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The Numbers: Vince Carter Plays Most NBA Seasons, Third-Most Games

When a 21-year-old Vince Carter joined the NBA in 1998 as an athletic wonder, the Toronto Raptors knew they were getting a great player. Little did they know that VC would play a record-breaking 22 years and the third-most games (1,541). Only Robert Parish (1,611) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,560) logged more NBA appearances. Vinsanity changed…

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BbA 16: Weighing Each Conference Ahead of NBA’s Return

What matters in an NBA Playoff series when momentum and homecourt advantage no longer hold as much weight? Which teams in the Eastern Conference want to avoid matching up against one another? Which Western Conference squads have a chance of forcing a play-in series between the No. 8 and 9 seeds, and who could be…

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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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Picking the 2020 NBA All-Rookie Team (So Far)

With the remainder of the 2019-20 NBA regular season in doubt, now is as good a time as any to release our All-Rookie First and Second Teams. Even if the league somehow finishes the schedule, there may not be enough games left to dramatically change the list of honorees. This crop of neophytes delivered star…

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Vince Carter was Often in the Right Place at the Wrong Time

With the NBA season over, no sports to discuss and the potential ending of Vince Carter’s career, fans and pundits have been looking back at his greatest achievements fondly. There is talk of his all-time dunk contest performance, the return to Toronto, the buzzer-beater in Dallas, the additional stops in Memphis, Phoenix, Orlando, and appreciation…

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