1. Team USA vs. Spain: Olympic Podcast and Eyewitness Preview for Gold-Medal Game

    As Team USA gear up for their 2008 rematch against Spain in the gold-medal game, it's also time to step back and enjoy the 2012 Olympic experience while it still lasts...

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  2. Olympic Men's Basketball Gold-Medal Game: Predictions for Team USA vs. Spain

    Team USA's dominance against Argentina only further solidifies its standing as the gold-medal favorite at the 2012 Olympics . However, a rematch with 2008 runner-up Spain will be the toughest draw yet...

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  3. Grading the Dwight Howard Trade for Every Team Involved

    Now that the hammer has finally dropped and Dwight Howard is a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, it's time to assign grades for each of the four teams involved in this blockbuster...

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  4. NBA Podcast: Complete 2012-2013 Season Preview for the Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat finally silenced all doubters by winning a title. Now, can LeBron James , Dwyane Wade , Chris Bosh and company do it again? In this episode of Basketball by Association , NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

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  5. NBA Podcast: Complete 2012-2013 Season Preview for Oklahoma City Thunder

    The Oklahoma City Thunder fell one step short of an NBA championship, but natural maturation alone means they'll be in the hunt again in 2012-2013. In this episode of Basketball by Association , NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

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  6. Winners and Losers of Latest Proposed Dwight Howard to Lakers Trade

    Could the Dwight Howard saga finally reach a climactic end? Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski blew up the Twittersphere by reporting that the L.A...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 46,634 reads 411 comments

  7. NBA Podcast: Complete Season Preview for the Chicago Bulls

    Derrick Rose can't return soon enough as the Chicago Bulls desperately try to stay in the Eastern Conference elite. In this episode of Basketball by Association , NBA assistant editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

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  8. NBA Podcast: Complete Season Preview for the New York Knicks

    The New York Knicks have a new cast of supporting characters around Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, and expectations are once again sky-high for Gotham's team...

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  9. NBA Podcast: Olympic Quarterfinals, Miami Heat and Washington Wizards Previews

    The Miami Heat defend their title next season, while the Washington Wizards hope to be NBA -relevant again for the first time in half a decade. On this episode of Basketball by Association , NBA Assistant Editors Ethan Norof and Joel C...

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  10. Predictions for Team USA Basketball vs. Argentina

    After barely squeaking by Lithuania in a 99-94 nail-biter, Team USA better be awake when it faces the experience and tenacity of Argentina...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 33,130 reads 80 comments

  11. NBA Podcast: San Antonio Spurs & New Orleans Hornets Previews, Olympic Hoops

    The San Antonio Spurs stayed the same, while the New Orleans Hornets made huge changes. What direction are their upcoming seasons headed in? On this episode of Basketball by Association , NBA Assistant Editors Joel C...

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  12. Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Bobcats Season Previews, Olympic Basketball News

    Along with the latest men's Olympic basketball analysis and NBA free-agency news, it's time to kick off our Season Preview Series for all 30 pro hoops teams. On this episode of Basketball by Association , NBA Featured Columnist Joel C...

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  13. Predicting Where Dwight Howard Will Be Playing in 2012 and Beyond

    It’s the question that still doesn’t have an answer: Where is Dwight Howard going next season? Once he gets there, will he be staying? NBA featured columnist Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 33,819 reads 163 comments

  14. Olympics Podcast: Previewing USA Men's Basketball and Entire Olympic Hoops Field

    The USA men's basketball team is once again heavily favored to win gold at the 2012 Olympics . Yet, they will face an extremely experienced and talented field that just gets tougher every year...

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  15. NBA Podcast: Latest League News, Trade Rumors and Free Agency Buzz

    The final pieces are falling into place for key contenders and rebuilding franchises. We'll break down all the latest trades, signings and movement around the NBA . On this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA featured columnist Joel C...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 4,385 reads 0 comments

  16. Biggest Losers of NBA Free Agency Thus Far

    For all of the successes during the 2012 NBA offseason, there were plenty of missteps. However, failure comes in many different forms. NBA Featured Columnist Joel C...

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  17. NBA Podcast: Free Agency Buzz, USA Men's Basketball, Stars' Weird Medical Fixes

    Most NBA teams are filling in their final roster spots. The unlucky ones are scrambling for the leftovers, trying to fix starting lineups that are still a mess...

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  18. NBA Podcast: Jeremy Lin, Dwight Howard and Latest Free-Agency Buzz

    The biggest names may have moved on, but NBA free agency still keeps generating intriguing storylines at every turn. On this episode of "Basketball by Association," NBA featured columnist Joel C...

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  19. 9 Rebuilding Steps for Orlando Magic After Dwight Howard Trade

    While no one knows the exact day or hour that Dwight Howard will be traded, he's already as good as gone. The Orlando Magic must follow these steps as they pick up the pieces...

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  20. Which Team Has the NBA's Most Dominant Guard Pairing, Lakers or Nets?

    2012 NBA Free Agency has created plenty of new rosters and intrigue, but none more exciting than the fresh backcourts of the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers...

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  21. Chris Paul Would Be Foolish to Play Anywhere Other Than L.A. Clippers

    Chris Paul has chosen to keep his options open for the 2013 NBA offseason, but the wisest choice of all is right where he is. He needs to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers long term...

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  22. Dallas Mavericks Smart to Stay Flexible for Next Summer's NBA Free Agent Class

    After a disastrous start to their offseason, the Dallas Mavericks could have hit the reset button or they could have overreacted. Instead, they stayed competitive, patient and focused...

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  23. Dwight Howard: Detailing 11 off-the-Court Steps That Destroyed His Reputation

    Dwight Howard 's image has been severely tarnished over the past couple of seasons. It didn't happen overnight, and it didn't happen from any one event...

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  24. Jeremy Lin: New York Knicks PG Will Crumble with Added Pressure of Big Deal

    While Jeremy Lin will turn out to be a solid NBA guard, his new contract and mammoth expectations will quickly overshadow the shining moments from last year...

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  25. NBA Podcast: USA Men's Basketball, Latest 2012 NBA Free Agency News and Buzz

    With many of the big names off the board, the second phase of the 2012 NBA offseason turns to mid-level and savvy under-the-radar signings. These are oftentimes what makes or breaks a team's shot at contention...

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