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Coach-of-the-year award wide, wide open

When it comes to voting for the 2013-14 NBA Coach of the Year, I wish those ‘fortunate’ enough to be asked to fill out a ballot all the very best of luck. Always a hotly contested award, this season has an even deeper field of worthy recipients, for which I personally struggle to nominate the […]

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Allen Iverson – The Highs and Lows

“We’re talking about practice. I mean listen, we’re sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we’re talking about practice. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last but we’re talking about practice man.” Even the most […]

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Finally, a legitimate NBA MVP debate – @RyanOak

After a number of seasons of forced and artificial debate over which NBA star is the Most Valuable Player, the 2013/14 season has finally provided us with a race worthy of heated discussion. In recent times, LeBron James has had a mortgage on the prestigious award. Over the past five seasons, ‘The King’ has taken […]

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Chicago’s European Saviour?

There’s been a fair amount of doom and gloom for fans of Windy City basketball. The Chicago Bulls start to the 2013/14 season has been one to forget. The early rust from Derrick Rose was something many people were prepared to look past but things went from bad to worse when the Bulls lost him […]

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Why The NBA Is Now A Small Man’s Game

The NBA is now a small man’s game. In the 90s, the NBA was known as a big man’s league. With superstars like Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson and Alonzo Mourning roaming the paint, the prevailing thought was that if you didn’t have a dominant – or at the very least, a […]

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Old Scores, New Glories

So last week I wrote over 6000 words for NBA Nation Australia’s Weekly Hoop Scoop piece and while it wasn’t a problem to do, it was very time consuming. With that in mind, I’ve decided to change up the weekly recap to a more streamlined one. There will be a highs and lows for each […]

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So, Now We Wait

Derrick Rose left the court with an apparent knee injury in today’s 98-95 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland. The injury was to his right knee (his left knee is the surgically repaired one) and although the prognosis isn’t known until an MRI is performed tomorrow, the injury, which was a non contact […]

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Weekly Hoop Scoop #2

So last week’s edition of the weekly hoop scoop was M.I.A due to some much deserved, OK, maybe just needed, holiday time for myself and now that I’m back in the realm of weekly drudgery, a few kilos heavier and with an even bigger drinking habit than before I left, I felt it was time to get back […]

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Weekly Hoop Scoop

It’s finally here! After months of whinging and whining about a lack of basketball, hoops junkies everywhere are getting their proverbial fix this week and what a start to the NBA season we’ve had so far. I’d been thinking about doing a weekly recap of NBA news for quite some time now and between work, […]

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Sam Smith Interview

Sam Smith covers the Chicago Bulls for http://www.nba.com/bulls/ and is a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He’s spent the last three decades covering the Bulls for the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Bulls own website. He is the author of the bestselling book The Jordan Rules and one of the most well respected […]

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