good). I am pretty sure the only Center the kings have right now is Kosta Koufos,  who is gross, Image result for kosta koufos kings

so this kid is an instant upgrade.

 

That wraps it up folks. An electric top ten preview from your boy, with everything from expert insight, to my opinions on this years elite prospects. I will see you on June 22nd and we shall see what happens.

Smackdown 3/21/17 Recap

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With Wrestlemania 33 less than two weeks away, it is time for the WWE to put their pedal to the metal, and culminate every story line to grab the fans attention. This weeks episode of Smackdown did just that, elevated story lines, and also gave us some great matches in between.

The show started with AJ Styles interrupting GM Daniel Bryan backstage, demanding that he tells him where Shane McMahon is. It seemed that the main point of this weeks episode was to build up the storyline between AJ and Shane, because lets face it, a lot of people are kind of skeptical about the match, and that was something AJ even addressed. When he went into the middle of the ring, decked out in a very corny Wrestlemania visor and shirt, not helping his soccer mom look at all, he told the crowd that without him, Smackdown plummets in the ratings. I hate to say it, but he is kind of right, he is probably the best wrestler on the program, and this segment really drove that home. He actually sold me on this match, because now the rivalry seems personal. Just last week, I was asking myself why are they even going to fight at Wrestlemania. A pretty good opening to set the pace for the show.

 

Image result for smackdown liveThe first match was between American Alpha and the Usos, and surprisingly, it was for the tag team titles. To be honest, I didn’t think they would chance belts this close to Wrestlemania, but I guess I was wrong. What a match these two tag teams put on. One of the best non PPV matches I’ve seen in a really long time. Seeing the Usos as heels and coming out dressed as thugs with “Day One Ish” jumpsuits is something I am still getting used to, especially seeing as they wore more neon colors than John Cena during their run on Raw in the past few years. The crowd was really into this match, and rightfully so. We saw some good physical spots from both teams, including moonsault from Chad Gable onto the outside of the ring, and a plethora of suplexs from American Alpha. I really like AA because they remind of me Team Angle back in the day. I’m a huge suplex guy, and they are great at them. The Usos ended up winning the belts in a PPV quality match. I am really excited to see where these two tag teams end up in the future, I would love to see a rematch at Wrestlemania.

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Throughout the show JBL and the Smackdown announcers kept hinting that The Miz has unreleased “Total Bellas” footage that was going to bury and besmirch the name and reputation of John Cena. Something that I was actually excited about. But what we got was even better. We ended up getting a fake Total Bellas show with The Miz playing a very robotic and awkward John Cena, and his wife playing an exaggerated version of Nikki Bella.

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The segment was great, and they played different clips throughout the show. When they announced we were getting a mixed tag match at Wrestlemania between the two couples, I, like many other fans, were let down. But what The Miz has been doing the past couple of weeks on the mic, and now cutting these funny videos, is nothing short of spectacular. As for Cena and Nikki, they really haven’t done much for the storyline, except do each other’s finishing moves in pointless matches like John Cena vs Fandango, that we got this week, and then hug each other in the ring afterwards. I am sure Cena and Nikki will win at Wrestlemania, but it is a shame, because The Miz has been carrying this whole rivalry.

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Up next was a very slow and boring match between Baron Corbin and Randy Orton. The match was kind of dull, and it ended with Orton hitting an RKO, with the help of a distraction from Dean Ambrose. Two weeks ago, Corbin squished Ambrose with a forklift, which in real life would have easily crushed him to death, but because this is WWE, he is fine, and is not pressing charges. In the middle of the match, Ambrose comes out to the entrance ramp, standing on the same fork lift that was used to almost murder him two weeks prior. After Orton wins and leaves the ring, Ambrose hits Corbin with a Dirty Deeds, and tells him his match for the Intercontintel Championship at Wrestlemania is on. Usually, I would be excited for this match, but lately, the Lunatic Fringe is kind of boring. If they want fans to get excited for this match, make it a No Holds Barred or a Street Fight. Fans were excited for the Ambrose vs Lesnar Street Fight last year, but were disappointed when nothing really happened. Except Dean did try to attack Brock with a chainsaw.Image result for dean ambrose chainsaw

Just let Ambrose and Corbin go at it, weapons, chairs, tables, blood, and maybe even chainsaws. Make the match something like Edge vs Mick Foley at Wrestlemania 22, and the crowd will appreciate it.

The show ended with Shane McMahon finally in the ring, calling out AJ Styles, demanding he comes forward. Shane was rocking a nice shiner on his eye, which I couldn’t tell if it was real, or just a good makeup job. Obviously AJ, who was hunting down Shane the whole episode comes down, but it trying to apologize to Shane. Shane wasn’t having it, and the two started brawling. I think everyone knows what happens next, yup, the flying elbow. Vintage Shane-O-Mac. Image result for shane mcmahon aj styles

For Shane to be as old and as powerful as he is, and still being doing this kind of shit is amazing. It really shows that he wants Smackdown to be the #1 show. There is no need for him to be wrestling at Wrestlemania, and there is certainly no need for him to be risking his body doing stunts like this. But god damn it do I love it. I know this match is kind of random, but when you have Shane in this kind of shape, still be able to hit spots like that, I am now interested. With one more Smackdown until the big show, I am interested in how they will wrap it all up and bring these rivalrys to a head. Lots of opportunities here, lets hope they don’t screw it up.

Boston College & Notre Dame Unveil Jerseys For Shamrock Series at Fenway Park

Well if you weren’t excited enough for this game, BC & Notre Dame just released pictures of the jersey’s they will be wearing when the two teams meet at Fenway on November 21st. If I were to make a prediction for the score of the game strictly based off the jerseys, BC wins 75-3. Lets get into the pictures

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Awesome. 10/10. Throw it back to when the GOAT (Doug Flutie) threw the most famous Hail Mary pass of all time to win against Miami. What better of a way to pay homage to the 1984 Heisman winner then to dedicate a game jersey to him. And what a game to pick. An awesome rival at an awesome venue.

Now to Notre Dame:

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Ew, literally gross. 3/10 and that is me being nice. Has Notre Dame ever gone all green? Probably not. There’s a reason behind that. It looks awful. I guarentee even the players don’t like those. Half the team is probably signing transfer papers right now and buying plane tickets to Boston. Disrespectful to wear all green and call your self “The Green Monsters” when playing at Fenway.

BC will most likely go into this game a heavy under dog, and that’s honestly the way it should be. If I were to make a bias prediction, I am going to say BC wins 21-20. But realisticlly it will probably end up being Notre Dame on top 41-10 when the final whistle blows. #GoEagles