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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The Seven Most Annoying NBA Story Lines This Season

The NBA is back, baby! LaMarcus Aldridge joins the Spurs, the Warriors are already getting disrespected (and not happy about it), the Clippers are better than ever and Houston is absolutely loaded. The Oklahoma City Thunder finally seem healthy again and Cleveland is bringing basically everyone back from last season. I’m as excited for this season as any in the past

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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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Thank SVG Instead of Josh Smith for Pistons Success

By Henry Greening Thanks to another come-from-behind victory last night against the Toronto Raptors, the Detroit Pistons have now won nine of their last 10 games, all of which coming after the groundbreaking waiving of Josh Smith. The impact of the Pistons hot streak has shocked the country, a once lowly 5-23 team considered to be a dumpster fire of

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7 Thoughts About the NBA’s First 7 Weeks

By Ryan Patterson Basketball is fun. The NBA is basketball played by grown men who are paid seven and eight figures annually. So, it stands to reason that the NBA is, on a nightly basis, the most fun basketball in the world. While some people may disagree with this, it is nearly impossible to argue that this season has been

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