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The NBA’s best All-Star showcase was hosted by the city without a team

It is eternally true that human beings are biased. Yes, bias can be dealt with and restrained, but reining in that impulse is a lifelong process. It is normally the case that we will be biased in favor of events, people, organizations, and other entities which enhance the reputation of our own communities. As a resident of Seattle, I am not going to deny that I’m biased in favor...
Via Crossover Chronicles
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The NBA’s best All-Star showcase was hosted by the city without a team

It is eternally true that human beings are biased. Yes, bias can be dealt with and restrained, but reining in that impulse is a lifelong process. It is normally the case that we will be biased in favor of events, people, organizations, and other entities which enhance the reputation of our own communities. As a resident of Seattle, I am not going to deny that I’m biased in favor...
Via Bloguin Best
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

(This article originally appeared here and was re-printed with permission from Sports-Reference.com.) The 2016 NBA All-Star Game is coming up this weekend in Toronto and whether you're looking forward to Kobe's final All-Star start, want to see Steph and Kawhi play on the same team, or just happen to be a really big Sting fan, there's plenty to watch for this year. But this...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Relive Larry Bird’s Epic Performance In First-Ever NBA 3-Point Contest (Video)

Saturday night’s NBA 3-Point Contest in Toronto will mark the 30th anniversary of the event, which debuted during the 1986 All-Star Weekend in Dallas. And what a debut it was, thanks to a certain “Hick From French Lick.” Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird entered the 1986 contest in the prime of his career, having shot a career-best 43 percent from 3-point range the previous...
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Celtics Prevail Over Clippers In Fantastic Isaiah Thomas-Chris Paul Duel

BOSTON — Doc Rivers has seen his fair share of great 1-on-1 duels involving the Boston Celtics as both a player and coach. He had a front row seat to the legendary Larry Bird vs. Dominique Wilkins duel in the 1988 NBA playoffs, during which Rivers’ Atlanta Hawks were eliminated in a Game 7 loss at the old Boston Garden. Rivers was again on the losing end of another great duel...
Via NESN.com
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The best moments in NBA All-Star Weekend history

A look back at some of the most unforgettable NBA All-Star moments
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Every NBA Three-Point Contest winner

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With 40th triple-double, LeBron is no Magic -- might not even be Bird

The natural comparison was Michael Jordan. But then we realized LeBron James loves to distribute, and he started racking up the assists, and the triple-doubles followed -- 24 of them in his first six seasons.So then it became a thing to say LeBron is more Magic Johnson (2nd all-time with 138 triple-doubles) than the other MJ (10th with 28). James recorded his 40th regular-season...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers say bye to small ball, welcome back smash-mouth

Well, it looks like the Indiana Pacers small ball experiment is officially over after just half a season. After all that talk from Larry Bird about playing more like Golden State and putting Paul George at the four (which never really happened anyway), coach Frank Vogel has settled on a traditional two-bigs lineup that he intends to stick with the for remainder of the season. The...
Via Pacers Pulse
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley's 25 points helps Celtics beat Kings

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings 128-119 on Sunday for their ninth win in 10 games. ''Whenever you get a chance to run up and down and move the ball like we did tonight, it's fun,'' Bradley said. ''And not...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Larry Bird Thinks He’ll Die Young

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “I tell my wife all the time, ‘You don’t see many 7-footers walking around at the age of 75,'” says Bird, who’s 6-foot-9. “She hates it when I say that. I know there are a few of us who live a long...
Via Red's Army
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird expects that he, like many of his NBA peers, won't live long life

Within the past year, the NBA has seen a spate of deaths among some of its notable retired big men -- among them Moses Malone, Darryl Dawkins and Anthony Mason, none older than 60.And legendary Larry Bird doesn't expect to live to a ripe old age."I tell my wife all the time, 'You don't see many 7-footers walking around at the age of 75,'" Bird, 6 feet 9, told Jackie MacMullan for...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird Contemplates Own Mortality, Doesn’t Expect To Live To Age 75

Larry Bird’s fatalistic view on his future often upsets his wife, and basketball fans now can join her in their concern over “Larry Legend.” In an interview with Jackie MacMullan that ESPN published Thursday, Bird, 59, said he’ll likely lose his life within the next decade-and-a-half due to his six-foot nine-inch frame and longstanding heart conditions. “I tell my wife...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook did something no one since Larry Bird has managed

Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook is putting up some astonishing stat lines. His 24 points, 19 rebounds and 14 assists in a third consecutive triple-double Wednesday against Orlando might have been his best of his recent run.According to the NBA communications department, we do now this: No one has reached those single-game totals in 30-plus years, not...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets’ top five teams in franchise history: number five

To be completely honest, the Houston Rockets this year have been subpar. Just when they seem to have gotten things under control, everything goes haywire and they crash. This week, in order to cope with the current season, I will be releasing an article daily counting down the top five Rockets teams in franchise history. There are many great eras, from Moses Malone’s to Hakeem...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Q-and-A: Larry Bird assesses the Pacers at halfway point

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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Super Bowl commercials ever

These ads represent money well-spent on the most expensive airtime of the year.
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Zeller's shoulder injury spells doom for Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have performed better this season with Cody Zeller on the sidelines. That's a fact. But not having the third-year forward for an extended period of time could seriously disrupt their rotation, and force players who aren't ready into bigger responsibilities than they're capable of handling.That's reality right now for a Hornets team that can't seem to catch a...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Carmelo Anthony Deserves To Start In The All-Star Game

Carmelo Anthony presents a curious case. He’s led the league in scoring (2013). He just passed Larry Bird and is set to pass Gary Payton over the next game or two in all-time scoring. Many view him as a surefire Hall-of-Famer… and others, not so much. They see the Anthony who has yet to participate in the Finals and failed to make it to even the Eastern Conference Finals during...
Via The Sports Quotient
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers face Knicks after loss to Cavs

The New York Knicks have given their fans more than their money's worth so far on this homestand.The Knicks are enjoying their longest home win streak in three seasons and will try to make it seven in a row at Madison Square Garden on Friday night when they face a Los Angeles Clippers team playing without Blake Griffin.New York (22-22) can cap a three-game homestand by continuing...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers-Knicks Preview

The New York Knicks have given their fans more than their money's worth so far on this homestand. The Knicks are enjoying their longest home win streak in three seasons and will try to make it seven in a row at Madison Square Garden on Friday night when they face a Los Angeles Clippers team playing without Blake Griffin. New York (22-22) can cap a three-game homestand by continuing...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every NBA Finals MVP

Can you name every NBA Finals MVP?
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers-Warriors Preview

Golden State started a four-game span against the Central Division with an 18-point loss. What's followed against some of the Eastern Conference's top teams has been quite the opposite. Next up on the Warriors' attempted demolition of the Central: the Indiana Pacers on Friday night as Golden State returns from blowout wins in Cleveland and Chicago hoping to equal Larry Bird and...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony passes Larry Bird on all-time scoring list

With everyone talking about how much more Carmelo Anthony is passing this season, Melo snuck a pass through that many didn't realize was coming, eclipsing Larry Bird on the NBA's scoring list to move to 31st all-time.Anthony sounded pretty excited about it after the Knicks' overtime win against the Jazz on Wednesday, in which he posted 30 points, nine assists and seven boards in...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: It’s ‘Absolutely’ An Honor To Be Mentioned With Larry Bird, Other Boston Legends

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady is without question the most popular and successful athlete in this generation of Boston sports. The New England Patriots quarterback has given football fans in the region the longest sustained period of excellence in team history. The Pats have won four Super Bowls, six AFC championships and have made 10 AFC title game appearances since 2001. They...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss
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