NBA Summer League Favorites

The summer is a terrible time for sports. The NBA and Stanley Cup Finals are wrapped up, NFL training camp doesn’t begin until August, and even baseball just had their All-Star Break. It’s a barren, Saharan-desert for sports fans that are searching for any kind of salvation. But, in this hellish landscape there is an oasis, a small trickling well

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10 for 10: thoughts on the NBA

As we begin 2016, it is a good time to take stock of the NBA regular season thus far. Every team has played at least 32 games, a decent indicator of where they are in the league’s hierarchy. Here are 10 observations to watch going forward. 1. The Warriors are the most fun, exciting team I’ve ever watched. The way this

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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 Western Conference Playoff Thoughts

The Golden State Warriors are still the championship favorite.  In sweeping New Orleans in a highly entertaining one-eight matchup, the Dubs were the same 67-win juggernaut we saw in the regular season, and Steph Curry proved his MVP case to those few people who still think a skinny, 3-point shooting guard can’t win the award. Curry was sensational all series, as was

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The NBA’s Western Conference Playoff Picture is Suddenly Clear

All NBA season, the general consensus was that the Western Conference playoffs will be a bloodbath on par with select Civil War battles. But now, the quest to win the West might not be as brutal as everyone thought. It feels strange to think back on some of the major story lines going into the season. Can the Spurs win the

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Rondo to the Mavericks: Present Pain for Future Gains?

By Jamey Schilling When I first saw the news on my smart phone, I stood frozen in the parking lot of a grocery store for a few seconds. I couldn’t believe the news at first. I don’t think most Celtics fans could either, but it was true. Boston’s All-Star Point Guard Rajon Rondo is headed to the Dallas Mavericks. Looks like

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