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Ty Lawson, A Perfect Blend of Mind and Speed

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 | 1 comment

The mid-2000s was a unique period for the game of basketball. The NBA was no longer in its golden period where Jordan, Bird, and Magic...

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Feel Good Greg.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 | 0 comments

We are taught, at some point, that stories in books are precisely that. Stories. We eventually learn the falsity of their nature, soon the...

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Wild, Wild West

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 | 0 comments

I don’t know how I got here. For the entire first part of my career, I was running things in New Orleans with a gang called the Hornets....

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An Under-Appreciated Living Legend

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 | 2 comments

No one really knows when Dirk Nowitzki is retiring.The one thing we do know for certain is that it’s soon. Sadly, at 35 years, Dirk is old...

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Jordan Crawford and the Blank Canvas

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 | 0 comments

Jordan Crawford wasn’t suppose to even sniff this type of production. Normally in the NBA, me-first gunners stay that way until the...

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Lessons Learned

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 | 1 comment

One of the reasons people love the NBA because they can attach life’s greatest lessons to them. Patience is needed once you realize your...

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Profiles in Coaching: Jeff Hornacek, Righting the Ship through the Storm

Posted by on Dec 18, 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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Hand-Crafted Among the Natural Formations

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 | 0 comments

Basketball is a talent-driven game. Between the hyper-athletes, smooth shooters, and abnormally large men, there is little room for the...

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The Seven Stages of Rudy Gay: Anguish

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 | 0 comments

Last night Rudy Gay was traded from the Toronto Raptors to the Sacramento Kings and we here at Hickory-High are still trying to work...

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The Chris Paul Divide

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 | 1 comment

Basketball can be chopped up into many categories of thinking. Yet with all the different ways a single viewpoint can be sliced up, one...

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Defending the Big Three? Well if I have To…

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 | 0 comments

What is the best way to defend the Miami Heat? If the answer was easy, then surely more coaches would deploy whatever strategy was the...

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Product of the Times

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Ryan Anderson came into Monday’s night game shooting the ball at a high rate. His three point percentage was an outstanding 53.8%, boosted...

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More than a Warm-Up.

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 | 2 comments

The time on the clock above the basket in Detroit signals there are about 15 minutes until the game starts when the Pistons begins heading...

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Monta Ellis Returning to his Old Sound

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 | 0 comments

My friend Alec walks up to me one day to say “Hey, Cole. Did you hear that Have It All’s new album is actually good?” Knowing how much I...

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Adaptation of McBob

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 | 1 comment

Josh McRoberts has been a traveling soul during his NBA lifetime. In his seven seasons Josh has played for five different organizations,...

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The Dame Monster

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 | 0 comments

Confidence is a double-edged sword. On the one end, completely lacking in it is a potent toxin capable of dissipating the talents of a...

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