By Sid Mohapatra

Born and raised in India, Sid's fandom is a testament to the ever-widening reach of the NBA. Always rooting for the underdog player and/or team, Sid has lived through many exhilarating ups and frustrating downs as a Knicks fan for nearly two decades.

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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The NBA I Grew Up Watching: 1998-99 New York Knicks

When I look back at the teams that shaped my view of the NBA as a kid growing up in the 90s, the New York Knicks don’t necessarily feature at the top of the list. That’s rather ironic, given the sheer amount of time I have spent over the last two decades watching Knicks games. …

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The NBA I Grew Up Watching: 1996-97 Miami Heat

The world is going through uncertain times, and with the NBA on a hiatus (optimistic projections now say until mid-June), there’s never been a better time to reminisce about the good old days as we await a return. Growing up in India, basketball was nowhere on the map. There were far more popular sports like…

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5 NBA Questions: Can Miami Heat Cool the Playoffs with Frigid Defense?

The past couple of weeks have seen some contenders unravel themselves (looking at you, Houston Rockets, losers of 3 straight) while others have seemingly bolstered themselves with key late-season pickups. The Los Angeles Lakers—with their additions of Markieff Morris and Dion Waiters—and L.A. Clippers (via Marcus Morris, Reggie Jackson and Joakim Noah) all certainly qualify. …

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6 NBA Questions: What Will it Take to Stop Giannis Antetokounmpo?

Hey all, back again this week with another check-in on the evolving stories from around the NBA.  This week kicked off with an amusing comment from Houston Rockets guard, James Harden, who essentially labeled leading (and rival) MVP candidate Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘a seven-foot-run-and-dunk-guy’.   What Harden is defining as “skill” in regards to…

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Have New York Knicks Finally Found Something?

After yet another lackluster start to the season, the New York Knicks seem to have hit something resembling a stride during their recent 5-5 stretch of games.  The team is looking more cohesive, trusting each other better on the defensive end, has gotten some key stops down the stretch and even closed out games with…

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