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Ego and the NBA: The Cost of Being “The Man”

The Minnesota Timberwolves got two and a half seasons of Stephon Marbury and Kevin Garnett. They were a young team with two emerging studs that were poised to do battle with the Lakers and Spurs for the better half of the next decade. Naturally, they did not get immediate success due to their youth but

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The Basketball Tournament

The Basketball Tournament 2018: Players to Watch From the Northeast Regionals

As the $2 million winner-take-all “The Basketball Tournament” heads into its second weekend with the “Super 16” round, teams will be looking for just four more wins to secure the jackpot and get bragging rights for a year as champion. The Basketball Tournament is now in its fifth summer with an ESPN partnership and a

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Knowing History When You See It: A Guide To Today’s NBA

Look at your cell phone right now. Take it out of your pocket. In one device you can access the entire globe. You can manage your bank account, capture your child’s first steps, and tweet bad sports opinions all from one object. The cell phone is one of the wonders of human evolution and technology.

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Just My Take: LeBron to Houston?

After watching the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets through the first few games of the 2018 Conference Finals, it has become increasingly clear to me that LeBron’s time in Cleveland has reached an end. The Warriors are the greatest team ever assembled and they are all still in their prime! I know the die-hards

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Al Horford

Al Horford is the Star No One Is Talking About

Because his game does not pop off of the screen, Al Horford has been underrated for the majority of his career. Some Boston fans were upset when Danny Ainge inked the five-time All-Star to a massive four-year $113 million deal to anchor the post position in the Garden. For anyone who needed validation of his talents

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Giannis Antetokounmpo

Kevin Durant’s Advice to Giannis? “Play for Yourself”

This discussion won’t seriously heat up until 2020, but Giannis Antetokounmpo is already getting free agency advice. Last summer after inking a four year $100 million deal in 2016, the Greek Freek sent out a tweet to end any speculation of his intent once his shiny new contract was up:   I got loyalty inside

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Blazers Pelicans

Game Notes: Two Things to Watch for in Blazers/Pelicans Game 2

Often seen as an afterthought in the Western Conference, the New Orleans Pelicans came out in game one of their series against the Portland Trail Blazers and showed that they will be a tough out over the next week and a half. Despite a bad shooting night and falling down by 19, the Blazers managed

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J-Kirk’s 2017-2018 NBA Regular Season Awards Picks

This has been one of the more compelling years for the NBA’s yearly awards. The Rookie of the Year race is a coin flip and for yet another season we are debating the definition of “valuable” in the Most Valuable Player award to vouch for who is most deserving. The awards themselves are valued differently

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Tanking

Why Tanking Does Not Work

This is the time of the year when “tanking” becomes part of the NBA conversation. As the playoffs draw near it is championship season for the league’s elite and a different vibe for the bottom feeders. As a franchise in a down year, the talk is about what can be fixed. Do we have the

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NBA Roundtable: Players Speak on Mental Health, Best Rookie Class Ever?

Several of our writers got together to discuss current NBA happenings including trust in the Raptors, the state of the Bucks, NBA players speaking out on mental health, and Anthony Davis. Participants this week:  Alfonso De Falco (@FonzyDeFalco) Evan Anderson (@Jordainian21) Felix John-Baptiste (@TwoSmooth2) Justin Kirkland (@jkirk41) DJ Allen (@DJAllen23) 1. How much can we

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