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  1. The chaos theory of basketball

    Curtis Harris

    It seems counterintuitive that chaos is something NBA coaches could ever want on the court. "In all sports," Sloan panelist Bill James chimed, "all coaches overuse strategies that give them the illusion of control." Calling copious plays and taking t...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  2. How the draft lottery weakens the East

    Curtis Harris

    The current state of the Eastern Conference has been widely panned and rightfully so. As of Friday morning, only three East teams sit above .500, and the conference currently holds an overall win percentage of .442, which puts it on track for 36 wins...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  3. The strange, great career of Walt Bellamy

    Curtis Harris

    When someone is really good or great, but never the best, his accomplishments tend to be overlooked or disregarded. The disdainful treatment is even harsher for those who seemingly have the tools to be the best, but settle into a groove of "merely gr...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  4. Before there was YouTube, there was Wilt

    Curtis Harris

    Getty ImagesThere's no visual evidence, but Wilt Chamberlain's block of Gus Johnson's dunk is the stuff of legends. The moment doesn't exist in photo or film, but surely it does exist. The Baltimore Sun on Nov. 26, 1966, recounted the powerful bl...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  5. Good things come for new Hall members

    Curtis Harris

    Twelve men and women will have their contributions to the game of basketball forever enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, but the wait for basketball immortality has been particularly long for three of them. Richie...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  6. The story behind the Twyman-Stokes Award

    Curtis Harris

    NBA Photo Library/Getty ImagesMaurice Stokes was paralyzed by a hard fall at a time when there were no safety nets for NBA players. Earlier today the NBA announced the creation of the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award in honor Jack Twyman and...

    Blog | June 09, 2013