Thanksgiving Timeout: Kobe Bryant and 23 Other Reasons To Love the NBA

November 25th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
In honor of Turkey Day, I decided to stuff readers with 24 things related to the NBA for which I am thankful. The prescribed length relates to the number of seconds on the shot clock. Enjoy the list, and feel free to use it as motivation or inspiration to author your own.


1. The 24-Second Clock

Who needs 35 seconds when you can do things better and with more efficiency in 24? The NBA's ticker forces players to make quick decisions and determines which ballers can make good ones and who should be super glued to the bench for their time management ineptitude.


2. Great Individual Defensive Stands

A few misguided folks think players deliver a more complete presentation in college. The NBA carries a wrongful reputation as the more defenseless of the two levels of hoops. Pro athletes are better, faster, more athletic, and in some cases, more skilled. Forget elongated stretches of zone defense. Give me Ron Artest, Shane Battier or vintage Bruce Bowen and Dennis Rodman. Those guys mastered the art of lockdown coverage and have given countless explosive scorers the business.
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