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The Best And Worst Of Kobe Bryant…In A Matter Of Seconds

Kobe Bryant is one of the most polarizing figures in the history of sports. His supporters worship him, citing his unparalleled work ethic, desire, and willingness to take big shots no matter what the consequences. His detractors claim that those very traits cause him to be selfish and stubborn, keeping him a step below Michael, Magic, Larry, and Russel on the Mount Rushmore of NBA legends.

Tonight, as the Lakers climbed back into the game against the desperate Denver Nuggets, we saw the best and worst of Kobe Bryant. Continue reading

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Five Emotional Moments You Will See In Every NBA Playoff Montage

The beginning of the playoffs is an exciting time for any NBA fan. One reason is because the last two months have been so boring that we welcome any semblance of basketball games that actually mean something. And don’t try to tell me that you were genuinely entertained by the Charlotte Bobcats’ race for all-time futility, the heated race for the eighth and final playoff spot between the Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets, or the Golden State Warriors’ desperate attempt to lose as many games as possible with the hopes of retaining their right to this year’s first round draft pick. Continue reading

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The NBA Needs An Offensive Player Of The Year Award

This year two of the NBA’s elite stars, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, are engaging in the closest race for the scoring title in the history of the league. In any other year one of them would also most likely be crowned the league’s MVP, but this year both players will come away empty-handed.

The MVP has always been an ambiguous and hotly debated award, largely due to the fact that there is no language that dictates what the world “valuable” precisely means. Some think that it’s the player whose absence would most greatly affect his team. Others think it’s the player who puts on the greatest individual performance on both ends of the floor. But for all intents and purposes the MVP, at least in my lifetime, has tended to go to the best individual player in the league. And by that, of course, I mean the best offensive player. Continue reading

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This Steve Nash Meme Actually Makes A Good Point About This Year’s Draft

Memes are the new Twitter. If you ask somebody what a meme is, he’ll probably will start pretending like he’s trapped inside an invisible box. But if you show someone a picture with white block lettering over it, he’ll look at you like you’re an idiot and say, “Of course I’ve seen those…I have Facebook…idiot…”

Memes have been around for a long time, but they used to be reserved for the most essential and relevant news events. Today they’re passed around like currency on social media, and it takes some serious patience to find a good one. Take the most recent wave of “What I Really Do” memes that made the rounds from every occupation from journalists to cat ladies. Most of them were god-awful, but occasionally there was one that made you chuckle. Continue reading

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Spin Cycle Podcast – Colin And Evan Talk About The Lakers, The Heat, And The NBA Playoff Picture

With the NBA season already half over, I thought it was time to place a call to the biggest NBA fan I know, my brother Evan. We dissect the Lakers victory over the Heat last Sunday, discuss whether the Oklahoma City Thunder are the real deal, and figure out which teams need to make moves before the trade deadline. Continue reading

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