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Retrospecticus: A 2013-2014 Professional Basketball Yearbook

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 | 3 comments

As my post on Monday alluded to, Hickory-High has reached its end. But before we set off on our new adventures, we have one more big...

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Fin

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 | 3 comments

Over the past few weeks you may have noticed that the stream of content has slowed to a trickle here at Hickory-High. Trust us,...

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Melo, My Man

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 | 0 comments

Not only do the Miami Heat need Carmelo Anthony, but the NBA could use an injection in abject vitriol unseen since, well, The Decision....

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Manu Ginobili: Finals X-Factor

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 | 0 comments

It’s a popular narrative to discuss just how close the Spurs came to their fifth title in the Pop-Tim era last year, and of course it...

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Projecting the 2014 NBA Draft

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 | 1 comment

There’s an overload of information when it comes to evaluating draft prospects. Prospect profiles galore, big boards, DraftExpress...

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OKC’s Backdoor Action and the Genius of Simplicity

Posted by on May 31, 2014 | 0 comments

What if being simpler meant being smarter? Over history in the NBA, this has far from held true, as the best offensive teams have been...

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Matt Bonner, Gregg Popovich and Situational Usefulness

Posted by on May 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Gregg Popovich’s bold move of starting Matt Bonner backfired, and Pop rectified his mistake, starting Boris Diaw in the second half.  ...

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Not the Way of Wade

Posted by on May 29, 2014 | 0 comments

Any half-observant basketball follower of the past few years will tell you that Dwyane Wade is no three-point shooter. It’s not a...

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A Boris By Any Other Name

Posted by on May 28, 2014 | 0 comments

Besides Stephen Curry (homer alert!) and LeBron James, Boris Diaw is my favorite player to watch and learn from in the NBA. The San...

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Shorting the Special Snowflakes

Posted by on May 28, 2014 | 1 comment

One of my nerdiest-ever hobbies was my early 2000s obsession with an online game called Hollywood Stock Exchange. HSX, as it is commonly...

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Run Ray Run

Posted by on May 26, 2014 | 0 comments

  Ray Allen, all 38 years of him, was the catalyst for Miami’s 4th quarter demolition of Indiana in Game 3. During that final...

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Miami’s Secret To Game 2 Victory: Less Pressure is Sometimes More

Posted by on May 24, 2014 | 0 comments

In many ways, the Miami Heat owe their victory in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals over the Indiana Pacers to a simple defensive...

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Is this Heat Defense Going to Get it Done?

Posted by on May 23, 2014 | 0 comments

The recent struggles of the Indiana Pacers are no secret: they squeaked past an eighth-seeded Atlanta Hawks who were without an All-Star,...

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Get Ready to Love Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Posted by on May 22, 2014 | 2 comments

There’s this memory that will always linger in the back of my mind for the rest of Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s career. The minute...

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Are Rookie Head Coaches With No Experience Kerr-sed?

Posted by on May 21, 2014 | 0 comments

Let me apologize in advance for the awful Steve Kerr pun headline, I couldn’t help it. Anyway, the Golden State Warriors hiring of...

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The Anatomy of a Tired LeBron James Takeover

Posted by on May 21, 2014 | 0 comments

The Lance Stephenson Game turned into the Standard LeBron James Game pretty quickly last night. After a scintillating third quarter in...

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