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10 items by Steve McPherson

  • NBA Summer League: The Sin City Signing Society

    NBA Summer League: The Sin City Signing Society | ARTICLE

    The only thing more constant than the oppressive heat and relentlessly shitty concessions at the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League might be the press of young fans begging for autographs. Roll On, River: Finding the...

    July 21, 2014 3:20 PM ET
  • Roll On, River: Finding the Ocean at the NBA Summer League

    Roll On, River: Finding the Ocean at the NBA Summer League | ARTICLE

    It seems fitting that a yearly mingling of the waters of the NBA and the NBA D-League should happen in the middle of a desert. Like Los Angeles, Las Vegas is more or less terraformed. But unlike...

    July 18, 2014 1:34 PM ET
  • Air Raid: Everyone Dunks During NBA Summer League

    Air Raid: Everyone Dunks During NBA Summer League | ARTICLE

    All it takes is watching a few possessions at the Las Vegas Summer League to realize the terrifying truth: this is some awful basketball. Turnovers, miscommunication, pull-up jumpers…Summer League has them all – or, more specifically, it...

    July 17, 2014 1:03 PM ET
  • Forever Changes: NBA Free Agency After LeBron

    Forever Changes: NBA Free Agency After LeBron | ARTICLE

    Madeline Island is the largest of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior and a short ferry ride is all it takes to get away, in David Foster Wallace's parlance, from already pretty much being away from it...

    July 14, 2014 1:15 PM ET
  • Jason Kidd Goes to Milwaukee, and the Song Remains the Same

    Jason Kidd Goes to Milwaukee, and the Song Remains the Same | ARTICLE

    Right now, Jason Kidd is tossing a TV off a hotel balcony. He's setting fire to his room and driving his car into the pool. The Tourist: Dante Exum Comes to America for the NBA Draft The...

    July 2, 2014 12:45 PM ET
  • The 1984 NBA Draft, 30 Years Later: Time is a Flat Circle

    The 1984 NBA Draft, 30 Years Later: Time is a Flat Circle | ARTICLE

    The NBA Draft is, in many ways, a microcosm of a larger problem: man cannot understand the construct of time. The NBA Finals: Spurs Rout All That Was Not Life, Including Miami As such, there's a natural...

    June 19, 2014 1:10 PM ET
  • NBA Finals: Spurs Rout All That Was Not Life, Including Miami

    NBA Finals: Spurs Rout All That Was Not Life, Including Miami | ARTICLE

    The enduring image of Tim Duncan when his career is over – whether that's in a few months or a few years – will be of him cradling the ball in his giant arms. It's a...

    June 16, 2014 10:10 AM ET
  • NBA Finals Preview: Revengeance

    NBA Finals Preview: Revengeance | ARTICLE

    "It's kinda like picking right back up where we left off," Chris Bosh said after practice on Monday. "This is Game 8." That's right: After a regular season that saw teams from the Indiana Pacers to the...

    June 5, 2014 12:00 PM ET
  • NBA Western Conference Finals: The Spurs' Precision-Tuned Dominance

    NBA Western Conference Finals: The Spurs' Precision-Tuned Dominance | ARTICLE

    After his San Antonio Spurs mangled the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first game of the Western Conference Finals 122-105, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was asked if they made any special effort to get the ball into...

    May 20, 2014 9:25 AM ET
  • NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Pacers Punch Heat in the Mouth

    NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Pacers Punch Heat in the Mouth | ARTICLE

    Is it possible the Indiana Pacers have been pulling a Verbal Kint on us this whole time, that Roy Hibbert's three scoreless games in the playoffs so far have just been part of an elaborate con?...

    May 19, 2014 1:30 AM ET
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