The NBA before the All-Star Game: what do we know?

The NBA breaks this weekend for its annual All-Star game, a game which TCC was fortunate enough to attend last year in Houston.  The All-Star Game, while lacking in the intensity of some regular season games, does allow the best players to showcase their skills …

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LeBron James: The Case for the Best Ever

Okay, I know.  It’s not even been all that long since I wrote that debates about the best ever were pointless.  Eight months in fact - MJ vs LJ.  The concept of “best” is highly subjective.  Historians work in objectivity – or at least attempted objectivity. …

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James Harden: the third best player in the NBA

LeBron James and Kevin Durant.  These are probably the two best players in the NBA at the moment.  There is a good chance that almost everyone reading this and most NBA fans agree with this statement.  It’s nice to compare players who are playing …

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NBA Nickname Jerseys: Another Marketing Disaster

Behold, the latest effort from the marketing geniuses of the NBA’s jersey design department.  Assuming such a thing exists, of course:

 

Jesus Shuttlesworth.  Jesus, indeed.

Let us not forget the new Christmas day jerseys:

Or, indeed, last year’s Christmas Day jerseys:

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Rising Suns – Time to take Phoenix Seriously?

Rising Suns – Time to take Phoenix Seriously?

 

For a team projected by many NBA analysts to finish last in the West, and join the race for the top places in next year’s draft, the Phoenix Suns obviously haven’t been paying attention …

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Kobe’s comeback

Perhaps one of the most durable players in the history of the NBA made his long-awaited (sorry, that’s a ridiculous thing to say when a guy has missed eight months with a ruptured achilles tendon) comeback last weekend against the Toronto Raptors, the team he …

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Pacers top Heat with 3Q burst

The first meeting between the much vaunted Indiana Pacers and the champion Miami Heat took place last night in Indianapolis.

The Pacers brought a perfect 9-0 home record into the matchup, whereas the Heat were 7-3 on the road.  They were also missing Michael …

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Big Ten-ACC Challenge Highlighted by UNC’s Upset Over Michigan State

Ask a fan of American men’s college basketball who the best conference in the land is, and you’re likely to hear one of two answers: the Big Ten (consisting of schools mostly in the Midwest) or the Atlantic Coast Conference (consisting of schools mostly …

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BT Sport Agree TV Deal with NBA!

NBA fans will be delighted to be able to see Blake Griffin on their TV screens this season. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

BT SPORT AND NBA ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE MULTIYEAR TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP TO BRING THE WORLD’S BEST BASKETBALL ACTION TO FANS IN THE UK AND IRELAND

- Comprehensive Coverage Includes Exclusively Live TV Broadcast of up to Seven Games per Week,

Plus Highlights, Magazine …

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How Kobe Bryant (or Jim Buss) killed the Lakers

Two years and $48.5 million.  Twenty three and a half million dollars next season; twenty five million dollars next season.  Not to mention thirty million dollars this season.  This is the amount of money that Kobe Bryant is being paid to play basketball between …

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Latest D-Rose Knee Injury Raises Questions

When Chicago Bulls’ star player Derrick Rose injured his right knee a couple days ago, I grimaced. But then I saw that it was a meniscus tear, and I thought, no big deal. He’ll be back on the court in a month. Until ESPN dropped this …

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Irish Ballers Abroad – November Update

This season TCC will be taking a regular look at all the Irish ballers applying their trade overseas at a variety of levels. If you know of a player we may have missed please get in touch using the contact details at the …

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