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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 8: Re-Examining Stephon Marbury’s Career; Meet Sid Mohapatra

In this eighth episode of the Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes are joined by TBW’s Sid Mohapatra to re-assess Stephon Marbury’s career through a less negative light than it’s typically been viewed in. Centered around Sid’s fantastic “The NBA I Grew Up Watching: Stephon Marbury, the Mercurial Superstar”, we look…

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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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How Do Brooklyn Nets Become Relevant in NYC?

The Nets have been a bad luck franchise from the moment they joined the NBA. When Long Island’s American Basketball Association champion New York Nets joined the NBA as part of the ABA-NBA merger in 1976, they were forced to pay the New York Knicks $4.8 million for encroaching on their turf. A year later,…

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