HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #10 Shaquille O’Neal

  Shaquille O’Neal comes under dominant in the dictionary. He had his flaws, most noticeably free throw shooting. That being said, he has a real case for the best Finals performer of all time. In Shaq Daddy’s first four runs to the NBA Finals (95, 00, 01, and 02) he averaged an inhumane 34.2 PPG, 14.6 RPG, 4.1 APG, 2.8 BPG, all while shooting 60%. Those numbers don’t even exist in the modern game. There …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #18 Charles Barkley

  Charles Barkley is a legend; to the older generation he was a hard working and hustling machine, they watched him battle night in, and night out for 15 years.. To the younger generation he was a controversial entertainer, a former legend, who ultimately had no problem saying outlandish things on or off the court. It’s not surprising Barkley finds himself this high on the list, he was under-sized, over-matched, and still prevailed, battling all the …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #32 Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd was a special player, the type of leader that didn’t grace the court often. He hustled, he was vocal, he contributed in all facets of the game. Kidd’s narrative ended with a Championship, unlike Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, Patrick Ewing, and others on this list. Kidd was also fortunate to be a real contributor to his Championship squad unlike Gary Payton. But, before he won in Dallas Kidd was a perennial MVP candidate …

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HoopsCritic Hot 50 – #37 Steve Nash

  Captain Canada is the pride of a nation, he is also one of only 11 players to win multiple NBA MVP awards. Whether you believe he deserved them or not, Steve Nash has two, yes two MVP awards on his mantle. Nash is also a member of the illustrious 50-40-90 club, contributing four separate seasons to the club, Nash currently stands in as club president. A killer shooter, with previously unheard of efficiency, Nash …

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Late Rotations: 5 January 2015

Welcome to my “Late Rotations”.  Just some nuggets on a few of last night’s games, from the downward spirals of the Cavaliers and the Kings to the surging Suns and the balanced Bucks, we look at happenings around the NBA last night and what they mean. Dallas Mavericks 109, Cavaliers 90 The new-look Mavs ran roughshod over the reeling Cavs on Sunday. Dallas has ripped off 5 straight wins and has won 6 of 8 in …

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