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Court Zierk
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What would the NBA look like if Chris Paul was a Laker? I explore that alternative reality in my latest column. #nba  
I explore the vastly different NBA landscape had the Chris Paul trade to the Los Angeles Lakers not been vetoed.
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The Toronto Raptors need toughness and they need it now. #nba   #raptors  
And the winner of the biggest disappointment of the NBA Playoffs award goes to…the Toronto Raptors. Coming off of a franchise-best season in terms of total wins, the sentiment heading into the playoffs was overwhelmingly optimistic for players and fans alike. Sure, there was some regret in the fact they were only able to secure […]
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The Dallas Mavericks face an uphill battle. How can they avoid falling off? Well, here's how... #nba   #mavericks  
In a season in which the Golden State Warriors wreaked offensive havoc, and did so at a historic level, there was actually a point when the Dallas Mavericks were by far the most potent offensive team in the league. In fact, in late November, the Mavericks were on pace to smash a nearly 30-year-old mark […]
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There's no doubting they are great, but through two weeks, not all of them are playing that way. #mlb  
There’s nothing more American than watching the first two weeks of the MLB season play out and arriving at hasty and oversimplified conclusions. Thank you internet. But that’s the day and age we live in, and who am I to deviate from that which is generally accepted? After all, I am a true, red-blooded American […]
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I break down each Eastern Conference NBA Playoff series. #nba  
The Eastern Conference is often viewed as the underachieving, slightly deviant stepchild to its western step-parent, and perhaps rightfully so considering how the two parties compare. Entering the season, only two teams were given a realistic chance at competing for a title, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, and that view only slightly altered over […]
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Week one is in the books. Here are the top four overreactions to major story lines. #mlb  
It’s human nature to allow the most immediate and palpable events to become one’s overarching and undeniable reality. It’s why the President is only as good as his most recent decision, why any company is only as good as its most recent earnings statement and why things that happen over the first week of every […]
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One way the Spurs can win it all again next season #nba #spurs
The San Antonio Spurs have five players under contract for next season. Five. Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter, Boris Diaw, Patty Mills and Kyle Anderson. That’s it. No Tim Duncan. No Manu Ginobili. No Kawhi Leonard. Hell, not even Matt Bonner is a lock to be back with the Spurs entering the 2015-2016 season. Needless to […]
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The Milwaukee Bucks could be one of the three best teams in the east next season. No lie. Here's how. #nba #bucks
Before the 2014-15 season began, I, as any NBA writer worth one’s salt does, put out my annual season preview and predictions. One prediction in particular stands apart from the rest. I was absolutely certain that the Milwaukee Bucks would remain among the league’s worst. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind. No way could […]
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What if teams could get a mulligan for their trade deadline decisions? #nba  
A mulligan is most famously used in golf, but what if we could apply the same rule–a second chance to perform a certain move or action–to the NBA trade deadline? Just like in golf, some NBA teams swung and missed terribly. Let’s suspend reality momentarily and give some teams a chance to escape the hazard […]
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Are the Warriors unbeatable? #nba  
Think about this for a minute. The New Orleans Pelicans scored 28 points in the second quarter, shot 61% from the floor, yet saw their deficit increase by three points from where it stood at the end of the first. That pretty much sums up the first round game between the Pelicans and the Golden […]
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My take on each NBA western conference playoff series 
The Western Conference was truly a gauntlet all season long. The Golden State Warriors maintained superiority for the entirety of the season, but beneath them, as many as nine teams were battling for playoff positioning. At one point, it seemed as though there were as many as eight legitimate title contenders. Since then, a myriad […]
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Russell Westbrook proves I'm an idiot #nba  
Sometimes the most right thing you can do is admit you were wrong. When it comes to Russell Westbrook, I got it all wrong.
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    2007
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I am an emphatically opinionated, insanely creative, articulate, and passionate sports writer. I have a deep understanding of all sports, their associated rules, the idiosyncrasies of their players, and an engrained passion to provide a unique angle in my coverage.  I think sports sit in a rare cross section between real life and our fantasies. They provide a way for us to escape, but also to engage with real life people with a shared passion.
 
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