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SB Nation's best longforms of 2014

After producing dozens of original features this year, we have selected these 16 as our favorite pieces of 2014.

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NBA

Why Smith was a disaster in Detroit

The Josh Smith era in Detroit went horribly wrong, both for reasons that were and weren't obvious at the time.

Why Smith was a disaster in Detroit

The Josh Smith era in Detroit went horribly wrong, both for reasons that were and weren't obvious at the time.

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MMBM: I reported Marshawn Lynch to the FCC

All the NFL news and notes from the week's most important NFL column.

MMBM: I reported Marshawn Lynch to the FCC

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All the NFL news and notes from the week's most important NFL column.

NBA
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Power rankings: Warriors slip but don't fall

The Warriors' winning streak was snapped by the Grizzlies, but Memphis couldn't capitalize on an opportunity to take the top spot.

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The next steps for Odell Beckham's latest victim

The Rams safety tried to defend Odell Beckham, Jr., and now he must wander the earth forever.

13 things about Marshawn Lynch's run

A closer look at Marshawn Lynch's 79-yard touchdown run from Sunday night.

LeBron James' son is already schooling kids

This is so unfair.

Jim Harbaugh cryptically answers future questions

No one actually thought he would answer these, right?

Fan fight ends with NACHOS-TO-THE-FACE ambush

"How's that nacho cheese, baby?"

What would Tulo make if he were a free agent?

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The Rockies are at least exploring the idea of a Troy Tulowitzki trade, which means it's time to look at his estimated value.

Daniel Orton started a wild basket-brawl in China

There's no punching in basketball! ... Oh, okay, I guess there's lots of punching.

Why Oregon can win the College Football Playoff

Let's list the reasons why the Ducks can beat Florida State, Alabama, and Ohio State.

Kentucky's only competition is history

The Wildcats' 12th win of the season might have been their most dominant yet. Their only competition is history.

Marshawn Lynch's casual disregard for human life

What Marshawn Lynch's incredible run can teach us about the human condition.

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Padres want Hamels next

Come join in on the Monday morning baseball discussion about the Padres' interest in Cole Hamels, the Phillies' rebuild, and A-Rod's Sunday activities.

What happened Sunday

The playoff picture got a little clearer this week, but we're in for a wild finish. Here's every thing you need to know from Week 16.

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Davis keeps the Pelicans in the playoff picture

If the playoffs started today, New Orleans would be in. That might not be how things look at the end of the season, but any team with an MVP candidate on its roster is one that shouldn't be ignored.

Can Jones outwrestle Cormier? He's going to try...

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Whether it's outwrestling the wrestler (Chael Sonnen), or out-brawling the phone booth brawler (Glover Teixeira), Jon Jones revels in beating foes where they're best. And UFC 182 will be no different.

Every bowl game is good

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There are 38 bowl games, plus a national championship game! They're all good!

SB Nation's 12 Days of GIFsmas

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A small poem, from us to you. Check back every day for new holiday GIFs!

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How LeSean McCoy reached NFL stardom

LeSean McCoy details his story of growing up in Harrisburg, Pa., and how that shaped him to eventually become one of the NFL's most dynamic running backs.

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