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Jason Kidd didn’t just burn a bridge with the Nets. He basically set it ablaze with an entire gas station’s fuel supply. Once groomed to be the face of the franchise, Kidd will now have all his images removed from Barclays Center – perhaps even his retired jersey hanging from the rafters.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo has truly come a long way to be where he is right now: a wide-eyed, just-turned 19-year-old kid who is learning the ropes of being an NBA player in his first season. He came from a poor background – so poor that he actually shared a pair of sneakers with his brother whenever he had to play basketball. He is a fun character and has shown flashes of brilliance so far, so when you read about the road taken
Capping off a mediocrity-defining three-year stretch that saw them finish ninth, ninth and eighth in the East, the Milwaukee Bucks should have entered the summer of 2013 with change as the most obvious mandate. As in change everything. Despite a return to the playoffs and encouraging progress from big men Larry Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova and John Henson, the Bucks had little to show for their efforts last season, as coaching upheaval and a dysfunctional locker room motivated GM John Hammond to take a
On paper, Friday’s tilt between the Heat and Bucks offered an intriguing if not entirely predictable preview of the two teams’ possible first-round playoff matchup. The East’s best versus its erratic eighth seed. The unstoppable force versus the decidedly movable object. The inevitability of LeBron James’ quest for a second title against the maddening inconsistency of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis. It might not have been Bird vs. Magic, but as far as Friday night NBA storylines go, you could do much