On Holiday

Holiday

Due to an extraordinary set of circumstances, we are temporarily suspending publication — with the exception of our daily fantasy basketball advice columns. Hope to be back soon. #FamilyFirst.

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Sheridan: My Season-Ending Awards Ballot

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I always wait until the final game of the NBA season is in the books before handing in my postseason awards ballot, and the reason is twofold: If the deadline is not until Thursday afternoon, what’s the hurry? (This is how journalists work when it comes to deadlines. Most of us, anyway.) The second is because you always want to wait and see if something happens on the final night of the season to change either your ballot or your

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MVP Rankings, Edition IX: Curry Wins … in NCAAs

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The team that passed on Stephen Curry oh so many years ago got beaten in the NCAA championship game by what else? A 3-pointer. You have to believe the folks at Davidson, especially one particular ex-student, took a little extra gratification from Kris Jenkins’ title-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer that lifted Villanova over North Carolina. Because it was Davidson, you may recall, that benefited most from the decisions by North Carolina and Duke to take a pass on the player who

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Three-Man Weave: Will Warriors Break Bulls’ Record?

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Steve Kerr says the Golden State Warriors are “all in” on trying to break the Chicago Bulls’ record for most wins in a season — 72. Kudos to Kerr for being honest – and for trying to make history for a second time. Don’t forget, Kerr was a player on the 1995-96 Bulls team that went 72-10. Most coaches would say “it doesn’t matter” – and they’d be lying through their teeth. But Kerr is a straight shooter (pun intended), and

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Sheridan: Obsession Over LeBron’s Twitter Unfollow Disses Raptors

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LeBron James supposedly unfollowed the Cavs on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. And this is major news. You know, in this business all journalists are supposed to be neutral. Sportswriters go to practices, attend games, speak to the players in locker rooms and tell stories based upon that special access. Once everyone has fulfilled their obligations, the players and the media get to go about their normal lives until reconvening again the next day … then the next … and the

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MVP Rankings, Edition VIII: Coaches Weigh In On Their Own Award

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We publish these rankings roughly twice a month, an exercise in futility tantamount to being a 50-year old on a beach in Panama City looking to re-live his conquests of the mid-1980s back when Fort Lauderdale and The Button were the hot spots. So now that I have revealed my Easter weekend plans (not really, but it is not 100 percent out of the question), I will reveal my mid-April plans: I am going to fill out my MVP ballot, and

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Sheridan: The Three Biggest Unanswered Questions of the NBA Season

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We would like to interrupt your NCAA bracket guesswork with a few questions, and in this column I absolutely promise to stay away from politics after using it as a crutch writing device in my last couple MVP rankings columns. (I’ll have another one of those later this week, and I will try to adhere to that vow for two straight columns … but it won’t be easy). Pablo You know, the NBA season is winding down, we have already had

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Best Basketball Comebacks of All Time

Basketball is a game of momentum. Often, the ebb-and-flow throughout a game balances out somewhat evenly, making most games back-and-forth affairs. However, sometimes things shift so hard in one team’s favor early on that you can’t help but think the game is a lost cause. But occasionally, those giant early (or even second half) leads develop into monumental comebacks that turn what was going to be a forgettable game into one you’ll remember forever. This unpredictable-to-the-very-end element is one of the reasons

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