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To Three or not to Three, That is the Question

The 3 point shot has changed the game forever. The recent flurry of three-point shooting has even Byron Scott, noted three-point hater, changing his tune and suggesting a 4-point line. It was not until the ’93-’94 Clutch City Rockets that offenses were designed to get open looks from three. The Rockets in the ’93-’94 season […]

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Legend Grows Player Power Rankings

These pre-season rankings are based on likelihood of winning MVP in the 2015-16 season. Because this is the criteria, I will be considering individual statistics and performance, but also team success, as this tends to be a strongly weighted factor in the MVP voting each year. 1-Lebron James, Cavaliers Lebron is still the best player […]

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Would you Rather…? NBA Style

Over the past several years, my sons have loved playing a game called “Would you Rather…?” I thought it would be fun to play an NBA-Style “Would you Rather…?” So here goes. Q: Would you rather have Russell Westbrook’s athleticism or Kevin Durant’s shooting touch? A: The age-old question asks, are great shooters made or born? […]

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Top 10 in the Last 35 Years

I’ve always found it difficult to compare players from different eras.  The game has evolved so much, the speed, athleticism, style, rules, and strategies have all changed so much.  How many 3’s would Larry Bird have made in today’s game where offenses are designed around the 3-point shot?  How many points would Michael Jordan average […]

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The 20,000 Point-8,000 Rebound-5,000 Assist Club

On Twitter recently, I saw a meme giving tribute to the 5 players in NBA history to accumulate 20,000 points, 8,000 rebounds, and 5,000 assists in their careers: Havlicek, Jabbar, Bird, Malone, and Garnett.  As somewhat of an NBA history buff, I thought to myself, “Self, one of those players is not like the other.”  […]

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All-Time 12 Man Roster

If you could put together the greatest team of players in their prime from any era to play one season together who would you choose?  In this hypothetical, it is about the “right” 12 players to add to your roster, not necessarily the best players or most talented players.  Factors like egos, attitudes, personalities, roles, and […]