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All-Star Diary

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (3)

SHOOTING STARS


8:23 - The Shooting Stars participants are announced. (1) Why is Brook Lopez in a shooting contest of any kind? (2) How did the league makes teams? Did they just pick three random players and pair them together? I thought this event couldn't get any more pathetic. It just did.

 

8:24  - Muggsy Bogues is a head and a half shorter than the WNBA player on his team. He's the most underrated player in ...

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Top 10 NBA Dunk Contest Dunks of All Time

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

In preparation for tonight's Slam Dunk Contest, here is a video I made of the top 10 dunk contest dunks in the history of the event:


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Check back tomorrow for an analysis of NBA All-Star Saturday Night.

2013 All-Star Starters: Eastern Conference - How Can the Knicks Get Carmelo Going Again?

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (3)


Backcourt:


 

Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers should replace Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics


In terms of pure talent, Irving is probably a top-10 player in the NBA (24 points, 6 assists, 4 assists per game) while Rondo still can’t shoot an open 18-footer. In terms of entertainment, even though Rondo gives us those “Did he just do that!” momen...

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2013 All-Star Starters: Western Conference - Just How Bad a Coach is Mike D'Antoni?

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (1)

 


Backcourt:



Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers


Considering that the Houston Rockets are an above .500 team and that the Lakers aren't even in the playoff picture, you could have definitely talked me into James Harden earning the starting spot with numbers that are nearly identical to Kobe’s:


Harden: 25.9 points, 5.4 assists...

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Kobe Bryant's New Nike Ad and Kendrick Perkins's Epic Failure

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (2)


Following the announcement that Kobe Bryant would start in his 15th consecutive All-Star Game come February, Nike unveiled one of the most creative sports advertisements that I can remember (up there with McDonald’s "The Showdown" commercial with Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, the NBA on TNT’s “Forever” promo...

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NBA New Year's Resolutions

Posted on January 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (1)


When I look back on this wild, wacky 2012 twenty years from now, I’ll remember it as…



the year Lebron James won his first NBA title,

the year Eddy Curry won his first NBA title,

the third consecutive year in which Mark Sanchez’s inability to throw a football surprised everyone,

the year the Charlotte Bobcats went on 22 and 18 game losing streaks,

the year Gerald Henderson was the best player on an NBA team,

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Post-Apocalypse Power Rankings Part 2: Top Plays of the Year

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (1)


This season has been filled with spectacular highlights, so here are the best of the year so far, with additional analysis on how the NBA should fix the slam dunk contest, the one and only Javale McGee, and the little-known player that is somehow the second best center in the league. 


* If there's no video, click on the links to see the plays. 



 

1. Harrison Barnes dunks on Nikola Pekovic


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Post-Apocalypse Power Rankings Part 1: MVP Candidates

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (3)

We survived the Mayan Apocalypse despite some very ominous signs throughout 2012 suggesting that world would end, such as the Bobcats acutally playing decently for a period of time. But, as usual, the Bobcats lost 14 games in a row, the world didn't end, and here we are. To celebrate our existance, I am writing three different top 10 lists over the course of this week, starting with the top 10 MVP candidates of the season thus far:




* Percentages ...

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David Stern Makes Yet Another Dubious Decision

Posted on December 1, 2012 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (1)



It’s safe to say that San Antonio Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich is not your typical NBA coach. He answers two interview questions using a total of four words, he grows Gandalf-the-White-esque

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Top 10 Turkeys of the NBA Season

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (5)


10. New York Knicks’ fans who wanted to resign Jeremy Lin 


There were plenty of Knicks’ fans, myself not included, who wanted New York to resign Lin for $8.5 million per year after his breakout season. But if any Knicks’ fan tells you today that he’d rather have Jeremy Lin than free-agent acquisitions Jason Kidd, Raymond Felton, Rasheed Wallace, and Ronnie Brewer (making $8.77 million this year comb...

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