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My NBA MVP Rankings: A Running Commentary

1) James Harden First-off, Harden checks all the boxes.  The Houston Rockets have been unstoppable — they’re 63-9 when Harden plays. Harden has also become the most effective isolation player — at least based on his points-per-shot — of all-time. He’s an elite playmaker and has become slightly more engaged defensively, although he still dozes off on D from time-to-time.  Harden has elevated the game … Continue reading My NBA MVP Rankings: A Running Commentary

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Bill Russell: A Champion Both On and Off the Court

At every point in his athletic career, starting with a state title at the age of 17, all the way through his eleventh and final NBA championship, Russell was a basketball champion.  But more importantly, he was also a champion of civil rights, paving the way for African-American athletes who followed him. Continue reading Bill Russell: A Champion Both On and Off the Court

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Four Potential Starting Lineup Changes for the Celtics

The Boston Celtics, who held the league’s best record earlier in the season, have come back to reality in 2018. The slumping Celtics are 10-9 in the months of January and February, and have fallen behind the Toronto Raptors for the number-one seed in the Eastern Conference. “It’s gonna be a tough ending if we don’t change a little bit,” head coach Brad Stevens said … Continue reading Four Potential Starting Lineup Changes for the Celtics

Below the Rim Podcast- Eastern Conference All-Star Team

In the debut episode of the Below the Rim Podcast, I talk about who I think deserves to be on the Eastern Conference All-Star team and why. Here’s my team: Starters: Kyrie Irving Demar Derozan Lebron James Giannis Antetokuonmpo Al Horford Reserves: Victor Oladipo Joel Embiid Kristaps Porzingis Kyle Lowry John Wall Andre Drummond Bradley Beal Continue reading Below the Rim Podcast- Eastern Conference All-Star Team