1. The LeBron James Story: The King's Coronation

    The king has officially been crowned. There will be no more ring jokes or questions about his hunger; there will be no more comments about his ineptitude for performing in crunch time...

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  2. NBA TV's Dream Team Documentary: Thoughts and Questions

    Disclaimer: I realize that me being born in the same summer that this event was taking place doesn't bode well for my status as a "worthy critic...

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  3. 2012 NBA Finals: Rapid Reaction to Thunder's Game 1 Victory

    After a slow start and double-digit deficit in the first half, the Thunder stormed back with the leadership of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, taking a 1-0 Finals lead. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant...

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  4. Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan: The Tale of Two Different Hall-of-Famers

    Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. The two superstars have nearly identical careers, boasting over a decade and a half of success in their respective cities with a multitude of hardware to show for it...

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  5. NBA Project: Building an Under-the-Salary Cap, Title-Contending Team

    In the wake of the 2012 NBA playoffs and the quest for the O’Brien Trophy, I decided to attempt to assemble an NBA squad that would be realistic, stay under the salary cap and immediately contend for the title...

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  6. NBA Rule Change: Eliminating the Charge

    Game 4’s battle at the Garden resulted in yet another Celtics-Heat instant classic. LeBron James propelled the game into overtime with a big three at the end of regulation, ...

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  7. Blake Griffin and NBA Dunks: Eliminating the Illegal Use of the Off-Arm

    The dunk has been a long-standing icon and trademark of the NBA for decades. Its combination of elegance, finesse and power appeals to the athlete and competitor in every fan...

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  8. NBA Rules: Stopping the Late Game, Intentional Foul

    DeAndre Jordan, Reggie Evans and now, Tiago Splitter have all become victims of the Hack-A-Whoever technique that ESPN HoopIdea blogger, Beckley Mason, pointed out earlier in this year’s playoffs...

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  9. The Death of the Traditional Big Man in the Evolving NBA Landscape

    Inside-out basketball is slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past in the NBA . Traditional half-court offenses centered on back-to-the-basket big men are being dumped in favor of a more uptempo, explosive style of basketball...

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  10. 2012 NBA Playoffs: Preview, Keys and Prediction for the Celtics-Heat Series

    Preview. This year’s Eastern Conference Finals pits New England’s original Big Three against South Beach’s trio of the present...

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  11. NBA Playoffs 2012: Thunder-Spurs Western Conference Finals Preview

    You can listen to the podcast version of this article here . Many people seem to be stuck in the past when it comes to the Spurs , seeing them as the same old-fashioned, half-court, ...

    Spencer Kier Written by Spencer Kier about over 2 years ago 435 reads 1 comments

  12. NBA Playoffs 2012 Series in Review: Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers

    The Heat rode the hot hand of Dwyane Wade to a 105-93, series-ending victory on Thursday night. Here are some takeaways from the electrifying Pacers vs. Heat series...

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  13. NBA Playoffs 2012: Rapid Reaction to the Miami Heat's Game 6 and Series Win

    The Miami Heat ’s decisive 105-93 win in Game 6 doused the Pacers ' playoff aspirations. Dwyane Wade led Miami, who will face either the Boston Celtics or the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Finals...

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  14. NBA Playoffs 2012: Lakers' Takeaways from Game 5 and Series Loss to the Thunder

    The Los Angeles Lakers fell for the final time this season, losing to Kevin Durant , Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. The Thunder defeated L.A...

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  15. NBA Playoffs 2012: Rapid Reaction to LA Clippers-San Antonio Spurs Series

    The San Antonio Spurs' completion of the old-fashioned sweep on Sunday night means the Spurs will continue on their quest for their fifth ring under Tim Duncan and Co., while the Los Angeles Clippers start their fishing expeditions...

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  16. NBA Playoffs 2012: LA Lakers' Takeaways from Game 4 Loss to the Thunder

    The Lake Show suffered another gut-wrenching loss at the hands of the Thunder on Saturday. L.A.’s late collapse was frighteningly similar to the Game 2 loss in OKC on Wednesday, ...

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  17. NBA Playoffs 2012: LA Lakers' Takeaways from Game 2 Loss to OKC Thunder

    The Lakers dropped to 0-2 following their heartbreaking 77-75 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder . Los Angeles controlled the ball and the score for a majority of the fourth quarter, ...

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  18. NBA Playoffs 2012: LA Lakers' Takeaways from Game 1 Loss to OKC Thunder

    The Los Angeles Lakers battled the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday in Game 1, attempting to fight through the fatigue of a first-round, seven-game bout against the Denver Nuggets ...

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  19. NBA Playoffs 2012: LA Lakers' Takeaways from Game 5 Loss to Denver Nuggets

    Pau Gasol Was a No-Show Pau Gasol has been nonexistent for almost the entire playoff series against the Denver Nuggets , posting sub-regular-season numbers each game...

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  20. Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Blockbuster Deals at the Trade Deadline

    With the NBA trade deadline fast approaching, and numerous names in the rumor mill and on the trading block, the Los Angeles Lakers could look to make a move to either bolster their ...

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  21. Minnesota Timberwolves: Why Kevin Deserves More MVP Love

    Whether it is the small market that he plays in, or the fact that his team’s success falls in comparison to that of stars like LeBron James , Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant ...

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  22. Tony Parker: Is the San Antonio Spurs Point Guard Currently Best in the NBA?

    In a league overflowing with talent at the point guard position, it is hard for all of the rising stars and seasoned veterans in the game to get their fair share of ink in the daily paper...

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  23. One Tweak Every NBA Team Must Make to Get on Legit Playoff Contender Track

    Every NBA team has its very own flaws and weaknesses and only a dedication to making adjustments in those areas can help the team make a run at the title...

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  24. Expectations for San Antonio Spurs Key Players

    The Spurs have been arguably the most successful NBA franchise aside from the Los Angeles Lakers over the past 15 years...

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  25. Predicting the Playoffs and Crowning the Champion for the 2011-2012 NBA Season

    It’s never too early to predict this season’s winners and losers. Because of the storm of new variables resulting from the shortened 66-game season, I’ve decided ...

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