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Years ago, as a teenaged high school student, I first pondered the idea of creating my own NBA website.  In 2010, three years after my graduation, I finally made it happen.  Since then, I’ve treated this endeavor like a full-time job.  I’ve been able to do so thanks in large part to my family, who’ve been so generous as to facilitate my nearly-expense-free existence.  This...
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February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

The Best Of The D-League, Featuring Royce White

Hey everyone, Scott from Crabdribbles.com here to bring to you the best of this past week in the D-League. Today, I’ve decided to bend the rules a little bit. Instead of handing out Performance of the Week honors to the person who had the most outstanding game, I’ve given it to someone who, after months and months of drama and controversy, actually made his long-awaited D-League...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Saturday Notebook, Featuring Josh Smith

Josh Smith is a polarizing player. Some consider him every bit as good as the tremendous highlights and monster box scores, while others point to his iffy attitude and questionable shot selection. Honestly, I don’t know how to rate Josh Smith. He brings an awful lot to the table, including the coveted ability to score on the block (when the mood strikes him, of course), and yet…...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving’s Dribbling Destroys Brandon Knight, Redeems Rookie Game

The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, formerly and informally known as the Rookie/Sophomore game, is generally a rather uninspiring event.  Only twice in the past 11 years has the challenge been decided by fewer than 10 points, and it’s pretty much become tradition that the game concludes with an impromptu dunk contest.  Basically, it’s like the actual All-Star game… except with...
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February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

POTD 2/13/13: CJ Miles on Tiago Splitter & Matt Bonner

This particular play would’ve been cooler had the Cavaliers maintained the three-point lead that it gave them, but hey, a dunk on two Spurs is a dunk on two Spurs.  Austin Carr thought it was fantastic, and it’s not like he’s ever been known to be overly excitable. Something every NBA fan should know: CJ Miles the… um… adult film star has more Twitter followers than CJ...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Thursday Notebook, Featuring Carlos Boozer

The Bulls find themselves in a sticky situation with Carlos Boozer. He isn’t helping the team — I’d argue that he’s doing quite the opposite, as a matter of fact — and what the Bulls choose to do with him will be a developing storyline as we approach the trade deadline (and this summer, if he isn’t gone by then). He’s on the books for approximately $15 million next...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The Starting Lineup: Kawhi Leonard Steals The Show

A lot can change in nine seconds. For instance, take what appeared to be turning into the most memorable game of Dion Waiters’ NBA career.  Against the West-leading Spurs, Waiters had scored a team-leading 20 points, including the go-ahead jump shot over the best perimeter defender in the building.  To score a game-winner in the NBA is something every basketball player has dreamt...
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February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

POTD 2/12/13: DeMar DeRozan on Timofey Mozgov

Approximately seven minutes into Tuesday’s matchup with the Raptors, Timofey Mozgov checked in for the first time in three games.  He was forced into action in the stead of JaVale McGee, who happened to re-aggravate a leg injury that’s been giving him problems lately.  In fairness to Mozgov, the Raptors seemed to be making a concerted effort to take the ball to the rim even...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Wednesday Notebook, Featuring The Miami Heat

The Heat remain the only team in the league able to flip the switch at a moments notice. They have the highest third quarter net rating in the NBA and their net rating of 30.2 in clutch situations (less than five minutes remaining, margin of five) is also at the top of the league. Yes, at the end of close games they are outscoring their opponents by around 30 points per 100 possessions...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Starting Lineup: LeBron James Makes Scoring History

By scoring 30 points on 11-15 from the floor in a 117-104 victory over the Blazers, LeBron James established a new standard for individual efficiency in NBA basketball.  As you’ve probably heard, this was LeBron’s sixth consecutive game of 30+ points on 60+ percent from the floor.  Never before — not in the entire 67-year history of the National Basketball Association ...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook Thinks The Media Is Trippin’

Remember when Russell Westbrook lost his mind during that blowout Thunder victory over the Grizzlies?  It happened about two weeks ago, on January 31st, after he was whistled for a seldom-called five second violation in the post.  Suddenly, Westbrook became furious with teammate Thabo Sefolosha, who’d poorly timed his cut.  Upon being summoned to the bench, he pitched an explosive...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

POTD 2/11/13: Blake Griffin on Spencer Hawes

The Philadelphia 76ers got absolutely destroyed by the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.  At home, they trailed by double digits for the last 33 minutes, lost by 17, and fell into a massive 25-point hole as Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan dunked on them twice in one second.  Pictures are worth a thousand words, they say, and to understand the true magnitude of the humiliation...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The Starting Lineup: Josh Smith Shoots Five Threes, Somehow Makes Four

Josh Smith activated full-troll-mode in Dallas, where he drained a career-high four three-pointers (on just five tries) as the Hawks defeated the Mavericks 105-101.  Needless to say, he also did some really stupid ****; even his made three-pointers were actually stupid ****, but they happened to not be airballs somehow.  Smith didn’t do nearly as much stupid **** as the Mavericks...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Adidas Keeps The Fan In Mind, Designs $300 Sleeved Jersey

