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NBA under the Bleachers: June 1

Under the BleachersContributor IJune 1, 2009

BEIJING - AUGUST 24:  Ricky Rubio #6 of Spain lays the ball up past Dwight Howard #11 of the United States in the gold medal game during Day 16 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

NBA Jam... 2009 Edition?

BOOM-SHAKALAKA! Who could forget the classic two-on-two video game, the flaming basketball, and the giant-headed players? But what players would be honored in a 2009 version? Celtics fans will be happy—after all, no one gets injured in the Jam.

Seven Things We’ve Learned About Cleveland

Aside from the obvious fact that the Cavs are vastly overrated, we’re not sure if the other lessons mean that much. Sure, we know LeBron is the best in the league, but what does it matter as long as Mo Williams and Ilgauskas can’t step it up against the Magic?

Point Guard Dreams: How the Ten Best Stack Up in the Draft

For all us little guys out there, the guard-rich 2009 Draft will be our time to triumph. But who are the biggest of the small? Ricky Rubio seems like a lock for the head of the class, but can tiny Stephen Curry move his way up top?

And Then There Are the Shooters...

Let’s face it—as good as LeBron is, Kobe is more fun to watch as a pure shooting guard. Are there any guys in the draft that fit his mold? Frankly, no. But DeMar DeRozan could at least be another Vince Carter, and that ain’t so bad.

Judging Kobe

For years Kobe has been getting grief from fans, and why—because he hasn’t won a championship without Shaq? And so what? Could Jordan have won without Pippen? Even basketball gods need someone to back them up. Just look at Cleveland.

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