Basketball Society’s ideal NBA match-ups

NBA fans love discussing hypotheticals. “What if this player played during this time?” or “What if this team played against that team?” It’s something that’s always fun to debate but we will never have an answer to. Just this past week, a hot topic came up with people discussing a matchup between Kevin Durant and

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Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith doesn’t think this year’s Rockets compare to Houston’s 90s Championship Squads

Kenny “The Jet” Smith is well respected for the current role as a studio analyst on TNT’s award-winning show Inside The NBA. Smith was also a ten year NBA vet, notably with the Houston Rockets squad that won back to back NBA titles in 1994 and 1995. That squad was led by Finals MVP Hakeem Olajuwon. This year’s

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Hakeem Olajuwon credits Kobe Bryant for utilizing his lessons the best

Kobe Bryant is known as one of the best scorers that the NBA has seen. He has it all whether it’s getting to the basket, shooting from the outside, handing out buckets in the mid-range game, or taking his opponent down-low and giving him work in the post. He encompassed it all but one thing

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Hakeem Olajuwon

Legacy Left Behind: Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon was a player that your older brother or father loved to watch. Can you blame them? He was a player that was so diverse and different from any other big man that played basketball in that era. He had a certain skill set that players in today’s game have a very hard time

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The “Up and Under”

The Up and Under is an underrated move that I feel doesn’t get much appreciation in terms of “basketball moves.” Moves like the crossover, step-back, and euro-step are glorified in the game today, but people forget about the effectiveness of the up and under. Maybe it’s because it doesn’t give the crowd quite the excitement

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NBA Generations Top-Five Roundtable (2)

For Part 1 of the Panel’s top five choices, click here.   Participants:   Cyril Mpacko – @Cee_Armel DJ Allen – @DJAllen23 Martin Soares – @marley_mcfly Ryan Kirk – @rlk716   1980s Mpacko: Michael Jordan – ’84 Hakeem Olajuwon – ’84 Isiah Thomas – ’81 Charles Barkley – ’84 David Robinson -’87 The 1980’s saw

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NBA Generations Top-Five Roundtable (1)

At lunch tables, barbershops, and bar-stools around the world, there are always debates about the best basketball players to ever touch the hardwood.  Remember that saying, “back in my day” that your uncle uttered at family reunions? If so, then this is probably a discussion that you have had or heard multiple times. What makes

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VIDEO: Dirk Nowitzki passes Hakeem Olajuwon for 9th in all-time scoring

Dirk passed Hakeem Olajuwon for 9th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list on Tuesday night. During the fourth quarter of the Dallas Mavericks’ comeback win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night, future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki passed NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon for 9th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Dirk became ninth on

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Hakeem Olajuwon Thinks Dwight Howard Is Ready For An MVP-Caliber Season

Hakeem Olajuwon Thinks Dwight Howard Is Ready For An MVP-Caliber Season Houston Rockets mogul and player development specialist Hakeem Olajuwon won the Most Valuable Player award in 1994 when he led the Rockets to the first of their back-to-back championships. Olajuwon has been a close instructor with Dwight Howard since Houston signed the center in

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