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2014 All-Star Extravaganza

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (1)






Shooting Heaving Stars (No, not the Shooting Stars, because Team Hardaway made all of their shots from inside half-court but didn’t even advance to the finals because they couldn’t knock down the half-court heave)...

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NBA Off-Season Report Card: Eastern Conference

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)


New York Knicks: C


The Knicks traded Steve Novak and a 2016 first-round draft pick for the Raptors’ Andrea Bargnani, winner of the 2013 Ugliest Shot Chart Award (although Michael Kidd-Gilchirst gave him a run for his money). (1) Toronto shoul...

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Not Six, Not Seven

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (14)


The buzzer sounded. Perhaps the greatest pair of back-to-back games in NBA history was over. We had seen the last horrid Manu Ginobili pass of the series (although I still wouldn’t trust him to toss me a Gatorade bottle in the locker room, even if our lockers were right next to each other), Chris Boshasaurus became the closest player to getting traded without actually getting traded, despite going for the bagel in the biggest game of his career after getting a full-fledged a...

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Here We Go Again

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (3)

We’ve been here before. Game 6 of these NBA Finals feels like the hundredth game that will “determine LeBron James’s legacy.” But because Lebron has already won a championship, this time feels different; there’s less pressure because he's already won, and yet, in a way, there’s more pressure on him to prove that last year wasn’t a fluke.


We all know that in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals last season, LeBron submitted perhaps...

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LeBron's LeSlump, Metta World Peace's Tweets, and Everything Else You Need to Get Ready for Game 4

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (2)


What I don't like from the 2013 NBA Finals Thus Far:



Lebron James – You had to know this was coming, so let’s just get it out of the way. James attempted 0 free throws in Game 3, the first time he’s done that since 2009, and at the same time is getting the Rajon Rondo treatment with his defender playing three feet off of him.


First let’s deal with the outside s...

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Derrick Rose, OKC's Troubling Defense, and Mike Woodson Winning "Worst Coach of the First Round"

Posted on May 5, 2013 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (4)


New York Knicks over Boston Celtics 4-2

 

It was a close race throughout the last two weeks between Knicks’ Coach Mike “We’ll run plays when I feel like it” Woodson, the Thunder’s Scott Brooks, the Clippers’ Vinny “When a lineup doesn’t work, the only thing to do is to put in a weirder lineup that doesn’t work” Del Negro, and the Lakers’ Mike D’Antoni for th...

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2013 All-NBA Mailbag Part 2

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (2)


I notice that age is increasingly mentioned in relation to the accomplishments and expectations about various athletes. Which is the youngest and which is the oldest team? What would you predict about each?
- Shelly A.


The eleven teams whose average age is over 27 are (from oldest to youngest) the NY Knicks, Miami Heat, LA Clippers, LA Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Milwa...

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2013 All-NBA Mailbag Part 1

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1)


John Wall had a 47 point game earlier this week. Do you view him as a "max contract" type of player when his rookie contract expires? Former #1 overall pick, but with an injury history and an inconsistent jump shot?

- Evan S.


Check out this list of selected players who were recently offered max contracts:

 

Roy “I’m A slower version of Brook Lopez, if that’s...

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Top 20 NBA Alley Oops of All Time

Posted on March 23, 2013 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (1)


In the wake of thunderous alley oop slams from Deandre Jordan and Lebron James over the last two weeks, there's no better time to rank the greatest alley oops in league history. 



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In the coming week I will be writing my second annual mailb...

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2013 NBA Oscar Awards

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (5)


Best Actor in a Leading Role (Best Player in a Leading Role)

 

Nominees: Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Kob...

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