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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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NBA PODCAST: Re-Picking the 2013 NBA Draft

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen and Bryan Toporek re-pick the lottery of the 2013 NBA draft. Which player would we take over Giannis Antetokounmpo in any draft class since 2000? Who goes at No. 3, Victor Oladipo or CJ McCollum? Which undrafted free agents sneak into the re-draft lottery? How far…

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NBA PODCAST: Re-Picking the 2014 NBA Draft

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen and Bryan Toporek take a mulligan on the 2014 NBA draft class. Who goes No. 1 overall, Nikola Jokic or Joel Embiid? Where do the likes of Zach LaVine, Aaron Gordon and Marcus Smart wind up? How far does Andrew Wiggins fall? Which real-life second-round picks…

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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 Numbers: Michael Jordan’s No. 12 Masterpiece

The basketball world rightly associates No. 23 with Michael Jordan. No. 45 also played a short role during his 1994-95 comeback season as well—as detailed recently on ESPN’s The Last Dance. But do you know The Goat once donned No. 12 on Valentine’s Day 1990? The Orlando Magic hosted the up-and-coming Bulls that evening. Both teams…

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NBA Podcast: The 2015 NBA Draft Do-Over

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) re-pick the 2015 NBA Draft lottery. Is Karl-Anthony Towns still the No. 1 overall selection? Who goes at No. 2, Kristaps Porzingis or Devin Booker? Do real-life top-five picks Jahlil Okafor (No. 3) and Mario Hezonja (No. 5) even stay in…

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