Mitchell, the best of the rookies
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Mitchell Leads Rookies in What Matters Most

Donovan Mitchell, the thirteenth pick in last summer’s NBA Draft has captured the imagination of Jazz fans and the respect of the NBA’s upper echelon. Through the end of 2017, Mitchell is leading all rookies in scoring and total points, and after a December where he averaged 23.1 points, 3.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.8 […]

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Lebron’s Heir: Top 10 to Assume the Crown

Grant Hill, Harold Miner, Jerry Stackhouse, Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, and Dwyane Wade, were all at one point labeled “the next Michael Jordan.” The post-Jordan era saw several players dominate for a season or two, but there was no clear-cut, dominant figure that served as the face of the NBA. Shaq, Kobe, Garnett, Nash, Iverson, […]

First Trimester MVP Race
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First Trimester Awards and All-Stars

Hard to believe, but the NBA season is now a third completed and here are the first trimester awards. MVP of the 1st Trimester: James Harden, Rockets Harden has the ultimate combination of individual excellence and team success. Harden is leading the league in scoring (32.0), three pointers made (110), and is second in the […]

Kyrie the dominant offensive player
Would you Rather
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Would you Rather 2nd Edition…

My first Would You Rather article was very popular, so I figured that I would give another set of would you rather scenarios this offseason since there isn’t much to write about right now. So here goes…. Would you rather, stay in one city, with one franchise your entire career, enjoy some individual honors and […]

Third times a charm in these Finals.
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Finals Preview: Who Takes the Tie-Breaker?

After perhaps the least competitive NBA Playoffs in NBA history, the 12-0 Golden State Warriors and the 12-1 Cleveland Cavaliers will meet in the Finals for the third consecutive season. In 2014-15, the Cavs lost Kevin Love to a separated shoulder (thanks to Kelly Olynyk) and then lost Kyrie Irving in Game 1. In a […]

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Is Lebron already better than Jordan?

Tonight Lebron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers resume their title defense in Boston against the top-seeded Boston Celtics. Lebron is in the midst of one of the most impressive Playoff runs in NBA history. In leading the Cavs to a perfect 8-0 record in the first two rounds, Lebron has averaged 34.4 points, 9 rebounds, and […]

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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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Legend Grows 2016-17 All-NBA Team

The 2016-17 NBA season is in the books and we have a large number of players deserving of All-NBA recognition. First Team G-Russell Westbrook, Thunder Westbrook had been a total freak of nature this season. The single-season triple-double record and a scoring title to go with his unrelenting energy and aggressiveness make him an easy […]