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Ok, Jeremy Lin’s balls. It’s worth replaying that final couple of minutes from the Valentine’s Day game – the final sequence of plays in which the Knicks’ Lin (having a strong but not otherworldly game to that point) took charge and wrecked the Raptors all on his own. Lin is […]

Jeremy Lin: confidence

Anthony: not dominant despite 32 points 1
There are a few interesting things about watching the Knicks play a home game at Madison Square Garden (“the most famous arena in the world”). The venue jumps out of a corporate canyon on 7th Avenue; entering feels like walking into a big-5 bank. Once you’re inside, it looks and […]

Knicks v Bobcats at Madison Square Garden

Rabble Rouser: keep your All-Stars, gimme the Clippers anytime 2
BP contributor Frank “Rabble” Rouser attended this weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities in beautiful Los Angeles, California, and came away, um, not so impressed. Not surprisingly, the lessons of the NBA All-Star Game were mostly about excess. The NBA’s annual festival of self-promotion and sponsor gratification is not yet as divorced […]

NBA All-Star Game: KIA wins, basketball not so much

Frank, in the old days
Today, BP introduces a guest correspondent: Frank “Rabble” Rouser. Frank has spent his whole life watching and thinking about sports, figuring out what makes a great athlete and a great team. Today, Frank looks at the L.A. Lakers’ Pau Gasol, and touches on an idea we’ve looked at before – […]

Completely the best

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Hoops fans are burning up the blogosphere here on the eve of the season, buzzing over whether the Miami Heat’s holy trinity of Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh will deliver as advertised by Heat brass and by the big men themselves. Bosh, rescued from the endlessly pathetic Toronto […]

Bosh the best – for now