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Hoosiers: A Basketball Story for the Ages

[This piece is the first in a series of articles on the greatest movies, television shows and videos about sports.  It starts with a look from  top writer Elliott Glass about an all-time classic: Hoosiers.  With the Christmas break coming

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Space Jam Returns!

Space Jam was a blockbuster.  Now, the amazing sports film concept is returning for Space Jam II.  The film will headline Los Angles Lakers superstar LeBron James.           Space Jam I was one of the most popular sports

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McDaniel’s The Church of Michael Jordan

[I noted that Jeffery McDaniel’s poem entitled, The Church of Michael Jordan, was formative for some fictional writing on Texas high school football that I completed last year.  I am including this amazing poem here for readers that have not seen

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Lebron Takes Flight (to LA)

[Elliott Glass is back with a great piece about one of the big blockbuster trades of the NBA offseason.  Everyone was waiting to see what Lebron was going to do and, following a late night chat with Magic, he is now heading to Los Angeles.  LA hasn’t been

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Daryl Morey, the Resurgent Rockets and Demise of the Mid-Range Jumper

Sports tend to follow the Darwinian blueprint.  Success is observed, breeds replication and passed on as a generation of talent rises up through the ranks. Since Ken Sailors introduced the world to the jump shot, basketball has undergone a rapid

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NBA DRAFT: Winners and Losers

[It can be easy to forget that there are actually 30 teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA).  Yes, it is true.  There are more than two teams. You can look it up.  They also haven’t given up on the idea

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A Knickerbocker Implosion: Dolan Out the Punishment

[We all love a bit of fisticuffs in the seats at an NBA (or any professional) game.  It is even better when it is the owner of the team and a former iconic player getting into it in the largest media market in the US. Let

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2016: An Epic Year in Sports

[2016 was an incredible year –for better and for worse.  We cheered for the Cubs as they broke their 108-year Curse.  We bemoaned Kevin Durant as he said a fair weather goodbye to OKC.   It was, like every year, what

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Let’s Spur Some Debate: How Would Golden State Do Against San Antonio in the David Robinson Era?

[The NBA season began on October 25th.  It seems amazing to think that a new season has commenced.   With Kevin Durant joining the already stacked Golden State Warriors, most pundits are assuming that Curry and Co are poised for a World Championship

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NBA Greats: Bulls v Warriors

[Everyone is chatting about the Cubs.  But as the NBA season kicks off, it is time to look back at the 1996 Bulls. How would the best team in NBA history perform against the much ballyhooed Golden State Warriors?  DC-based Ezra Troy gives

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Lovable Losers: Part Two

[Ezra Troy writes his second in a two-part series called, Lovable Losers.  This piece looks at two tragic lists: a) most losses in a row; and b) most wins only to come up short in pursuit of a championship.]     Lovable Losers come

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Lovable Losers: Part One

[Washington, DC-based Ezra Troy offers the first of two articles on a topic that will be (devastatingly) dear to the hearts of anyone that resides in one of the cities on this list.  He alliteratively calls it, Lovable Losers.  The key thing, of

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Do the Warriors Need Even More Splash? Dodson Dissects the Roster, Details Offseason Plan

[This piece is the second of two articles from Golden State super fan Lucas Dodson. He explores the changes the team needs to consider, and make, to not only return to the NBA Finals, but to prevail in the postseason.  Lucas isn’t content to

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Golden State: Season of Sweetness With a Final Blow of Despair

[Editor’s Note:  This article is the first of a two-part series exploring the post-season journey of the Golden State Warriors from the perspective of one of their great fans.  Lucas Dodson bleeds blue and yellow.  Fortunately, as he contemplates a long offseason,

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Blooming Rose or No Rose Without a Thorn?

[Washington, DC-Based Ezra Troy makes the case that the Knicks were the big winner in the Derrick Rose Trade.  His argument is as solid as the Rose highlight reel.] Sitting at the dentist yesterday, I got hectic texts from my

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Beware the Phog! The Best College Basketball Venues

In the late 1980s, on the front end of a game between KU and Duke, a large banner was placed inside Allen Fieldhouse.  It reads, “Pay Heed, All Who Enter: BEWARE Of ‘THE PHOG’”.  It is a tribute to the namesake of the

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Breaking Down the Rondo Trade

How it affected the league, it’s conferences, and it’s dynamics Whether you’re a fan of the NBA, or just basketball in general, you probably know the Western Conference is in a whole different league than the East. At the moment

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The NBA Finals Have Us Asking: Can I Get a Kansas City Quality Steak in Your City?

Everyone loves steak. With the NBA Finals looming, it is time to ask the critical culinary question surrounding this gem of a series: where can a fan find an amazing steak in San Antonio or Miami? Let us begin by

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The Greatest Professional Flopper

Flopping. Diving. Buceo. It’s part of modern sports. But who is the greatest flopper of all-time? Let’s analyze three professional sports to find the best flopper in each of them, do a comparison and then determine, “The Greatest Flopper in

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