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The NBA I Grew Up Watching: “Seven Seconds or Less” Phoenix Suns

As a child of the 1990s, I lived through the era that it seems some still long for. Like everyone—well everyone outside of Phoenix, Utah, Seattle and Portland—I was caught up in the magic and mystique of Michael Jordan. He could do no wrong. His effortless aerial attacks on the rim and smooth midrange shooting…

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2020 NBA Draft: Devin Vassell is the Best 3-and-D Prospect in Years

At this point, the consensus has been formed: This 2020 NBA Draft class may end up being historically weak. It’s hard not to talk about this as a major storyline entering draft season, as the pessimism around truly elite prospects will color the entire process. There’s a certain ceiling that is understood to accompany NBA…

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The NBA I Grew Up Watching: 2003-04 Detroit Pistons

The early 2000s was a time of great transition for me personally. Graduating from high school and into college, I wasn’t the highest achiever in class, but I was beginning to come into my own and find my feet as a person.  Basketball was also slowly beginning to grow in popularity as a sport in…

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NBA Players, Teams Stepping Up During Coronavirus Pandemic 

COVID-19 unexpectedly forced the NBA season to a screeching halt. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive, and the league and other sports leagues immediately shut down to protect players, coaches, employees and their fans’ health. The coronavirus’ specter continues its spread nationally and abroad, stressing hospitals, economies and communities to the brink. Without basketball,…