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Jerry West Is the Best NBA Player to Never Win the MVP

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“Who is the best NBA player to never win an MVP award?”

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NBA Sports

There Is No Debate: LeBron James Is the NBA Player of the Decade

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On Christmas day, The New York Times published an editorial in which it asked some of its sportswriters who the NBA’s best player of the decade was and the nod went to Stephen Curry.

While the Times conceded the only other possibility was LeBron James, Curry won “in a landslide.” 

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Career NBA

My Career Changed When I Began to Treat My Job Search Like Free Agency

In some ways, it feels like the NBA offseason is becoming more exciting than the actual season.

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NBA Sports

NBA Superteams Are Nothing New

It was March when a Sports Illustrated article declared the NBA season done, that June’s champion already a foregone conclusion:

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All of the Greats Take Losses

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I never thought of losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.”

— Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was “The Greatest.”

Everyone knows that, but there’s something that seems to be lost in the deification of the man born Cassius Clay: he wasn’t unbeatable.

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Scottie Pippen Was Fucking Great

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There’s no need for a preamble. Let’s just say it: Scottie Pippen was fucking great. Not good. Not really good. Not very good. Great. Great great.

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Greatness NBA

LeBron Has Spoiled Us with His Greatness

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“You say ‘LeBron’s playing well,’ and then you look at the stat sheet and say, ‘Oh my goodness’…LeBron James is at a level that’s just impossible to achieve. Only a few guys have gotten there or will ever get there. We should stop taking him for granted.”

— Kevin McHale

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The Fallacy of “Legacy”

It’s common in popular culture to claim that someone is ruining their legacy.

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2017 NBA Finals Bullet Points

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Just as I did last year, here are my quick-hit thoughts on the 2017 NBA Finals:

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Starting Five to Save the World

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If there was a single basketball game to determine the fate of the world, who is the starting five?