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NBA All-Star Saturday Night Preview and Predictions

What distinguishes the NBA’s All-Star Weekend as the greatest of its kind in professional sports are the Saturday night events: the slam dunk contest, three-point shootout, and skills challenge.  These competitions, played the night before the All-Star Game, regularly produce incredible moments, and are so exciting to watch that their viewership…

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5 Bold NBA 2016-17 Predictions

Tonight marks the start of the 2016-17 NBA Season.  While the Warriors and Cavaliers remain favorites to win their respective conferences and meet each other in what would be the third straight Golden State-Cleveland NBA Finals, many of the finer points of this NBA season remain much less clear.  Here…

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NBA Free Agency Contracts are Insane

“Timofey Mozgov’s agent must be the greatest negotiator of all-time.”  That was my first impression of the Russian center’s new four-year, $64 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the first reported deal of the NBA’s 2016 Free Agency.  Mozgov will be 30 years old by the beginning of…

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2016 NBA Finals Prediction

This year’s NBA Playoffs have been a tale of two conferences.  The Cleveland Cavaliers faced little resistance in the East on the way to LeBron James’ sixth consecutive NBA Finals appearance.  Tyronn Lue became the first head coach to win his first 10 playoff games, and in doing so, his team swept both…

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Bracket Logic: Optimizing Tourney Pool Success

*Data current prior to 2016 tournament College basketball is a very weird thing. During the regular season, most Americans don’t pay much, if any attention to the sport. However, once March hits, everyone suddenly turns into an expert.   Every wannabe pundit scours the internet, learning every team’s resume to impress…