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And We Bid You Goodnight: The good, The bad, and the Dirk

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The 2015-16 season started off on a bad note with Emojigate, but the Mavs moved on and made things better until ruining things at the end. Continue Reading

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15-Footer 2/9/2016: The Kurt Rambis Era begins in New York

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Kurt Rambis gets started as head coach of the New York Knicks. Continue Reading

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Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks aren’t fading away just yet

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To fully contextualize what’s happening right now with the Dallas Mavericks, it’s helpful first to mentally rewind five months, recalling what happened in early July when the Mavs’ big summer free agent target spurned them and all hell broke loose in the Lone Star State. Continue Reading

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The 15-Footer 11/25/15: NBA’s big pre-Thanksgiving slate

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There is no NBA action on Thanksgiving Day, so most of the league plays on the Wednesday beforehand. Zach Lowe and Shane Battier talked about how it’s neat that the NFL has Thanksgiving and the NBA has Christmas. I do enjoy… 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