Boston Celtics on the verge

One of the leading sub-plots during the summer of Kevin Durant’s OKC departure was the Boston Celtics continuing their rise up the ladder of contenders. Lost in the chaos is the answer to this question: Where do Brad Stevens’ C’s go from here? The 2015-16 Boston Celtics won 48 games in their third season of the Brad Stevens-era rebuild. Celtics fans

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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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Top 5 NBA players not named LeBron James

Who’s the best player in the NBA? Well, the short answer seems obvious. Just about ninety-nine percent of the world seems to think that LeBron James, indisputably, is the best player in the world. And to be fair, the man’s a freak of nature. He single-handedly carried a beaten down and broken Cavs team to the NBA Finals last year,

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(Almost) Preseason NBA Awards

After a myriad of offseason acquisitions transformed the infrastructure of the National Basketball Association over the long months between May and October, we have finally set sail on the 2015-16 season and there have already been a number of story lines. From C.J. McCollum’s 37 point opening night performance for the new-look Blazers to Jahlil Okafor’s near record-setting debut performance

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NBA Teams Primed to Improve: Western 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? Western Conference New Orleans Pelicans Last year was a huge

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Appreciate LeBron James While You Can

LeBron James is the greatest basketball player I have ever seen, and maybe will ever see. I’ve been fortunate to see him play three times, and watched him create breathtaking physical art each time. The last time I saw him play, in March, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much of a difference one man can make on a basketball court.

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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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The Evolution of Russell Westbrook

One thing that goes a long way in the NBA is certainty. This is not something Russell Westbrook had going for him in college. This is not something that Russell Westbrook had going for him when he entered the draft in 2008. This is not what Russell Westbrook had going for him when he came back from a torn meniscus.

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