The evolution of LeBron James

Featured Image via ESPN LeBron James will be playing in the NBA Finals for a sixth consecutive season, the first non-Boston Celtic player to do so. This Cleveland team has nearly the same players as last season, but is vastly more healthy. All of the adulation and backlash surrounding James’ career made me think of his evolution as a player and

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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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My NBA All-Star Ballot

Believe it or not, the NBA regular season is at its halfway point. And while the All-Star game in New York isn’t for another three-and-a-half weeks, fan voting is closed, so the rosters are basically already decided. Whether it’s a good idea to name someone an All-Star after a mere 40-game sample is a discussion for another time, so I

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NBA Preview: Southeast Division

By Zach Dammel The Southeast will be the most compelling division in the NBA. It lost the best player in the world, yes. But it also added the guy who blows in the ear of the best player in the world. Applying simple arithmetic, we can subtract “the best player in the world” from “guy who blows in the ear of

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The Most Thankless Job: NBA Edition

By Zach Dammel With the NBA Finals upon us, it is important that we pause and pay our respects to all those who work hard to make The Association so darn entertaining. We thank the point guards for heatseeking assists and jackknifing drives. We thank the centers for dunks from a near-standing position and ill-advised 3-pointers. We thank Lebron James for obvious reasons and

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