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Sam Hinkie: Genius or Joke?

Reading Time: 2 minutesFormer Sixers GM Sam Hinkie was a genius, not a joke. Even though “The Process” and Hinkie himself are referred to by many as violating the integrity of basketball, it revolutionized the sport. He recognized the essential need of a superstar to win a championship. A top ten player, not just an All-Star, but an MVP caliber player. When looking at NBA Champions the 2003-2004 Pistons were one of the only teams in history to not have a superstar on their team to win a Championship. Hinkie identified that getting a superstar gives you the best...

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How Allen Iverson Single-Handedly Led a Bottom Tier NBA Team to the NBA Finals

Reading Time: 2 minutesAllen Iverson is easily one of the most underrated guards, if not players, in the history of the NBA. Oh, and trust me, we’re not going to be talking about practice. At 6’0″ and 165 pounds, Iverson still was able to play the shooting guard position as well as the point guard exceptionally well, averaging 26.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 2.2 steals at a 42% clip over the span of his career. While Iverson’s shooting wasn’t the spotlight of his success, his playmaking ability was almost unmatched and he is arguably one of the...

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Ben Simmons Can Shoot: Why Doesn’t He?

Reading Time: 2 minutesBen Simmons is arguably the most skilled young player in the NBA. He has an unforgettable passing ability and drives the lane with ease. Though despite this, one thing fans want from him is to shoot the ball. While he’s a deserved All-Star, he still doesn’t shoot in games. The media are all over Simmons’ pregame routine, as he drills threes and practices jumper; yet, in the game, he rarely attempts a jumper. Sure, he’s shot a fadeaway at the end of the shot clock here and there, he’s made a three pointer or two, but...

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The Joel Embiid Conundrum

Reading Time: 4 minutesPhiladelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid has dug himself quite the hole the last year or so. And as a Celtics fan, it’s very amusing. Remember when Shaq and Charles Barkley got on Embiid’s case for not trying enough? It was earlier this month, on December 10th, after Embiid put up 22 points and 10 rebounds. It was a below average performance for Embiid, but not terrible. Shaq and Barkley were very disappointed, however. “He’s the toughest player in the league to match up with,” Barkley said of Embiid on TNT, “but we don’t talk about...

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