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Legend Grows Greatest Hits

When I posted my first Legend Grows article on September 1, 2015, I didn’t contemplate writing one hundred articles, but here it is.  I figured for my one hundredth post I’d highlight my Top 10 Greatest Hits in case you missed them.   10-Are the Warriors among the Greatest Teams Ever? http://wp.me/p6GuYQ-1Zp Talk about jumping […]

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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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Greatest Shooters Ever?

In a game against the Orlando Magic this week, Steph Curry dribbled circles around Ersan Ilyasova and then hit a ridiculous step-back three. This shot gave Curry 300 three-pointers this season and he is on pace to hit another hundred. In the wake of Curry’s last couple of seasons, we are hearing many references to […]

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Open Letter to Kobe

Dear Kobe, In a phone interview with Mike & Mike recently, you said you “would love to play” in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Marc Stein, for ESPN, wrote an article explaining the reasons why that would make sense. I write you this letter as a basketball fan from all basketball fans in the world, Team USA […]

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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.”  […]