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Boston Celtics vs. New York Knicks: The Length of a Tenth of a Second

December 17th, 2010
What can you do in two tenths of a second? Take a sip of water? Blink twice? Win a basketball game? In the land of the typical NBA catch-and-shoot buzzer beater, 00.3 is the magical number. It's what the NBA rule book deems the minimum time required to receive an ...

Miami Heat: The Travails of LeBron James, the Team and the Price of Winning

December 1st, 2010
LeBron James is perhaps the most physically talented and gifted basketball player since Chicago’s No. 23. We marvel at his visionary passing skills, overlook his inaccurate jumper and promptly declare it only a matter of time before he joins the pantheon of the all-time greats. And it might not be ...

The Big Everything: Shaquille O’Neal Burns Jim Rome!

August 5th, 2010
Here's a likely answer to the question: There was this chap they called "The Diesel." Sometime during the summer of 2001, on a mutual whim, in the backyard of someone's house in Louisiana State University, he began to wrestle with a fifteen year old kid called "Big Baby." The kid today stands ...

An Ode To Cleveland Sport

July 31st, 2010
  The author in no way means or intends to offend any sports fan from the beautiful state of Ohio. He went to school there and retains some of his fondest memories from his experiences.     Way up north on the banks of a river, where the cold winds blow and the skyline's a ...

Lorenzen Wright: 1975-2010

July 29th, 2010
In the heat of a moment, we often tend to lose that dash of perspective that keeps us grounded and real. Did Joe Johnson deserve a $120 million contract? Did LeBron James remove himself from the Jordan-Johnson greatness debate? Sometimes, it's possible instead to take a step back and simply reflect for what ...

Lakers vs. Celtics Game 5: Cohesive Celtics Contain Brilliant Bryant

June 14th, 2010
Amidst the annoying din of the Vuvuzelas and the frenetic start to the FIFA World Cup, it’s easy to forget that there’s still a ferocious battle going on across America, from its East coast to its West. I belong to that alienated group of people who felt that the 2010 NBA ...

IF and ELSE-IF: The Legacy Of Kobe Bryant

June 10th, 2010
  Kobe Bryant needs no introduction to a basketball fan. His legacy though far from complete, has been fraught with more ups and downs than your quintessential superstar. And while the Greatest-Of-All-Time debate in any sport is perennial fodder for heated arguments, Bryant might (if nothing else), be arguably titled as the ...

The Genius Of a Ray Allen Jump Shot: From Hero To Zero

June 9th, 2010
Basketball has a few ways to score points. You could take two and a half steps for an easy layup or you could just leap up and dunk the ball in. Alternatively, if you get fouled you could stand stationary at the free throw line and get a point for ...

Barack Obama Courts LeBron James: The Impact of a Superstar

May 26th, 2010
  The most common barometer of sporting success lies in the ability to win. It’s quite simple really - the ones who win are more remembered than the ones who do not. Sometimes that might seem unfair but it’s the inherent nature of sport. The ultimate goal tends to narrow down to a ...

Cleveland Bruising, Boston Cruising: Where Is Number 23?

May 12th, 2010
  When you are a High School junior that has his face plastered on the cover of Sports Illustrated with “The Chosen One” next to it, you could be forgiven for realizing that people would immediately begin to expect too much of you. And if you actually buy into all this hype ...