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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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NBA Sixth Man of the Year Series: Jordan Clarkson

To tip-off this mini-series, I had to start with Utah Jazz combo guard Jordan Clarkson. Jordan Clarkson has been an NBA journeyman since his selection out of the University of Missouri in 2014. Despite his frequent change of scenery, Clarkson demonstrates nightly that the one constant in his career is his ability to put the … Continue reading NBA Sixth Man of the Year Series: Jordan Clarkson

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James Harden’s Houston Breakup

James Harden and the Houston Rockets suffered two debilitating losses in a row to the Lakers this past week. After the second loss, the aforementioned disgruntled superstar let the world know his situation was beyond repair. https://twitter.com/DimeUPROXX/status/1349208156048666626?s=20 In response to Harden's demands, the Rockets dealt their former franchise player to the Brooklyn Nets in a … Continue reading James Harden’s Houston Breakup

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NBA Preseason Takeaways and Stories to Watch

The NBA regular-season is approaching fast, and here are some trends to note before the games start to count. Here is a quick rundown of a few NBA stories to watch heading into the year. The Lakers rotation looks deadly After winning the NBA Finals in the bubble, many people expected the league to catch … Continue reading NBA Preseason Takeaways and Stories to Watch

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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

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District of Buckets All-NBA Bubble Team

The NBA bubble games have lived up to the hype. Every team in the bubble is playing hard, and the level of basketball has mimicked the first week of the regular season as many players have fresh legs and a rejuvenated hunger to compete among the world's best. With the final seeding games approaching, and … Continue reading District of Buckets All-NBA Bubble Team

Walking Bucket: Montrezl Harrell

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Heart, Passion, and a true example of a blue-collar hooper, Montrezl Harrell brings maximum energy when he steps on the floor — the self-proclaimed "modern-day Rodman" will bring his toughness to the Clippers title hunt when he returns to the NBA bubble. https://youtu.be/jrTfbO4YwME Harrell finishes everything at the rack, as is evidenced by his 18.6 … Continue reading Walking Bucket: Montrezl Harrell

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Walking Bucket: Emma Meesseman

In honor of the return of basketball this week, I wanted to remind you of—or introduce you to, one of the best scorers in the game, Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuHpfJAGfEI Meesseman is a surgical scorer. She picks her spots well, and when you mix good shooting with good shot selection, you get efficient … Continue reading Walking Bucket: Emma Meesseman