Posts Tagged "NBA"

The glitziest franchise in the NBA, the one that throughout history has subsisted most on individual, transcendent, cinematic talent, is suddenly paving its way back to relevance with a collection of diamonds in the rough.

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21 June 2012: The Miami Heat dominate the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals. Fears spread across the world of basketball that LeBron James may be legitimately unstoppable. NBA Commissioner David Stern decides to take action.

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Where they were once defiant they are now defeated; where they were once nostalgic they are now just buried.

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Earlier, I took a look at some of the players that are in contention for a few of the NBA’s yearly awards. I covered MVP, rookie of the year and most improved player.

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Over a month of the NBA season has gone by, and you can look at the data we have in a few different ways.

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The 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers have started this weekend. 32 teams from Europe and 16 teams from Asia-Pacific, Americas and Africa each have played the first of five two-game international windows.

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Like Jimmy Gator says in ‘Magnolia’, “We might be through with the past, but the past ain’t through with us.”

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The NBA is incredible. In a season that many feared would be dulled by the dominance of the Golden State Warriors, the first month of the NBA has been thrilling across the board.

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Ben Simmons may be dunking all over his opponents and flirting with triple-doubles every night – he’s averaging 18/9/8, by the way – but the biggest news to come out of Philadelphia recently has to do with… food?

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One day, the graphics in video games will be so life-like that we can hardly tell the difference. Until then, we have the Houston Rockets.

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The Denver Nuggets are mostly confusing, uneven and complicated, interrupted only by moments of breathtaking clarity and perfection.

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The Adelaide 36ers lost twice on the road last weekend but captain Mitch Creek is backing a big response Saturday night against their conquerors in last year’s semi-finals and expects that to be led by Josh Childress.

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It is remarkable that after splitting the past eight NBL championships and having battled one another in four finals series that entering Round 6 of the 2017-18 season the New Zealand Breakers and Perth Wildcats are still battling over top spot.

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Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

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The greatness of LeBron James has never been ethereal or magical like Stephen Curry’s; instead, James’ power is logical and crushingly predictable.

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Ben Simmons had a career-high 24 points and added nine assists and seven rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 115-107 NBA win over the Houston Rockets.

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Mark the day: October 29, 2017. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warrior both lost their regular season games – an event that probably won’t reoccur again, ever.

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The best teams play as one; the Minnesota Timberwolves play very much as five.

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The Oklahoma Thunder came to Minneapolis on Saturday eager to seek revenge for the heart-crushing loss they suffered on the 23rd of October at home, a loss that was brought on by a miracle three on the buzzer from Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins.

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The Philadelphia 76ers are five games into their 2017/18 season, and Ben Simmons is off to a dream start.

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