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Remembering The Heatles’ Fallen Foes, Part 3: Brooklyn’s Failed Experiment

For eight straight seasons, LeBron James led a team to the NBA Finals. The reign of terror upon the Eastern Conference began in the 2010-11 campaign when LeBron made the controversial decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and sign with the Miami Heat. After four years and two championships, he left to return home to…

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Remembering The Heatles’ Fallen Foes, Part 2: The Boston Celtics Mini-Dynasty

For eight straight seasons, LeBron James led a team to the NBA Finals. The reign of terror upon the Eastern Conference began in the 2010-11 campaign when LeBron made the controversial decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and sign with the Miami Heat. After four years and two championships, he left to return home to…

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Remembering The Heatles’ Fallen Foes, Part 1: Tom Thibodeau’s Chicago Bulls

For eight straight seasons, LeBron James led a team to the NBA Finals. That reign of terror upon the Eastern Conference began in the 2010-11 season when LeBron made the controversial decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and sign with the Miami Heat. After four years and two championships, he left to return home to…

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PODCAST: An All-Time NBA Draft

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) are joined by T.J. McBride (@TJMcBrideNBA) of Mile High Sports to conduct an all-time NBA draft. How do the all-time starting fives stack up? How far did Kobe Bryant fall? Which all-time greats went undrafted? And which team wound up as…

Optimal Lineups for Team USA at 2019 FIBA World Cup

After an entertaining, yet tumultuous pre-tournament schedule, Gregg Popovich’s men’s national squad arrived in China to defend its throne at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. He experimented with a variety of lineups throughout the exhibition slate, and it’s time to hone in on some optimal combinations. While the U.S. hasn’t lost a World Cup or…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group G Preview: Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Jordan

As part of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup’s rebrand, the number of teams now expand from 24 to 32. The tournament is held in China and will crown a champion of international basketball—with the added bonus of seven countries securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The teams are split into eight groups…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group F Preview: Brazil, Greece, Montenegro, New Zealand

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is almost here. As part of the event’s rebrand, the number of teams incorporated will expand from 24 to 32. The tournament is being held in China and will crown a champion of international basketball—with the added bonus of seven countries securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group E Preview: Czech Republic, Japan, Turkey, United States

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is almost here. As part of the event’s rebrand, the number of teams incorporated will expand from 24 to 32. The tournament is being held in China and will crown a champion of international basketball—with the added bonus of seven countries securing a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Preview Group D: Angola, Italy, Philippines, Serbia

The rebranded 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins August 31, expanding from 24 nations to 32 and split into eight groups that feature four teams apiece. The group’s top two move on to the knockout round, while the other pair enter a loser’s bracket with fifth place on the line. The tournament is held in…

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FIBA World Cup 2019 Group C Preview: Iran, Puerto Rico, Spain, Tunisia

The rebranded 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup begins August 31, expanding from 24 nations to 32. Said countries are split into eight groups that feature four teams apiece. The two that finish with the best record move on to the knockout round, while the other pair enter a loser’s bracket with fifth place on the line.…

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