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2011 NBA All Star Reserves Announced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

For a little over a week basketball experts and fans alike have debated over which elite level players would fill the remaining fourteen 2011 NBA All Star roster spots.  Would Rookie sensation Blake Griffin get the call to play in front of the hometown fans of Los Angeles, would the NBA reward great play over popularity,  which veteran performers would get replaced by the NBA’s new crop of talent, and of course which players would be left on the outside looking in? Once the starters, chosen by NBA fans, were announced for the 60th All Star game the league’s commissioner and coaches have been trying to compile a roster of the leagues most elite talent at every position. Pretty tough job huh? Trying to narrow a list of more than 360 players down to 24 (12 on each team). There is no way that you can ever get it right.


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February 6, 2011 Posted by | 2010 Free Agency, All Stars, Amare Stoudemire, AP Poll, Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Chris Herrington, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, Dan Patrick Show, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, Injuries, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Tigers, Miami Heat, Michael Heisley, NBA, NCAA Basketball, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, OJ Mayo, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Other Media, Players, Rudy Gay, SEC Basketball, Team USA, TNT, Uncategorized, Westwood One, Will Barton, Yahoo Sports, Zach Randolph | Leave a comment

Atlanta Braves 3rd Baseman Chipper Jones Down and Out . . . . .

In one of the most athletic plays I have seen Chipper Jones make in the last couple years might also be my very last memory of him on the Baseball Field. Tuesday night in Houston, TX Jones fielded a routine ground ball down the 3rd baseline, jumped in the air off one leg, and fired a strike across the field to 1st baseman Troy Glaus. Unfortunately he ended the play by landing on that same leg, snapping his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which will bring an end to his 2010 season, and very possibly his career. Jones who started the season in a runt, hinted at retirement following this season, but has since turned things around hitting .265 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs for a team that had a 2½-game lead in the NL East on the Philadelphia Phillies.

Coming back has not been ruled out by Jones, but being 38 years old and trying to make a comeback from a serious knee injury is not as easy as when your 22 years old, which is when Jones tore the same tendon in the same knee. If Jones does decide to retire he won’t be the only long time Brave to be hanging it up. Manager Bobby Cox has already decided that 2010 will be his final year managing for the Atlanta Braves after 20 consecutive seasons at the helm. Jones will consult with several other doctors before making a final decision in regards to his future.

August 12, 2010 Posted by | Atlanta Braves, Injuries, Managers, MLB | Leave a comment