Rick Olivares

I am a freelance writer-director who currently has a column in the sports section of Business Mirror (every Monday) and chips in every now and then for Men's Health magazine, Tower Sports NBA, Homestyle, and www.ateneo.edu. Aside from sports, I am a huge music fan with some 4,000 CDs in my collection. Fave TV shows include CSI New York, Heroes and Battlestar Galactica. Currently listening to the Foo Fighters, Club 8, Rilo Kiley, vintage Santana, Rush, Death Cab for Cutie I am a huge football (soccer) fan with my fave teams being Liverpool and Real Madrid.

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  • 07:14 PM ET  04.28
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The Dallas Mavericks' trade for Jason Kidd backfired.The Phoenix Suns should have kept Shawn Marion.Mike D'Antoni repeat after me... I must not leave anyone open for a three-point shot with the game on the line. I must not leave anyone...Did Byron Scott get a measure of revenge when it looks like he struck paydirt with New Orleans while Jason Kidd gets sent off and his spineless Dallas Mavericks will follow suit?
  • 09:19 PM ET  04.23
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It sure is nice to hear Quinn Buckner calling an NBA game. As a kid, I read how Bobby Knight praised his basketball mind as he helped Indiana University to a national championship and the United States to an Olympic gold medal. While never a spectacular scorer, he was an outstanding defensive guard who knew how to help his teammates get into the flow of the game. After a short but solid spell with the Milwaukee Bucks, he was traded to the Boston Celtics where he won a title in green in 1984.That ring made him one of three players in American basketball history to win a high school state title…
  • 03:08 AM ET  04.20
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  NBA Last shots: Kobe Bryant for MVP… Tim Duncan’s open trey to send the game into overtime in Game One between the revenge series between the Phoenix Suns and the San Antonio Spurs is the latest in a long line of rotation blunders… Agent Zero, now’s the time to make your case as a big time player who likes to run his mouth unless you’re content being this generation’s Chuck Person… Donnie Walsh is a wus. Why keep Isiah around? What for? Is it the mental torture for him as he will see the turnaround for this woeful franchise… John…

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