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Wooley’s Weekly Winners 6-22-12

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NBA Finals MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat holds the championship trophy after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on June 21, 2012 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Miami Heat won the NBA Finals, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 to capture the best-of-seven championship series four games to one. AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

NBA Finals MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat holds the championship trophy after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on June 21, 2012 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Miami Heat won the NBA Finals, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 to capture the best-of-seven championship series four games to one. AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

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By: Ryan Wooley

Every week that I bring you my weekly winner list I try to diversify it by not picking a winner from the same league, but since the NBA Finals wrapped up this week I think it would be fitting to pick all from the NBA. As always, feel free to let me know if you agree or disagree with my picks by following me and sending me a message on Twitter @WooleyMammoth85.

LeBron James

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I said it last week and I’ll say it again, but it pains me to give LeBron James any credit as I can’t stand the guy because of the way he left Cleveland and the nicknames he gave himself in “the chosen one” and “king” before he accomplished anything. But since he is now an NBA Champion and was truly the difference in the Finals for Miami this year, he clearly deserves a spot on my weekly winners list and has even earned some respect in my book. It may actually be nice not hearing about LeBron’s failures going forward, but I swear if I hear one more person say that LBJ is better than Kobe or Jordan right now, I might just have to punch them. LeBron is not better than Kobe as this stage, just like Kobe is not and will not be better than Jordan by the end of his career.

David Stern

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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 04: NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks at a press conference after NBA labor negotiations at The Westin Times Square on October 4, 2011 in New York City. Stern announced the NBA has canceled the remainder of the preseason and will cancel the first two weeks of the regular season if there is no labor agreement by Monday. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

After meeting with the competition committee for nearly six hours this week, David Stern discussed quite a few rule changes for next season including the potential addition of flopping penalties. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can’t stand watching NBA action because of the flops that players pull to fake out refs to make a call that shouldn’t be made, so I truly hope this goes through and eliminates this childish act from the game.

Juwan Howard

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AUBURN HILLS, MI – JANUARY 25: Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson poses with Juwan Howard #5 of the Miami Heat before the game between the Miami Heat and the Detroit Pistons on January 25, 2012 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

With the Miami Heat winning their 2nd NBA title in team history, Juwan Howard did something no other Fab Five member has ever done, which is win an NBA championship ring. It took 18 years for Howard to reach the top of the league and didn’t play a large role with the Heat this season, but give him credit as he is champion and that’s more than Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Ray Jackson and Jimmy King can say.

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