NBA Dominance: Highlighting Seven Decades of Basketball Excellence

DOMINANCE.This is a word that is only reserved for the greats. To be more precise, this is a word that is reserved to describe the all-time greats. Many basketball pundits and experts have discussed the idea of placing such dominant basketball gods on a “Mt. Rushmore” of sorts—as a means of properly gauging their legendary contributions to the sport. As the National Basketball Association celebrates its 70th anniversary, it is only right that we highlight ten individuals whose indelible imprints on the game of basketball transcend the game itself. The…

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NBA to test for PEDs

When the NBA season resumes later this summer in Orlando, players will be subjected to testing for performance-enhancing drugs, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. The NBA announced a plan to resume the season via a 22-team return to play format where playoff seeding and participation will be sorted out over an eight game stretch. The timing of and even the announcement itself is interesting. I will surmise that there will not be many players who test positive considering how far in advance players have been made aware.

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Rockets owner says Morey’s job is not in jeopardy

If the rhetoric of Houston Rockets team owner Tillman Fertitta is to be believed then general manager Daryl Morey will not have to worry about cleaning out his office (yet). Reporting from ESPN’s Tim MacMahon indicates that Fertitta hasn’t “wavered” on keeping Morey as the general manager. Morey’s job status has seemingly been on shaky ground since he tweeted his support of Hong Kong protesters back in October of 2019, which placed a great amount of strain between NBA and the Houston Rockets relationship with China. Speaking with the Houston…

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Dallas Mavericks team facilities to remain closed

Wednesday the Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers announcing they would reopen their team’s facilities this week. The Los Angeles Lakers soon after announced they had targeted mid-May to reopen theirs, while the Houston Rockets indicates they would hold off until May 18. Teams in areas that have relaxed stay home orders have the option to follow suit and reopen facilities, per NBA rules. The Dallas Mavericks will not be one of those ball clubs. Team owner Mark Cuban made that clear Wednesday. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports…

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The Last Dance episode 3&4 : Reaction

I finally had a chance to catch episodes 3 and 4 of The Last Dance docu-series. Although it was quite enthralling, as it felt like I had just sat down in my recliner and the next thing I know , the credit were rolling for episode 4, it was not with out fault. What I liked: The Phil Jackson episode The Phil Jackson portion of the evening was masterfully done. A sizeable chunk of today’s younger basketball fan probably did not know that not only did he play in the…

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Aaron Gordon drops track about his slam dunk contest robbery

Two-time uncrowned NBA Slam Dunk Aaron Gordon released track talking about the no Vaseline treatment he received once again at the dunk contest. Despite getting perfect scores on all of his dunks, Gordon lost to the Miami Heat’s Derrick Jones Jr in a dunk-off that went too long and had recently retired NBA and Heat legend and future first ballot HOFer Dwyane Wade playing the role of the idiot Russian judge and gave Gordon a ridiculously low score on his last dunk. Was Gordon truly shafted in this year’s Slam…

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Some NBA practice facilities will re-open May 1

From Bleacher Report: The NBA is reportedly set to allow some of its teams to open practice facilities to players beginning May 1. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the teams that will be allowed to open the facilities will be those located in cities and states that have eased their stay-at-home orders. Wojnarowski added that the facilities will open for individual workouts on a voluntary basis. However, group workouts will still be prohibited. The NBA also reportedly plans to work with teams in markets more heavily impacted by the coronavirus to come up with…

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Injuries got in the way of Mitch Creek’s NBA return

By Liam Santamaria. A late-season knee injury and the COVID-19 pandemic robbed South East Melbourne Phoenix star Mitch Creek of a return to the NBA earlier this year. As the 2019-20 NBL season was drawing to a close, Creek and his management were in advanced talks with a Western Conference NBA team whom the versatile forward was preparing to join before injury struck. Creek revealed last week that he was set to fly to the U.S. the day after South East Melbourne’s final regular season game. Speaking with NBL great…

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Bulls and Arturas Karnisovas finalizing deal for executive spot

The 1990’s were a long time ago but outside of the pre-injury Derrick Rose days, there hasn’t been much for Chicago Bulls fans to hang their collective hats on. The seventeen years that the John Paxson and Gar Forman braintrust has run the Bulls has been one wrought with frustration for this once proud fan base. Clamors for change in the Chicago front office became as loud as a train horn over the course of this season. The greatest hits of the “GarPax” leadership over the past few years include…

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Lakers say all players corona symptom-free

According to USA Today’s Mark Medina, the Los Angeles Lakers announces all their players are symptom-free following their 14-day home quarantine. Two Laker players tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after the NBA suspended the season. Anthony Davis ,who tested negative for the infection, had this to say, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times: “It’s kind of tricky because some guys, you feel fine and you could have it, asymptomatic. And some guys you have all the symptoms. I felt fine and I felt great. I still do. [At…

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