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NBA Africa Game: A Tribute To Hakeem Olajuwon, Africa’s Greatest Basketball Player

The NBA’s first-ever game on the African continent takes place this Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa. The exhibition between Team Africa (comprised of first- and second-generation African players) and Team World (comprised of non-African NBA notables who agreed to participate in the game) will air on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m. on ESPN. We’ll […]

CC – The Pod: Weaker game; Meek Mill or Vancouver Grizzlies Jerseys?

Sean Woodley is joined by fellow CC writer Joe Manganiello to discuss rap beefs, Sean’ early predictions for the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the strange jerseys that inexplicably made it past focus group phases in the ’90s and the growth of international basketball. Listen at the Soundcloud link below and subscribe to the podcast on […]

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Matt Barnes And The Memphis Problem

Let’s start this piece with two acknowledgments, in defense of the Memphis Grizzlies (pun intended): First, the Western Conference is unfair. The defending champions from Oakland, the Golden State Warriors, didn’t make any moves because they didn’t need to. Meanwhile, though, the San Antonio Spurs brought in LaMarcus Aldridge and some other reinforcements. The Los […]

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Way-too-early NBA Predictions: The Eastern Conference Playoff Bubble

Can’t wait for the 2015-’16 season to start? We neither. Now that most of the offseason’s major moves are complete, we’ll dive into some ludicrously premature predictions for next season. In the coming days and weeks we’ll attempt to project the standings in each conference, five teams at a time, before trying to lock down […]

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The 10 Worst Uniforms In NBA History: Wear Your Dark Sunglasses

Presented with minimal commentary, here are the 10 worst uniforms in NBA history. The challenge was not to rank any of these rank uniforms in the back half of the top 10 (or bottom 10, as it were). So many of these uniforms look like top-3 contenders. How can one separate one piece of trash […]

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NBA League Pass: An Emphasis On Flexibility More Than Access

Crossover Chronicles is part of the Bloguin Network. One of our partner sites at Bloguin is Awful Announcing,  which has documented the new career ventures of Adrian Wojnarowski, LeBron James (off the court), Ryen Russillo, Bill Simmons, and others who have left a mark on the NBA in some form or fashion. As part of […]

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NBA Uniforms: Throwbacks Are Sweet, But They Never Should Exist

The Indiana Pacers’ release of Hickory High special-edition uniforms on Tuesday — to be worn in select home games for the upcoming NBA season — has people talking about sports uniforms. Ask 10 people in a room about uniforms, and you’ll likely get 8.11 different opinions — maybe any two people will agree, but don’t […]

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Best of the NBA Summer League: Unexpected Players Edition

Hoops heads from all corners of the basketball world come together to watch NBA Summer League action in anticipation of seeing what the future of the league has in store. Most watch to see the college/international stars of yesteryear turned NBA franchise saving heroes overnight. Some watch to see their favorite college players from back in […]

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The Team The Clippers Are Trying To Follow Also Comes From Los Angeles

The Golden State Warriors weren’t always elegant in their run to the 2015 NBA title, and goodness knows, Draymond Green frequently approached the line between “aggressive and dirty” on the court. He can be reckless at times. Yet, one would ultimately have to conclude that the Warriors had no knuckleheads on their roster. Championship teams […]

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Way-too-Early NBA Predictions: The Top 5 Teams In The Eastern Conference

Can’t wait for the 2015-’16 season to start? Us neither. Now that most of the off-season’s major moves are complete, we’ll dive into some ludicrously premature predictions for next season. In the coming days and weeks we’ll attempt to project the standings in each conference, five teams at a time, before trying to lock down […]

D-League Finalist Fort Wayne Mad Ants Making A Run in The Basketball Tournament

The Ants Alumni have championship blood. The team, coming out of the Midwest region of The Basketball Tournament, features a roster of players that have appeared in back-to-back NBA D-League Finals for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, capturing the title in 2014, and that winning formula makes the Ants a serious threat to the Notre […]

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The NBA Offseason Team Awards

With the majority of the moves from the NBA offseason all wrapped up, I’ve decided to give some sort of award to all 30 teams. We will go in A-B-C order. Atlanta Hawks  Best Sequel Award (or so they hope)  The problem with going for sequels is the second movie typically isn’t as good as […]

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Josh Smith, Doc Rivers, And The Art Of Basketball-Cycle Maintenance

At first glance, Josh Smith — the new bargain-basement addition to the Los Angeles Clippers’ roster — won’t be able to shoot down his team’s chances in Game 6 of a conference semifinal series. Then again, what’s true at first glance with Josh Smith — and other players like him — is that while he […]

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