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AK1984

  • joined Mar 26, 2008
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
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Amorality, Coaching, & Winning: What Would You Do?

If come this off-season the Minnesota Timberwolves hired someone such as, oh, Kelvin Sampson, John Calipari, or Rick A. Pitino -- who's the closest basketball parallel to one Pete Carroll -- as its...

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OT: I've got a question for you guys about writing style.

What's more important: Grammar and sentence structure Voice Which one is it? Or, perhaps, are they of equal importance? Because the vast commentariat at CH ranges from semi-pro bloggers to...

2003 NBA Draft Retrospective.

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By ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst, this is an excellent piece looking back a decade ago at one of the NBA's best drafts in league history.

"One More" (Duncan & Russell)

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Hoping Tim Duncan wins the 2013 Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.

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Here's Will Leitch's column on the impending death of old-school coaches.

At SportsonEarth.com, Leitch publishes a piece, "Winter Is Coming," explaining why NBA head coaches like Lionel Hollins -- and those of his ilk -- manage in an outdated, antiquated fashion and are...

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Ex-NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter files lawsuit against NBPA President Derek Fisher.

At FoxSports.com, Jason Whitlock makes his feelings known here and here in recent columns from over a week ago. Despite being openly biased, Whitlock's does shed an informative light on how and why...

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Marketability matters.

Reading this article about no-name NBA athletes failing to successfully market themselves irks me. Shit, more so than ever before, I believe that the NBPA has fucked over its most high-profile...

ESPN feature on NBA gambling wizard Haralabos Voulgaris.

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A must-read piece for any and all NBA fans who enjoy advanced stats, gambling, et cetera.

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Class of 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame nominees.

Here's the link to the list of nominees. My hypothetical votes would go as follows: Among players, Gary Payton. Among players, Bernard King. Among coaches, Jack Curran. Among International...

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Can the NBA afford to expand?

Prior to the previous lockout, there was a ton of talk about contraction. Yet, with the financial success of the new CBA, I wonder if expansion could instead be in order within the next few years. ...

Neil Olshey and co. with the Clippers during the 2011 NBA Draft.

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Neil Olshey and co. with the Clippers during the 2011 NBA Draft.

"It's Just Business: An Inside Look at Loyalty in Pro Sports" by Dan Grunfeld.

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An insider's view on pro sports by SB Nation contributor Dan Grunfeld, who's a professional basketball player overseas and son of Washington Wizards president of basketball operations Ernie Grunfeld.

"There's really no true loyalty in sports."

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"There's really no true loyalty in sports."

Steve Nash on SportsCenter.

Big men like Anthony Davis come along once or twice a decade. I think there's only three players in...

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Big men like Anthony Davis come along once or twice a decade. I think there's only three players in the NBA right now that teams WOULDN'T trade for Davis: LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. Normally Dwight Howard and Deron Williams would be in that discussion, too, and so would Derrick Rose. But with Howard and Williams threatening to bolt and Rose's injury woes, I think the Magic, Nets and Bulls would all pull the trigger.

Chad Ford on the trade value of Anthony Davis' draft rights.

"Watching the NBA; not that easy for me," [Phil] Jackson said. "There's very little passing...

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"Watching the NBA; not that easy for me," [Phil] Jackson said. "There's very little passing offense that goes on in the NBA anymore. Everything is off the dribble, on a screen roll, through the screen roll, so the innovation is very limited as far as what's going on. I find myself watching hockey playoffs before watching basketball playoff games." "You'd watch the NHL playoffs over the NBA playoff games?" [Andrea] Kremer quizzically asked. "Less commercials, more fun, much more action. Yeah."

