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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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The Longest Series Ever Played

The following article was contributed by John WIlmes. As you’ll see, he is a huge fan of the Chicago Bulls. Currently, you can can find John’s basketball writings at red94.com, a member of ESPN’s TrueHoop Network. I was just eleven,

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Pro Hoops History HOF: Bill Russell

Bill Russell is the greatest winner in NBA history. 11 titles in 13 years. The Arabic numerals surrounded by Latin letters don’t lie. But to simply call Russell “the greatest winner in NBA history” actually downplays his role in the

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dave Cowens

With so many great players and Hall of Famers, the following sentence may apply to a bushel of players, but, here it goes… Dave Cowens may be the¬†overlooked Celtics legend. Yes, other guys like Satch Sanders, Sam Jones, Bill Sharman,

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: John Havlicek

You’d be hard pressed to find a player who was more successful over a longer period of time than John Havlicek. He won NBA titles 13 years apart. Sure it was with the same franchise, but they were vastly different

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Sam Jones in the Clutch

Sam Jones’s glorious Hall of Fame career was notable for how late it started and how Jones performed late in games. To see just how great Jones was in the clutch, I went to basketball-reference.com and looked up every playoff

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Sam Jones

When it comes to postseason basketball very few can compare to lifelong Boston Celtic, Sam Jones. By the time he retired in 1969, only Los Angeles Lakers greats Elgin Baylor and Jerry West had scored more playoff points. Only teammate

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Frank Ramsey

Frank Ramsey never received a single league-wide honor. No All-NBA Teams, no All-Star Teams, no All-Defensive Teams, no All-Rookie Teams. No MVP, no DPOY, no ROY, no 6MOY. Of course half of those individual honors didn’t even exist when Ramsey

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Dennis Johnson

Was Dennis Johnson a point guard or a shooting guard? It’s a question with no easy answer. While with the SuperSonics, Johnson played alongside Gus Williams and Freddie Brown in the backcourt. All three men were under 6’4″ in height

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ProHoopsHistory HOF: Jo Jo White

There are three players responsible for the reconstruction of the Boston Celtics following the retirement of Bill Russell in 1969. The first man had been along for years and years… the indefatigable John Havlicek. The second man came along in

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