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An Assortment of Thoughts from Day One of the Playoffs

April 18, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates in front of New Orleans Pelicans guard Quincy Pondexter (20) during the second quarter in game one of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

We’re one day into the 2015 NBA Playoffs, and there’s already a slew of topics worth discussing. Here’s a few that came to mind after four Game 1’s: Headlines on Game 1 of Wizards-Raptors will likely surround Paul Pierce trolling… Continue Reading

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Portraits of Empty Minds

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Last week I diagnosed at length the mental and mechanical flaws of some of the NBA’s most infamous free throw shots—specifically those of Andre Drummond, DeAndre Jordan, and Dwight Howard. I compared their anxious, twitchy missteps to the smooth, elegant shooting forms of legendary in-game shooter Kyle Korver and legendary out-of-game shooter Tom Amberry (the one-time world record holder for consecutive free throws made, a tally that reaches into the thousands). Continue Reading