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The Knock Down

The year is 1975. The nation is just starting to recover from the shame of the Watergate Scandal, and the city of Washington DC has been without a major sports championship for over thirty years, the last one coming...
They say Reggie Harding did the worst thing a man can do: He offered the pretty girl with the voice that could shatter glass a ride home from the sock hop. On nights when Jackie Wilson and Little Willie John...
In the wake of Bill Russell’s retirement and as the precursor to the Bird-Magic 80s, the 1970s are perhaps the NBA’s forgotten decade. “It was a period of transition,” reflects Adam Criblez, an assistant professor of history at Southeast Missouri...
The history of sports is littered with stories of cheating and people trying to seek an unfair advantage like steroid-users Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire. We have also seen teams and players try to fix games for financial reasons...
The Big Aristotle. The Big Baryshnikov. The Real Deal. The Shaqtus. Shaquille O’Neal has always been a man of many nicknames, all of them more hysterical and ridiculous than the next. But for the title of his musical debut, Shaq decided...
I went to Walmart and bought a PS4 a week ago. NBA 2K17 was the logical choice for my first game. I’ve been playing pretty frequently as of late, improving in skill and learning the mechanics and strengths of...

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