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Way-Too-Early NBA Predictions: Dumpster Diving in the East

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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Bob Pettit, The World Champion Hawks, And The 1958 NBA Finals

In our continuing conversations here at Crossover Chronicles, we’re examining the best NBA players of all time by position. Some of our staff writers conducted a conversation about power forwards, and naturally, Tim Duncan is the first player who comes to mind. He’s closely followed by the likes of Karl Malone, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett, […]

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The 5 Greatest NBA Power Forwards Of All Time

Early August. It’s a time for NBA bloggers to reconnect with family and friends after following the season… and the playoffs… and the Finals… and the draft… and the free-agent frenzy… and Woj bombs about the Clippers playing cards with DeAndre Jordan in the summer’s true blockbuster movie… and the summer league. This is the […]

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The 5 Greatest NBA Centers Of All Time

Early August. It’s a time for NBA bloggers to reconnect with family and friends after following the season… and the playoffs… and the Finals… and the draft… and the free-agent frenzy… and Woj bombs about the Clippers playing cards with DeAndre Jordan in the summer’s true blockbuster movie… and the summer league. This is the […]

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NBA Africa Game: Not Life-Changing Basketball, But A Life-Changing Experience

As the NBA Africa Game approaches (Saturday, 9 a.m. Eastern, ESPN), the NBA community arrives at a moment that is meaningful for reasons far beyond basketball. This event is not about hoping to establish an NBA team on the continent. Making hoops a little more popular? Sure, a little… but that’s not the main point. […]

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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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