Isaiah Thomas’s Compelling Case for MVP

All season long, it’s been triple-double machine Russell Westbrook and all-around threat James Harden as MVP candidates, but there’s one candidate that hasn’t gotten as much recognition as he should. It’s Isaiah Thomas, who has carried his team to first place in the Atlantic Division and second place in the Eastern Conference, behind the Cleveland…

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USA Defeats China By No Close Margin

Yesterday, the United States and China’s basketball teams squared off in Rio. The powerhouse vs the underdog. However, while China didn’t keep it close, they slowed USA down at the start of the game, forcing the Americans to score only 2 in the first 2 minutes. However, the Americans got into a groove later in…

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Can Anybody Defeat Team USA?

For years, the United States of America have been the pinnacle of excellence when it comes to basketball. They have gotten 14 gold medals out of 18 tries since the sport was introduced to the Olympics in 1936, and have only failed once at getting a medal. Their most recent loss came in 2004, when…

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Where should New York end up in the standings?

It’s been a long time coming, but the New York Knicks are relevant in the Eastern Conference again. They may not be title contenders yet, but with offseason moves such as signing Joakim Noah and trading for Derrick Rose, fans in New York are thinking playoffs for their beloved team. After back to back bad…

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Was Ben Simmons the Right Pick for Philadelphia?

After several years of tanking and failing to get the #1 overall pick in the NBA draft, the Philadelphia 76ers finally won the lottery in 2016, and used the selection to pick the pride of Australia, Ben Simmons. It seemed like it was the best pick Philadelphia could have made, but there were others that…

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L.A Clippers Reportedly Exploring Sites for a New Arena

The Los Angeles Clippers are apparently exploring new options to leave their home. According to ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz the Los Angeles Clippers “are actively exploring sites for [a] new arena,” instead of the Staples Center. The team’s lease with the Staples Center is reportedly set to expire in 2024. Kevin Arnovitz told fellow colleagues that…

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LockerTalk Sports Uniform Thread

As part of our efforts in expanding LockerTalk, we have decided to start a uniform thread in order to keep fans up to date. In this thread we will cover news on new jerseys, equipment, etc. in order to keep you updated on all things jersey-related in the sports universe! This series will be updated…

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The Untold Genius of the Derrick Rose Trade

Derrick Rose at one time was an NBA MVP, a leader of a Chicago Bulls team that was a championship contender, and a legitimate superstar. Not too long after, he tore an ACL in a playoff game against the 76ers on April 28, 2012. Then, in November of 2013, he tore his meniscus. A year…

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Amar’e Stoudemire and the Legacy he Left Behind

He never won a championship. He played for multiple teams over his career not by choice, but just because he was never a truly blockbuster player. He is retiring in the same season where Kevin Durant has joined the Warriors, the unthinkable 72-10 record was somehow broken, and where that insanely good team still didn’t win…

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