Monday, June 25, 2012

Boomer's Slam Dunk: 2011-12 NBA Season Recap

Three Dudes walk into a bar, sell their souls to the Devil, and two years later win a NBA Championship. happened. To all the anti-Miami Heat/Lebron James fans, it happened. The day WE all hoped, dreamed, and wished...would never happened. The lockout shorten 66-game season ended, with the Miami Heat defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals, 4-1. Led by Finals MVP LeBron James, who finally got that Championship Ring, he had been searching for and even moved down to South Beach to get, it happened. The Heat proved to be too much for the young/inexperienced Thunder, who after Game 1 of the series, just won't the same team that ran through the Western Conference Playoffs into the NBA Finals. It happened, shoot! crap! dang it! DARN IT, DARN IT TO HECK! It Happened. I can't speak for all of you, but last Friday morning, I know, I did wake up go for an early morning run, and life went on for me as a anti-Heat/LeBron fan. I mean, it is what it is, it happened. The best player in the league, along side two of his buddies (and a surprising performance from key role players), finally put it all together and won a NBA Championship. Now, lets just keep it at that with ONE, no more!

Alright, that's all I've got to say about that, now take a minute to read my recap on a look back at a few highlights from the 2011-12 NBA season.
2011 NBA lockout

  • A revised 66-game schedule was created with Christmas Day 2011 being the opening day of games for the season.
  • Kevin Durant was the scoring learder (28 ppg), the third player all-time to win it three consective scoring titles.
  • Denver Nuggets averaged 104 ppg (NBA Leaders).
  • The drama between Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic, that ended with the firing of Head Coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith stepping down from his position.
  • Due to a career-ending knee injury, Portland Trail Blazers guard and three-time All-Star Brandon Roy announced his retirement, after only five seasons, on December 9, 2011.
  • On April 13, Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's New Orleans Saints, agreed to buy the Hornets from the NBA for $338 million.
  • On April 26, the New Jersey Nets played their last game against the Toronto Raptors before moving to Brooklyn, New York.
  • The Charlotte Bobcats set the single–season NBA record for the worst winning percentage, going 7–59 for a .106 winning percentage. The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers previously held the record with .110, but they played the typical 82–game schedule.
  • LINsanity swept across the nation (well, at least New York City), with the emerges of NY Knicks PG Jeremy Lin.
All-NBA/All-Rookie Teams

 Feel free to check this link out, 2011-12 NBA Season for more fun facts and interesting stats.

Remember, at the end of the week check out the 2012 NBA Draft Thursday Night (7 PM ESPN).