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The Highest Peaks Reached by NBA Centers in the Modern Era

Remember when centers ruled the NBA? The position has produced so many awe-inspiring talents, ranging from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the Association moved into the modern era to the David Robinson/Hakeem Olajuwon battles of the early-1990s to Shaquille O’Neal’s unrelenting combination of physicality and finesse as we neared and jetted past Y2K. And though big men’s …

In the NBA, Scoring Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Perception is reality. Players who produce a lot of points are sometimes misidentified as someone you should want on your NBA team. And by comparison, those who don’t are susceptible to being overlooked. Last season, some foolishly debated whether Draymond Green deserved a spot on the Western Conference All-Star team. He was, after all, only …

Rudy Gobert is the Catalyst for Utah Jazz Success

Over the past few weeks, Rudy Gobert has hijacked all of your Twitter feeds. It feels like every time the Utah Jazz play, there’s a new viral video of Gobert either swatting a shot out of mid-air with a look of disdain on his face that asks “Did you really just try that?” or pulverizing …