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NBA: Preseason-Memphis Grizzlies at Toronto Raptors

Posted On January 20, 2014By Aaron NilsenIn Basketball, cover, Sports

Toronto Raptors Are The Real Deal

Just like that, the tank exploded. Before we dive into how well the Raptors have played over the past 20 games, let’s rewind to a few months ago. At the beginning of the season I believed that the Raptors would trade Rudy Gay at some point in the season and go on to lose the majority of games after that. I was half right. On December 9, 2013, the Raptors traded Gay, along with Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings, in return for Greivis Vásquez, John Salmons, Chuck Hayes and Patrick Patterson. Hurray! Masai Ujiri did it!Read More

Posted On March 1, 2012By Aaron NilsenIn Sports

Barack Obama Sports Podcast

Lead writer for ESPN, Bill Simmons, made a special road trip to the White House yesterday to make podcast history: the first-ever podcast with a sitting U.S. President.  Simmons and President Obama covered a bunch of sports-related topics, including how the President manages to make time to follow sports; his feelings on Linsanity and the Bulls’ title chances; whether he considered getting involved with the NBA lockout and more.  I actually really enjoyed this interview and I highly recommend you listen to it. Simmons is one of the main inspirations to whyRead More

Posted On February 26, 2012By Aaron NilsenIn Basketball, Sports

NBA All-Star Weekend 2012 – Sunday Coverage

For a recap of all of the action in last night’s “All-Star Saturday Night”, watch the video above. For the most part, I enjoyed watching the events. Personally I actually just watch it for the Charles Barkley commentary and love listening to the ridiculous things he says. Here is today’s schedule. NBA All-Star Game – 7:30pm ET (TSN) WHAT TO LOOK FOR — With Dwight Howard demanding a trade earlier this year, it’ll be interesting to see just how the fans will embrace him. So far, Magic fans have shown him nothingRead More

Posted On February 25, 2012By Aaron NilsenIn Basketball, Sports

NBA All-Star Weekend 2012 – Saturday Coverage

With Friday’s events in the books, it was quite an eventful day. Kyrie Erving got the MVP award for the Rookie/Sophmore game dropping 34 points. Very impressive for the rookie who went 13/14 from field goal range. Kyrie helped Team Chuck beat Team Shaq 146-133 in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday. Let’s take a look at what Saturday has in store for us below. Skills Challenge  Rajon Rondo will be replacing the reigning skills champion, Stephen Curry tonight as he faces the NBA’s elite point guards in the skillsRead More

Posted On February 24, 2012By Aaron NilsenIn Basketball, Sports

NBA All-Star Weekend 2012 – Friday Coverage

It’s that time of year again when all of the NBA superstars join together to take part in the NBA All-Star weekend. I’ll be breaking down each of the events going on this weekend and highlight the one’s that are actually worth your time to watch. Lets start with Friday’s schedule. NBA All-Star Celebrity Game – 7pm ET (ESPN) Although Justin Bieber will sadly not return to the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game this year to defend his tiny, Canadian crown, the annual basketball event will feature a bevy of starsRead More

Posted On February 11, 2012By Aaron NilsenIn Basketball, Sports

Lin it to Win it

               David Ayele for the Nilsen Report Twitter @DavidAyele You don’t have to be a New York Knick fan to have heard about overnight sensation Jeremy Lin. You don’t even have to be an NBA fan to have heard of him. Jeremy Lin has taken the sports world by storm; similar to the Tim Tebow phenomenon that captivated NFL fans all over the world. The question being asked by everyone now is: “Is this kid for real?” Yes, Jeremy Lin is for real andRead More

Posted On February 10, 2012By Aaron NilsenIn Basketball, Sports

Oklahoma City are playing with Thunder

Owen Powers for The Nilsen Report Twitter @Powers_3 The Oklahoma City Thunder are a great basketball team, in fact they are currently the best team in NBA. However, they have a few key problems which every team does. In Oklahoma’s case it could be a reason why they don’t win the championship this year or in the years to come. Obviously winning solves everything and if OKC wins it all this year it will rightfully shut everybody up. Right now the Thunder have some serious chemistry issues as well asRead More

Posted On January 20, 2012By Aaron NilsenIn Basketball, Sports

Kobe Bryant or LeBron James?

In my grade 11 English class we had to write a debate paper to present in front of the class on whatever topic we wanted. The first thing that popped into my mind was the infamous debate on who the better basketball player is, Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. Now most people believe that Kobe Bryant is the better player simply because he has more championship rings than LeBron. Is this a legitimate way of comparing who’s better by who has more rings? Not entirely. Numerous of hall of fame greats including CharlesRead More

Posted On January 10, 2012By Aaron NilsenIn Basketball, Sports

Andrea the All-Star

In grade 8 I remember getting a Andrea Bargnani jersey for my birthday and wearing it on the first day of school. People thought I was absurd for wanting this guys jersey. Ever since the Raptors drafted him first overall in 2005, people have been bashing him. Having Andrea compared to Dirk Nowitizki was one of the only things that kept Raptors fans from losing their minds. He was horrible on the defensive end and for a guy who was a 7 footer, he hardly got any rebounds. In hisRead More

Posted On December 29, 2011By Aaron NilsenIn Basketball, Sports

Clutch Factor

In sports, it is a common occurrence that the question of who is a “clutch” performer often arises. It could be in basketball, hockey, soccer, football … whatever sport. People always debate who’s “clutch”. Definition of “clutch” in relation to sports: 1. Being or occurring in a tense or critical situation: won the championship by sinking a clutch putt.  2. Tending to be successful in tense or critical situations: The coach relied on her clutch pitcher. Now basketball fanatics always rave about how “clutch” NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is. Fact: Kobe Bryant leads the league currently withRead More