Monthly Archives: January 2011

Momma, There Goes that Man! Kobe’s Clutchness and Mark Jackson’s Kobe Rhetoric

In the past week, the controversial topic of Kobe Bryant’s clutchness has exploded onto the blogosphere. Henry Abbott of ESPN’s TrueHoop started the debate (or restarted, as this debate started long ago at, essentially debunking the myth that Kobe … Continue reading

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AGR Authentic Jersey of the Week(end): Bryant Reeves on the Vancouver Grizzlies

WARNING: I deeply apologize to those who are reading this at work or school, because in all likelihood, due to the unrivaled and unquestioned sexiness of this jersey, you won’t be able to think about anything else for the rest … Continue reading

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Random NBA Player Name-Checking, Episode 1: Adonal Foyle

This is the first in what I hope will be a long, fruitful series highlighting references to obscure NBA players in rap. Though I guess there’s no need to pigeonhole to a genre. If Steely Dan ever manage to find … Continue reading

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Adjusted +/- and MVP: The Case for Chris Bosh

On Sunday my partner in crime forwarded an argument for LeBron James’ MVP candidacy focusing on the Heat’s leap in SRS and the Cavs’ precipitous fall. I’m going to use a different set of numbers to demonstrate that while LeBron … Continue reading

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LeBron James, MVP, and Point Differential: The Case for King James

The NBA season’s first “trimester” is now over. Many see this as the first point in the season where we can reasonably start discussing and predicting the year-end awards such as MVP, ROY, and DPOY. Hence, we get articles such … Continue reading

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