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What’s the Point?

Welcome to the Utah Jazz, George Hill. The Jazz traded the 12th pick in tonight’s draft for veteran George Hill from the Indiana Pacers in a three-team deal. Hill is a 30-year old established starter coming off a solid season with the Pacers where he averaged 12.1 points, 3.5 assists, and 4 rebounds on 40.8% […]

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NBA Rank Revisited

NBA Rank was released by ESPN earlier this season ranking the top 100 NBA players of All-Time. I wrote an article with my opinions as to who was over and under rated. Check that out here http://wp.me/p6GuYQ-1TM. There are several active players that made moves based on this year’s performances. In my opinion active players […]

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6 Questions for a Cavs Repeat

The Cavs have locked down their first NBA Championship in franchise history. Other than Lebron James being a Free Agent, the main core is still under contract. If the Cavs want to repeat as Champs, these are the questions that may have the most dramatic effect on the Cavs chances to make it two in a row. 1-Will […]

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High Mileage, High Performance

Last night Lebron James completed his second 40+ point game in as many games to force a Game 7 in Oakland. Lebron joined Shaq (2000), MJ (1993), Rick Barry (1967), and Jerry West (1965 and 1969) as the only players to score 40+ points in back-to-back Finals games. The difference is mileage. Lebron James is […]

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Lebron is not MJ

Lebron James is NOT Michael Jordan. His Finals record is 2-4 (maybe 2-5 soon) and not MJ’s perfect 6-0. He does not have the cutthroat finishing skills that MJ had. His jumper is not as consistent as MJ’s was. And he is living under a microscope constantly being compared to the greatest basketball player of […]

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Warriors among the Greatest Teams Ever?

With two more wins over the Cavs, the Golden State Warriors would become the 9th team since the merger to win back-to-back NBA titles. Back-to-Back Championships are not something to be taken lightly. Only the greatest teams ever do it. The Spurs, though widely regarded for the last 15 years as the gold standard of what […]

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Who’s Your Favorite Player?

I began really collecting basketball cards in 1989. I still remember opening up my first pack of 1989-90 NBA Hoops cards. I really wanted to pull a David Robinson rookie card. He was my favorite player. He was strong, talented, and didn’t seem to draw attention to himself, but went about his business quietly. As […]

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Finals Preview

The NBA Finals start tonight in Oakland as the Warriors try to repeat against the Cavs. The series is full of story lines: Can the Warriors beat the Cavs at full-strength? Can Lebron finally bring a championship to Cleveland? Will Lebron fall to 2-5 in the Finals? Was last year’s Warriors championship one that will […]