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Behind the bench: Nothing but Nets

As long as I have been watching the NBA, I have been a New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets fan. Yes, those Nets. The team that has had a cumulative .447 winning percentage since the 2003-2004 season, the year I started following them. However, this is also the franchise that was purchased by a charismatic Russian oligarch in… Keep Reading

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10 Things: NBA All-Star weekend

1) Michael Jordan’s freeze-out All-Star game The All-Star game is the stage where the best players in the world get to showcase their talent, but the great Michael Jordan barely got to touch the ball in his first appearance. According to NBA lore, point guard Isiah Thomas ‘froze-out’ Jordan in the 1985 All-Star Game out… Keep Reading

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Behind the bench: Canadian uprising

Although Canada is known for producing hockey players and winter sport athletes, it may come as a surprise to some that the great white North is responsible for producing some extraordinary NBA talent in recent years. This influx of Canadian talent stems firstly from the influx of young Canadian basketball players into U.S. college programs. … Keep Reading

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10 Things: Cheats N’ Hacks

The Chicago Black Sox Gambling and sports have an intricate, interwoven history, and, to this day, game-fixing is severely restricted in many parts of North America. You can fault the 1919 Chicago White Sox for that, as eight members from the team intentionally lost games to the Cincinnati Reds during the 1919 World Series in… Keep Reading

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10 Things: Unbreakable sports records

In the 1961-1962 season, Wilt Chamberlain averaged 48.52 minutes per game. Not only did the ‘Big Dipper’ never sit out because of injury, but he never tired, playing every minute of every game, including all 50 overtime minutes his team played that season. In the modern era, only Allen Iverson has come close to breaking… Keep Reading

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