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NBA Africa Game: Not Life-Changing Basketball, But A Life-Changing Experience

As the NBA Africa Game approaches (Saturday, 9 a.m. Eastern, ESPN), the NBA community arrives at a moment that is meaningful for reasons far beyond basketball. This event is not about hoping to establish an NBA team on the continent. Making hoops a little more popular? Sure, a little… but that’s not the main point. This is more about outreach, creating a central event around...
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NBA's Africa game: A tribute to Hakeem Olajuwon

The NBA’s first-ever game on the African continent takes place this Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa. The exhibition between Team Africa (comprised of first- and second-generation African players) and Team World (comprised of non-African NBA notables who agreed to participate in the game) will air on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m. on ESPN. We’ll look more closely at this...
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CC – The Pod: Weaker game; Meek Mill or Vancouver Grizzlies Jerseys?

Sean Woodley is joined by fellow CC writer Joe Manganiello to discuss rap beefs, Sean’ early predictions for the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the strange jerseys that inexplicably made it past focus group phases in the ’90s and the growth of international basketball. Listen at the Soundcloud link below and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! The post CC – The Pod: Weaker...
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Matt Barnes And The Memphis Problem

Let’s start this piece with two acknowledgments, in defense of the Memphis Grizzlies (pun intended): First, the Western Conference is unfair. The defending champions from Oakland, the Golden State Warriors, didn’t make any moves because they didn’t need to. Meanwhile, though, the San Antonio Spurs brought in LaMarcus Aldridge and some other reinforcements. The Los Angeles Clippers...
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Way-too-early NBA Predictions: The Eastern Conference Playoff Bubble

Can’t wait for the 2015-’16 season to start? We neither. Now that most of the offseason’s major moves are complete, we’ll dive into some ludicrously premature predictions for next season. In the coming days and weeks we’ll attempt to project the standings in each conference, five teams at a time, before trying to lock down who will bring home the major awards at the end...
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5 Great NBA Uniforms From Franchises Not Born In The 1940s

Our series on NBA uniforms, inspired by last week’s #HickoryPacers revelation, concludes today with a post containing a qualifier. The Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and New York Knicks — three franchises that began in the 1940s (the Celtics and Knicks are originals from 1946; the Lakers soon followed in 1948) — have the three best uniforms in the NBA. You’re not going...
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Watch: Top 10 dunks of 2015 NBA Summer League

The NBA Summer League produced some fun highlights and here are the best dunks… The post Watch: Top 10 dunks of 2015 NBA Summer League appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
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The 10 Worst Uniforms In NBA History: Wear Your Dark Sunglasses

Presented with minimal commentary, here are the 10 worst uniforms in NBA history. The challenge was not to rank any of these rank uniforms in the back half of the top 10 (or bottom 10, as it were). So many of these uniforms look like top-3 contenders. How can one separate one piece of trash from another? This is what we’re here for in the NBA offseason. * 10 – HOUSTON ROCKETS...
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NBA League Pass: An Emphasis On Flexibility More Than Access

Crossover Chronicles is part of the Bloguin Network. One of our partner sites at Bloguin is Awful Announcing,  which has documented the new career ventures of Adrian Wojnarowski, LeBron James (off the court), Ryen Russillo, Bill Simmons, and others who have left a mark on the NBA in some form or fashion. As part of Awful Announcing’s platter of NBA-related content this week, Joe...
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NBA Team Logos: Simple Or Intricate?

Since the #HickoryPacers have ignited a new uniform conversation in the NBA, raising questions of taste and aesthetics across generations of basketball fans, let’s continue the exploration of uniforms and everything that goes into them. We started this conversation on Wednesday with a look at retro and modern uniforms. The next component of our discussion concerns one specific...
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NBA Uniforms: Throwbacks Are Sweet, But They Never Should Exist

The Indiana Pacers’ release of Hickory High special-edition uniforms on Tuesday — to be worn in select home games for the upcoming NBA season — has people talking about sports uniforms. Ask 10 people in a room about uniforms, and you’ll likely get 8.11 different opinions — maybe any two people will agree, but don’t expect any more than that. Taste is so particular to...
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Watch: The Best Crossovers of 2015 NBA Summer League

Dunks and three-pointers make most of the basketball highlight reels but it’s always fun watching a killer crossover. Here are the best from the 2015 NBA Summer League… The post Watch: The Best Crossovers of 2015 NBA Summer League appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
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Hickory NBA: The Pacers Embrace Hoosiers

