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NBA MVP Race: A Deep Look

Reading Time: 2 minutesThere are 4 front runners in the very tight race for the Most Valuable Player award this season. LeBron James, Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic, and Kevin Durant are the athletes at the top of this battle for the accolade. At the moment, Joel Embiid is who everyone is talking about to receive this honor when this season draws to a conclusion. He is putting up stellar numbers while leading his team in a very dominant fashion to a top seed in the Eastern Conference. The one question mark with Embiid is his durability, as he has...

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The Losers In The Harden Mega-Deal

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe James Harden to Brooklyn trade turned the NBA world upside down. It was a great four team trade for all parties involved. Brooklyn gets its third star they wanted, to push them over the edge. The Rockets remain competitive by getting a good shooting guard in Victor Oladipo, while retaining a HAUL of first round picks to help build for the future. The Pacers got a good young player in Caris LeVert, who can develop into a star alongside Malcolm Brogdon, and Domantas Sabonis. Then finally the Cleveland Cavaliers got a steal in center Jarrett...

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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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