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James Harden: The Chief Architect of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Reading Time: 2 minutesMeet the Cleveland Cavaliers. They have begun the past two seasons the same way: 9-10 after exactly 38 days into the regular season. However, in the 2020-21 season, the Cavaliers would end the year 13-40, finishing 13th in the Eastern Conference. This season, they are 10-2 since their 9-10 start and are fighting for homecourt advantage in the first round. Meet James Harden. The former MVP and scoring champion frequented strip clubs and McDonald’s early last season in an effort to be traded. He was successful. However, through his success in the trade to Brooklyn, he...

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Who is the NBA’s Best Player?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ah yes, the age-old question. One that has had a solid variety of answers over the course of the past few months. But, questions need answers. That is what I will be doing today. Who is the best NBA player, right now?The CandidatesStephen Curry – 32.0 PPG, 5.8 APG, 5.0 RPG, 65.5 TS%LeBron James – 25.0 PPG, 7.8 APG, 7.7 RPG, 60.2 TS%Kevin Durant – 26.9 PPG, 5.6 APG, 7.1 RPG, 66.6 TS%Kawhi Leonard – 24.8 PPG 5.2 APG, 6.5 RPG, 62.2 TS%How It Will WorkI will make the case for each player to be...

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The Unexpected Rise of Alize Johnson

Reading Time: 2 minutesSo far this season, the Nets have been hitting on all cylinders. However, there was a large hole to fill when dependable veteran big man LaMarcus Aldridge retired unexpectedly due to a heart condition. Once again, the Nets seemed to have the problem of a lack of big men on the bench, especially with Nic Claxton hurt and DeAndre Jordan faltering out of the rotation. How do the Nets solve this problem? Two words, Alize Johnson. Not many fans are familiar with Alize, the 6’7 power forward out of Missouri State. Over this season though, and...

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Don’t Put Too Much Confidence in the Brooklyn Nets

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Brooklyn Nets have quite obviously emerged as the championship team out of the East because of their star power. After all, having players like Irving, Harden, Durant, and Griffin all on the same team should virtually guarantee a championship run, right? Well, not quite. There is a multitude of hurdles they need to overcome to even make the finals, let alone defeat a team like the Lakers in a 7-game series. On paper, the Nets are a force to be reckoned with, but injuries, defense, and coaching are all kinks in the way of their...

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Blake Griffin: An Overhated and Underrated Pickup for the Nets

Reading Time: 4 minutesJust over two seasons ago, Blake Griffin had completely reinvented his game and was the face of basketball in Detroit. Coming off of a scary injury and some more injury-plagued seasons in Los Angeles, he quietly became an afterthought around the league. The Blake Griffin who was known for his flashy dunks was gone, now becoming a more all-around player, which bored fans as it was becoming evident that “Lob City” was a thing of the past. It was clear that Blake needed a change of scenery to further his basketball career in a positive direction,...

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