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Stephen Curry’s dominance in the NBA will be challenged by the veteran player Kevin Durant, who is a prolific scorer on the floor and who has proved to be one of the most gifted contenders for the Most Valuable Player crown. In a recent interview, Curry maintained that he welcomes Durant in the squad wholeheartedly, but he will not have to change his game with the Golden State Warriors in a bid to provide accommodations...

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Bob Harris, a Hall of Fame broadcaster and voice of the Duke Blue Devils for the last 40 years, recently announced he will be retiring after the 2016/17 season. Harris, who is also the longest-tenured play by play announcer in the history of the ACC, made the announcement on July 6 at a news conference at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the home of the Duke men’s basketball team. While Harris’ announcement won’t impact the Blue Devils’...

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Like most Frenchmen, Alex Gavrilovic came into our lives, made us fall in love with him and then skipped town never to be heard from again. His scent is still in our sheets, his aura permanent, nothing but memories remain. Although it was no surprise that Gavrilovic left UD after his junior season, the circumstances behind his decision always remained a mystery. A career that started with such promise — AG averaged thirteen minutes per...

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This week marked the announcement that this year’s Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia will be held June 23-26 in Melbourne, Australia. The event will be hosted by the NBA, the NBL and FIBA at Dandenong Basketball Stadium in Melbourne, marking the first Australian BWB event in the organization’s 15 year history. Online NBA sportsbook odds are sure to be affected when this Australian talent pool reaches the league. “We are pleased to partner with FIBA...

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Every year, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees are announced on the same day as the NCAA tournament finals. While the Hall of Fame announcements don’t affect college basketball lines, many people feel the announcement should be made after the tournament is over so the inductees can get their well-deserved attention instead of playing second fiddle to the NCAA tournament. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees are some of the biggest names in...

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Just a quick note: this post is in two sections. The first part, I wrote last night a couple of hours after the trade happened. I didn’t post it because I wanted to be able to add the second part after I had some time to think and see some more reactions. Some of the stuff I touch on here has been brought up in other places (like Bill Barnwell’s excellent piece on Grantland yesterday)....

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Just came across this clip and had to share it with you fine people. OJ, UD legend, federal employee, the only man to have ever slept on every couch in the Ghetto, captured for posterity: I was sent a link to this OJ story a few years ago. You take your bill and rub some poo on it. Afterwards, put your poop dollar, poo side down on the sidewalk in front of your house. Then...

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Let me start this by telling you that I love baseball. I love watching it on TV, I love watching it live, playing fantasy baseball, reading about it, baseball video games, and I can sit for hours on end just combing over stats. It’s a sickness.  Blackburn has been kind enough give a purpose to my sickness and turn the keys over to me to give everyone something a little less bleary to think about...

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It’s here again, the post that makes all of us a bit uneasy. I’m through apologizing for this annual offering, so let’s just put the cards on the table and let ’em fall where they may. Previous installments: 3rd Annual Women’s Sexploitation Issue 2nd Annual Women’s Soccer Sexploitation Issue Inaugural Women’s Soccer Sexploitation Issue Here are the top five most talented players on this year’s UD women’s soccer team. With just one holdover from last...

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The Commish was our eyes and ears down in Daytona this year. What follows is a first-hand account of the revelry. It is unedited, unabashed and possibly unwarranted. But at the end of the day, it’s all in good fun. ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ Let’s begin with a disclaimer. Most of what went down in Daytona Beach, Florida during the week of May 8 to May 12 ain’t making it to print. This is not...