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Amare Stoudemire’s Come Out Party: Phoenix Suns Get One

May 24th, 2010
It was the underwhelming performance heard around the world. Amare Stoudemire had just nine rebounds in the first two games of the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, both losses. As the primary rebounding force for the Suns, Stoudemire's lackluster rebounding performance simply wasn't enough, especially against the bigger Lakers. Phoenix ...

The Logic Of Dragic: Putting Goran Dragic’s Ambush Into Perspective

May 8th, 2010
Who would've thought? Entering Game Three of the Phoenix Suns-San Antonio Spurs Western Conference semifinal, the Suns held an improbable 2-0 lead over their playoff nemesis. Suns fans have been completely and utterly tortured by the Spurs in the 2000s, losing four playoff series against them in perplexing fashion. It seemed every ...

Kobe Bryant vs. LeBron James: Has the Torch Been Surrendered?

May 5th, 2010
It is always tough to watch a young-gun snatch the stranglehold that one has on an industry and its participants, as their dominance is something both revered and admired by its followers. Observing a superstar rise into the spotlight with an array of talent and mounds of perseverance, is something that ...

NBA Season in Review: The Best and Worst Stories of the Year

April 19th, 2010
One thing we know entering the beginning stages of what's sure to be an entertaining extension of the regular season is that LeBron James is your MVP. Anyone who disputes that and actually means it should stop writing about sports. Maybe they have a career as a bad lawyer who tries ...

2010 NBA Playoffs: Can We Expect Any Shocking First-Round Upsets?

April 16th, 2010
Finally, the NBA season is over, and the usual suspects have once again reigned over the 82-game schedule, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers. Amongst their dominance, something feels different about this year's impending postseason. The Lakers stumble into the playoffs having lost four of their last seven and are only ...

NBA All-Star Saturday Lacks Passion and Enthusiasm

February 14th, 2010
After watching the supposed "grand-finale" of All-Star Saturday, the Sprite Slam-Dunk, I am left to quote Mr. Five-Dollar Box, Charles Barkley: "That was turrible," he said in his exaggerated Southern drawl. Unbelievably bad. You would be hard-pressed to come up with something so underwhelming as Saturday night's signature event. It ...

Gilbert Arenas is Proof That Money Doesn’t Change Mindsets

January 1st, 2010
As fans, we're done with the excuses. We're tired of superstar athletes rising to prominence only to turn their back on common sense and intelligence, to give way to chosen ignorance. It's not everybody else's fault. It's your responsibility, what you reflect and what people see as a reflection of who you ...