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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1996-97 through 2005-06

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 1 Regular Season Record: 348-440 Regular Season Win Percentage: 44.1% Playoff Appearances: 4 Playoff Series Wins: 3 Playoff Record: 16-21 For the first time in generations, the Celtics were veering into rudderless territory.

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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1986-87 through 1995-96

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 1 Division Titles: 4 Regular Season Record: 465-355 Regular Season Win Percentage: 56.7% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 7 Playoff Record: 37-40 Fresh off three titles in six seasons, the Boston Celtics looked to further

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Atlanta Hawks Franchise History: 1986-87 through 1995-96

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 2 Regular Season Record: 469-351 Regular Season Win Percentage: 57.2% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 4 Playoff Record: 23-35 The most successful decade for the Atlanta Hawks thanks to the dynamics of

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Atlanta Hawks Franchise History: 1996-97 through 2005-06

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 0 Regular Season Record: 325-463 Regular Season Win Percentage: 41.2% Playoff Appearances: 3 Playoff Series Wins: 2 Playoff Record: 8-15 This was a miserable decade in Hawks’ history. They only had three winning

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The 6’2″-and-Under Champions Club

Life should be grand for Chris Paul. He delivered 22.5 points, 12 assists, and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 51% FG, 75% FT, and 45.5% 3PT in the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. His regular season

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Forever In His Prime

The following article was contributed by Sean Sylver. Sean is a writer, hoops fan and avid gardener who considers himself a Sikma-like presence in the paint. He lives in Boston, MA. You can follow him on Twitter at @sylverfox25. On

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Hakeem Olajuwon

Befitting a man of a thousand moves, Hakeem Olajuwon has no definitive image, but definitive motions. The nimble footwork he picked up as a soccer player paid enormous dividends on the basketball court. He had a fluidity that defied any

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Joe Dumars

Joe Dumars was never one to awe with the freakishly spectacular. He stood 6’3″, had a matter-of-fact mustache, and a workman-like attitude. About the flashiest thing he ever did on a basketball court was hit silly bank shots and toss

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Grant Hill

What Grant Hill’s career could have been is something of joyful imagination mixed with sorrowful reality. The prodigious talent was mixed with demoralizing foot injuries, the endless rehabs, the near-fatal staph infection he suffered… it’s all enough to dash the

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Shawn Kemp

Few players have driven fans to a frenzy in the way Shawn Kemp was able to. His soaring dunks were the stuff of legend… if we still told legends. But imagine if we did. Imagine telling some 12-year old today

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