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Anthony Bennett and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Rookie of the Year Campaign

Feb 18, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Anthony Bennett (15) during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Cavaliers defeated the Sixers 114-85. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

It was a conspiracy theorist’s dream. In an effort to prevent Cleveland fans from abandoning the NBA entirely and in a move to apologize to the Cavaliers for the way LeBron James left for greener pastures and bluer waters in Miami, the Cavs managed to land the number one overall pick for the second time in three years. The situation could not have broken more perfectly. Continue Reading

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Blake Griffin, Kyrie Irving and Great Expectations

Image by Roland Tanglao via Flickr

No matter how much a player might improve, if he was Rookie of the Year, it simply won’t be enough. We expect immediate superstardom, not incremental improvements of the intricate inner workings of their game. Continue Reading