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It’s Time for Bold Experimentation in the NBA’s Return

As each day goes by, we appear closer to an NBA return. Over the weekend, the league’s resident bomb-droppers Shams Charania and Adrian Wojnarowksi both reported progress towards the securing of a neutral, safe site for return to play. While the nuts and bolts still need to be outlined, there are many avenues on the…

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‘The Last Dance’ Roundtable: The End

TBW Media decided to take things to Twitter for the culmination of ESPN and NETFLIX’s documentary, The Last Dance. Writers Bob Bajek, myself and Editor in Chief Joel C. Cordes live-tweeted the finale together as a way to do our periodic roundtable a bit differently. Below you will find a restructured recap of our thoughts…

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What Daishen Nix’s Decision Means for College Basketball, NBA G League

As Benjamin Franklin once pointed out, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Were he still alive to be quoted today, Franklin might have added: “…And committing to play sports at a major university.” Sure enough, that sure-thing, hard commitment from one of the nation’s top high school…

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5 Former Role Players Who Would Stand Out in Today’s NBA

One thing ESPN’s The Last Dance has really hammered home for me is just how stark the contrast in playing styles is between the modern game and even 20-30 years ago. That premise has gotten my mind racing: What players from that era would seamlessly fit in the modern NBA? Remove the brutish post-ups and…

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Scottie Pippen was the Robin Who Could Have Been Batman

In 1992, Detective Comics issued #644, the first part of a Batman story called Electric City. At one point, Batman is killed by The Electrocutioner and Robin steps up to beat him into submission. Batman was eventually revived by a bolt of electricity and ultimately saved the day, but the brief period without the leading man…

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The NBA I Grew Up Watching: The Jerseys

When I started watching basketball back in 1995, the season kicked off by celebrating the NBA’s 50th anniversary in style. This era brought graphic designers to the forefront, making uniforms pop with engaging images in time for the organization’s golden season festivities. Count me among the legions of kids who became obsessed with NBA jerseys.  Cool…

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Revisiting 1992-93’s Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley MVP Race

During the 1992-93 season, Michael Jordan pushed his Chicago Bulls to their third straight NBA title. As mentioned in episode five of The Last Dance, the team was slogging coming off two back-to-back championships and finished with 10 fewer wins than the previous season. The media scrutiny was getting out of control, and there were rumors…

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