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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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Statistically Elite

  What players are statistically elite? Last season, Steph Curry had an amazing season, one of the finest ever, and barely enters the conversation of the statistically elite. In looking at the most statistically dominant players to have ever played in the league, here are a few I found interesting. PPG– Wilt has registered 5 […]

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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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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 […]

Curry hitting 3's at torrid pace.
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Why MJ is Even Better Than You Thought

NBA stars of today have the impossible burden of being constantly compared to Michael Jordan when it comes to greatness. Jordan is one of those rare athletes that is more immortalized with each passing year. Few have started to claim that Jordan “wasn’t really that good.” Stiill, few people dispute a claim that Jordan is […]