The Wild Wild West (Playoff Race Edition)

By: Sam Block It is the middle of March, and you ALL know what that means…MARCH MADNESS! College Basketball has us booming with excitement right now, and for the next couple weeks, the madness will surely continue. We’ve seen a 16 seed beat a 1 seed for the first time, all of the top 4 seeds in the South Region eliminated before the Sweet Sixteen, and Sister Jean of Loyola Chicago take the world by …

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Re-Drafting the 2012 NBA Draft

By: Sam Block We are now more than a half-decade removed from the 2012 NBA Draft. By now, it should be rather clear how the players selected in this draft are turning out in the NBA. On that Thursday evening in Newark, New Jersey, just over five years ago, the childhood dreams of 60 individuals came true. Unfortunately, due to the incredible competition in the NBA, only 25 of those 60 players still remain in …

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Sam Block’s 2017-2018 NBA All Star Reserves

By: Sam Block If the NBA is known to be one thing, it is STAR STUDDED. Period. Part of the reason the game is so compelling is the phenomenal superstars that represent this wildly popular association. Being named an all-star in a league that is rich with talent is truly an honor. Only the best of the best deserve to be NBA all-stars. After listing the all-star starters that were already named, I am going …

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Rookie Sensations

By: Sam Block So far this season, the NBA has blessed us with eye-popping rookies all over the place. Sitting about halfway through the season, it is now time to recognize the rookies who have made the transition to the NBA seem absolutely seamless. Due to the fact that Ben Simmons is not truly a rookie, he will unfortunately be excluded from this list. Yes, this is his first year playing in the league. And …

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My NBA Power Rankings Through Mid-December

By: Sam Block 1. Houston Rockets (24-4) The Rockets are off to an incredible start this season, and it does not come as much of a surprise. However, not many people figured they would be sitting at 24-4, ahead of the mighty Golden State Warriors. The Rockets are currently riding a 13 game win streak and do not look like they are going to slow down anytime soon. As long as James Harden continues to …

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