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The 1975 Western Conference Finals – Where the Magic Began

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part 2 of a 3-part series telling the story of the 1974-75 Golden State Warriors. Part One  was an introduction to the improbable dozen men who came together to win an improbable championship. Part Two is the story of the 1975 Western Conference Finals, when the Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls […]

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NBA Finals: Crossover Chronicles Staff Predictions

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will soon try to establish themselves as the best team in professional basketball. Our team of writers and commentators at Crossover Chronicles has attempted to predict the Finals. No explanations here — the answers are revealing in and of themselves. The envelope, please: * BRYAN GIBBERMAN Cleveland key […]

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Would a Cavaliers Championship Impact Kevin Love’s Impending Free Agency?

There are hundreds, if not thousands of variables surrounding Kevin Love’s impending free agency. His questionable relationship with LeBron James, the creatively bankrupt Cavaliers offense, and his role in said offense are probably at the forefront, but do his free agency plans change if the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Finals? Maybe. The following is […]

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The predictable rise of cult basketball legend Matthew Dellavedova

Hit us up on Twitter @CrossoverNBA I remember where I was the first time I realized I was a big fan of Matthew Dellavedova and his basketball skills. As for most of us Delly Dudes, it intersects at the roads of “the first time you saw him play” and “being a West Coast Conference junkie […]


The Chicago Bulls, and the culture of fitting in

Hit us up on Twitter @CrossoverNBA Have you ever been a part of a panel job interview? And I’m not talking about being the sweating dude with a bunch of resumes on the other side of the desk. I’m talking about being the one asking the questions. Sometime after all of the candidates have been […]

LeBron James can renew his first rivalry with the Wizards this year. Photo via Getty Images

Ranking LeBron James’ NBA Finals Opponents

As LeBron James gets set to play in his sixth NBA Finals I figured it would be fun time to rank his opponents in the championship round.  James has battled three different incarnations of the San Antonio Spurs, the Dallas Mavericks, Oklahoma City Thunder and is getting ready for the Golden State Warriors. * 6. […]

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Alvin Gentry must worry about his backcourt, not Anthony Davis

Some coaching hires are met with waves of acclaim and very little opposition. Some hires involve relative unknowns, or if not that, people who lived so far under the radar that it’s hard to even form an opinion. Such was the case with Erik Spoelstra in Miami after the high-profile Pat Riley years (interrupted by […]

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NBA Finals, Music Division: NBC is great, but CBS is better

It’s NBA Finals week, though the gap between the conference finals and the Big Finals feels more like a month. At any rate, the big event is almost here, and when the NBA Finals arrive, it’s easy to feel nostalgic about past NBA Finals. Much as any baseball fan falls in love with the World […]

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Who Were Those Guys? A Look Back at the 1974-1975 Warriors

The 1975 Golden State Warriors were arguably the most improbable NBA champions of all time. They had one proven star, Rick Barry, and eleven other guys. That may sound harsh, but it’s true. The 1973-’74 Warriors had been pretty good, finishing second to L.A. in the Pacific Division (you didn’t have to say L.A. Lakers […]