Hampered Negotiations

About 57 days ago, I admitted I was looking forward to seeing Kevin Durant on the Phoenix Suns following his trade request from the Brooklyn Nets1. Nets owner Joseph Tsai (or 蔡崇信 if you prefer) made it clear he was staying, and Durant announced to the media shortly2 after that he would be. At the […]

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The Childhood of the NBA

What exactly constitutes the modern era of basketball? It’s a term you hear talking heads on television, content creators, and random commenters use in basketball debates, but there’s not even a consensus definition of this supposed era. Recurring readers may remember my examination1 of the early years of professional basketball and the biological terms used […]

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Better Late Than Never

I’ve noticed my basketball writings have a cyclical nature to them. It’s been 335 days since I’ve discussed basketball; my article “The Numerology Behind LeBron’s Number Change”1 was purely a numerological analysis of him switching from No. 23 to No. 6. The three basketball-related2 articles3 I published4 before the numerological breakdown that year were more […]

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Professional Basketball’s Salad Days

Earlier this year, Shaquille O’Neal was chastised online for his interview with Donovan Mitchell, where he challenged him to continue raising his ceiling by stating he couldn’t win a championship. Naturally, this turned into online pundits and sports personalities criticizing older players for dismissing recent players and their perceived “soft” play style of today’s era. […]

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The NBA’s Peculiar Position

On June 4th, 2020, the NBA Board of Governors decided in a 29-1 vote that the NBA would resume play on July 31st, 2020. The decision was made to have the 22 teams with the best winning percentages finish the regular season by playing eight games at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in […]

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