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Paul Flannery

NBA Columnist

Paul Flannery writes about the NBA for SBNation.com and teaches journalism at Boston University. He lives in Cambridge, hates to drive and is probably waiting for the Green Line.

MOST RECENT POSTS

The NBA's last honest man

As rumors about another superstar and innuendo flew around around South Florida, the present never felt so real, even as the future seemed so attainable. Leave it to Chris Bosh to put things back...

Nobody knows what'll happen in the NBA Finals

Everyone saw the Spurs' Game 3 shooting explosion coming, right? Clearly.

LeBron's Game 2 response is a giant middle finger

After two days of criticism and cheap shots, LeBron James provided the perfect response in Game 2, right down to the pass that helped Miami tie the series.

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Pop hates threes and other Finals notes

Paul Flannery empties his notebook from the long two-day break between Finals games.

LeBron's cramps are no joke

From his teammates to his rivals, no one is criticizing LeBron James for leaving Game 1 of the NBA Finals with debilitating leg cramps. If that's good enough for them it should be good enough for us.

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An insane game overshadowed by faulty A/C

The Spurs' impressive Game 1 victory was overshadowed by a faulty cooling system that forced LeBron James out of the game during crunch time. Let's all try to react rationally.

Tim Duncan is the NBA's timeless superstar

No matter what happens in the Finals, Tim Duncan's legacy is secure. His game is both timeless and immortal, which makes placing Duncan in a proper historical context all the more challenging.

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Paul George is getting there

In four short years, Paul George has been underrated and overrated, too good to be true and a tabloid distraction. As the Pacers try to save their season from public shame, George is once again...

Inside the madness in Memphis

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Surprise front office firings, an owner challenging players to games of one-on-one and a coach who comes back after never going away: It's the Memphis Grizzlies! This calls for a deep dive on the...

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Scott Brooks isn't as bad as his critics suggest

The Oklahoma City coach is often accused of holding back his superstar-laden team. But with the Thunder two wins away from the Finals, perhaps we should praise Scott Brooks for fostering an...

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