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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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Where Does Potential Star Christian Wood Fit in Free Agency?

Coming off one of their worst seasons in franchise history, the Detroit Pistons have big decisions to make regarding the future direction of the team. One of their most important decisions surrounds 24-year-old center Christian Wood. He showed flashes of stardom this season and now enters free agency as potentially one of the hottest commodities…

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Patrick Williams’ Potential is Through the Roof

Looking to join Orlando Magic forward Johnathan Isaac and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley as the only “one-and-done” prospects in Florida State program history, Patrick Williams has the kind of raw athleticism and youth that could potentially make him one of the greatest Seminoles to ever reach the NBA. Coming out of West Charlotte High School,…

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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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The Numbers: Warriors Make 5 Straight Finals

On May 20, 2019, the Golden State Warriors made history when they defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 119-117 to make it to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight time. They joined the Boston Celtics (who went 10 straight years from 1956-66) as the only teams to do so. Stephen Curry led the way with…

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