Chat with Amin Elhassan
Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, NBA Insider Amin Elhassan stops by to chat about the latest news from around the hardcourt.
Elhassan joined the ESPN NBA Insider team following a stint with the Phoenix Suns. He earned his way up the ranks with the Suns, serving as a video coordinator, college scout, before finally working as the assistant director of basketball operations. While with the Suns, he also earned his MBA from Arizona State.
Send your questions now and join Elhassan Thursday at 3 p.m. ET!
Amin (3:03 PM)
Goooooooooooood afternoon! I'm in San Antonio, I'm in a great mood, and I've got my best of TI/Grand Hustle throwback playlist rocking....Let's get started! I already see a lot of great questions
Who says no? Sixers send MCW, Nerlens Noel, and the #3 pick to OKC for Russell Westbrook
Amin (3:04 PM)
Only fitting to start with my weekly disclaimer: if you follow me on Twitter (@AminESPN), you'll know I don't entertain "who says no" hypotheticals.
Steven Adams recently announced he would not be available to NZ at the World Champs. In your experience, how much pressure do teams put on their players to not play in international competitions? And would playing really have had a negative impact on his development? Obviously people in NZ want what is best for Adams long term but it would've been cool to see him play for the Tall Blacks too.
Amin (3:07 PM)
Great question. Every team approaches each situation differently. For a player like Adams, I sincerely doubt OKC would discourage him from playing for his national team. For young players, national team duties gives them an opportunity to grow and develop in situations that they likely will not face in the NBA (for example, being the best player on the team). Barring injury or exhaustion, there really is no downside. To be honest, a situation I've seen that's more common is for the player to NOT want to play, but fearful of retribution in their home country, so they ask the team to be the "heavy" and prevent him from participating.
Hello again Amin, love the chats and your insider posts. Have you thought about doing one on how a team works leading up to a draft? I am interested in how a team starts a list and slices it down, when do you start looking at trade options, if there are heated arguments over players, and things like that.
Amin (3:17 PM)
Honestly, I don't know if that would make a great article. I can tell you that the draft prep often starts years in advance, and the list gets pared down during the year. I can't speak for all front offices, but when I was in Phoenix, we always had frank and open discussions in the war room about players. It was before my time, but one of the more famous ones was the decision to draft Amare Stoudemire, where three people (Jerry Colangelo, John Shumate and Mark West) argued everyone into agreement.
Alan Reder (Elcho, WI)
History question: Seems to me that Kobe has taken most of the heat for the disputes with Shaq that led to the break-up of the Kobe-Shaq alliance. The press seems to have mostly portrayed the battles as all about ego but I suspect they were mainly about something else. Kobe is all about winning. I think he was pissed that Shaq wasn't making the sacrifices to stay in shape and also to work on his game more. An overweight Shaq was wearing down in the third quarters of playoff games and also missing lots of make-able shots. I think his less-then-serious attitude may have cost his Laker teams as many as two championships. Agree?
Amin (3:18 PM)
It's 2014. Let it go.
Timmy D (Riverwalk)
Now that my career is coming to an end, will there be room for me on the mt. rushmore. I'm already the greatest powerforward. What else do I need to prove?
Amin (3:18 PM)
You're already there, Timmy. Don't listen to the haters!
Philip / Houston, TX [via mobile]
If you are LeBron and your goal is to win 3 or more additional rings; how would you rank his options between wade/bosh, howard/harden, or Irving/#1 pick?
Amin (3:19 PM)
I think status quo is his best bet. Going to the West looks like a bad move at this juncture, and I don't know if Kyrie and a #1 pick are ready to compete immediately. If I'm LeBron, I sign a short term deal in Miami. Maybe do the Jordan 1 year deal?
Ed (Queens Village)
2-3-2 or 2-2-1-1-1 format you prefer?
Amin (3:20 PM)
2-3-2. Nobody likes flying back and forth. Teams might go charter, but most of the media flies commercial
Coo coo cal (Milwaukee)
Do scouts evaluate athletic testing properly. Seems unathletic guys get a bump in mock drafts after they test well even though their athletic application stats from college (blocks, steals, free throw attempts) suggest they shouldn't. I'm thinking McDermott and vonleh vs a proven athlete like randle
Amin (3:22 PM)
In my pro-JECTS! Athletic testing is nice, but there's no better measure of guys' athleticism than watching them play live. Now, for some guys, they are in much better shape during predraft than they were during the season, so that's where predraft workouts become crucial. But I wouldn't use season stats or predraft measures as a means to determine whether a guy is "athletic"; you can be a tremendous athlete that doesn't know how to apply in-game. Think Luke Jackson from Oregon is the best example of that.
