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That’s Right Kids, Michael Jordan Was My Teammate

When my kids were three and five years old, I told a tiny lie. It was done in jest. Only they didn’t realize I was joking. My lie: Michael Jordan and I used to play on the same basketball team.…

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Rest in Peace, Kobe Bean Bryant

As a lifelong NBA fan and self-admitted Kobestan, I have felt compelled over the last few days to pay tribute in my own way to my generation’s Michael Jordan. That man is, without a doubt, Kobe Bean Bryant, who passed…

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For anyone complaining about the Ty Jerome double dribble no-call during last night’s Virginia vs Auburn Final Four game

If anyone is raining on your parade on Facebook or Twitter, here are a few other non-calls that took place in the final minutes of UVA’s 63-62 win over Auburn to reach the National Championship — non-calls, I may add, that should have gone Virginia’s way, but didn’t.

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Throwback Thursday with Duke Blue Devils Great Bobby Hurley

Today is the official first day of March Madness 2015. It’s also Thursday — #throwbackthursday. And Duke great, Bobby Hurley, is back in the tournament, this time as a coach of the Buffalo Bills men’s basketball team. I once interviewed the NCAA legend, and we talked basketball — and changing diapers.

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The Chris Bosh Disappearing Act

With Game 2 of the NBA Finals set to tip-off tonight at 8 PM ET on ABC, I sat down and penned the following essay for HOOPSADDICT.COM, titled: “The Chris Bosh Disappearing Act.” What appears below is an excerpt. Whether…

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2013 NBA Playoffs: Separated at Birth

Whoever put together this list at SI.com did one heck of a job. Now I can lay to rest the head scratching question of who Omer Asik (C – Rockets) has reminded me of this entire 2012-13 NBA season: Judge…

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Scene from an Awkward Christmas Dinner at Buss Family Household

In which Jim Buss asks Phil Jackson to pass the salt.

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Chris Mullin Hairstyles That Never Were – The Pat Riley

Imagine if Chris Mullin ditched the flat top hairstyle and went all slicked back Pat Riley on your ass. Alternate names for this hairstyle include but are not limited to: The Dapper Dan The Pat Riley circa 1988 Lakers The…

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Justin Anderson, UVA Men’s Basketball Recruit

Although the University of Virginia men’s basketball team has been plagued by injury and transfers this year, there is a shining spot headed to the Charlottesville program in the fall. His name: Justin Anderson (Montrose Christian HS). Standing at 6’7″,…

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Arts & Culture Basketball Pop Culture

Words that begin with “in-” that the New York press can use to describe Jeremy Lin’s game

Tired of the same old nouns, verbs, and adjectives being used to describe Jeremy Lin’s game — like “Linsanity” and “Lincredible”? I recommend the following to spice things up a bit, to bring a little originality and a little more…

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Chris Mullin Hairstyles That Never Were – The Rick James

Imagine if Chris Mullin ditched the flat top hairstyle and went super freak, super freaky id est Rick James. Alternate names for this hairstyle include but are not limited to: The Janet Jackson The Poetic Justice The Lil Bow Wow…

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Kevin Love: The New Big Fundamental

When Kevin Love declared for the NBA Draft in April 2008, I shook my head. Like Tyler Hansbrough, who was dominating college basketball at the time, I thought of Love as only a college player. He didn’t have what it…

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Basketball Pop Culture

David Robinson Spotted at 3:23

Former San Antonio Spurs great David Robinson has been spotted getting his dance on (3:23). The retro 80s box top cannot be mistaken for anyone else’s but The Admiral’s. Robinson finished his career with averages of 21.1 ppg, 3.1 bpg,…

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Rabbit, Run

John Updike’s novel Rabbit, Run (1960) was written, according to the author, then 28, as a response to Jack Kerouac’s On The Road, “depict[ing] what happens when a young American family man goes on the road . . . [it…