10 People You’ll See At Every Pickup Basketball Game

Whenever I’m back home for winter or summer break, my friend Nick and I have a tradition: playing pickup basketball at the downtown YMCA. We’ve been going regularly for the past 3 and a half years, and in that time, we’ve seen our share of characters on the courts. From the guy who was playing in Timberland Boots, jeans, and

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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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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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Roundtable – April 7th

Monday night’s NCAA championship game was objectively one of the most entertaining ever. Was it the best NCAA Championship game of all time? Kellan Buddy: I’d say definitely the best in the 21st century; certainly in our lifetime. Nobody thought that Jenkins would hit that three after Paige nailed it. To be honest, I feel bad for Marcus Paige; hope his

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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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My All-NBA Picks

It’s safe to say that after 79  or 80 games, the best players in the league have separated themselves from the pack. Here are my picks for the top-15 players (roughly) in the league, adhering to the NBA’s ballot, with two guards, two forwards and one center per team.   First Team Guard: Stephen Curry, Golden State– Steph is having the

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