Nick (Corona) [via mobile]
How did you get into sports writing & would you recommend it?
Amin (3:23 PM)
I "got" into sports writing because I worked in a front office; I am not a classically trained journalist, and I am still learning the ropes. Would I recommend it for others? I don't know. My limited experience is very different from the career media guys, who can speak to this with more authority.
Petr (Czech Republic (Europe))
Hi Amin, thanks for your chats. Question about "our" SUNS ;) What will they do with Bledsoe? Is signing him to max contract no-brainer? Or did Dragic play last year change it a little? He was spectacular with ball in his hands! Amazing year but is the future as bright as well?
Amin (3:24 PM)
Max is not a no-brainer, but it might be what the market determines what he's worth. If you pay Bledsoe max, it sets off a number of dominos, including how much Dragic is worth next summer (he can opt out in 2015), who you can add to the team, what positions to fill, etc.
Yo Amin,Gotta a two part Saric question here:What do you think about Saric's play that he'll only come over next season if the Celtics or Lakers draft him?Also, (and this is not a who-says-no...more a question on pick value in this unique instance) would a trade of 6 or 7 to Charlotte for 9 and 24 work for both teams? (I'm assuming BOS/LAL would then get Saric at 9).
Amin (3:26 PM)
It's not his play, it's the kid and his dad who have said they are leaning towards one more year in Europe. I don't know that Charlotte would throw in an extra first rounder to move up two spots, unless the guy they want is on the board.
Once it gets past the top 3 and then the next 5 (Exum and Smart and the 3 PFs) it seems like picks 9-20 offer similar value. Any chance we see the Sixers try to trade into the top 8 (say Thad and no.10 for No.7) or trade back from 10 (10 and 2nd rounder for 16 and 19 from Bulls) to get 2 picks?
Amin (3:28 PM)
I think if you're Philly, the mission is still talent acquisition, so trading out of the top 10 to middle of the first lessens your chance to get to the choice prospects, increases the risk you're dealing with. Moving up is more likely play, especially since they can offer a ready talent like Thad Young (say,to a team like Charlotte)
What are the chances Lance Stephenson returns as a Pacer making less money than George Hill?
Amin (3:30 PM)
Slim to none. Remember, this isn't LeBron coming off a max deal, where he can take a paycut: Lance has made less than a million a year for 3 out of his 4 years, so this is his first opportunity for "break the bank" money. There will be no discounts.
Ruskin (Bismarck) [via mobile]
With the recent speculation that Toronto is attempting to move-up in the draft, who do you think that they may be targeting? Elfrid Payton seems like a great fit for the Raps, and with his recently improving stock, he's one player that might not be at 20, like originally projected. What/who might they have to give up to move, and how far do you think they could try to go?
Amin (3:32 PM)
Toronto doesn't have a ton of assets to offer to move up, unless they're willing to part with Amir Johnson (unlikely) or the Knicks future 1st (highly unlikely). If you're Toronto and you think Payton is the answer, you're either going to have to sit pat and pray or do something drastic
a.j. (las vegas)
Your coaching free agent article may be the laziest written article I have ever seen. You list 10 but only do write-ups on 5, you don't mention what opening they might be good for and then rank them by winning percentage. If Doc Rivers left the Celtics after 2007 and his 24-58 season you would not have put him on a list like this. After his full Celtics run he would on top of this list. He didn't change. He just got better players.
Amin (3:34 PM)
1. I have word limit, so it was either that, or not mention the other five guys. 2. OBVIOUSLY everyone needs players to win. If we need to belabor that point, you're probably operating in a different circle of basketball IQ. 3. Dont you think Doc could have grown as a coach in the last 7 years? Or do you think he's the exact same man?
Martin (Indiana) [via mobile]
How classless does Dan LaBaturd look in the wake of his most recent unnecessary rant?
