1. NCAA Tournament: The 25 Most Clutch Performances in History

    March Madness is quickly approaching, meaning that new heroes of the hardwood will be born. It was in the NCAA tournament that the likes of Michael Jordan, Tyus Edney, Dwyane Wade and Stephen Curry made their names known nationwide...

    Ethan Back Written by Ethan Back about over 3 years ago 13,383 reads 11 comments

  2. New York Knicks: Top Free-Agent Centers Who Could Join Carmelo and Amar'e

    The Carmelo Anthony drama unfolded over a period of months, but the wait was worth it for the New York Knicks...

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  3. Rajon Rondo: Why His Inability to Shoot the Jumper Benefits the Boston Celtics

    It's no secret: Rajon Rondo isn't a very good shooter. The point guard for the Boston Celtics has shot 25 percent from downtown in his career and just 62 percent from the free throw line, including 55 percent this season...

    Ethan Back Written by Ethan Back about over 3 years ago 549 reads 9 comments

  4. Blake Griffin: If He Couldn't Dunk, Would the L.A. Clipper Be An All-Star?

    Allow me to start off by saying that dunking is a legitimate part of basketball. The dunk can be devastating to opposing teams, and is a huge part of Blake Griffin's repertoire and arsenal...

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  5. Who Will Be This Year's Butler? Previewing ESPN's BracketBusters

    BracketBusters is one of my favorite weekends of the year. Aside from March Madness, there is no better chance to watch quality teams from different conferences compete with so much at stake...

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  6. Norris Cole, Kenneth Faried and the Top 10 Hidden Gems in College Hoops

    Norris Cole of Cleveland State finished today's game against Youngstown State with a stat-line that makes you look twice...

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  7. Boston Celtics: Ray Allen and Breaking the NBA Record for 3-Pointers Made

    If Ray Allen is unable to successfully connect on two three-point field goals on Thursday night, the basketball gods will undoubtedly be upset. After all, what more could they have possibly done? Destiny is staring Ray Allen in the face...

    Ethan Back Written by Ethan Back about over 3 years ago 11,594 reads 17 comments

  8. NBA: Casting The Movie For The 2008 Boston Celtics Championship Team

    The Boston Celtics had a pretty remarkable 2007-08 season. In their first year with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen on the roster, the Celtics managed to take the league by storm and win the NBA Championship in the process...

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  9. NBA Role Players Who Have Fallen From Relevance Into Obscurity

    The NBA is most often noted for its superstar players. Names like LeBron, Kobe, Shaq, Carmelo, and CP3 resonate loudly in the heads of many common Americans. NBA teams, however, can only be successful with solid contributions from role players...

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  10. NBA Edition: Ending the Debate Between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James

    Welcome to the Ending the Debate series. I'm your host Ethan Back, and my goal is to decisively end discussions about who is better between two often compared athletes...

    Ethan Back Written by Ethan Back about over 3 years ago 2,700 reads 26 comments

  11. BYU vs. San Diego State: How The Game Will Affect Jimmer Fredette's Draft Stock

    BYU and San Diego State enter tomorrow's showdown ranked No. 9 and No. 4, respectively, in the nation. Aside from the game playing a large factor in the Mountain West Conference, ...

    Ethan Back Written by Ethan Back about over 3 years ago 1,314 reads 0 comments

  12. NBA All-Star Weekend: The Ideal Candidates For The Festivities Before The Game

    The NBA All-Star Weekend is one of the most, if not most, fun events in the sporting world. The events held on Saturday, the day before the actual game, might draw more attention than the game itself...

    Ethan Back Written by Ethan Back about over 3 years ago 3,673 reads 4 comments

  13. Tim Duncan: The San Antonio Spurs Superstar Will Never Get the Props He Deserves

    When discussing the greatest players in the history of the NBA, only a handful of players currently in the league enter the discussion. These following players exhibit greatness, and will leave legacies long after they retire...

    Ethan Back Written by Ethan Back about over 3 years ago 1,955 reads 30 comments

  14. One Not So Small Step For Man: The Worst Missed Calls In Basketball History

    In recent times on the basketball courts, refs have been very lenient on players. In the NBA especially, players have been getting away with traveling violations, double-dribbles, and palming more than ever before...

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  15. How Is He Still Playing?!?! The Van Wilders Of College Hoops

    We are in the midst of the college basketball season, and as conference play begins, we recognize familiar faces... Maybe a little too familiar...

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  16. More Than Meets The Eyes: NBA Players That Contribute More Than Goes Noticed

    In the past decade, the NBA has been noted for the many superstars in the game, from bigs like Shaquille O'Neal and Kevin Garnett, wings such as LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, and guards including Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash...

    Ethan Back Written by Ethan Back about over 3 years ago 980 reads 2 comments

  17. LeBron James's Schedule: Before, During, and After His Return to Cleveland

    On this fine Thursday evening, perhaps the most anticipated match-up of all-time (between two teams with a combined winning percentage of .500) will occur. The teams are the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers...

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  18. Boston Celtics Fan's Letter To LeBron James: Thanks for Leaving Cleveland

    Dear LeBron, As a die-hard Boston Celtics fan, I cannot thank you enough for leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers this past offseason. I won't even bother mentioning "The Decision" and the chaos that ensued; this is all about basketball...

    Ethan Back Written by Ethan Back about over 3 years ago 10,439 reads 29 comments

  19. BCS: Just a Few Reasons Why a Playoff in College Football Is Desperately Needed

    A peculiar situation arose last night as I watched the Boise State Broncos take on the Nevada Wolfpack. Despite being a Colin Kaepernick/Vai Taua fan, I just had to root for Boise...

    Ethan Back Written by Ethan Back about over 3 years ago 619 reads 10 comments

  20. College Football Week 9 Picks: Auburn Will Stay Unbeaten; Oregon on Upset Alert

    We have seen three straight top-ranked teams fall from number one in the past three weeks, but this week will be different. Look for Auburn to run past Ole Miss with few problems, if any...

    Ethan Back Written by Ethan Back about over 3 years ago 1,756 reads 16 comments

  21. LeBron, Wade and Bosh: 3 Simple Reasons Why Miami Heat Will Not Be Champs

    With the NBA regular season quickly approaching, there is no better time than now to address why the Miami Heat will NOT be hoisting up the Larry O'Brien Trophy in June...

    Ethan Back Written by Ethan Back about over 3 years ago 708 reads 4 comments

  22. College Football Roundup: Contenders and Pretenders Throughout the Nation

    Entering the eighth week of the college football season, the resounding theme thus far has been chaos. Through five weeks, Denard Robinson was the clear favorite in the race for the Heisman Trophy...

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