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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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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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My evaluation of each trade deadline deal #nba  
This year's NBA trade deadline was one of the busiest ever. Here is a breakdown and evaluation of each trade.
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Where does your team stand heading into the unofficial second half of the season? #nba  
The post-All-Star edition of RantSports' NBA power rankings.
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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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Do NBA trade deadline deals ever work? Not really. Find out more here. #nba  
This NBA trade deadline was the most active in history. Does history suggest that the teams involved will be positively impacted by their moves?
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Some predictions for the second half of the NBA season #nba  
With the most important basketball yet to be played, it's time to once again make some utterly ridiculous predictions.
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  • Metropolitan State University
    2007
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Free agent sports writer
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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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