Monthly Archives: January 2012

AGR Authentic Jersey of the Week(end): Charles Barkley on the Phoenix Suns

Welcome back, world, to another round of AGR Authentic Jersey of the Week(end). It’s not quite Sunday, but it’s SUNday on AGR. Yikes, that was bad. In the rare event you arrived here without having read the title of the … Continue reading

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The State of the NBA and USA Basketball: An Obama S.O.T.U. Remix

On January 24th, 2012, Obama delivered his third State of the Union address. TV announcers analyzed the prospective address as Obama emerged from a tunnel to meet applause from hysterical fans, and I couldn’t help but think the ways in … Continue reading

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Does “Clutchness” exist in the NBA? Yes, No, Maybe So.

On Wednesday, LeBron James and the Heat suffered their second straight overtime loss; James’ missed free throws, especially in crunch time, proved fatal. This, of course, reminded analysts and fans everywhere of LeBron’s no-show in the the fourth quarters of … Continue reading

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A Jannukah Story: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Jan Vesely

This is a guest post written by friend Dan Leifer. “Big Purple,” as he is known in some circles, is a humble mind who understands hoops and humor like a good man should. With my freakishly long arms, I welcome … Continue reading

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AGR Authentic Jersey of the Week(end): Shawn Kemp on the Seattle Supersonics

Shawn Kemp’s autographed game-worn threads grace this edition of AGR Authentic Jersey of the Week(end). It’s only fitting (not the jersey, it fits me like an athletic wedding gown), because just as the Reign Man did to all his hapless … Continue reading

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How The Lockout Helped Kevin Durant’s Ball-Handling and Three-Pointer

Kevin Durant has started off the 2011-2012 season in almost flawless fashion. When the Thunder improved to 4-0 (despite Russell Westbrook’s struggles) after KD’s game-winner against Dallas, he also joined elite company by becoming one of four players in the … Continue reading

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Why Preseason Predictions Are Wrong, and 2011-2012 Season Predictions

The NBA shouldn’t be that hard to predict. 5 franchises have won 26 of the last 30 championships. 7-game playoff series limit the effect of randomness. And David Stern decides well ahead of time how everything is going to play … Continue reading

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