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Guest Post: All-Time NBA Artisan Rushmore

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Miles Wray writes a column for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency called “Reviews of Self-Help Books by Professional Athletes” and is a staff writer at Ian Levy’s Hickory-High. He lives in Seattle but just moved there so no hard feelings about the Sonics. In this post, he takes on his artisanal Mount Rushmore... with a basketball twist.

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Al Jefferson Leads Bobcats to Victory: Thoughts on the NBA for 1/30/14

Al Jefferson came ready to play last night, tying a season-high with 35 points and also grabbing 11 rebounds as the Bobcats pulled out a 101-98 win over the Nuggets. Big Al scored seven of the Bobcats'

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Playoff Stats of the Day (5/14): Kevin Garnett’s Unsustainable Offense and the Positive of Kendrick Perkins’ Injury

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Stat: In his 29 point performance in the Celtics 92-91 game 1 victory, Kevin Garnett made six of nine (66.6%) attempts from

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News and Notes: May 16th

Great day of basketball yesterday, featuring an impressive game 7 performance by Kevin Durant and a monster game 1 from Chicago in their match up against the Heat.

No games tonight, but here are some links for you to chew on today:

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10 Things To Watch For In The 2011 NBA Playoffs


The 2011 are right around the corner, and are sure to be the most competitive NBA Playoffs we’ve seen in years.  While the 2nd round and beyond, are the rounds everyone’s anticipating, there are a few things we need to be on the look-out for.  Here are 10 of them…

1st Round Upsets

1.  The New York Knicks vs. The Boston Celtics

How can this happen, you ask?  Simply put, Youth and Hunger.  The Knicks are considerably younger, and faster than their Boston Counterparts.  The running style that they live by, is the exact opposite type of game that the C’s want to get in to.  Yes the Knicks have had their struggles versus the Celtics this season, but have also had their moments.  When their backs were against the wall, their closer showed up. Carmelo Anthony put the team on his back on multiple occasions, and performed like the star that he is.  These are the leadership qualities that I spoke of before, that are there, just inconsistent.  If Melo can maintain that drive, and killer instinct throughout the series; The Celtics are in Trouble.  Now the likelihood of an upset isn’t in the Knicks’ favor.  However, the Celtics haven’t been the same team since the Perkins trade, and are injured across the board.  The funny thing about this series is that the Knicks lack that “Inside Toughness,” but then again, so do the Celtics.  Yes of course KG is still the backbone of the team, but then what?  You have an old and injured Shaq, who’s paired with another old and injured Jermaine O’neal.  Either way, the Knicks will make a series vs. ANYONE they play this year; you can put money on that! Continue Reading