Kobe Bryant is retiring at the end of this 2015-2016 NBA campaign. He has played 20 seasons in the league and deserves a spot in the NBA Hall of the Fame among basketball greats. He didn’t surpass Michael Jordan with six NBA rings. Kobe Bryant is retiring with five championship rings. Expect Kobe Bryant to be ranked with the top fifty NBA players by 2050. There’s no doubt he is one of the best basketball players who ever played the game.
The Golden State Warriors are 16-0 after winning their sixteenth game in a row. Harrison Barnes rolled his ankle. The Warriors have the personnel to deal with wins and Barnes is a small part of dealing with their success. Golden State will survive without Harrison Barnes.
The Orlando Magic shooting guard Evan Fournier has begun his journey in the NBA. He has averaged 15 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal per game and he has helped his team, the Orlando Magic win ball games. Look out for him to shake up the NBA as he shoots the basketball and help Orlando get back to the NBA playoffs.
The Golden State Warriors have the best record in the NBA and because of that, they are undefeated. So what will they do by the end of the 2015-2016 NBA season? Will they break the Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins for 1995-96? With the backcourt of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the Warriors are shooting three-pointers like there’s no tomorrow. And, they added Jason Thompson, another forward acquired in the off-season to help Golden State re-tool. We might prepare they might go 82-0.
After a 4-7 start and it is mid-November, Kevin McHale is let go by the Houston Rockets front office and is replaced by interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff. After McHale was fired, the Rockets won their first game for Bickerstaff and James Harden erupted for 45 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals. Things could have been better for the Rockets if they hadn’t gotten rid of McHale. Time will tell if Houston will get better with J.B. Bickerstaff as the head coach for the rest of the season.
Stephen Curry scores 24 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Sacramento Kings last night. The Kings were trying to pressure Curry to miss shots, thanks to Rajon Rondo’s pesky defense on Curry. It was to no avail. The Warriors recovered in time to seal the win. The Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards on this night also. Tiago Splitter has turned up with the Hawks and his defense and rebounding has sparked Atlanta. Also, the Houston Rockets beat the L.A. Clippers last night.