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All Aboard at the Hype Train Station

Sports PhotoWelcome to the Hype Train Station, where NBA dreams arrive and depart within a short time. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into how the hype of this season’s title sits down with the hype for the league’s future stars. Complete Story

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Lessons Learned From the 2021 NBA Season

Sports PhotoAfter an enthralling Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a maximum of just two games remain in an odd, but highly compelling season. The Bucks may be crowned as league champion on Tuesday night, but there’s a lot to take from this season. Complete Story

This “GOAT” Business Has Gone Too Far

Sports PhotoHow can you compare, for example, an NFL quarterback who played in the 1960s with a quarterback playing today? You just plain can’t, says SC’s Anthony Brancato, so stop. Complete Story

Doc Rivers: The NBA’s Marty Schottenheimer?

Sports PhotoWere it not for his one NBA championship with the Celtics in what seems like a century ago, Doc Rivers would be perhaps the biggest choke artist among coaches in NBA history. SC’s Anthony Brancato chronicles Rivers’ long trail of postseason futility. Complete Story

NBA Playoffs: Surprise Party of Four

Sports PhotoSometimes, the last four contenders in an NBA season are inevitable. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at how this year’s version of the NBA conference finals don’t have that “foregone conclusion” feeling. Complete Story

The Clinical Greatness of Kevin Durant

Sports PhotoSC’s Ross Lancaster focuses on Kevin Durant and wonders if we’re perhaps not giving him enough credit because he makes the game look so easy and is always on a team with at least one other star. Complete Story

Is Basketball in the Wrong Olympics?

Sports PhotoOne of the events at the upcoming Summer Olympics is actually a winter sport, basketball! How can that be? SC’s Anthony Brancato is as stumped as anyone else. Complete Story

Regret-Table Setting the NBA Playoffs

Sports PhotoHave you ever regretted a decision you made? Those decisions don’t just extend to ordinary folks. NBA franchises make regrettable choices, too. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks at some of those choices effecting this year’s postseason. Complete Story

A Look at Three Value Bets For the NBA Title

Sports PhotoThe bookmakers say that the Nets, Lakers, and Clippers are the likeliest teams to win the NBA title when the playoffs start in a week, but SC’s Ross Lancaster thinks three teams with longer odds are better plays. Complete Story

Dr. J: The “J” Stands For “Jealous”

Sports PhotoIn the biggest story of envy to hit the NBA since David Thompson’s infamous jealousy of George Irvin, Julius Erving has bared his fangs at LeBron James, saying that LeBron is not among the 10 best players of all-time. SC’s Anthony Brancato is unimpressed. Complete Story

More NBA Commentary

04.26.21 The Prelude to the Prelude to the Finale By Jonathan Lowe
04.19.21 How to Fix the NBA’s Three-Point Problem By Ross Lancaster
02.23.21 Joel Embiid Putting the “Big” Back in NBA By Anthony Brancato
02.22.21 All Star, No Substance? By Jonathan Lowe
01.18.21 Nets Are Looking For Shared Interests By Jonathan Lowe
12.28.20 NBA Tip-Off: All Up in Their Feelings By Jonathan Lowe
11.30.20 NBA Playing With a Popped Bubble By Jonathan Lowe
10.19.20 Why the NBA Calendar Might Change Forever By Ross Lancaster
10.05.20 The Doc is In By Jonathan Lowe
09.28.20 How Important is “Heat Culture?” By Ross Lancaster
08.31.20 Bucks’ Stand Ushers in a New Era of Sports Protest By Ross Lancaster
08.07.20 Learning to Love the NBA Bubble By Ross Lancaster
03.02.20 Licensed to Skill By Jonathan Lowe

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