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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Patterson’s NBA awards

Featured Image via Washington Post There are plenty of fascinating things to watch as the postseason begins, but let us not forget those players who shone the brightest during the regular season. Here are my All-NBA picks, adhering to the NBA’s ballot, with two guards, two forwards and one center per team. First Team Guard: Steph Curry, Golden State The

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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 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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Eastern Conference Preview

The weather is finally getting nice, and that means playoff basketball! While most of the juicier matchups are out West (Clippers vs. Spurs are you serious?!), playoff games are still taking place in the East. Here’s a breakdown of the four first-round matchups. Atlanta vs. Brooklyn: The Pacers gave a valiant fight for the eighth seed, but Brooklyn eventually nabbed

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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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NBA Preview: Central Division

By: Michael Hendricks Well listen up, basketball fans: it’s that glorious time of year again! The NBA basketball season is upon us, and it promises to bring with it a plethora of ups and downs and twists and turns. And for the Central Division, things are looking quite a bit different than they did last year. Injuries aplenty, dramatic returns,

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Is Paul George a Superstar?

By Dewayne Gage It’s Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Finals and the Miami Heat are on a quest for their second NBA title. The Heat are up by three and with 2.2 seconds left on the clock, Indiana Pacers guard Paul George races up and shoots a 3-point field goal to tie the game up, forcing game

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Ladies, Let’s Talk Sports

By Jordan Scott The Christmas meal is done, all the dishes are washed and your man is sitting on the couch with a beer discussing the game with the other men, and you ask yourself “What game?” – If you’ve ever found yourself in that situation in years past, let me help you. Now before all you feminists get your

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