Author: Christian Alamodin

Christian Alamodin first fell in love with the NBA during the peak years of the Yao Ming-Tracy McGrady era of the Houston Rockets, and he hasn't looked back since. An AB Communication graduate from the Ateneo de Manila University, he enjoys writing about the NBA as well as following other sports leagues.

As the 2024 NBA playoffs approach its late stages, there’s no question that the Boston Celtics are the big favorites to make the NBA Finals from the East. They have one of the stronger rosters in the entire league when it comes to star power and the overall effectiveness of their rosters. The fact that they took down the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games is a testament to the quality of players they have on their roster. The fact that they managed to win despite not having Kristaps Porzingis on the roster makes it all the more impressive. While Porzingis…

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When the Denver Nuggets went 0-2 against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round, many thought that it’d be difficult for the Denver Nuggets to come back to this. Anthony Edwards and the rest of the Wolves were firing in all cylinders, and it seemed like the Nuggets didn’t have any reply to Chris Finch’s tactics. However, Mike Malone, Nikola Jokic, and the rest of the roster took three straight games against the Timberwolves. Jokic showed everyone why he’s the three-time MVP with his play. He was especially unstoppable in Game 5, where he was three rebounds shy of a…

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Bronny James understands that getting picked high in the 2024 NBA Draft is more of a pipe dream than a possible reality at this stage of his fledgling career. All the hype that surrounded LeBron James’ oldest son quickly dissipated after failing to significantly impact the USC Trojans’ campaign in his lone season there. While his college CV leaves a lot to be desired, it’s hard to deny that he’s still an intriguing prospect if you just look at his circumstances. He displayed incredible athleticism and a superb shooting stroke that will help boost his draft stock. It also helps…

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The Los Angeles Lakers have plenty of issues to address as they try to do everything to win next season. While most teams usually take on multi-year plans to build their teams, the uncertainty surrounding LeBron James’ future means the Purple and Gold cannot afford to slowly build their team. One of the areas that can greatly influence how a team plays is in the head coaching role. After Darvin Ham fell short of the expected standards, the Lakers didn’t hesitate to cut him and find a replacement who can maximize the talents of their aging-but-still solid core of James…

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The Minnesota Timberwolves started the second round of the playoffs on such a hot start. After sweeping the Phoenix Suns in the first round, they carried the momentum to take two straight games against the Denver Nuggets. The team looked so good that some analysts and fans believed the series was as good as done. With Anthony Edwards playing as good as he did during the first six games of the playoffs, it was fair to think that the Wolves would make short work of the Nuggets. However, the defending champions showcased their class as they took Minnesota’s home games…

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It’s hard to imagine the Denver Nuggets without Nikola Jokic these days. The big Serbian is the biggest reason the team won their first NBA title. He’s also a huge factor to the Nuggets’ 3-2 standing against the Minnesota Timberwolves despite starting the series two games down. While it’s clear to everyone that Jokic is the face of the Nuggets, not everyone thinks that Jokic is as good as everyone hypes him up to be. A legend like Shaq even came forward with a direct statement that the Joker shouldn’t have won this year’s MVP honors. While fans clowned O’Neal…

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been pushed to the brink of elimination after failing to win Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Semi-Final duel against the Boston Celtics. While they lost Game 4, it wasn’t particularly a blowout by any means, which means the Cavs can actually keep up with the C’s. However, the narrow loss came with consequences they would rather not deal with. The team will likely not have three of their most important players ready to play by the time Game 5 tips off. Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen, and Caris LeVert are all likely to miss the season-deciding…

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No one is more polarizing than Bronny James among NBA Draft fans. While he’s making himself eligible for the 2024 class, many fans will argue that he hasn’t shown enough potential that would turn him into a player with a long and successful NBA career. Even though he impressed scouts in the Draft Combine, doubters still believe he should have played at least one more season of Division I ball at USC. However, everyone knows that Bronny getting into the NBA is more of an inevitability rather than a question. There’s one obvious reason why teams are seriously interested in…

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The Brooklyn Nets might not have much going for them in terms of championships, but they’ve had a couple of outstanding players wear their uniform throughout their history. From Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to Jason Kidd and Julius Irving, the team has seen plenty of ballers despite not winning any Larry O’Brien trophies. One of the most fascinating players who have played for the Nets is one Vince Carter. Though most still associate VC15 for his high-flying days with the Toronto Raptors, it was with the Nets that his reputation grew beyond the dunker that he became a household…

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The Denver Nuggets are a step closer to defending their 2023 title after taking down the Minnesota Timberwolves in Game 5. They have completely taken the momentum from their opponents despite Anthony Edwards’ denial of it being the case. Now that the Wolves are only a loss away from elimination, the eyes of the entire league is focused on them. With Rudy Gobert getting hit with another heavy fine, it’s not an exaggeration to think that the Timberwolves are all over the place as they try to wrestle control back and force a Game 7. While the entire world waits…

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