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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Fisch’s Friday Rant: Carmelo Anthony needs to be realistic

Here we are on another Friday in the offseason. Kevin Durant and CJ McCollum are in the midst of a “beef” after McCollum brought Durant on his own podcast. Durant laughed at McCollum for hinting that they could get to the Finals and maybe even win. Then, McCollum took the war to Twitter. Also, Carmelo

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Free agents

Looking ahead at the top NBA free agents in 2019

2018 was an odd year in free agency. One-year contracts seemed to be the theme of the summer, with seemingly half of the free agents signing either one-year deals or a two-year deal, with an option to opt-out after the first year. The reason behind so many of these one-year contracts is because only a

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Paul George

Paul George Keeps Thunder Content with New Deal

Paul George recently announced at Russell Westbrook’s free agency party that he will be re-signing with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Declining his player option last week, George signed a four-year, $137M deal with the Thunder, including a player option in the third year. After trading for George last offseason, the team fell just short of

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Collin Sexton NBA

The disrespect by NBA teams has to stop

Parting ways with a good thing is hard. Anyone who’s been in a relationship and has dealt with a break up that they didn’t want to see happen knows this feeling. Missing a good thing is hard. I get it! But the actions from a few of these NBA organizations are starting to look like

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Pump Fake to the Altar: Episode 14 – NBA Draft & Off Season Moves

In this episode of the Pump Fake to the Altar podcast, your hosts Felix John-Baptiste and DJ Allen briefly recap the NBA Finals. They visit everything from Kevin Durant’s haymaker to LeBron’s alleged broken hand. Would LeBron have been better off letting that information be known after Game 1? Should he have not said anything

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Splash Brothers

The “Splash Brothers” Proving Their Value During the Finals

The Oracle Arena erupted continuously as the Golden State Warriors stomped the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, giving the Warriors a 2-0 lead. From a red-hot offense to Stephen Curry swishing desperation shot-clock heaves 28 feet from the rim, the fans got their money’s worth. The bench turned into a different

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Stephen Curry

Could this be Stephen Curry’s year for Finals MVP?

The rise of Stephen Curry has been something to watch over the past few years. With two championships and the possibility of winning his third, the one strife against his career in some eyes is the lack of winning a Finals MVP award. With the way he’s played in the playoffs and his performances in

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Pump Fake to the Altar: Episode 13 – NBA Finals Drama

In this episode of Pump Fake to the Altar, your hosts Felix John-Baptiste and DJ Allen discuss all things NBA Finals. After 2 games, all seems to be well in The Bay. The Warriors snuck out of Game 1 with a victory, and Stephen Curry closed the deal in Game 2. Should the Warriors continue

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Golden State Warriors

Why Golden State must send a message in Game 1

There’s never been a time that I remember where the NBA Finals has been so lopsided. The last time I remember it being this bad was in 2004 with Karl Malone and Gary Payton joining the Los Angeles Lakers. With that being said, this is murky waters for the Golden State Warriors which is why

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