Amin (3:36 PM)
I thought it was hilarious. My friends think it's hilarious. My coworkers think it's hilarious. My buddy from Indiana (a huge Pacers fan who sends me trash talking texts even though he knows I couldn't care less) thinks it's hilarious. If your underoos are in a bunch over it, I'd say you need to switch to decaf and get a sense of humor. Or just don't listen to it. Whichever's easier
Tim Irvin (Hockeytown LA)
Hello Amin, I think that Mark Cuban is fortunate that the Donald Sterling saga has reached a conclusion with an ownership vote being required. While he made very valid points in discussing why he thought removing Sterling created a "slippery slope" had he voted not to remove Sterling (as I believe he was leaning), the public perception consensus would have said "He agrees with Sterling", which is probably not the case. This would have been a PR nightmare for Cuban personally and the Mavericks franchise. Now that it is over (apparently), we can all do what we do best and that is forget that it ever happened.
Amin (3:36 PM)
Is there a question here?
Jerry (Cortland, IL)
I'm not great with the nuances, so can you explain to me what exactly Vogel has done to be on the hot seat with the Pacers? He's not the guy who traded Granger away and acquired Turner and Bynum, right? The Scola deal doesn't look too hot, either. I know you play the hand you're dealt, but most of the issues seem GM related more than on the coach.
Amin (3:37 PM)
Jerry, the clamor for Vogel's head is a result of the bloodlusting mob mentality that has grasped American sports fandom. "Team didn't win? It's someone's fault! And they must pay.....with their lives!"
What are your thoughts on the PF draft debate (Gordon, Vonleh, Randle)? Who would you go with first of among those 3?
Amin (3:38 PM)
I'd go in the order you listed them, but obviously depends on your team needs. But I like Gordon's potential as a defensive wunderkind, I like Vonleh's potential as a pick and roll and pop player (rare), and I like Randle's ability to step in right away and impact a game with his energy
Phil Jackson talked about possibly trading cash in exchange for a 1st round pick. How is that process worked out and is there a limit on how many picks you can buy?
Amin (3:40 PM)
The NBA changed the rule so that there is a maximum dollar amount of cash transactions for a season that each team can engage in. Assuming the Knicks havent sent any cash out during the 2013-14 season (starting from July 1 2013) they can offer up to $3.2 million in exchange for a pick. If they want two picks, they could offer any combination that adds up to $3.2 million. There's no limit to the number of picks, just to how much you can spend/.
Is LeBron a better passer than the Phoenix Suns Steve Nash?
Amin (3:41 PM)
LeBron athletically can put himself in positions to makes passes that Nash could never make. But in terms of pure ability to deliver a ball with different spins and thread needles, Nash is superior. Of course, Magic Johnson has them all beat!
Explain to me how Love gets a free pass for the Wolves not making the playoffs. I totally understand he has seen some bad coaches/ front office/ players in his time here. But so did Lebron in Cleveland, and he managed to make the playoffs. I get Lebron is on a different level. BUT...Love gets paid superstar money, like Lebron. He will get a max contract soon enough. And most will agree that both are top 5 players in the NBA. So why is it that if the Heat failed to make the playoffs, it would be on Lebron. But when the Wolves miss the playoffs, Love gets to skirt any responsibility and the team takes the blame? If you are a max contract player, shouldn't you man up and be a leader and take your team to the playoffs?
Amin (3:43 PM)
You answered your own question: you're trying to compare Love to LeBron, which is like saying a Lexus is not a luxury car because it's nowhere near as luxurious as a Rolls Royce. As far as how much he's paid, it's not that he isn't worth it, it's that LeBron is worth SO MUCH MORE but the silly maximum salary clause prevents us from paying him what he's worth. As far as your last two sentences, I'll say that you've massively simplified team sports
Except for 2004, Saunders' Minny teams haven't been great. Why come back now? Does he think Love will stay if he coaches?
Amin (3:45 PM)
Flip was pretty good before '04: won 50 games in 3 of the 4 seasons preceding that 58 win season. He was good in Detroit as well. He's coming back because he thinks he can convince Love that they can win there; it's the last act of a desperate franchise, but who knows? Maybe a 50 win season and a first round playoff win will convince Love that things are changing
Drom John (Macon, GA)
Pop joked that Diaw is playing for a contract. What about Mills, who has outplayed Parker in the regular and post-season, and had the best regular season stats and leadership skills this season of any Australian born PG?
Amin (3:45 PM)
I started reading your second sentence and blacked out.
What are the odds Kobe gets a chance at ONE more ring to catch MJ?
