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Misha Hyman

Entries by Misha Hyman

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

(1) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 12:17 PM


The San Antonio Spurs are, or were, officially in panic mode.

There is no other way to put it. Manu Ginobili may not be back to full health for the first round of the playoffs, and the Spurs are predicting just that; that they...

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Nate the Great

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 2:54 PM

If Nate Robinson can keep this up, he will be one of the hottest commodities in this upcoming offseason when he reaches the free agent market.

If it were not for Shaquille O'Neal essentially trashing Nate Robinson in his most recent book, Shaq UNCUT, Robinson would most likely have gotten...

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Could This Be Baseball's Rendition of Magic and Bird?

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 12:17 PM


In 1979, two NBA franchises drafted two of the basketball players the world has ever seen. The Lakers drafted their Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and the rival Boston Celtics drafted the legend that was Larry Bird. In an era where...

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He Guaranteed It

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 5:19 PM

Kobe Bryant went out on a limb, as some may have thought at the time, and made the guarantee that the Lakers would make the playoffs when they had a paltry record of 26-29 and, which was three-and-a-half games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the highly...

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A Potential First Round Series for the Ages: Rockets vs. Thunder

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 6:26 PM

When the NBA changed their first round playoff format in 2003 from a five game series to a seven game series, arguably the greatest league in the world opened the door for historic first round playoff match-ups to occur, which was not possible prior to the change.

Everyone can remember...

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A Diamond in the Rough: The Rise of Kelly Olynyk

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 2:41 PM

Kelly Olynyk is the shining example of how patience truly is a virtue.

After coming to Gonzaga as a freshmen in 2009, Olynyk had aspirations of becoming one of the best players in college basketball and to eventually lead the Bull Dogs to a national championship.

After two seasons with...

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Well That's a First: Lakers Reach Two Games Above .500

(4) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 3:25 PM


The Los Angeles Lakers have just accomplished something for the first time this season: reach two games above the .500 mark, at 33-31.

As of this post, the Lakers are in sole possession of the 8th and final playoff spot in the highly...

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The Greatest Duo in NBA History, Or What Could Have Been

(13) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 1:13 PM

Dynamic duos in the NBA began with Jerry West, The Logo, and Elgin Baylor, the first high flying power forward the game had ever seen. The Lakers have had a tendency throughout their long illustrious history as an organization to pair superstar talents together in order to win an NBA...

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Lakers Saga Part II: Right the Ship

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 6:09 PM

Before the second part of the Lakers saga was written, the storm had to be calmed before we could react to the first 44 games of the regular season.

The Lakers need to right the ship, they have fallen from grace and there are a few reason's why the Lakers...

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Could Allen Iverson Still Be 'The Answer'?

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 1:00 PM

Who is the greatest "little man" of all time?

Is it Nate "Tiny" Archibald? The only NBA player to ever lead the league in assists and points in the same season, which he did in the 1972-1973 season, with 34.0 points per game and 11.4 assists?

Or was it the...

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Addition by Subtraction

(5) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 5:07 PM

Before the 1:00 p.m. Sunday tipoff on ABC where the Boston Celtics hosted the defending champion, Miami Heat, the Celtics seemed to be in disarray.

Since their struggles, there has been rumblings throughout the NBA that suggested Doc Rivers or GM Danny Ainge wanted to shake things up in the...

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Meeting Great Expectations: The Lakers Saga Part I

(3) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 2:27 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have just officially entered the conversation as the best team in the NBA.

In their primetime Friday night matchup against the Denver Nuggets on ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers racked up an impressive 71 points in just the first half. Just a game before, they only...

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The Greatness of Jesus Shuttlesworth

(2) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 12:10 PM

They call him Jesus.

Not because he walks on water.

Not because he is the most recognizable person in the entire world.

Not even because a religion spouted after his presence.

They call him Jesus because he is arguably the greatest shooter, big game shot-maker, and conditioned basketball player to...

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What If Nike 'Air Jordan' Were Adidas 'Air Jordan'?

(3) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 1:17 PM

What would the world be like today if Michael Jordan signed with Adidas instead of Nike coming out of college? I know that seems like a silly question to ask, but Michael Jordan would have changed the course of basketball pop-culture. Since he came onto the scene as a rookie...

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Enough of This Ivy League Business

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 9:53 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers are in shambles.

Not because they are 1-4, which is their worst record to start the season since 1993-1994 when they had Nick Van Exel running the show.

Not because they are without their two-time MVP Steve Nash, out with a leg fracture.

Not because Dwight...

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The NBA Has Tabled Discussions About Sponsorship Logos on Game Jerseys

(7) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 2:09 PM


The NBA has tabled discussions regarding the implementation of sponsored logos on game jerseys.

In the most recent board of governors meeting, it was decided that the NBA will continue to compile extensive research on whether it would financially beneficial and good for the game overall if every team...

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Top 5 Story Lines of Week 1 of the NFL Season

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 7:08 PM

Number 5:
Jets Win Big

After the offensive starting unit failed to score a touchdown in each of the four preseason games this year, there was a lot to talk about in regards to Mark Sanchez and the offensive not really clicking. Yes, Tim Tebow, no...

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Andrew Bynum: Flipping the Script

(4) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 11:11 AM

It has been known as the great migration. All the elite centers, besides Hakeem Olajuwon, Bill Russell, David Robinson, Moses Malone and Patrick Ewing have left their teams to join the storied franchise, the Los Angeles Lakers, in order to strengthen their legacy and join the immortal of NBA history....

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