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When NBA Stars Go Back Home

In Sports Illustrated late last week, LeBron James announced he was going home. What success LeBron will have going back home to the Cleveland Cavaliers remains to be seen, but there are comparable precedents. So here I am to help

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The MemoraBull, VeneraBull and IncredaBull Luol Deng

Ending one longtime era and starting a new, certainly different one, the Bulls traded Luol Deng to the Cavaliers late Monday night for center Andrew Bynum and three draft picks. The Bulls will waive Bynum before the second half of

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Remembering Zelmo Beaty

One of the great players in basketball history departed Saturday as Zelmo Beaty passed away at age 73. The 6’9″ center played from 1962 to 1975 in the NBA and ABA with the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, the Utah Stars, and

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We Survived… A Wretched Use of American History In A Sport Column

Whether or not baseball goes to any expanded use of instant replay isn’t something that raises my ire one way or the other. What does raise my ire is when someone tosses out a bunch of nonsensical rhetoric based upon

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Neil Johnston

If ever a player picked a bad time to dominate the NBA, it was Neil Johnston. He rose to prominence as George Mikan’s Minneapolis Lakers dynasty came to a close. He faded as Bill Russell began constructing a new one

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Basketball History GIFs: The Dream slaps the Whopper

Back in Hakeem “the Dream” Olajuwon’s rookie season, the Houston Rockets made the playoffs and tangled with the Utah Jazz. Apparently Hakeem had enough of Jazz center Billy “the Whopper” Paultz… Paultz had the last laugh though. The 15-year veteran

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Brad Daugherty

The late 1980s and 1990s are heralded as the Age of Center. Hakeem, Robinson, Ewing, and Shaq are the headliners of this period of big men domination. One towering seven-footer who never received their level of acclaim, but was still talented

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ProHoopsHistory Survey

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For my project on basketball history over the next few weeks, I’ll be tweeting out the following questions and hope y’all leave some good answers here in the comments or at my Twitter feed. In the interest of integrity, please

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Fear of a New Vernon Maxwell

A few nights ago watching the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Miami Heat, I found myself incensed and enraged at what was taking place. I’m not a Miami Heat fan. So, I wasn’t perturbed by Cleveland leading for most of

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