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Maloof is a State of Mind.

When reports began to surface that the Sacramento Kings were pursuing Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith – the mercurial, handsomely-paid forward who has endured trade rumors for most of his waking career, and who continually seems to be fighting against himself … Continue reading

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For LeBron James, Cleveland is Scylla and Miami is Charybdis

Despite what you may have been lead to believe, free agency hasn’t actually started. Teams were allowed to contact players starting 12:01 a.m. on July 1, but they can’t actually sign then until 12:01 a.m. on July 10. Teams are … Continue reading

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Thank You For Your Childhood.

“Jonas has not been assigned, she informed the crowd, and his heart sank. Then she went on. “Jonas has been selected.” *** One of the enduring scenes in Lois Lowry’s The Giver – the highly influential young adult novel which has made … Continue reading

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Silly Season Has Arrived, and Basketball Fans Are on Their Own

A couple centuries ago, the term “silly season” was coined to describe the summer months in various European countries. With congresses out of session, there was less for the news media to report on but the same number of pages … Continue reading

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Now Entering Our Thrilling Three’s. There’s Cake in the Break Room.

Happy 3rd birthday to us. Time flies when you’re having fun.  And rest assured: the best is yet to come. In the meantime, here were our favorite pieces from the year. Jacob The Provocateur  Gently Rolling Hills. Kevin This Is … Continue reading

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The San Antonio Spurs Success is Not a Referendum on Team Building

The superstar model is eternally on the verge of extinction. Provisions of the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement were specifically implemented to prevent The Decision 2.0. Influential basketball columnist Adrian Wojnarowski saw the trade of Rudy Gay to Sacramento as a … Continue reading

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Units of Measure.

As I approach 30, I realize that 15 years is no small unit of measure. It shouldn’t be overlooked. 15 years is the difference between a child emerging from the womb, into the arms of his or her loving parents, … Continue reading

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