Amin (3:49 PM)
Those chances all but evaporated when he signed that extension. Puts LA in a tough spot to make themselves into championship caliber, and all but prohibits his ability to get traded somewhere good
John (Cleveland, OH)
Amin, is there a particular coach the Cavs can hire to maybe entice Kyrie into changing his mind on not turning down the max offer sheet and sign it? I think the media has fueled the Kyrie leaving thing a little too much. Him being unhappy though is understandable, as I have been at the Cavs play.
Amin (3:50 PM)
I think they need to show they can WIN, not necessarily a "name" coach. Part of that is cleaning up the roster, which the Cavs have already stated as a priority
Cory (Omaha, NE)
Which all-time Center would you consider to be most skilled all-around? i.e., Wilt & Shaq's weaknesses obviously FTs, so not them. It would have to be Olajuwon, wouldn't it? Low-post play, good jumper and FTs, speed/quickness, defense/shot-blocking, ball-handling, steals, passing (later in his career). Seems like every other all-time great Center had a notable weakness somewhere except for him. Maybe a young healthy Walton would be the next best all-around Center. Thoughts?
Amin (3:50 PM)
Hakeem or Kareem. If we're resurrecting injured guys, I'd throw in Sabonis
Top pick to get over paid this summer? Monroe? Stephenson?
Amin (3:51 PM)
Gotta be Chandler Parsons now, right?
I remember way back to 2003-2004 when I loved me some Melo. At that point Melo was BETTER than LBJ but my gosh has Lebron passed him by. What happened to Melo?
Amin (3:51 PM)
Nothing. LeBron is awesome
greg (brooklyn) [via mobile]
OKC can use some low post help. If the bulls amnesty Boozer, can you see OKC signing him???
Amin (3:51 PM)
Ehh, I suppose....I think playing Boozer carries risk of living with his defensive shortcomings.
I consider this a huge series for Lebron. If he wins it all, that gives him 3 rings. Which make the magical MJ 6 ring mark much more attainable. No way he loses this series and gets a chance at FOUR more championships. Thoughts?
Amin (3:52 PM)
So if they lose this one, all of a sudden the East gets tougher next year? Nah man...as long as the Finals are a cake walk, he'll have shot after shot at doing this.
James (Detroit MI)
What's good, Amin? Do you think that RFA Gordon Hayward would be a good fit for the Pistons this summer?
Amin (3:52 PM)
I do! He's a shooter, and they need shooting. He's a good passer, and they need passing!
Danny (Arlington, VA)
Amin! What kind of impact do you think a prime Ben Wallace would have in today's NBA? btw if you don't answer this, yourrr not doin yourrr jooobbbbbbbbbb (better get that Grand Hustle reference I spent 2 whole minutes working on)
Amin (3:53 PM)
Probably the same as what he did in his prime! Defensive anchor, with underrated feel for the game (I've always liked his passing from high post)
How much of an impact do you think this finals outcome will have on Lebron's decision? You can look at it two ways...Riley has proven he can construct a championship caliber roster...but at the same time the roster looks old, and wade is def. not the same, and Bosh while great doesn't have the same impact he did 4 years ago. Do you think the outcome will make or break what he does?
Amin (3:56 PM)
Um...they're in the FINALS!! This is a common misconception of the crowd, that players, coaches. etc. are in it to win a championship, and anything else = failure. Realistically, they're all in it for a CHANCE at a championship; you have to acknowledge there are things out of your control beyond that. Going to almost any other team can't guarantee LeBron (or Bosh) that they'll have a better chance of winning a title than staying in Miami
How would have this years Miami Heat and San antonio spurs fared in the 90's. Conversely, how would have jordans 90's bulls fared today
Amin (3:56 PM)
I think they would be great in the 90s. I think the Bulls would be the best team today.
Will (Stamford, CT)
Philly has the number 3 & 10 picks. You think they can make the playoffs next season with a strong young core?
Amin (3:56 PM)
As the late, great Whitney Houston was fond of saying, "hell to the nah"
Who could replace Eric Bledsoe for the Suns if he is signed away?
Amin (3:57 PM)
If only there were an All-NBA point guard available....oh wait.
Do you agree with Bill Simmons that the Lottery system is broken? I'm a die hard Cavs fan but even I gotta admit getting the top pick in 3 of the last four years is kinda unfair.
