Sam Hinkie: The Smartest Man In The NBA

The reason you don’t have polio right now is because in the 1700’s someone had the radical idea to expose people to a less potent version of the disease (small pox) that was killing everyone at the time.  Lots of intelligent people said you can’t do that, but Edward Jenner and his historical successors went ahead and did it anyway and now you don’t have to worry about anything scarier than Ebola.  In fact, the …

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On Being An Apathetic Fan At The Start Of The Season

It seems unreasonable – unfair, even – that a fan should approach the start of the NBA season with relative apathy.  Joy and hope are chief among the emotions the beginning of any season is supposed to elicit, yet my burden is that of the indifference I feel towards the Brooklyn Nets, the team I support above all others in the world of sports. It is sometimes easy to forget the Nets could belong to …

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An NBA Preview…in Blurbs

Its that time of year again. Instead of doing a heavy themed preview, this one is going to be designed for your readability (is that a word) and give you comprehensive predictions of all the playoff teams and all the major awards that will most likely not be accurate, but I promise that you’ll have quite the enjoyable time reading them. I’ll start with a good news and bad news item for every team for …

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Each Team’s Least Valuable Player

  Everyone always talks about the best players per position, per league and per team. Endless articles are dedicated to Lebron and Durant, rightfully so, but what about the least valuable players? Who are the players on each team drawing a decent paycheck to just hang around the roster? Or perhaps they are expected to deliver but might not necessarily live up to their contracts. Some teams were very easy to pick out someone (Thunder) …

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Does The NBA Need To “Fix” The Game? Looking at Ways To “Fix” The Game

There has been a lot of chatter regarding the NBA’s length of games and schedule recently.  With the recent news that the league is going to try out a 44 minute game, the NBA world has filled up with new ideas to shorten, or as some think, improve the quality of basketball. Let’s first look at the many, and I do mean many, proposals set forth by everyone involved in the sport. Shorten Games The …

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