Sheridan: Standing Behind My Harden MVP Vote, in Veteran Company

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I was one of 25 voters who chose James Harden as the NBA’s MVP, and I feel as strongly about my decision today as I did back when I cast my ballot the day after the season ended. As I said then, it was the toughest MVP vote I’ve ever been a part of. What was interesting to me Monday when the ballots were released was the ledger of other voters who went for Harden over Curry. I imagine you have

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SheridanHoops.com Second Round Playoff Predictions

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OK, so we didn’t all post perfect records in the first round. You find me someone who did, and I’ll personally call the guy and offer him a job. But everyone here at SheridanHoops had Floyd Mayweather winning in a yawnfest decision over Manny Pacquiao, and we all took the American Pharoah-Dortmund exacta in the Kentucky Derby. Check the Yonkers Raceway surveillance footage if you don’t believe me. All of us also hit the daily number yesterday, and we all came home

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Sheridan’s Top 50 Free Agents — Nos. 19-35

19. Tim Duncan, F-C, San Antonio (Unrestricted): At this time next season, Duncan will be doing one of two things: playing for the Spurs or fully ensconced in his next vocation of customizing muscle cars. Any team outside of San Antonio making him an offer will be wasting its time. In fact, he is probably less likely to change teams than James. The bet here is that Duncan, 39, continues to play for the Spurs on a year-to-year basis until he

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Sheridan’s Top 50 Free Agents — Nos. 36-50

36. Omer Asik, C, New Orleans (Unrestricted): He may have the Pelicans over a barrel; GM Dell Demps gave up a first-round pick for him because he knew he needed a big body to alleviate some of the pounding on Anthony Davis at the defensive end. Now that New Orleans has had a taste of the postseason – however brief it was – there is pressure to keep moving forward and become a contender in the West. That is less likely

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Sheridan: Radical idea for improving the NBA — Eliminate TV timeouts

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Last I checked, soccer was a pretty popular sport around the globe. More popular than basketball, I might add. And if you’ve ever sat on the sofa and watched a soccer match, you’ve probably noticed that there are no TV timeouts. You get 45 minutes of action, then you can get up and make a sandwich, and then you go back and get 45 more minutes of non-stop action, commercial-free. Why can’t the NBA be quite as enjoyable? Don’t get me wrong …

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PODCAST: How to end the madness of 3-hour playoff games

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Game 5 of the Clippers-Spurs series was a great one, going down to the final minute. But it lasted nearly three hours, ending just before 2 a.m. EDT on the East Coast. This, folks, is a problem. And the NBA needs to solve it. You simply CANNOT have the best basketball of the postseason being played when two-thirds of the country is asleep. What if there was a magic formula that could shave an hour off the game time? Would the NBA even consider looking

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Manny Pacquiao gets ready for Floyd Mayweather fight

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As most of you probably know, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will fight on May 2 in boxing’s biggest match in a long time. A lot of people are looking for any kind of content they can find relating to this fight and we at SheridanHoops happen to have some. Check out this exclusive video FootLocker did with Pacquiao leading up to the big night in Las Vegas.  

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PODCAST: Why Kevin Ollie Remains the No. 1 Choice to replace Scott Brooks

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If Sam Presti does not hire a coach that Kevin Durant is happy with, chances are Durant will leave Oklahoma City as an unrestricted free agent in July, 2016. That is a fact. Kevin Durant likes Kevin Ollie. That is a fact, too. And Kevin Ollie is Presti’s No. 1 choice for the job. That fact was first reported by respected colleague Adam Zagoria, and it is 100 percent on the money. So what to make of Ollie’s statement today, tactfully written in

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