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Multi-Sport Benefits: Basketball Movement and Football Route Running

In a world of increased specialization for youth athletes, it is refreshing to see multi-sport athletes thrive at the highest level of competition. In the NFL, there are stories about pass-catchers translating basketball-style movement to success in football. The NFL has seen players such as Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, and Julius Thomas make the jump … Continue reading Multi-Sport Benefits: Basketball Movement and Football Route Running

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NBA Sixth Man of the Year Mini-Series: Eric Gordon

Last week, my focus was on Sixth Man of the Year front-runner Jordan Clarkson who has done nothing but push his lead for the award further since my last post. This week, my focus shifts to players who may thin the gap of Clarkson's lead if the opportunity presents itself. Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon … Continue reading NBA Sixth Man of the Year Mini-Series: Eric Gordon

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The End of the John Wall Era

Wednesday night, The Washington Wizards traded franchise cornerstone John Wall and a 2023 first-round pick to the Houston Rockets in exchange for MVP guard Russell Westbrook. https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1334307601841070080?s=20 To analyze this trade, we have to consider how this trade impacts the following.1. The Basketball Court 2. The Fanbase Before getting into the emotional impact, it's time … Continue reading The End of the John Wall Era

No Asterisk, The Winners of the NBA’s Orlando Reboot Are Legit

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This past Friday, the NBA released the schedule for its reboot in Orlando. While it has been a pleasure to discuss upcoming NBA action, a developing argument about the legitimacy of a 2020 NBA Championship has gained popularity over the past few weeks. More specifically, an argument stating a Finals win in the Orlando bubble … Continue reading No Asterisk, The Winners of the NBA’s Orlando Reboot Are Legit

John Wall’s 202 Assist

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Pro athletes in 2020 are displaying the power their platform holds within local communities. During this mass period of demonstration, athletes have been incredibly visible. However, the question of how they can use their status to find concrete and quantifiable ways to improve the lives of others often arises. Luckily in the D.C area, we … Continue reading John Wall’s 202 Assist

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Flashback Friday: The St. Louis Hawks

The Hawks hold one NBA Championship -won in 1958- and while we associate the Hawks with their current location in Atlanta, Georgia, their time as the crown jewel of professional basketball occurred in America's gateway to the west, St. Louis, Missouri. The Hawks' time in "The Lou" lasted from 1955 to 1968, and in that … Continue reading Flashback Friday: The St. Louis Hawks

District of Buckets 2K20 Challenge: ’96 Bulls Vs. ’13 Heat (Games 1 & 2)

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In the 70 plus days since the NBA shut down operations, the same old conversations comparing basketball eras have been recycled incessantly. I decided I was tired of it and started lining up hypothetical matchups between NBA greats on NBA2K20. NBA 2k20 is a cool tool to visualize how in-game matchups might work. For all … Continue reading District of Buckets 2K20 Challenge: ’96 Bulls Vs. ’13 Heat (Games 1 & 2)