1. Ho, Ho, Ho: The NBA's Best Beards

    'Tis the season to put down the razor and let the five o'clock shadow turn into a three-month shadow. And from the days of Bill Walton to Vlade Divac, the NBA has always had a unique history with the beard...

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  2. Respect Your Elders: 10 NBA Veterans Who Will Suffer From The Impending Lockout

    I know it’s going to happen. You know it’s going to happen. And David Stern knows it’s going to happen. There will be a lockout in the 2010-2011 NBA season...

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  3. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook Draw Comparisons To Other Famous Duos

    On the heels of another spectacular performance by Russell Westbrook, the question has to be asked: Is Westbrook the greatest basketball player of all time? Well, no. Of course not...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 3 years ago 1,624 reads 4 comments

  4. Miami Heat Could Have Gotten More Than Chris Bosh for Their Dollar

    I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Not because we're that close or anything, but because I just get so much enjoyment out of telling people this particular nugget of information...

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  5. The Oklahoma City Thunder Weather Report 12.01.10

    Well here it is, folks. About a month and a half tardy to the party and without any of the French onion dip it promised to bring. Oh well, there’s something to be said for being fashionably late...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 3 years ago 241 reads 2 comments

  6. Miami Heat Need A New Coach for TMZ Lifestyle...And No, It's Not Pat Riley

    That’s it. The Heat need a new coach. And it’s pretty obvious that there’s only one person familiar with the situation that can just step in and sort this whole mess out...

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  7. Thunder's Cole Aldrich Demoted, Nenad Krstic Throws Chair To Celebrate

    After impressively debuting in ten-plus minutes of play in the Thunder's third game of the season, Cole Aldrich looked like he was ready to burrow his way into consistent playing time for Oklahoma City (11-5)...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 3 years ago 1,392 reads 1 comments

  8. San Antonio Spurs Can Usurp NBA Title Throne from Kobe Bryant's Lakers

    The San Antonio Spurs have the best record in the NBA. No, seriously. 2010-11 was a year targeted by some to be the defined beginning of the Spurs’ demise after over a ...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 3 years ago 977 reads 5 comments

  9. Richard Jefferson: The Little San Antonio Spur That Could

    " Richard Jefferson , we hardly knew ye." That's the headline I thought that I'd be running with a few weeks into the season, right around the time I predicted I'd be issuing the eulogy at the funeral of Jefferson's NBA career...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 4 years ago 985 reads 9 comments

  10. Five Reasons to Be Excited About the Upcoming San Antonio Spurs Season

    Alright, it’s a tad too early to definitively say which teams will be playing in April, May, and June. But take a second to think about the teams that conclusively have a shot at a deep playoff run...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 4 years ago 1,949 reads 10 comments

  11. Five Reasons to Be Excited for the 2010-11 Oklahoma City Thunder Season

    Face it, Everyone and their mother is excited for Kevin Durant and 11 other guys not named K.D. to kick off the 2010-11 season...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 4 years ago 488 reads 5 comments

  12. Oklahoma City Thunder : Starting To Get National Respect

    It’s officially time to get excited. Now that the Thunder’s schedule has been released, we can start planning ahead for how we’ll be spending the 15 nights this season when Oklahoma City will be playing on national TV...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about 4 years ago 178 reads 0 comments

  13. Kevin Durant, Sam Presti and Company Create Winning Formula for 2010

    If you haven’t heard, one NBA team has really made a splash this offseason by locking down its franchise superstar, making the right moves, and filling out its roster with productive role players...

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  14. Unusual Draft For Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder

    It may be a bittersweet day come June 24, but Darnell Mayberry is right: the Thunder’s draft positioning this year is different than what we thought it would be...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about 4 years ago 643 reads 3 comments

  15. Hot Tub Trade Machine: Shaquille O'Neal To the Phoenix Suns

    Remember the glory days? When the big sheriff ran the big city with his deputy gunner by his side all the way to the NBA Finals? No, I’m not talking about Shaq and Kobe. But O’Neal and Wade...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about 4 years ago 954 reads 6 comments

  16. Hot Tub Trade Machine: Jason Kidd To the Cleveland Cavaliers

    Rumor has it that LeBron James fell in love at the 2008 Summer Olympics. And not with Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt like the rest of America. But with Jason Kidd...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about 4 years ago 745 reads 3 comments

  17. The Cincinnati Bengals: Where Troubled Dallas Cowboys Go to Die

    Cincinnati, Ohio: Birthplace of Drew Lachey from the late-1990s musical sensation 98 Degrees, and where troubled Dallas Cowboys go to die. Or at least fade into oblivion. Think about it...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about 4 years ago 1,151 reads 14 comments

  18. Gone Baby Gone: The Dirk Nowitzki Story

    By now, you’ve heard the rumor. Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki will likely be opting out of the final year of his contract to seek free agency. Don’t fret, Mavs fans...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about 4 years ago 1,300 reads 1 comments

  19. Mark Cuban: You Call THAT a Fine?

    It is no secret that Mark Cuban wants LeBron James. How do we know this spicy nugget of information? Well, because he told the entire world this week in an interview with CNNMoney...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about 4 years ago 184 reads 0 comments

  20. NBA Free Agent Confessionals: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks

    (Editor’s note: due to a surprisingly excessive amount of German profanity, this journal entry has been translated and censored for our younger audiences) Dear Journal, Ugh. No amount of tequila can wash the taste of defeat from my mouth...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about 4 years ago 863 reads 2 comments

  21. Dallas Cowboys Diva Search: Miles Austin, Roy Williams, Dez Bryant

    Whether he wants to admit it or not, there are problems in the world of Jerry. One wide receiver needs a new contract. One refuses to attend OTAs until his role is defined, otherwise he’ll demand a trade...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 4 years ago 1,943 reads 27 comments

  22. NBA Free Agent Confessionals: Chris Bosh, Toronto Raptors

    Dear Journal, What do I have to do to prove to people I’m just like the other guys? We were all hired on the same day. We were all even drafted in the top five. I was even ahead of Dwyane! I don’t see them making hilarious YouTube videos...

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  23. “What If” NBA Playoff Prediction: Dallas Mavs Fall To Phoenix Suns in Six

    Imagine if the Mavs had gotten past the Spurs in Round One of the NBA Playoffs. How would they have fared against the Phoenix Suns? The Suns just advanced to the Western Conference ...

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  24. End Of An Era: San Antonio Spurs' Dynasty Comes To An Unceremonious Close

    You’ve heard the saying before: All good things must come to an end. The writing was on the proverbial wall after a lopsided Game Three loss at home, but the Spurs weren’t ready to admit it...

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  25. Is Alex Barron the Answer to the Dallas Cowboys' O-Line Woes?

    The Cowboys are one step closer to landing former first-rounder Alex Barron from the St. Louis Rams. Clearing one of the last remaining hurdles in the proposed deal, Barron signed his restricted free agent tender offer of $2...

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