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Tough day for my childhood. Cliff Robinson, the sixth man on those great Blazers teams of the early 90s, died. He was only 53 and moreover is the third big man off those teams to die (and fourth overall, as everyone forgets that Drazen Petrovic was buried on the Blazers bunch before he got them […]

Bird

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On December 10, 2016
We need a post about something other than politics. Larry Bird turned 60 this week. The NBA social media people created this collection of his greatest plays with commentary about him. Watching it really reminds how jaw-dropping Bird was. It wasn’t so much his shooting, which of course was stupendous. It’s the ball-handling. That is […]
Now this is just embarrassing: Something very ugly seems to have gone down during an exhibition basketball game between the Georgetown Hoyas and the Chinese professional team Baiyi. The Washington Post‘s Dan Steinberg has more photos up on his blog. Here’s an account from an admittedly partisan Georgetown fan who blames the incident on lopsided officiating by […]

Today in Casual Sexism

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On December 30, 2010

According to one local announcer for the Houston Rockets, playing the Miami Heat is difficult because that There are just too many holes in too many dikes and not nearly enough fingers. His partner

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