Articles tagged: NBA


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Re-Discovering the Magic: The Revival of Orlando Basketball

Let me take you back to 2009. Barack Obama had just been inaugurated, people were still scared of swine flu, and Dwight Howard wasn’t yet one of the NBA’s least... Read more

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2015-16 NBA Season Predictions

In one month, the NBA will once again tip-off it’s marathon 82-game season. If you’re like me, that means life will be restored to a state of normalcy as the... Read more

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Falling Wizards Need a Change of Face

The Washington Wizards have lost 12 of their last 15 games. Somehow, this makes both total sense and none at all. Over this stretch, Washington has played many of its... Read more

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Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

This year’s trade deadline saw more action than any deadline in recent years. Many expected a relatively unexciting end of the trading period, but the league exploded, with a multitude... Read more

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Ray Allen: The Consummate Gym Rat

The NBA All-Star Weekend is always a special time of the year. We marvel at acrobatic dunks and trick shots in the Slam Dunk Challenge, watch Kevin Hart match up... Read more

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Western Conference All-Star Break Retrospective

Pretty much everyone expects that whoever comes out of the Western Conference will eventually win the Finals. I’m probably less bullish about this prospect than most others, but it is... Read more

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The Cavs are Coming

For much of this season, it looked like Cleveland was miles away from putting everything together, and that made sense to the skeptics. All of the causes for hype that... Read more

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All-Star Break Retrospective: Eastern Leaders

With the NBA All-Star game coming up, questions still swirl about the competence and depth of the much-maligned Eastern Conference. Everyone expected the Eastern Conference to be a two horse... Read more

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Kobe Bryant vs. A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Kobe Bryant is having the worst year of his career.  He recently broke John Havlicek’s record for the most missed field goals of all-time.  Supporters of the Black Mamba insist... Read more

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Can the Thunder Rise Again?

Mere weeks ago, If someone had told you the Oklahoma City Thunder would start 5-12, you’d think they were crazy—or a still-disgruntled Sonics fan. But here we are, just past... Read more

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They Might Just Be Kings

The Kings are 5-3, which is above .500. Praise the basketball gods—we Kings’ fans haven’t heard that number in a while. Many predicted Sacramento would remain at the same level... Read more

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Passing by the Superstars

As I write this, the three undefeated teams in the NBA are the Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, and Golden State Warriors.  Lebron James and the Cavaliers are 1-2, the Thunder... Read more

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Remembering the Role Players

The NBA season is underway, and a lot of familiar faces are wearing different colors this year, with many free agent signings and trades taking place over the summer. The... Read more

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A Look at the Rookies

With the NBA season upon us, it’s time to re-assess the rookies of the 2014 NBA Draft. This year’s draft class was one of the most well-regarded draft classes in... Read more

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The King of Hypocrisy

The new Lebron James Beats commercial concludes with a voice-over from his mother: “Don’t ever forget where you came from.”  But, of course, that’s not what she really means.  A... Read more

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Rooting for L.A.’s Other Basketball Team

Because I am likely one of the only Los Angeles Clippers fans you’ll ever know in your lifetime, I’ll be the first to admit it-being a Clippers fan can be... Read more

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A Game Worth Watching: The NBA Preseason

June 16th, 2014 marked one of the saddest days of the calendar year. Suffering and despair came over our souls as we went from the highest of highs to the... Read more

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NBA Preview: Pacific Division

In a conference full of remarkable talent and promise, the Pacific Division offers a peculiar mix of potential and weakness. Los Angeles Clippers At the top of the Pacific are... Read more

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NBA Preview: Northwest Division

After a season of many surprises and even more disappointments, the Northwest Division heads into the 2014-15 season with quite a few questions still to be answered. Oklahoma City Thunder... Read more

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NBA Preview: The Central Division

Among the three divisions in the Eastern Conference, none has improved nearly as much as the Central division. Cleveland Cavaliers At the top of the Central lies the nascent Cleveland... Read more