Amin (3:58 PM)
I do, but not because the Cavs won the lotto; it's broken because some teams have no incentive to try to win games.
Amin, which team you see with the best possible trade scenario for Love, really dont see Celts near Top 5.
Amin (3:58 PM)
Chicago, Houston, Golden State, Phoenix in no order
Dylan P. (Great Neck, NY)
Who is the most important player this series outside of Miami's Big 4 (James, Wade, Bosh, Allen) and San Antonio's Big 4 (Parker, Duncan, Ginobili, Leonard)?
Amin (3:59 PM)
Boris Diaw by far. His ability to post up and create offense for himself and others, and he's another body to throw at LeBron (a big one!)
The Big Cactus (Arizona)
San Antonio sends the 2007 NBA championship to the Suns, but Phoenix also has to take the Riverwalk. Who says no?
Amin (4:00 PM)
I would bathe daily in that moat if it meant we won the championship
Coach K (K Academy)
Who is more likely to play for me in Spain? Rose or Westbrook?
Amin (4:00 PM)
Oberyn Martell (King Landing-ish)
Gonna have True Hoop TV After Dark for us today?
Amin (4:01 PM)
Prince Oberyn, sorry about that L you took. Never celebrate before the final buzzer. Sadly, there will be no After Dark today: I will be doing postgame THTV with Henry Abbott.
Rikki (Brooklyn) [via mobile]
Amin. Please say something nice about Flip coaching the Timberwolves. It's been a tough day for us Wolves fans.
Amin (4:02 PM)
Flip's a good coach! But I dont think anything he can do will convince Love from leaving.
John (Denton, TX)
Over/under: Danny Green makes 19 three-pointers in this series.
Amin (4:02 PM)
I'm taking the under
Amin, from a management perspective, what would be the reaction of a player like Roy Hibbert, if he was told the number of plays that are going to be called for him are going to be greatly reduced unless he gets better on offense? Is it "well he will check out on us on both ends of the floor"?
Amin (4:04 PM)
It's common for bigs to get disillusioned if they aren't involved offensively. That's why a lot of teams will always start each half with plays for their big fella, to make sure he remains engaged. I suspect a lot of Hibbert's confidence issues stem from a perceived lack of confidence from his teammates in him
If the Wolves move Love, should they try to include Barea or Martin (4y left) or both as part of the package... Bulls, Rockets??
Amin (4:05 PM)
Absolutely would make taking back some bad deals as the "price" of taking Love. I'd even see if anyone's crazy enough to take Pek's deal
Michael (Chicago )
I feel the French national team could be very strong if they ever got everyone to play at the same time. A starting 5 of Parker-Fournier-Batum-Diaw-Noah would be pretty formidable
Amin (4:06 PM)
The French national team has been an underachieving outfit; they've easily had the best talent pool of any team outside the USA (along with Argentina and Spain) for the last decade or so. Then again, they won Eurobasket last time around , so maybe they're over that hump?
Random question but why no smile in your profile pic?
Amin (4:06 PM)
I gotta let y'all know I MEAN BUSINESS!
Tony (Austin, Tx)
Aren't you glad it was the Spurs and not the Clippers in the finals, I mean c'mon 8 hour flights back and forth? Who wants that?
Myles C. (Sunny S. Fla)
I was thinking about all the discussions of great players such as Lebron, Jordan, etc. and what great players they had as teammates (in other words, comparisons of careers based on the support they had). And then it occurred to me that Patrick Ewing never really had a true superstar sidekick on his teams. I grew up watching the Knicks of that time period, and while I loved players like Starks, Mason, etc., none of these were truly comparable to some of the teammates that many of the other greats had. People always devalue his career because he never won a ring. But who did he ever have to help ease the burden? I am beginning to appreciate him a whole lot more as a player now that I think about it in this sense. And I am sure that this could apply to many other greats who never came out on top. (Although others, like Barkley and Malone, tried to team up with other greats and still failed.) Thoughts? How much do great teammates affect a legacy, and how much should they? Most of the all-time greats that had such winning traditions had such great support.
Amin (4:09 PM)
Ewing was probably the only player to make the Finals without another HoF talent up until LeBron in 2007. It is incredibly difficult
Scott (Westminster, CO)
Who says no? You or Kate Upton to a date, if you cut off your right hand...
Amin (4:09 PM)
I say no. Then my wife says "hell no"
Better all-time, DJ Quik, Too Short, or Ice-T?
