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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What’s next for Ronda Rousey

It was wild week in the world of sports for many. The Milwaukee Bucks proved that they could go the distance with LeBron’s Cavs as they beat them in double overtime. The Golden State Warriors are still undefeated. Top ten teams Stanford, LSU, and Utah all lost this weekend to unranked teams. The New England Patriots barely kept their streak

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Every NBA Team’s All-Time Starting Five, Part 2

This is part two. Be sure to read part one here. Miami Heat (1988) Dwyane Wade (2003-present): Holds most Heat records, including games, points, assists and steals. LeBron James (2010-14): Four Finals appearances, two MVPs, two Finals MVPs and two championships in four years. Not too shabby. Chris Bosh (2010-present): The overlooked third wheel in the Big Three era, Bosh

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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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Here Come the Young Bucks

On July 2 last year, the Bucks announced Jason Kidd as their new head coach. About one year later, not even the most enthusiastic Bucks fans could have imagined the position the franchise is in. A sweet new color scheme, an arena coming soon (fingers crossed) and a talented young core of players that will be joined by another good, young

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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 Road to Greatness: Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo

Nights like Monday are why I love sports. I’ll get there in a minute, but allow me to wax poetic for a little bit. When attending a live sporting event, there is always a chance for something special to happen, a chance to witness something incredible that’s never been done before. Usually it’s a brief moment, if at all. A

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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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Thunder, Bobcats, and Magic, Oh My: Best and Worst NBA Nicknames

By Zach Dammel Follow-up article to “Pirates and Dodgers and Angels, Oh My: Best and Worst MLB Nicknames”. Best: Oklahoma City Thunder: I’ve never been to a Thunder game, but I’ve been in a thunder storm. So I assume part of the reason they chose the nickname was to play with the acoustics a little. Imagine the intro. A dark arena punctuated by split-second bursts of

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