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Your Annotated Smartphone Bathroom Reader for Friday, April 22, 2016.

I feel pathetic. Read these pieces. I’ll be in the bathroom, sobbing. Bill Walton’s Long, Strange Tale of NBA Survival Sam Anderson The New York Times I’ve become a pretty staid NBA fan over the years. The human interest stories … Continue reading

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Fifteen Wins to Go: The Tweak

I used to cover my eyes each time Stephen Curry hit the floor. As his slight frame went crashing to the hardwood, I’d suck my breath in sharply and promptly squeeze my eyelids shut. I would use Jim Barnett, the … Continue reading

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It’s Time, Glen.

What type of person buys an NBA team? The kind of person who can come up with tens of millions of dollars on short notice. By the spring of 1994, suitors were lining up to see Marv Wolfenson and Harvey … Continue reading

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A Steady, Dangerous Arrogance

Let’s get this out of the way right now, so that there’s no confusion: even if the Golden State Warriors lose to the Grizzlies tonight, and are denied their 73rd win, this season has been, and will always be, an … Continue reading

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The Gambling Problem

Okay okay, I’ll admit it. In the best interests of my family, friends, co-workers and even myself, I’ll admit it. I have a serious NBA gambling problem. Check it out. Here’s a partial selection of my current bets on teams … Continue reading

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Games of the Week: December 14-20, 2015.

Finals this week. Which is to say: see you all next week. Tuesday: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics (7:30 PM EST/4:30 PM PST on NBA TV) In my highly informed opinion, the “one of their guys made a dirty play … Continue reading

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The Ugliness of Being Eaten

The hard data seems to indicate that there has been a competency shift in the NBA; a perceptible alteration in the balance of power between the coasts. Going into Monday, the Eastern conference — long derided for its inadequacy and … Continue reading

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