Every NBA Team’s All-Time Starting Five, Part One

Photo via ballislife.com After Scottie Pippen and Shaquille O’Neal got into some silly online trash talk last month about which team had the best all-time starting five (the Bulls or Lakers), I started thinking about some other all-time teams that would give Chicago and L.A. a run for their money. This naturally lead to a long but fun journey to

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NBA Teams Primed to Improve: Eastern Conference

The 2015-16 NBA season kicks off in less than three months and right now every fan base would like to believe their team will be better this season than they were last year. Unfortunately, improvement is only a reality for a small number of teams. Who’s ready to take the leap? Eastern Conference Orlando Magic The Magic might seem like a

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NBA Teams Primed to Improve: Western Conference

The 2015-16 NBA season kicks off in less than three months and right now every fan base would like to believe their team will be better this season than they were last year. Unfortunately, improvement is only a reality for a small number of teams. Who’s ready to take the leap? Western Conference New Orleans Pelicans Last year was a huge

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Ten of My Favorite Basketball Books

I have loved reading and loved basketball almost my entire life, so this seemed appropriate. Here I have spotlighted ten of my favorite basketball books, in no particular order, because it’s nearly impossible to rank books. This is not a “top 10” list on the greatest basketball books ever, since I have not read every basketball book ever. These are simply my thoughts

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Here Come the Young Bucks

On July 2 last year, the Bucks announced Jason Kidd as their new head coach. About one year later, not even the most enthusiastic Bucks fans could have imagined the position the franchise is in. A sweet new color scheme, an arena coming soon (fingers crossed) and a talented young core of players that will be joined by another good, young

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The Warriors are Finally Golden Again

This was inevitable, right? The Cavaliers and their team of Hercules plus some underdog role players was cute while it lasted, but was there ever any real doubt as to which team would win the series? Maybe a little, but most reasonable NBA experts and observers believed that there was no way Cleveland could keep this up and win two more

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With Hibbert’s Struggles, Where Do Pacers Go?

  When Roy Hibbert went scoreless in Game 5 of the 2014 Playoffs versus the Atlanta Hawks, rumors began to swirl around why he, a 7’2 Center, was struggling so mightily to put the ball in the basket. Some rumors were saying that Hibbert was overwhelmed because he had caught teammates sleeping with his wife, others were saying that Hibbert

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Scattered NBA Finals Thoughts

There is no way to write a coherent article about the last two games of the NBA Finals. They have defied logic, common sense, continuity, narrative and possibly the human condition. Other than that, pretty normal. Here are some scatterbrained notes on a discombobulated first three games. Before the series started, I would have been shocked if Cleveland won. I figured it

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Appreciate LeBron James While You Can

LeBron James is the greatest basketball player I have ever seen, and maybe will ever see. I’ve been fortunate to see him play three times, and watched him create breathtaking physical art each time. The last time I saw him play, in March, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much of a difference one man can make on a basketball court.

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Eastern Conference Finals Preview

After an off-kilter and injury-riddled five weeks of playoff basketball, the Conference Finals are here. With the Houston Rockets’ stunning series comeback against the L.A. Clippers, the matchup in the West looks much different than nearly everyone thought a week ago. In the East, however, the matchup is between two teams who most people agreed were the best two squads going into

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