Found December 28, 2011 on Larry Brown Sports:
Ah, yes, New Year’s resolutions. They’re an American staple like tinsel and store credit. To some, the notion causes more consternation than having to find out what poor sap will get that re-gifted brand of poorly-aged scotch received as a holiday present or having to concoct an excuse as to why the in-laws will not be seeing you any time soon. (Some fitting excuses: prior jury duty commitments, dishwasher strife, hand caught in the toaster, etc.). Even though I personally take to the keyboard on a yearly basis to decry the practice of resolving to do these things because it’s the seasonal thing to do, yours truly has fallen victim to the inanity. Take for example, my 2007 resolution to stop using so many 50-cent words because, frankly, no one knows what the heck I’m talking about half the time. Lamentably, my perspicacity knows no bounds. Then there were other resolutions that had no chance of being realized: losing weight, gaining weight (not in that order), avoiding inappropriate...

Western Conference Playoff Teams

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Lockout? What lockout? NBA Christmas ratings set records

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Last night’s spat between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant caught us off guard, as we would have never expected KD to actually be involved in any altercation.  True to form, Durant addressed the incident after the game in a very kind manner: “We’re going to disagree sometimes, like I’ve always been saying,” Durant said. “But I’m behind him 110 percent, and he’s...

Post Up: Encore, Encore!

by Abe Schwadron | @abe_squad David Stern ought to kiss Kevin Durant smack on his forehead. KD is singlehandedly eliminating “the lockout effect.” And forcing everyone who chalked up his series of summer highlights as “streetball garbage” to eat their words. The Durantula is that dude right now, and Oklahoma City is must-see TV. What a way to end the first weekday stretch...
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