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  1. The lessons of the NBA Finals

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you're like me, you watched last night's NBA Finals with totally transparant bias. You cheered in joy when J.J. Barea carved Miami's defense into shreds. You pumped your fist wildly when Dirk Nowitzki hit key shots down the stretch. You giggled...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  2. LSU to erect statue in honor of Shaq

    Eamonn Brennan

    Lately, it's been hard to watch Shaquille O'Neal. The guy who won three MVP awards, who went to 15 All-Star Games, who averaged -- get this -- 35.7 points and 14.9 rebounds per game in the 2000, 2001 and 2002 NBA Finals ... well, that guy is gone ...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  3. Butler Blue II going out like a champ

    Eamonn Brennan

    Butler's run to the Final Four in 2010 changed lives. It made the NBA take notice of Gordon Hayward, now a promising young player for the Utah Jazz. It cemented Brad Stevens' status as one of the best coaches in basketball, and later propelled him to...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  4. C.J. Fair returns to Syracuse

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday morning, in a column detailing his and a score of other decisions still in flux before Sunday's final NBA draft decision deadline, I wrote the following about Syracuse forward C.J. Fair: The good news for those Syracuse fans afflicted i...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  5. Saddle Up: Texas in the spotlight

    Eamonn Brennan

    Texas vs. No. 15 Georgetown, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN: It is easy to take shots at Rick Barnes. It is easy to look back at the NBA talent that has passed through Austin, and to contrast that with the lone Final Four on Barnes' resume, and accuse Barnes of not...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  6. Analyzing this weekend's early entries

    Eamonn Brennan

    The results are in. The decisions have been made. Without further (or any) ado, let's quickly evaluate the myriad choices made in the final 48 hours before Sunday night's NBA draft early-entry withdrawal deadline. First up: Those leaving school a...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  7. Analyzing this weekend's returners

    Eamonn Brennan

    The results are in. The decisions have been made. Without further (or any) ado, let's quickly evaluate the myriad choices made in the final 48 hours before Sunday night's NBA draft early entry withdrawal deadline. Now, part two: The returners. ...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  8. Future pros? Not this year

    Eamonn Brennan

    In recent years, the Final Four has served as a nice little showcase for the NBA's incoming stars. Carmelo Anthony and Syracuse. Greg Oden, Mike Conley, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Derrick Rose and the Memphis Tigers. In recent years, even as so man...

    Blog | March 29, 2010