Amin (4:10 PM)
Too Short. Ice-T was garbage after 1989, and as for DJ Quik....not so much for me
The Jazz are rumored to be down to 4 in the coaching search (Snyder, Gentry, Griffin) and a mystery man. I am guessing the (international?) man of mystery is Messina or Alex Jensen. Any insight on who candidate #4 might be?
Amin (4:10 PM)
No insight, but my guess is it's someone overseas. Either Messina or Blatt
Aaron (Leesburg, VA)
Do you have an explanation for why Mark Jackson will be sitting in the booth next year instead of an NBA bench?
Amin (4:11 PM)
Because we need him in that booth! #GoESPN
Setting aside the "best player available" strategy. Which player do you think would best fit or complement the current Jazz roster: Vonleh, Smart, Gordon, or Saric?
Amin (4:13 PM)
Probably Vonleh; Gordon's offensive rawness might be a bit much alongside Favors, who also is still developing. Saric might not come over and Smart just isn't in the same caliber as those guys (not to mention not better than Burke)
with Parson's hitting the market. Doesn't it make sense for the lakers to throw money at him. He seems like a great poster child for a new Laker team
Amin (4:14 PM)
YES! The Lakers have cash to burn and they can put Houston in an uncomfortable situation by making an overpay for him
Whatever happened to Delonte West? Was he blackballed by the league? His last 2 years were still really solid for a backup point.
Amin (4:15 PM)
I won't go as far as to say he's blackballed, but he definitely hit that zone where "problems > talent". Any time you fall on the wrong side of that equation, the phone stops ringing.
What do you think of Van Gundy's hiring of Jeff Bowers? Ras Kass on the playlist today??
Amin (4:16 PM)
No Ras Kass today. All T.I>/Grand Hustle. As for Bowers, very well respected mind and talent evaluator. Great hire for what Stan was looking for. We actually had Bowers on our list in 2010 when we were looking for a GM in Phoenix; in hindsight, would have been a much better decision.
Which is more likely to occur:1) Eliminate goal tending2) Play 6 on 6 basketball (add another player to the court)3) Raise rims to 12'
Amin (4:17 PM)
Goaltending. I think Commissioner Stern's last wish was for us to move to more uniform rules with FIBA, and the goaltending rule was the main thing. We'll never ever see those other two suggestions
L2I (Cleveland, OH)
How is Gary Neal ever going to get his revenge?
Amin (4:18 PM)
He already had his chance in the first round!!
Amin (4:18 PM)
Wow, running late. Going to wrap this up
mike (hoops heaven)
I'm all geeked up. two all time great programs in a freakin rematch. several first tier HOFers. this is a fan's freakin dream. that's all.
Amin (4:19 PM)
Couldn't have said it better, Mike. We're all in hoops heaven!
Just in case readers haven't watched TrueHoop TV, I want to recommend it to all. I definitely appreciate your chat responses much more after watching... your writing here comes off differently than you do in THTV
Amin (4:19 PM)
Thanks Anon. My sense of humor sometimes gets lost in the print.
Davis (Boston )
Yesterday you showed us just how bad AT&T center is, do they have the worst Wi-Fi and who has the best Wi-Fi?
Amin (4:19 PM)
They are the absolute worst I've seen. Staples has been the best
Dr. Dre (Compton)
Hi Amin,I enjoy your work. What options do my Lakers have at this point? It seems like every free agent wants to play for the other LA team. What type of players should we be targeting? Also, should i still release the new Chronic album now that i'm a billionaire.
Amin (4:21 PM)
What up Dre. Love your music and my wife loves your headphones! The Lakers need to target young players with restricted free agency....Parsons, Bledsoe, Monroe....put their teams in uncomfortable situations. Other than that, enjoy Kobe's last two years and put out Detox ASAP
Charles Barkley (SewerWalk)
Man, this city sure is turrbl, right Ameen?
Amin (4:21 PM)
Preaching to the choir, Chuck
Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)
Who do you think will be the 2013-2014 NBA Champions?
Amin (4:22 PM)
Chris has asked me this question every single Thursday ALL. SEASON. LONG. I've never answered him, never even posted his question. Chris, I applaud your perseverance! I got the Spurs winning it all!
Amin (4:22 PM)
Thanks everyone for a great chat! Watch the game tonight on ABC! Long Live Basketball!