With no all-encompassing narrative, no 27-game winning streaks, no villains to concoct new heroes, the NBA fell into a rut, as all things with a circadian rhythm are wont to do. Late January, most teams suiting up for game 45 of 82; doldrums are an expectation— maybe it's because of the stark contrast to last season, they just feel a little more pronounced. Then Kevin Durant happened.
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From day one, it's been evident that Kevin Durant is really gifted. By really I mean, unfairly-stupidly-ridiculously-damn-gifted. Because of his
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The Corner Three
Two games before Terrence Ross set twitter ablaze
For the third straight year, Shane Battier got his Heat teammates together in Fillmore to put their vocals to the test in "Battioke" - an event that raises money for Shane's 'Take Charge Foundation', which is dedicated to providing financial aid for underserved students looking to go to college.
Rejoice! One has come to save us from this tedious season!
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Jordan Crawford's been traded from the Boston Celtics to the Golden State Warriors. Some call him Steezus, but he's definitely more of a Janus.
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We all know the journey LeBron James has taken to reach his current stature in the NBA. He was the Chosen One coming out of high school, then
Getting dunked on hurts. It stings. Like a wasp. It haunts you. It scars you. And thanks to YouTube, it now lives forever. Sorry, Paul Millsap.