Phil Jackson runs his mouth talking smack about the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

Deadspin Article on a Sports PR Guru

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Here's the money quote: "What no one really knew was how little this client actually cared about the community. Getting him to visit a school or children's hospital was like pulling teeth. I would have to provide him with a full list of reasons why he needed to do this. Of course, in all of his interviews, he would talk about his social responsibility to give back and how he wished he had an answer as to why other athletes in his sport weren't as caring as he was. He had a charity, too, which was simply a front to pay his family members (as most athlete charities are)." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My thoughts on that quote? Duh! This is no curveball, folks. Above all else, I'm disappointed pro athletes are pressured to put up a façade for a hysterical, overwrought consumer base (i.e., sports fans) by doing tedious charity work. In truth, their lone task is to produce on the court, on the field, on the diamond, on the ice, on the pitch, or wherever it may be that they perform on-the-job duties. All of that non-essential charity work is burdensome -- as is unfairly and unjustly being labeled role models by overbearing fans, militant media members, et al. -- thus, as far as I'm concerned, pro athletes should not feel forced into wasting precious hours (if not days) of their lives on such time-consuming bunk.

DraftExpress.com: Chicago Pre-Draft Combine Measurements

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DraftExpress.com has posted the official measurements from the Chicago pre-Draft combine. ed: text edited, bumped to front page
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Who do y'all abhor more?

Dwight Jaynes? Or John Canzano? With the flood of draft talk, GM talk, coach talk, and playoff talk, I thought that I'd switch gears here for a moment and get a read on which contemptible Portland...

SVG to take year off from coaching

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Sweet, I hope SVG joins his brother, JVG, as an announcer.

"One more"

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"One more"

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A Time to Concede.

Due to being ignorantly called out recently, I say we all buck up and admit when we were wrong about something. All right, here it goes: I was wrong about Nolan Smith. I incorrectly thought Smith...

Classifying NBA teams by market size.

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  1. Big-Market: Knicks, Nets, Lakers, Clippers, Raptors, Bulls, 76ers, Mavericks, Warriors, & Celtics.
  2. Mid-Market: Hawks, Wizards, Rockets, Pistons, Suns, T'wolves, Heat, Nuggets, Cavs, & Magic.
  3. Small-Market: Kings, Blazers, Bobcats, Pacers, Jazz, Bucks, Spurs, Thunder, Grizzlies, & Hornets.

Watching Ron "Metta World Peace" Artest elbow James Harden upside the head, I'd bank on a five-game...

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Watching Ron "Metta World Peace" Artest elbow James Harden upside the head, I'd bank on a five-game suspension. That's a no-no, Ron-Ron.

Watch for this player to raise his stock during the playoffs. He'll also be a free agent this...

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Watch for this player to raise his stock during the playoffs. He'll also be a free agent this summer, so yeah.

Reportedly, Dwight Howard won't play again for Orlando unless SVG is fired.

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If that report is true, this makes Howard the biggest pansy -- which isn't a strong enough word to describe him, so keep the "p" & "y" intact and just swap out two letters in the middle -- across the entire league. If so, Howard is a quitter. This, without a doubt, is infinitely more repulsive than anything that LBJ or Melo did leading up to their exits from Cleveland and Denver, respectively. It's mind-bogglingly heinous. Unfortunately, Magic ownership has probably got to fire SVG at this point. Even with a few games left in the season, just put SVG out of his misery, promote Patrick Ewing, get Howard back on the court, and sort out this mess in the off-season. Man, what a dysfunctional mess. EDIT: In light of Howard legitimately being injured with a herniated disc in his back, I retract my above rant against him and wholeheartedly apologize. I'm sorry. A link to the report. Here's to a quick, speedy recovery, Dwight. You'll be missed by the U.S. in the Olympics.

A tense exchange between Nets announcers Ian Eagle & Mike Fratello

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A tense exchange between Nets announcers Ian Eagle & Mike Fratello

Henry Abbott interview w/ Rich Cho.

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A how-to on rebuilding.

Slow-Paced Game.

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In Kaleb Canaels' first game as head coach, the pace factor was 79. That's slow, folks. Really, really slow. For that, I approve. Good job, Kaleb, good job.

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A quick clerical note.

Anybody whose contract expires this year cannot be traded between the season's end (i.e., final game) and the end of the NBA fiscal year (i.e., June 30th). For Portland, that includes Memo Okur,...

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