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Iggy Gonzales

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Basketball fan. A die-hard Lakers fan since the late 90's. Iggy isn't the usual NBA writer you would see around. You see? He is special not because of his disability but because he doesn't allow that disability to stop him from doing things. Aside from watching basketball games and writing about them, Iggy enjoys toy photography as a compliment to his hobby which is collecting miniature cars.

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Skip LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and all the other notable superstars who are voted to start at the next month’s All-Star Game and let's only talk about one specific player who is making his debut as an All-Star. Ladies and gentlemen, the Milwaukee Bucks haven’t sent a player of their own to participate in the annual East versus West showdown since the 2003-2004 when Michael Redd was voted by Eastern All-Star coaches to represent the Bucks. That, folks, was 13 years ago. Since then, nobody from Milwaukee has seen action in the All-Star Game until now. Yes folks, a Bucks player will not only get the chance to play during the All-Star...

Fortunately for Stephen Curry and the rest of the Warriors, there was no last-second heart breaker this time around, unlike their previous two meetings against the Cleveland Cavaliers which were won by Irving’s heart-smashing shot. This time around the Warriors made a statement --they are still the best team in the NBA. Yes folks, the Warriors dismantled the Cavs in a 126-91 victory at Oracle Arena. That victory improved the Warriors’ record to 35-6. It may be too early in the season to declare that the Warriors will reclaim the NBA title they lost to the Cavs after blowing a 3-1 lead during last season’s Finals, but if the...

On January 12, 2017 the Los Angeles Lakers lost a game to the San Antonio Spurs by 40 FRIGGING POINTS! Pardon me for emphasizing the huge point difference because personally I had hopes that the Lakers would improve at least an ounce this season. Turns out, I only disappointed myself, and after the embarrassing game against the Spurs, Luke Walton and his boys are now in 12th place in the Western Conference, carrying a miserable 15-28 win-loss record. Just last month, they were at 10th place and close to nabbong the 9th spot. Then, they went back to their old habits of foolery. Throughout the last few weeks, there were plenty of games...

There have been numerous, ear-deafening rumors surrounding the futures of Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo respectively. The word is both players will be included in a 5-player deal that will send Davis to the Chicago Bulls and Rondo to the New Orleans Pelicans. Here’s the thing about this possible trade, both teams are still out of the playoff picture as we speak. The Pelicans are currently 10th in the Western Conference while the Bulls are 9th in the Eastern Conference. If the trade pushes through, one team will definitely go up the standings while the other, will probably find it difficult to climb out of the bottom. The question is,...

The Golden State Warriors made headlines during the off-season after successfully luring Kevin Durant away from the Oklahoma City Thunder. 32 games into the regular season, did signing Durant help the Warriors? From a standings perspective, the Western Conference leading Warriors are 28-5, but if we look back at the 2015-16 season, the Warriors absorbed their 5th defeat on February 19, 2016 in a 32-point loss at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers. Whats going wrong for the Warriors? As they have already absorbed 5 defeats before the end of December. The answer is simple: Kevin Durant. He became the focal point of the Warriors’...

Like him or not, this is the season Russell Westbrook deserves the MVP award more than anyone else in the NBA. And let’s face it folks, "The Triple-Double Machine" (as some of us may call him) lets his game do the talking for him as he leads the charge for the Oklahoma City Thunder this season. Right now, the Thunder are in 7th place in the Western Conference which can be considered as a surprise for a team which lost Kevin Durant during free agency. Honestly speaking, I thought Westbrook and company would be sitting somewhere near the bottom of the standings as I didn’t think back then that the Thunder would perform well this season...

Who Can Beat the Warriors in the West? December 11, 2015 was the day the Golden State Warriors won their 24th consecutive game to open the 2015-2016 regular season. What happened in the next game was totally unexpected as the Milwaukee Bucks handed the 2015 NBA champions Warriors their first defeat of the season. What is the relevance if you may ask? Fast forward to December 11, 2016. The Warriors are still the number one team in the Western Conference, so far. One of the many differences between last season’s team and this season’s is that the 2016-2017 Warriors have already lost four games this season. To begin with, they opened up...

Which team can beat the Cavaliers in the East? At 15-5, the Cleveland Cavaliers are the top-seeded team in the Eastern Conference, at least for now. With Kyrie Irving leading the Cavs in scoring with 24.6 points a game and LeBron James being the leading facilitator with his 9.1 assists a night average, there’s no doubt that the defending champions are assured of a return trip to the Eastern Conference Finals for the third straight year. However, the rest of the pack in the East isn’t far behind. The Toronto Raptors are 15-7 which currently give them the No. 2 spot. The Boston Celtics, an arguably young team, are at the No. 3 spot with...

Just in case you haven't noticed, the Los Angeles Lakers, yes folks, the same team which endured its worst season in franchise's history, and the same team which lost its undisputed leader to retirement last season, is currently enjoying a little bit of success early on in the year. Yep, you read it right, NBA fans. The Lakers, in case you haven't noticed, have won their 10th game of the season at the expense of the Chicago Bulls, a team comprised of Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo. And if we look back at last season, the Lakers needed to wait until February 2016 just to reach win number 10. Reaching win number 10 this year...