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Life Without Kobe

The 1996 NBA Draft saw 12 Teams pass on Kobe Bryant and even when making the selection at Pick 13, the Charlotte Hornets traded Kobe Bryant (Draft Rights) to the Los Angeles Lakers for Center – Vlade Divac. The Cleveland Cavaliers passed on Bryant with the 12th Pick and selected Center – Vitaly Potapenko. Even more of […]
Via Legion Report
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

We Love Z: Reliving Yesteryear

The sports radio host was laughing. That much seemed obvious enough, although for the moment the broadcast hung in dead silence. Eventually, he could be heard banging his hand on the table before he noisily inhaled and the guffaws began in earnest. That’s why they call them the Cleveland Cadavers! After all, by the mid 1990s, the glory days of Nance, Price, and Daugherty could...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Vox Lox: Breaking up with the Cavs

If it seems like this column is always in crisis, well, it is. And if there's not a crisis, I'll create one. I prefer to write with my back against the wall, my wallet empty, and some Mark Wahlberg-against-all-odds-flick as background noise. I like to pretend that my very life depends on the sanctity of the next word. I am Pip with a rage-filled heart, reinvented and relevant, screaming...
Via Cleveland Sports Torture
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Celtics had a ton of offensive rebounds last night

The Celtics had 22 offensive rebounds in last night’s loss to the Pelicans. 22. Twenty-two.  That’s more than double their average. We haven’t seen an ORB number like that since 2008. Offensive rebounding was never a priority for Doc Rivers. He cared more about getting back on defense than hitting the glass. It’s hard to argue with that philosophy when the Celtics ranked...
Via Red's Army
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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