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It's crunch time in the NBA, who will rise to the challenge?

It's that time of the year again, and many NBA Teams are warming up towered the home stretch, and position themselves as the playoffs is in the horizon. After a great ALL Star weekend down in New Orleans, everyone's attention is now for playing basketball, get the best standings possible, and be ready for the playoffs.

The best player thus far ? no question it is Kevin Durant. This year, KD, or if you play along with his new nick name "The Servant" (I don't know why he likes it, I don't..) is the man among boys in the NBA and is all but sure to win this years MVP. But that's not the issue. The issue is and always was, who will win the NBA title?

Lebron James's Miami Heat are coming of winning the title the past two years, and get it again, would mean an amazing accomplishment, last seen by Michael Jordan's Bulls, winning back to back to back titles. In today's world, that's unheard off, many experts agrees, and would be a huge achievement for the star in south Florida. But as always, other suitors are in live for some championship magic, as teams like the Clippers, or The San Antonio Spurs (always) and even the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors, two great young teams that can create real damage to opponents teams.

But the real deal this year have to be the Oklahoma City Thunder, and with news that fellow point guard Russell Westbrook is ready to return from injury and help his team with the push it needs to finally get over the hump, and win the title they wants so much down south. It remains to be seen how it all unfold, but it will be very interesting, as the best show in the world will start in just a few short month.
 

Los Angeles Lakers preview

The Lakers have been a sleeping giant in the Western Conference the past two seasons, playing well below their franchise standards. The Lakers, who are used to setting the pace in the West, have been snuffed during free agency, leaning on the brittle body of Kobe Bryant, and fielding a lineup of relative unknowns. It’s no surprise L.A. finished 21-61 SU and just 36-41-5 ATS for those doing basketball betting online this past season.

Will that brief hiccup in the franchise’s history right itself this offseason? The Lakers started on the right foot by scoring the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft and subsequently selecting Ohio State star freshman D’Angelo Russell. They also added Larry Nance Jr., son of NBA great Larry Nance, from Wyoming in the second round of the draft, giving L.A. a youth movement in the frontcourt along with last year’s top pick Julius Randle, who missed all of last season after breaking his right tibia in the 2014-15 opener.

Those 2015 draft picks may be in purple and gold come October, and they may not, depending on how much wheeling and dealing Los Angeles wants to do this offseason. There are plenty of All-Stars rumored to be on the trade block, like Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, and also some massive names on the free agent market, such as Kevin Love, Jimmy Butler and LaMarcus Aldridge, who all have buzz building in La-La Land. If you’re doing some basketball betting online this summer, you may be able to scoop up value on the Lakers’ futures before a deal goes down, so pay close attention to the rumor mill.

Of course, the big question hanging over the Lakers in 2015-16 is Bryant’s supposed swan song. The future Hall of Famer has played just 41 games the past two seasons due to multiple injuries and has told the organization that this will be his final season.

Bryant hurt the Lakers as much as he helped them last year, averaging 22.3 points but shooting just 37.3 percent from the field – a career low for the 19-year veteran. If the Lakers can get production from those fresh faces and add another star or two to shoulder the scoring load, there could be one more playoff run left in Kobe before he calls it a career.
 

Learn the Rules & Tricks to Play and Win

It is great fun to play the casino games for millions of people but before getting involved in this exciting game it is very necessary to know the rules of this game. Different versions of this game are available and they differ slightly in their rules and the betting systems. This information can be obtained from many online sites such as piramind.com which provide comparison between European online casino sites, and provide reviews among other. One can also learn the important strategies to play this game efficiently at home from these sites. The two main categories of betting are inside bet and outside bet. The inside betting has higher payouts and it includes bets on a single number, splits or small combination of numbers. This thrilling money game is played in a casino and is managed by the dealer and the croupier. When the wheel spins the players can place their bets on the differently colored chips on the roulette table.

This game is regarded, by the professional roulette players, as the most predictable game among other casino games as it can be won easily by a proven system. This helps the players to make money easily. Many people fall prey to this game as they as not aware of the right strategy and they depend on their luck. One of the strategies that can be applied to win this game is Virtual Ballistics and the method involved in this is to predict visually the possibilities of where the ball would fall. The best thing is that the dealers are smarter and they know when a player is making use of these tactics and hence they call off the bets earlier. So one cannot rely on this method entirely and for better acquaintance of this strategy roulette computer can be used that are designed specifically for this purpose. It calculates the deceleration of the wheel and enables the player to judge correctly as to on which number the ball would fall.

One can spin the wheel in various ways and learn the various techniques of playing this mind blowing game. This game is very simple to play and understand but it needs a lot of patience. Hence it would be ideal to play these games online first and get well versed with the techniques and versions to win loads of money rather than losing the game and the money.
 

How to Enter the NBA Draft

Almost all young people in high schools and colleges have a dream of playing for an NBA basketball team. In order to have a fulfilling career in NBA, one has to be adequately prepared to achieve this goal. Lack of preparation would only end up killing a dream before it takes off. As a high school or college student, what you need to do is to prepare yourself properly so that you are considered eligible for NBA draft pick. Before the NBA draft night, you will be put through several rigorous tests and interviews to evaluate your eligibility and preparedness.

There is now a law in place by NBA to limit the draft picks to college students only. This has been in place since the 2006-2007 season. If you are a high school basketball player, you would need to wait until you pass your 19th birthday to even consider applying for this. The next stop would be to attend university where their history in terms of producing basketball players who are successful in their professional careers is not in doubt. Next would be to send a letter to the NBA headquarters in New York City asking to be considered for NBA Draft Pick.

Once you get an application form from NBA in response to your letter, you should fill it as accurately as possible. Take some time off to talk with your college basketball coach, family members and a few friends on the benefits or demerits of signing with an agency. This is because once you sign up with an agent, you are not allowed to go back and play for your college’s basketball team. When you hear about the pre-draft NBA camps being organized, you should make it a point to attend them.

When you get the chance, give it your all while listening to what you are being told by your agent or adviser or trainer. Be flexible to what others tell you especially with regard to changing the position you are probably most comfortable with.
 

3 Reasons for online casino

People in general become more and more lazy as we progress. Evolution tells a story that in the future we will look different mainly because as a result of this laziness. We come from a world that technically doesn’t exist anymore. We don’t have to walk long distances because we are mobile. We do not go hungry or hunt for our food and we have anything available at all times. And so on and so on. Just another game that has become available online is the casino game. Blackjack, Poker, Slots, does this mean that we will not go to the casino anymore? In Casino we have everything we need online to feel in a casino for real.

The answer is no, people do still go to play at real casinos but there are many reasons why online gambling is just great! Reason number one is that we are lazy. Don’t always want to book a flight and hotel in Vegas! Another reason is that gambling is addictive. We want in available daily we got it online, anywhere! The third reason is that some of us can just play better when we are in our natural environment. No stress, no noise, no faces. Just the screen and the eyes on the prize.
 
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