You don’t have to love the movie Hoosiers to think this is pretty cool, and a great way for one of our nation’s best basketball states to honor its rich hoops heritage: It’s an honor to break this news: @Pacers going Hollywood next season! #HickoryPacers #HoosiersMovie pic.twitter.com/6iC52OSCv5 — INDIANA GEORGE HILL (@George_Hill3) July 21, 2015 #HickoryPacers jerseys...
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Best of NBA Summer League: Unexpected players edition

Hoops heads from all corners of the basketball world come together to watch NBA Summer League action in anticipation of seeing what the future of the league has in store. Most watch to see the college/international stars of yesteryear turned NBA franchise saving heroes overnight. Some watch to see their favorite college players from back in the day who they won’t have a chance...
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Clippers are trying to follow the other LA team of 2010

The Golden State Warriors weren’t always elegant in their run to the 2015 NBA title, and goodness knows, Draymond Green frequently approached the line between “aggressive and dirty” on the court. He can be reckless at times. Yet, one would ultimately have to conclude that the Warriors had no knuckleheads on their roster. Championship teams generally don’t have knuckleheads...
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Way-too-Early NBA Predictions: The Top 5 Teams In The Eastern Conference

Can’t wait for the 2015-’16 season to start? Us neither. Now that most of the off-season’s major moves are complete, we’ll dive into some ludicrously premature predictions for next season. In the coming days and weeks we’ll attempt to project the standings in each conference, five teams at a time, before trying to lock down who will bring home the major awards at the end...
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NBA offseason team awards

With the majority of the moves from the NBA offseason all wrapped up, I’ve decided to give some sort of award to all 30 teams. We will go in A-B-C order. Atlanta Hawks  Best Sequel Award (or so they hope)  The problem with going for sequels is the second movie typically isn’t as good as the first. Two years ago Atlanta signed DeMarre Carroll to a two-year contract worth...
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Josh Smith, Doc Rivers, And The Art Of Basketball-Cycle Maintenance

At first glance, Josh Smith — the new bargain-basement addition to the Los Angeles Clippers’ roster — won’t be able to shoot down his team’s chances in Game 6 of a conference semifinal series. Then again, what’s true at first glance with Josh Smith — and other players like him — is that while he might not be able to make a bunch of threes for a Clipper opponent anymore...
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Ty Lawson in, Josh Smith out: The Rockets' mysterious ways

After two DUI arrests in six months, Ty Lawson watched his level of value plummet. So, the Houston Rockets decided to get him for a relatively cheap price… at least in terms of raw numbers. A common refrain from many analysts and pundits on Sunday night after news of the Lawson deal broke was this: “It’s cheap and therefore low-risk, so why not?” This is a line of argumentation...
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Watch: Jonathan Simmons throws down a pair of sick dunks

Jonathan Simmons of the San Antonio Spurs Summer League team threw down a pair of sick dunks against the Atlanta Hawks Summer League team. Check these out, especially the first one… The post Watch: Jonathan Simmons throws down a pair of sick dunks appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
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Watch: Glenn Robinson III throws down alley-oop

Glenn Robinson III has been showing up frequently on the Summer League highlight films for the Atlanta Hawks. Check out the timing on this alley-oop… The post Watch: Glenn Robinson III throws down alley-oop appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
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New York Knicks Rookies Make Great First Impression at Summer League

New York Knicks fans’ dreams of finally bringing a championship back home to Madison Square Garden were dashed Thursday night, when the team was eliminated from the Summer League Playoffs in embarrassing fashion. Now take a deep breathe Knicks fans, as I’m embellishing for the loathers of the group. The Knicks first loss of the Kristaps Porzingis era was the most lifeless the...
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Watch: LeBron hits seated shot from sideline

LeBron was catching a Cleveland Cavaliers summer game in Vegas, but he still couldn’t stay out of the highlights. Here he is nailing a shot from his courtside seat…. The post Watch: LeBron hits seated shot from sideline appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
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Why the Pelicans should make the NBA playoffs next season

We conclude our NBA schedule series this week with a positive example of how a lack of division-heavy scheduling can influence a team’s season. Earlier in the week, we examined why the Boston Celtics face such a tough path in the Eastern Conference, despite residing in the comparatively soft Atlantic Division. Boston will play just 16 games in the Atlantic. It will have to play...
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Watch: LeBron James plays Faceketball with Jimmy Fallon

Oh the things Jimmy Fallon talks his guests into doing…. The post Watch: LeBron James plays Faceketball with Jimmy Fallon appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
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