Adidas has been doing horrible, horrible things to NBA uniforms since they acquired Reebok, the NBA’s previous apparel supplier, in 2006.  But what they’ve done to the Golden State Warriors’ latest alternate jersey trumps all their previous crimes of on-court fashion.  On February 22nd, in a nationally-televised game against the Spurs, the Warriors will debut the outfit modeled...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

POTD 2/10/13: Jeremy Lin on Francisco Garcia

Did you know Jeremy Lin has a dunk mix on Youtube?  Neither did I.  With a duration of a minute and 25 seconds, I’d say it’s surprisingly long… but it goes all the way back to his collegiate career and is mostly composed of clips from summer league games and layup lines.  Only one actual NBA dunk is included — the one he threw down against the Wizards during the height...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA247365.COM Video Podcast, Episode 3: LIVE!

Welcome, everyone, to the weekly NBA247365.COM video podcast, episode three!  For this edition I, Stephen Coston, will be joined by a couple of guests.  Returning once again is NBA247365.COM/ESPN True Hoop Network contributor Jacob Frankel (@jacob_frankel), and making his first appearance is Jacob Greenberg from The Diss (@jacobjbg).  So, join Jacob, Jacob, and I as we discuss...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

POTD 2/9/13: Jason Thompson on Derrick Favors

It was a perfect storm at Arco Arena on Saturday night when the Utah Jazz, a horrible road team, rolled into Sacramento for their fourth game in three nights.  There, they encountered not only the Kings, but 16,193 energetic fans who’d come out as part of a special initiative to show support for the struggling team.  It was essentially a protest against the proposed sale of the...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The Best Of The D-League, Featuring Donald Sloan

Good morning, basketball fans, and welcome to the third installment of “The Best of the D-League.” As always, Scott from CrabDribbles.com is here to present to you a summary of the D-League’s standout performances along with the top five plays of the week, both of which feature some familiar faces. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Performance of the Week The performance of...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlie Villanueva Beats The Bucks With A Three-Point Dagger

Back in the summer of ’05, Charlie Villanueva was selected seventh overall by the Toronto Raptors.  A versatile combo forward out of UConn, Villanueva was brought north of the border to join budding superstar Chris Bosh in a promising frontcourt for the future.  Though Charlie got off to a pretty solid start averaging 13 points per game on 46% from the floor and 33% from downtown...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

POTD 2/8/13: Kevin Durant on Markieff Morris

His extraordinary coordination allows him to fool his defender with a hesitation dribble.  His lightning quickness gives him the burst that sets him free.  His stunning athleticism facilitates takeoff from the edge of the painted area, and his seven-foot, five-inch wingspan enables him to finish over the top of the help.  Simply put, Kevin Durant is the ideal prototype of a scorer...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Starting Lineup: Rudy Gay Brings Raptors Deliverance

I still don’t like the trade from a business standpoint, but Rudy Gay proved his basic on-court worth to the Raptors in a 100-98 overtime victory in Indiana.  Though Gay experienced just mixed success (9-25 from the floor) going one-on-one against a stingy defender in Paul George, he did come through with 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, including the game...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Dumb Things Reggie Miller Says: 2/7/13 Edition

Reggie Miller is one of the greatest shooting guards of all time. This, we know. He had countless breathtaking moments and must-watch games. But now he is a broadcaster, spewing ill thought out (and sometimes just plain wrong) analysis. This, we hate. To make Thursdays a little more fun I’ve come up with this column. Each week, I will highlight some of Miller’s most egregious...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Be Cautiously Optimistic About The 2013 Slam Dunk Contest

Basketball fans enjoyed two pleasant surprises as this year’s Slam Dunk Contest participants were announced.  Firstly, the NBA caught us all off guard by going with six contestants.  Though this used to be the norm (as many as nine have dunked in the past), but the league reduced he number of dunkers to four following the 2001 contest.  More dunkers obviously means more dunks...
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February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

POTD 2/6/13: Ivan Johnson on Ed Davis

Centuries ago, Sir Isaac Newton told us that objects in motion tend to stay in motion.  For this reason, no man without a death wish really has any desire to position himself in the path of a speeding Ivan Johnson.  Even other NBA players, who are quite large and competitive themselves, are hesitant to get in his way.  Recently, as if he’s suddenly realized just how frightening...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Starting Lineup: Celtics Keep The Streak Alive

In their first road test since Rajon Rondo’s injury, the Celtics were able to come back from 10 down at the start of the fourth quarter to beat the Raptors 99-95 and extend their win streak to five games.  The catalyst in the rally?  LeAndro Barbosa, who scored 11 of his 14 points in the fourth.  Barbosa’s energy at both ends of the floor sparked a dramatic turnaround in which...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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