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The flopping files

Posted: November 13, 2013 by shawnfury in Uncategorized
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Just two weeks into the season the NBA’s seen some great moments. Kevin Love’s return to dominance and the Wolves being the most entertaining team in the league. Indiana looking like they can finally knock off Miami. Boston pulling off one of the most improbable comebacks in basketball history, rallying from four down in 3.6 seconds against Miami. The Lakers — totally humiliated in three of their five losses — somehow managing to drill the Clippers on opening night and then beating Dwight Howard and the Rockets in Houston, with a big assist from Howard’s missed free throws.

And maybe the best development? The NBA fining James Harden $5,000 for flopping.

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Move over, Baby Jesus and Capitalism – the NBA owns Christmas Day. OK, maybe that’s not entirely true, but the Association had a little something for everyone during its Tuesday quintuple header.

Fury was there for the hoops, while TV chose to obsess about uniforms and haircuts. They talk about all that and more in podcast form. That’s right – another podcast this week. Merry Christmas? Or lazy copout? You decide.

Here’s the link.


What is David Stern thinking?

By Rich Jensen
Guest blogger

“They must often have recollected the instability of a happiness which depended on the character of a single man.” – Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Ch. III

During his 27-year tenure as commissioner of the NBA, David Stern has done little to build the NBA as an organization independent of his forceful personality.

The NBA he inherited was weak, and the NBA that he will leave behind is also weak. It is Stern himself that has provided whatever strength the NBA has had during his reign. Along with that strength have come serious lapses of judgment. Two of these lapses have turned the NBA into an unpopular powder keg. (more…)