1. NBA MVP Odds: Can LeBron James Hold off Kevin Durant, Chris Paul?

    The race for 2013 NBA MVP has only heated up in the month of January. More and more, it's appearing to come down to a three-man race between the reigning MVP, LeBron James , the ...

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  2. Re-Drafting the 1st Round of the 2012 NBA Draft

    At this point in the 2012-13 NBA season, it's safe to say that many teams would like a redo on their 2012 draft selections. Unfortunately, the amnesty clause in the league's latest collective bargaining agreement doesn't quite work that way...

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  3. Why It's Still Too Early to Crown a Favorite for 2013 NBA MVP Award

    Nearly three months into the 2012-13 NBA season, the MVP race remains as close as ever. A few realities about the race have emerged, however...

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  4. NBA MVP Odds: King James Getting Stiff Competition from Kevin Durant

    LeBron James , the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player, just completed a historic December. He ranked second in the Eastern Conference in scoring (27.5 points per game) and steals (two per game), fourth in field goal percentage (...

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  5. One Major Adjustment for Promising NBA Ballers

    No rookie enters the NBA fully ready to dominate through the rigors of an 82-game season. Even the greats in the league who hit the ground running as rookies— LeBron James ...

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  6. NBA MVP Odds: Can Chris Paul Challenge LeBron James and Kevin Durant?

    The Los Angeles Clippers became the third team in NBA history to go 16-0 in a month in December 2012, and it all started with point guard Chris Paul ...

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  7. The Most Memorable NBA Stories from 2012

    The year 2012 will go down as one to remember for the NBA . The league's self-proclaimed king finally earned that nickname by winning his first championship, and then he headed to London to help Team USA defend its gold medal in basketball...

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  8. NBA MVP Odds: Is This Finally Kevin Durant's Year?

    Through the first trimester of the 2012-13 NBA season, LeBron James' biggest obstacle to a repeat performance as league MVP appears to be none other than Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder...

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  9. Ranking the Top 10 Point Guards in the NBA

    Ever since 2005, the NBA has found itself in the midst of a point guard renaissance. The back-to-back-to-back selections of Deron Williams, Chris Paul and Raymond Felton as the ...

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  10. NBA MVP Odds: Is It Still LeBron's To Lose?

    If LeBron James hopes to repeat as the NBA 's Most Valuable Player in 2013, he's got his work cut out for him...

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  11. Why Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks Is Officially a Rivalry

    The Brooklyn Nets stormed into New York City this year with every intention of starting a cross-city war with the New York Knicks . Two hard-fought matchups into the 2012-13 season, consider the rivalry officially on...

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  12. Still Too Soon to Declare Lakers Winners in Andrew Bynum-Dwight Howard Trade

    Four months after the four-team megatrade that brought Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers and Andrew Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Lakers appear to be the landslide winners on the surface...

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  13. NBA MVP Odds: Alpha Dogs on the Rise

    The NBA 's true MVP contenders have started to put some space between themselves and the rest of the pack a quarter of the way into the 2012-13 season...

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  14. 5 Rumored Pau Gasol Trades with No Chance of Happening

    Amidst the turmoil in Los Angeles Lakers-land in the first quarter of the 2012-13 season—head coach Mike Brown being fired, the team stumbling out to a sub-...

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  15. NBA MVP Odds: From Long Shots to Legit Candidates

    If the first month of the 2012-13 NBA season is any indication, LeBron James ' quest to repeat as MVP won't be a stroll through the park...

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  16. 8 Early Turning Points of the NBA Season

    The first month of the 2012-13 NBA season has featured no shortage of twists and turns, from the Los Angeles Lakers struggling after the summer acquisitions of Steve Nash and Dwight ...

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  17. NBA MVP Odds: Chances Each Superstar Claims the Throne

    A full month into the 2012-13 NBA season, the race for the league MVP has become more closely contested than ever. A host of the league's elite teams, all led by bona fide superstars, have stormed out to stellar records through the first 10-15 games..

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  18. Finding the Next Jeremy Lin: NBA Benchwarmers with Cult-Hero Potential

    When Jeremy Lin made the transformation from 12th man to superstar in a matter of weeks in the winter of 2012, no one—not even Lin himself—saw it coming. (He admitted as much to GQ ...

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  19. LeBron James Isn't Clutch and the 7 Other Biggest Myths in the NBA

    If there's one thing the NBA 's been battling since its creation, it's stereotypes. Racial stereotypes from back in the day gave way to even lazier assumptions as the years progressed...

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  20. Georgetown Hoyas: This Holiday Season, Be Thankful for Otto Porter

    As you gather around this holiday season, reflecting back on what you're thankful for this year, Otto Porter should come to mind rather quickly for Georgetown fans...

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  21. Updated 2012-13 NBA MVP Odds: Top Contenders for the Coveted Award

    If LeBron James thought retaining his MVP award would be a cakewalk in 2012-13, the first few weeks of the season have proven that it'll be anything but that...

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  22. Ranking the Best Value Contracts in the NBA

    This statement may sound ridiculous since it's about millionaires and multimillionaires, but certain NBA players are actually underpaid based on their current levels of production...

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  23. Updated 2012-13 NBA MVP Odds: Is the Award LeBron James' To Lose?

    During the 2012 NBA preseason, Kevin Durant appeared to be the only true 2013 MVP contender aside from the reigning MVP himself, LeBron James ...

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  24. Andrew Bynum's Return and 5 Other NBA Debuts Fans Are Thirsting To See

    The 2012-13 NBA season may be off to a roaring start for most, but for a handful of players, they've yet to set foot on the court for a single game thus far...

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  25. Jeremy Lin and 10 NBA Stars Who Will Be Under the Microscope All Season

    The 2012-13 NBA season won't be short on star-driven storylines, based on the first few weeks of the season...

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