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In Case you Forgot, Byron Scott had Hops (video)

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Byron Scott was introduced as the new Los Angeles Lakers head coach last week and during the press conference his old Showtime running mates were there along side him, supporting their long time friend. Seeing Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Byron Scott conjured up memories of that great Showtime team. Continue reading

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Jeremy Lin’s Defense Far Better than Reported

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If you read most accounts of Jeremy Lin’s game from those that cover basketball, most of the praise, if not all, will be emphasized on the offensive side of the ball, such as his propensity and great ability to drive to the rim, good passing skills, high basketball IQ, great touch around the basket and above average outside shooting. When discussing Lin’s defense those same accounts would usually rate his defensive ability as below average. Most will not go as far to say he is horrible, although some do, but they will note that definitely lacking the lateral foot speed and overall quickness to defend his position well.  Continue reading

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