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Top 30 NBA Plays of All Time

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

With no NBA to watch for a few months, and possibly more pending a lockout. Here are the 30 best plays in NBA history, so you'll still have great basketball to watch over the summer.

Please comment and tell me what you think.

Top 10 Players with the Best Highlights

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 10:33 AM Comments comments (1)

When Lebron James made his decision, July 8 on ESPN, millions of Americans tuned in to find out where he’d go. The reason every basketball fan in the country needed to find out where Lebron was going, is because Lebron produces some of the most amazing highlights of any basketball player ever. That got me thinking… is there anyone better at making highlight-reel plays than Lebron James? You’ll find out my opinion in this top ten.



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Top 10 Players with the Ability to Take Over a Game

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 6:09 PM Comments comments (6)

When a great player takes over a game, I like to call it their "time" since when Kobe Bryant takes over a game it's “Kobe Time.” This is really a list of the top 10 “times.”


10) Gilbert Arenas Time

 I’m not sure Arenas still has a time when he’s in jail, but if he returns to the hardwood next season, he’ll be knocking down more buzzer-beaters. Once, he shot a three-pointer at the buzzer and ...

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Top 10 Silliest Things that Sports Analysts Say Regarding the Playoffs

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 8:56 PM Comments comments (6)

When playoff-time comes, sports announcers seem to leave their wits behind with the regular season. The following lines sports analysts say frequently even though they are illogical.



10. "They have more playoff experience."


 A basketball game is a basketball game, was something along the lines of what Stan Van Gundy said when his Orlando Magic team played the experienced Lakers in the 2009 NBA Finals. The age of a team may ma...

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Top 50: Athletes of the Decade

Posted on December 12, 2009 at 7:23 PM Comments comments (26)

These are my picks for the top 50 athletes from the past ten years. Some are well known and some are not (because they compete in less popular sports). I considered the athletes based on accomplishments, skills, and athletic ability. Let me know what you think.

50) Guo Jingjing (Diving) - Won seven out of ten world championships including four olympic golds.

Valentina Vezzali (Fencing) - Won an olympic gold medal in all three olympics...

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TOP 10: Defensive Players of All Time

Posted on September 26, 2009 at 11:29 AM Comments comments (17)

10) Ben Wallace (Big Ben) - He is a 4 time Defensive Playerof the Year, averaging 2.2 blocks and 1.3 steals per game for his career. His hair style is awesome too.


9) Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean Jacque Wamutombo  - Not only was he a great person off the court doing so much charity, he is a 4 time Defensive Player of the Year, averaging 2.8 blocks and 10.3 rebounds per game for his career and he's 2nd on the all-time block list. It must be his na...

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