The Frank Reynolds Trashman Team: 2013-14 Edition

Head Coach: Frank Reynolds

Head Coach: Frank Reynolds

During the Wizards’ series-clinching Game 5 over the Bulls, TNT announcer Steve Kerr declared Trevor Booker his new favorite player. “Cook Book,” as he’s affectionately referred to on Twitter by his fans, is a little-known, undersized, hoops grimester of a power forward who has played crucial minutes for DC all season along.  Continue reading

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AGR’s 2013-2014 All-Slamma-Jamma Teams: This Season’s Top Dunkers

2014 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

Dunking is the most culturally pervasive gift basketball has to offer. We teach our children to do it as soon as they are old enough to throw away their dirty napkins. We put posters of our favorite dunks on bedroom walls as much as those of our most beloved athletes. It’s an action whose power has inspired a hundred synonyms–jamming, slamming, yamming, stuffing, flushing, crushing, and crunching, among others.

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NBA Finals Recap and 2014 Big Shot Bob (Rob) Tourney Conclusion

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The NBA Finals ended on Sunday, June 15th with the Spurs capping off a shocking five game beat-down of the Heat. It was a victory so dominant that it took until now to overcome the shock and rationally write about the series. Kawhi Leonard took home Finals MVP behind three incredible games to finish the series, a stretch during which he arguably outplayed LeBron James.

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Conference Finals Recap and Big Shot Bob (Rob) Tournament Update

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In a few days the Spurs and Heat will face off in the 2014 NBA Finals, a rematch of last years thrilling matchup. The playoffs also features another rematch of sorts, this one in the BSB(R). Two longtime lunch-basketball rivals are neck-and-neck as the tourney reaches a close. Check the standings below.

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Second Round Recap and Big Shot Bob (Rob) Tournament Update

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The second round didn’t provide the same drama as the first. There were no Game 7s. No upsets, either. We were treated to plenty of good games and epic performances, but some of them were tainted by sketchy officiating, as Doc expresses above. They did set up two epic series in the conference finals, however.

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First Round Recap and Big Shot Bob (Rob) Tournament Update

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FTW!

In a first round defined by series that went the distance, the most exciting moment came on a shot that prevented a Game 7: Damian Lillard’s series-winning three-pointer over Houston.

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

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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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