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NBA, WNBA Continue Fighting for Social Justice

George Floyd’s murder last month at the hand of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin appears to have jolted much of America’s collective conscience from an apathetic slumber. People of all ages, races and backgrounds have taken up their First Amendment rights of assembly to redress grievances⁠—namely the extra-judicial killing of unarmed Black men by America’s…

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Most Misleading Stats of the 2020 NBA Draft

Statistics can be a useful tool to evaluate NBA Draft prospects if they’re used in the right context and supported by adequate eye-test footage. However, many casual fans, media and even executives can get fooled due to factors like small sample size, team context and player development potential. Not all college hoops stats are proportionate…

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The Numbers: Isiah Thomas’ 25-Point 3rd Quarter

On June 19, 1988, Isiah Thomas went off, dropping 25 points during the third quarter of the Detroit Pistons’ NBA Finals Game 6 with the Los Angeles Lakers. He actually put down 43 for the game, but it was the third quarter that was the most amazing, not just because of what he did, but…

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The Numbers: That Big 3 for Ray Allen

Sometimes it’s the big numbers that shape NBA history. Other times, it’s the big moments. Such was the case when Ray Allen hit only one three-point shot in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals. But you already know which shot it was: “The one” that sent the contest between his Miami Heat and the…

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The Numbers: Michael Jordan & Charles Barkley Drop 40s

Today marks the 27th anniversary of one of the greatest mano-a-mano Finals games in history, including the only one where opponents both topped 40. Charles Barkley was the MVP in 1993 and believe himself to be better than Michael Jordan at the time. But he had a poor shooting performance in Game 1 (9-25) and…

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The Numbers: Larry Bird’s 31.6 Game Score

Despite being during the range of NBA Finals dates, June 10th hasn’t been the kind of landmark historic day in the history of basketball that we’ve previously featured in this series. But that doesn’t mean it’s completely shabby. The best game any player had on this day was Larry Bird, who had a Game Score…

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Meet Sarah Kustok: Basketball Lifer

Sarah Kustok has quickly become a fixture on Brooklyn Nets broadcasts with her quick wit and insightful analysis that stems from a career both playing and coaching the game. But Sarah’s path to broadcasting has also been as windingly diverse as her basketball background. She recently sat down with TBW’s Ray LeBov to discuss how…

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