Hubbard: LeBron’s Frightening Reality

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After the rather meek events of Monday’s showcase game, we can safely say the current NBA season has become sadly boring. All the elements of something monumental seemed in place with another matchup between the Cavaliers and Warriors, this time in Cleveland. Still aggravated that injuries left them shorthanded in their NBA Finals loss last season, the Cavs had even more motivation because of their loss on Christmas Day in Oakland. Also, the once-perfect Warriors had shockingly been defeated two times in their

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Tweet of the Night: Grant Hill says ranking Stephen Curry ahead of Isiah Thomas is disrespectful

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We’ve already seen Magic Johnson vehemently disagree with ESPN’s rankings of the Top 10 point guards of all-time. Specifically, he didn’t like where his good friend Isiah Thomas was ranked – fifth overall, just below Stephen Curry and John Stockton. Johnson cited Thomas scoring 25 points on a bum ankle in the Finals to explain the greatness of the point guard, but didn’t really provide any other reason for why he feels the way he does. [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Night: Magic Johnson says Stephen Curry and John Stockton are not better than Isiah Thomas

Magic Johnson

When ESPN ranked the Top 10 point guards of all-time on Tuesday, some were unhappy with certain omissions. Others simply didn’t agree with the order. Because a lot of this involves personal opinion and preference without a proper guideline, it’s hard to say what the right order really is. Are you judged on longevity? How dominant you were in your prime? A combination of those things and the number of championships won? Number of All-Star selections? No one really has an answer

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Hubbard: True Fantasy Sports Story: When Larry Bird got traded in the Larry Bird League

Larry Bird 1985 NBA Playoffs

When I think about how fantasy sports has evolved since I first began playing almost 30 years ago, I feel a little like Alexander Graham Bell might feel if he were to see an iPhone. No fantasy services existed at the time, so the stats for our first league were kept by hand. The NBA season was 24 weeks long so the first few years, we had eight pay periods and each ran three weeks. The thought of a daily league

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Tweet of the Night: Magic Johnson predicts outcome between Warriors and Lakers on Tuesday

Magic Johnson

With their record standing at 15-0, the Golden State Warriors are on the verge of setting a new record for the best start in NBA history when they face the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. So can they pull it off? The odds are overwhelmingly in their favor to do so, but the Lakers do have this on their side: they managed to beat Golden State, which went into the game with a 23-3 record – last season at the Staples Center despite

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Gonzo: A List of Lists on all Things Basketball

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Because it’s early October and we have college hoops practices getting underway, along with NBA preseason action, I figured it was a good time to give my basketball lifer’s opinion on some different rankings and lists I’ve thought about and put together. Why have I done this? Well in this country, we count championships and rings. We keep score and rank and list. I can hear my wife laughing now saying “these are the things you are wasting your brain power on and thinking about during your

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Who was better – Magic or Bird?

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Magic Johnson and Larry Bird are two iconic players, perhaps the best ever at their respective positions. The 1980s saw the rivalry of Magic vs Bird at center stage of the NBA’s popularity. They won a combined 6 MVP awards and 8 NBA titles. Usually, when they are referenced, it’s Magic and Bird. Today’s we find out who was better – Magic or Bird?   [Read more…]

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