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Guest Post: On backups and basketball reasons

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Ed. Note: Evans Clinchy is a Bostonian and active member of the hoops blogosphere. He’s in his fifth season covering the Celtics, with his writing appearing on CelticsBlog, NESN, and SI (among other places). You can follow him, his thoughts, and his writing on Twitter. He wrote this piece after watching Jason Collins’ debut with the Nets last night. Continue Reading

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Worth the Distraction?

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In particular, at what point does talent outweigh distraction? And when should a “distraction” be perceived as distraction?

By nature, whenever I confront a current-day issue, I instantly think back to previous events that help shed light on the situation. So, it may surprise you that The Onion provides the best summation of American society’s general attitude toward talent and distraction. Continue Reading