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In The Face

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 | 0 comments

We don’t get to see what happened afterwards (h/t @gifdsports) but Roy Hibbert, after taking a LeBron James elbow to the head, tries to...

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Boogie Week: Caring Not For Your Generalizing Follies

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 | 0 comments

It’s #BoogieWeek at Hickory-High, an extended celebration and exploration of all things DeMarcus Cousins. Check out the rest of...

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A San Antonio State of Mind

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 | 1 comment

I used to despise watching the San Antonio Spurs. I was a kid growing up in Northern California, forced to watch Mike Dunleavy and Troy...

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A Kamikaze Season

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 | 1 comment

The Philadelphia 76ers flew to Los Angeles and Oakland, playing the Clippers and Warriors, respectively. It seemed like a great way to...

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And The Award For Best Ensemble Goes To . . .

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Kevin Durant is better than LeBron James. That’s how we’ll remember January 29, 2014, especially if the Oklahoma City Thunder go on and...

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The Flash (less)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 | 0 comments

There is zero flash to LaMarcus Aldridge’s game. Absent a Dirk Nowitzki one-legged fadeaway; a Blake Griffin monster dunk; a Kevin Love...

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Enter Title Here (This is the actual title of the post, not an editorial mistake)

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 | 0 comments

The NBA offseason remains a place where “think-pieces”, filler stories, puff write-ups and mostly fun lists are conjured up to pass time...

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The More We See, The More We Want

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 | 0 comments

The rise, fall, resurgence, apotheosis, redemption, or whatever other noun we ascribe to players throughout their careers are interesting...

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Profiles in Coaching: Dave Joerger, Hamstrung

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 | 0 comments

The fates of NBA head coaches are hopelessly intertwined with the abilities and personalities of their players. For that reason they...

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From The Highest Mountain

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 | 0 comments

Words are part of a reassuring platform from which we perch ourselves, wanting to reach for them whenever we please. When something,...

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Tip of the Iceberg

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 | 0 comments

Dealing with an abstract basketball entity like coaching isn’t as simple as success and failure; or black and white. There’s much more...

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The NBA Middle Class

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 | 0 comments

The NBA markets itself with its best players. That’s the smartest free market, closed market, any market strategy even a layman like me...

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Steve Nash’s Influence; and a Broken Ankle

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 | 2 comments

Basketball never stopped, especially after my first year of high school, a time when I was getting my first taste on a competitive team....

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The Peculiar Case of the Houston Rockets

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 | 1 comment

  Last year, the Houston Rockets tossed up nearly 29 three-pointers per game (tied for first in the NBA with the New York Knicks)....

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The Craft: An Interview With Jonathan Abrams

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 | 0 comments

  Feature writing is an art. And Jonathan Abrams, current Grantland writer, is known as one of if not the best at taking a story,...

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The Next Step – With Gimpy Ankles: A Golden State Warriors Season Preview

Posted by on Oct 19, 2013 | 0 comments

  This year, for the first time, Hickory-High will be tackling the challenging of crafting season previews for all thirty NBA teams....

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