AGR’s 5th Annual “Big Shot Bob (Rob)” Playoff Tournament

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FTW

The 2013-14 NBA playoffs are here (!!LedDfFUCKYESkrW!!), and so is the “Spring Classic” AKA the “Big Shot Bob (Rob)” playoff tournament. Despite a lackluster year in terms of AGR’s blog content, the BSB(R) is happening in a big way with an all-time high 24 contestants. I’m pretty sure that’s a bigger number than our entire readership, which is all sorts of confusing given that AGR produced two posts this season. Chalk it up to saving our energies for the playoffs in proper Popovich style.

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AGR’s 2013-2014 All-Star Picks

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Half-way into the 2013-14 season, AGR has only posted one article, so make sure to leave us off of your NBA Blogs All-Star ballot. We are going to do our best to make a second-half push, and we’ll start it out with a good, old-fashioned read on our All-Star picks.

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Quick Thoughts On The Gortat-Okafor Trade

For NBA Franchises, winning is the objective. Well, making money is the objective, but winning is one of the things you can do to increase your bottom line.

Winning means different things to different organizations. For the Wizards, making the playoffs would mark a successful season. For the Heat, winning means championships.

Of course, championships are the ultimate goal for the Wizards. And making the playoffs are a first step. But at times, an organization’s decisions in its quest to make the postseason can actually hinder the larger goal of hanging a championship banner.

So, the question is: Did the Wizards take a step back in their ultimate goal of winning a championship? Below are details of the trade, along with its pros and cons from a Wizards perspective.

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AGR Authentic Jersey of the Week(end): “Lester” Freeman on the Milwaukee Bucks

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In life, certain goals keep us going. Sometimes these goals are unattainable, and yet we’ll obsess over them to the detriment of other important goals. Maybe it’s a crush on the girl at the coffee shop. Each of your thoughts revolve around her, each action dictated by hers. Before you know it, you you’ve eaten a block of cheese, sniffed too much paint, and ignored everything around you that should matter. Everybody has their white whale. Mine was a giant green-and-purple buck. Continue reading

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AGR’s 2012-2013 All-Slamma-Jamma Teams: This Season’s Top Dunkers

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This NSFW image is courtesy of nba.si.com

There are lots of reasons to like the NBA–the close games, your favorite team, season-long narratives, strategy–but nothing’s better than a good old jam-fest. And not the musical kind, unless a cacophony of rim smashing, screaming fans, and chest pounding is your idea of music.

In the spirit of the awesomeness of dunking, AGR wants to examine the best dunkers of this past season. Below are AGR’s 2012-13 All-Slamma-Jamma Teams. (You can find the 2010-11 teams here and the 2011-12 teams here.) As an appetizer, let’s take a look at some of the best dunkers who didn’t make our teams.

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AGR’s 2011-2012 All-Slamma-Jamma Teams: This Season’s Top Dunkers

DOY (Dunk of the year). Photo courtesy of ballislife,com

DOY (Dunk of the year). Photo courtesy of ballislife.com

It might be 2013, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look back on the best dunkers from the 2011-12 season. As they say, “better late than never.” Well, unless you are the help defense coming to contest a Blake Griffin dunk. Then “never” is better. But late defense can also be responsible for the dunkgasms we’re about to celebrate.

So, yeah, let’s quit this reading business and move onward to the most badass physical action that humans partake in–dunking. Below are AGR’s All-Slamma-Jamma teams–three teams made up of the season’s best dunkers with video-evidence of their aerial assaults. (You can find the 2010-11 teams here.)

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NBA Finals Recap and 2013 Big Shot Bob (Rob) Tourney Conclusion

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The Heat repeated as NBA Champions in 2012-13 (photo courtesy of cbsnews.com)

The 2013 NBA Finals are history. The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs in a back-and-forth, 7-game series. For the second straight year, LeBron took home MVP honors.

The end of the Finals also means an end to the 4th annual Big Shot Bob (Rob) Tournament. How did everyone do?

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