Tagged San Antonio Spurs

The Numbers: Russell Westbrook Goes for 40/10/5

On May 27, 2014, there was still hope for a championship in Oklahoma City. Though the Thunder had dropped their first two games to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, a Game 3 win and marvelous performance by Russel Westbrook in Game 4 had evened things out. Westbrook notched 40 points, 10…

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BbA 14: Young NBA Players Facing Career Crossroads

Many players struggle just to carve out an NBA career during their first season or two. However, once establishing themselves, they unlock new pathways and opportunities depending on their talent and production. Whether it’s earning a max contract, a greater role or even just proving to be a “winning” player, life comes fast before earning…

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3 Key Youngsters That Must Take the Next Step

There comes a point in every NBA player’s career that will define how long they play, how successful they are as individuals and what their future looks like with their team. You have LeBron James in the 2012 NBA Finals, who took the step toward all-time greatness by embracing the leadership role on that first…

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The Numbers: David Robinson Posts NBA’s Last Quadruple-Double

Triple-doubles used to be uncommon, even as Russell Westbrook, James Harden and LeBron James have recently produced a spike in them. But San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson long ago one-upped these luminaries by recording the NBA’s last quadruple-double. Only three other players have ever registered such a feat: Hall-of-Fame centers Nate Thurmond and Hakeem…

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BbA 10: Favorite Centers of the 90s; Meet Bob Bajek

In this 10th episode of TBW’s Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes are joined by Bob Bajek to reminisce about their favorite paint patrollers of the 1990s. Inspired by Bob’s “The NBA I Grew Up Watching: When Centers Ruled the League”, they look back on why they loved (or hated) luminaries…

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The NBA I Grew Up Watching: When Centers Ruled the League 

The NBA’s rapid evolution into a positionless game within the past five years has changed basketball forever. This development offers a more open floor and skillful game that showcases players’ otherworldly athleticism through off-the-ball movement, teamwide defensive switching concepts and by stretching defenses horizontally with long-range shooting way past the arc. Even with such positive…

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