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The world of Basketball detailed by the voices of the unathletic. Discussing play, culture, and, of course, who's the best. Trust the Process.

Dan O'Sheaa month ago
Should the Celtics Really Target Anthony Davis?
For years, the Celtics looked like the biggest hoarders in sports as they continued to stockpile pick after pick while waiting to pull the trigger as stars continued to change teams. After Paul George...
Smoove Fridaya month ago
The Geno Effect
Luigi Auriemma is truly and iconically a visionary. Now, there are a lot of specifications and definitions out there, so I'll save you the legwork of researching for clarity: Visionary - noun: a perso...
The Association's New Villain
Personableness can carry a lot of weight. Whether or not someone likes a player can determine the trajectory of the player's career. In sports, being likable impacts the athlete's legacy. That is what...
Dan O'Shea2 months ago
An Apology Letter To The Eastern Conference
Dear Middle of the Pack Eastern Conference Teams, Over the summer, the NBA experienced one of the most intoxicating offseasons in sports history. While the constant movement of stars had us glued us t...
Myles Stedman2 months ago
Why Tom Crean Could Be the Perfect Candidate to Coach Louisville
Back in 2008, Indiana University’s men’s basketball program was in a dark place. Head Coach Kelvin Sampson had been forced to resign following massive NCAA violations, and the school had not been past...
Myles Stedman2 months ago
Understanding the Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks may be the most unassuming franchise in the NBA. Sharing a city with the NFL’s Cowboys, they are always competing locally for second fiddle, and despite only two seasons without p...
Kayla Loy2 months ago
How the Kentucky Wildcats Will Fare the Rest of the Season
The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team is usually known for winning games and championships. In fact, the Wildcats are the winningest program in the nation with 2,239 wins. But after a close...
Stone Strankman2 months ago
Unicorn or Unicorn for MVP?
Player A: 12 Games / 31.7 PPG / 10.4 REB / 4.7 AST / 59.4 FG% / 30.4 FG3% / 76.5 FT% Player B: 11 Games / 30.4 PPG / 7.3 REB / 1.1 AST / 51.3 FG% / 41.1 FG3% / 84.1 FT% If these numbers are the only t...
Michigan State is the Best Team in the Nation
Preseason polls are crazy. That’s just a fact of life when it comes to college sports. There are 347 teams in Division 1; it’s unreasonable to expect anyone to be able to rank them with any real accur...
Dan O'Shea2 months ago
How Brad Stevens Is Accomplishing Defensive Genius in Boston
Over the past five years, we’ve seen magic in Boston. This isn’t a reference to the number of street performers you might see while strolling around Faneuil Hall or the halftime show at TD Garden. It ...
I Love College Basketball, and so Should You
You might not know it from national coverage, but the NCAA season exists for longer than two weeks in March. In fact, it kicks off this Friday, November 10. Is this article going to be an extended “pl...
San Antonio Spurs: The Standard of Excellence
This hurts to write coming from a die-hard Laker fan. But, while the Spurs do not have the rings to contend with Boston and Los Angeles, they have etched their place as the third greatest franchise in...
Stone Strankman3 months ago
Super Teams Don't Care About The Regular Season
The Cavs and Warriors are not atop their respective conferences (or non-respective in the East's situation), and it is making people crazy. After three straight years of a Cavs and Warriors Finals, pe...
Tony Heim3 months ago
We Should Take a Lesson from the Paul George/Oladipo & Sabonis Trade
If you're reading this right now there's a good chance you've already read something along these lines. Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis' exponential rise with the Indiana Pacers have been one of t...
Myles Stedman3 months ago
Brandon Ingram May Not Become a Superstar, but Why Can’t He Be?
“The next Kevin Durant." Those were the words on everyone’s lips throughout 2016, