1. NBA Draft 2011: Why Hampton's Kwame Morgan Could Be a Great Pick for Any Team

    Let's face it. Everyone knows that either Derrick Williams or Kyrie Irving will be the first pick of the 2011 NBA draft , hands down. They both pull away from the pack, bringing explosiveness and intensity to their respective positions...

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  2. NBA Playoffs 2011: Brandon Roy Leads Portland Blazers Comeback in Game 4

    The crowd was so silent, sweat droplets sounded like nuclear warfare. Jason Terry and Dirk Nowitzki absorbed whatever life was left in the Rose Garden crowd, and the Blazers needed a miracle to get back into the game...

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  3. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Brandon Roy Rallies Portland Trail Blazers to Game 4 Victory

    The crowd was so silent, sweat droplets sounded like nuclear warfare. Jason Terry and Dirk Nowitzki absorbed whatever life was left in the Rose Garden crowd, and the Blazers needed a miracle to get back into the game...

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  4. Consolidating the Franchises: What the NBA Would Look Like with Less Teams

    Sixty minutes of high-energy, high-quality basketball. In the unlikely event of an NBA contraction, players would flock to the nearest teams. Arenas would be relocated, and the maximum roster space would probably increase...

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  5. NBA Free Agency 2011: Evict or Enough? Free Agents Likely to Move This Summer

    Time is up! Some NBA teams have waited to long for their players to pay their rent, and it's time to start handing out these eviction letters. Other playes have stayed in their humble abode for awhile, but it just isn't what they expected it to be...

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  6. NBA Free Agency 2011: 10 Players That Will Be Staying Put for Next Season

    Teams are about to be eliminated from the first round of the playoffs by the end of this week. With the free agency coming up, everyone's talking about the players that need to part ways with their respective teams in the offseason...

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  7. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Wesley Matthews and Brandon Roy Lead Blazers in Game 3 Win

    From the tip-off to the final buzzer, the packed-to-capacity Rose Garden fans never stopped cheering for their hometown heroes...

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  8. NBA Playoffs 2011: Evaluating the First Games of Each Playoff Matchup

    After watching the first game of each playoff series, I will be providing my personal analysis on each. Which players will prove to be big for their respective teams throughout the ...

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  9. Kobe Bryant Suffers Scary Injury: Do Courtside Fans Need to Take a Step Back?

    After shooting a drifting jumper in the left corner, Kobe Bryant lost his footing and slid onto the floor. Chris Paul answered with a three-pointer, and Ron Artest hit a 44-foot heave, but the Black Mamba lay wounded on the ground...

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  10. Portland Trail Blazers: What Issues Must Be Addressed After Game 1?

    The Portland Trail Blazers couldn't have asked for more from LaMarcus Aldridge, who played his heart out in the first game of Round 1 against the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs...

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  11. NBA Playoffs 2011: Ranking Every Guard in the Playoffs

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  12. NBA Trade Evaluations: The Five Best Deadline Deals

    This season featured the NBA 's most exciting trade-deadline action in recent memory, with a staggering mix of players moving willy-nilly every which way...

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  13. Practice Makes Perfect? Some NBA Players Are Not Working on Their Craft

    " Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. We're talkin' about practice ," said Allen Iverson in one of the most controversial press conferences of his career. " How the hell am I supposed to make my teammates better by practice...

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  14. Portland Trail Blazers vs L.A. Lakers: Gerald Wallace Leads Blazers to Home Win

    "Ger-ald Wall-ace!" was chanted throughout the Rose Garden in the waning moments in the fourth quarter. Crash was exchanging a few unpleasantries with Ron Artest and the crowd let him know that they had his back...

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  15. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Dallas Mavericks: A Live Look Into the Playoffs

    With nearly a week's worth of games remaining in the regular season, teams are beginning to get a feel for who their opponent will be in the playoffs. With the Dallas Mavericks and the Portland Trail Blazers in the No...

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  16. Winfield's Analysis: 2010-2011 NBA Award Races and All-NBA Teams

    It's almost award time. With about two weeks left in the regular season, coaches, journalists, players, and panelists are putting in their votes for NBA regular season award winners...

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  17. Portland Trail Blazers: Does LaMarcus Aldridge Need a 20-Second Timeout?

    As the season draws on, progressive fatigue becomes a huge factor in the overall productivity of all players. From the starters to the role players; the sixth men to the bench warmers...

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  18. Portland Trail Blazers: Is LaMarcus Aldridge the Most Overlooked MVP Candidate?

    As the regular season begins to wind down, speculation about who should be the MVP of the league has become more prominent than ever. Derrick Rose seems to be leading the way, as he's single-handedly led the Chicago Bulls to the No...

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  19. Portland Trail Blazers Claim Dominance with Win over Spurs

    The Portland Trail Blazers have found themselves in sticky situation coming into the home stretch of the regular season. Facing six games against three of the top four teams in the Western Conference, the Blazers needed to find an answer...

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  20. Blake Griffin, John Wall and the 15 Future NBA Superstars

    A few years from now, the NBA as we know it will change. Kobe Bryant and Manu Ginobli, though they might be machines, are going to retire sooner or later...

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  21. Portland Trail Blazers' Marcus Camby Cleared To Play vs. Washington Wizards

    No matter what team you're rooting for, whether the game is being played or who your team is playing against, injury is something that all spectators hate to see...

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  22. Portland Trail Blazers Fall to Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, Again.

    It is only when Kobe plays your favorite team that one can exhibit full disdain for both him and his organization. Unfortunately, Sunday night was one of those games for all Blazers fans...

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  23. Portland Trail Blazers: The 4 Keys to Victory Over the Los Angeles Lakers

    After winning seven of their last nine games, the Portland Trail Blazers find themselves going against an opponent who has swept them so far this season: the Los Angeles Lakers...

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  24. Portland Trail Blazers Cruise Past Sixers and Look Towards Lakers

    "Beat L.A.! Beat L.A.!" were the words that the sold-out Rose Garden crowd chanted in the waning moments of the fourth quarter...

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  25. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Portland massacres visiting Cavs

    The Portland Trail Blazers completely dismantled the Cleveland Cavaliers in their 111-70 victory on Thursday night. The Blazers held the Cavs to three players in double-digit scoring, none of which had over 14 points, and 35...

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