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Mediocrity, Coming Soon to a Playoff Hopeful Near You!

A couple months back I looked at the historic differences in quality between the Eastern and Western Conferences. Two months later, the data for this season is still spot-on: in aggregate, the Western Conference is much better than the East. … Continue reading

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I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul

A few months back we ran a piece by infrequent contributor Hans Peterson entitled “NBA Observations From a Guy who has Watched No Basketball” and then critiqued it. Hans hasn’t been able to watch much basketball this year, so he … Continue reading

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Royce White, An Uncommonly Common Man

Editor’s Note: The Diss is proud to present a guest piece by Gregg Gethard. While we were initially hesitant to add to the litany of writings on Royce White (including two of our own), Gregg’s take was too compelling, well-written … Continue reading

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Wild Speculation and Outlandish Guesses: Solve! That! Mess! Edition.

Now that we have begun the new year, excuses like “team x is still learning to play together” or “team y has had a difficult schedule” sound even flimsier than ever. There are some teams that were expected to contend … Continue reading

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Good Grief.

I’m not really a hardcore football fan (though I watch the games every week, and have for many years now), and I’m certainly not a devotee to the Philadelphia Eagles. ¬†They’re in the NFC East, and I don’t take Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Monday Media: Get Out Those Tissues Because Somebody Is Cutting Onions

A good mailing it in column is to write about bemoaning the lack of competitiveness and hate in the league these days. Just use any of these quotes: “Larry Bird never would’ve accepted a smaller contract to play with Magic … Continue reading

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Step Into My Cubicle, Royce.

Editor’s Note: I did not write this alone. ¬†This was a result of many conversations over the past couple of days with colleagues, individuals managing mental illnesses themselves, and of course, basketball fans. ¬†Confidentiality is important, and I won’t share … Continue reading

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