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The Knock Down

Petur Gudmundsson was a Trail Blazer, both literally and figuratively. Taken by Portland in the third round of the 1981 draft, Gudmundsson was arguably the first true international player in the NBA. While little more than a footnote in...
Ham-faced and pig-jowled, with the complexion of artificial food flavoring, Donald Trump is not a sex symbol. Trump is many things -- a failure in the eyes of his father; the USFL's cause of death; a sub-par beach volleyball...
For the sake of comparing players in NBA history, it makes for a rather mundane argument to try to rank anyone other than Tim Duncan as the greatest power forward of All-Time. Even though the Big Fundamental spent considerable...
In the National Basketball Association, it has been well­-documented over the years that awards given out at the end of the season are mostly popularity contests. I have already written at length about this, expressing my dismay over cases like the 1980 Finals MVP award and the 1993 regular season MVP. Both were cases in which I strongly believe the deserving candidate was passed over for a more “attractive” candidate. There is yet another instance of award­-snubbing...
It was the '80s - and The Lakers were The Show. They went on to nine championship series, winning five. Of course, they didn't just win. They won with sizzle and style. They ran the break like no other. Magic lived...
In the modern world of short attention spans and relentless desire to create or discover something new, the virtues of patience and selflessness have long since dissipated. This has not just been a recent occurrence, however, as the rise...

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