1. What's the Point?: High-Scoring Golden State Still in Need of a Floor Leader

    A few weeks back in his weekly podcast, ESPN’s Bill Simmons was awestruck when he looked at the Golden State Warriors roster. It boasts, as Simmons claimed, seven players who could score 35 or more points in a given game...

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  2. Best Pure Scorer in the NBA

    Call him dumb. Call him hilarious. Call him loud-mouthed and nonsensical. But there’s no denying Charles Barkley is provocative—perhaps the most clamorous figure in basketball today...

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  3. Playoff Basketball, I've Missed You.

    Nothing passes the time quite like nostalgia. I can stare at my screensaver, a slide show of all the pictures on my computer, for hours on end, and I’ll reminisce about the events of each image, smiling all the while...

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  4. On Boxing Coverage and Pacquiao-Hatton

    There’s an old adage in boxing that says: You’re only as good as your last fight. Meaning, the perception of any particular fighter is determined by his most recent result...

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  5. Chris Paul: Where Have You Gone?

    Entering the first round of the playoffs, my faith in Chris Paul and the Hornets was as steadfast as anyone’s outside the greater New Orleans area. His game, at least to my eye, had no glaring weakness...

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  6. NBA Playoff Predictions

    I love the NBA Playoffs. Maybe more than any other season of sports. More than March Madness. More than Sunday at Augusta. More than the NFL’s championship Sunday...

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  7. My NBA End-of-Season Awards

    Each year before the NBA heads into its Playoffs, I like to sit down and think of a storyline that defined the regular season. I try to distill a solitary episode that shaped the year in basketball...

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  8. NBA MVP Power Rankings

    With just under half the season done, we have a decent picture of how teams and players are shaping up. For sure, the NBA season is long, and its second half–when seeding battles and ...

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  9. Not So Hollywood Ending: Pete Caroll Not Pleased with Mark Sanchez

    Gritting his teeth while halfheartedly saying goodbye to his former starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, Pete Carroll sounded like a little kid who didn’t get his way. It was the oddest sight, too...

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  10. USC To Wear Homes Jerseys Against UCLA

    By Chris Le USC Coach Pete Carroll, the coolest coach in college football, just got a little bit cooler. Carroll announced on Monday that the Trojans will wear their home, cardinal red jerseys against UCLA this Saturday at the Rose Bowl...

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  11. Al-Farouq Aminu Leads The Top Five Freshman In College Basketball

    Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 By Chris Le College recruiters have been spoiled the past two years. I’m talking Paris Hilton, My Super Sweet 16 spoiled...

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  12. USC's Success on the Recruiting Trail Hurting their BCS Chances

    Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports wrote an interesting piece arguing that Pete Carroll’s utter dominance in the recruiting game, particularly on the West Coast (Pac-10 country), is coming back to haunt his Trojans in the BCS rankings...

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  13. NBA Predictions

    I don’t really have the time or the patience to write a flowery introduction that captures the essence of the nascent NBA season. So how about we jump right into the meat of things and head straight to the predictions...

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  14. 73-year-old To Play College Ball

    By Chris Le When you’re old enough to witness FDR create the New Deal and pull America out of the Depression, playing basketball usually isn’t at the top of your priority list...

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  15. Who Wants It More: KG Or Kobe?

    To me, the story of the NBA Finals isn’t the resurgent rivalry of the Celtics and Lakers. I’m not sure if it still qualifies as a rivalry, since both teams were steeped in mediocrity ...

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  16. First-Round Predictions

    I’ve been looking forward to the postseason for months now. Initially, my interest was in seeing which team would be left out in the West. That was a big one mystery ever since the All-Star break...

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  17. NBA Postseason Awards

    Usually, by this time of year, most of the playoff seedings have been finalized and the topic of discussion becomes the postseason awards...

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  18. The Greatest Fighters of All-Time, Part Two

    The other day, I began to compile a list of the best fighters ever. My inspiration came from Floyd Mayweather and his ridiculous boasts of being the GOAT, when in fact he’d be lucky to crack the top 40...

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  19. The Greatest Fighters of All-Time, Part One

    I remember last summer, ESPN The Magazine released an article in which Floyd Mayweather audaciously claimed to be the greatest fighter ever...

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  20. Why Chris Paul Is the NBA's MVP

    In what has possibly been the first March when the NBA has trumped college basketball, the hotly contested race for a Western Conference playoff spot has only been matched by the equally murky debate over this season’s most valuable player...

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