NBA Playoffs – Giving Some People What They Want

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For the second consecutive season, the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will square off in the NBA Finals. For the fourth consecutive season, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have led the crew from South Beach to the precipice of NBA glory.

As the stage is set for what should be a phenomenal championship bout, some fans have chosen to look at the NBA with urine-colored glasses.

Trent Richardson trade: What Indianapolis and Cleveland look like in the aftermath

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Big trades almost never happen in the NFL – especially in the middle of the season. So when Cleveland and Indianapolis made a deal involving 2012′s No. 3 overall pick last week, the national fallout was probably much larger than it should have been.

Has Johnny Manziel Made You Question the Myth of Amateurism?

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In 2011, I penned an article begging the NCAA to pay college athletes. My thesis was simple: under the current set of rules, many athletes were being exploited by the NCAA and its system. Therefore, the NCAA should pay its college athletes more in order to stop the unfair exploitation of 19 and 20 year-old kids.

Samuel Deeds – An American Hero

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This Sunday, America’s most famous race track will hold its annual NASCAR race in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ironically, it’s no longer called “The Brickyard 400.” Instead, the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard will commence Sunday afternoon, confusing both hardcore NASCAR fans and casual observers alike.

The Top 10 basketball coaching jobs in America

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So what is the best basketball job in America? Jon Washburn goes in depth to break it down and come up with the answer.

NBA Finals Game 7: Be careful what you wish for

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The NBA is a copycat league, which is why it will be interesting to see the impact of Thursday night’s Game 7 of the NBA Finals on the future of the game.

Ranking the best 3-point shooters in NBA history

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Two weeks ago, Stephen Curry capped off an amazing season by hitting his 272nd 3-pointer of the year, breaking Ray Allen’s seven-year-old NBA record. His performance, combined with our hyperbolic here and now journalistic tendencies nearly caused a riot on the Internet. Since it was not merely good enough to proclaim that Curry is a great shooter – […]

Why Deshaun Thomas Should Be Naismith Player of the Year

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There are many awards in sports that are ambiguous and hard to figure out. One that shouldn’t be is the Naismith Player of the Year Award, which this year should — but won’t — guy to a guy who isn’t even on voters’ radar screens.

Michael Jordan Killed Basketball … And LeBron Is Saving It

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Michael Jordan will always be the game’s most important basketball player. He left his lasting imprint on the game, and in so many ways ushered us into a new era. Still, he remains an outlier. LeBron James is taking the sport in a different direction — the right one.

Colin Cowherd Claims Pacers’ Attendance Proves Hoops Fans in Indiana Are Racist … He’s Wrong

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Two weeks ago, Colin Cowherd once again lowered himself to the pit of hyperbolic and idiotic reasoning when he suggested that Indiana fans were racist for not showing up to Pacers’ games.

3 Rule Changes That Would Immediately Make Soccer Better

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Gareth Bale is a spectacular talent, but soccer fans are deprived of seeing him at his best more often because of arcane rules that could use some tweaking.

Don’t Look Now … But LeBron James Is Having The Greatest Season in NBA History

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Don’t look now, but LeBron James is submitting the greatest individual NBA season since the Big Dipper was averaging 50 points and the Big O was averaging a triple-double. Actually, maybe you should look. Because for the first time in over a decade, the title of GOAT is officially up for grabs.

As Kobe Bryant Passes Another Milestone, It’s Time To Stop Hatin’ and Start Appreciatin’

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Your opinions of Michael Jordan are your own opinions. We are all free to think what we want. The problem is that in the process of defending MJ at all costs, many people have wound up criticizing Kobe Bryant to unfair and utterly ridiculous levels.

Don’t Hate on Michigan or Kansas … Hate the College Basketball Polling Process

Should Bill Self's Jayhawks be #1? Or Michigan? Don't look to this week's polls to provide a definitive answer.

There is a fundamental problem with how we rank college teams in this country. While this comes to the surprise of absolutely nobody, the inconsistencies will still be a weekly source of frustration for hardcore fans for the foreseeable future.

The Epic Fantasy College Hoops Tournament Continues: Working Our Way Towards The Final Four

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What started out as a brief post analyzing which college hoops programs have produced the best current talent has morphed into a crazy tournament. In this post, we go through the first round matchups on the way to our epic fantasy Final Four.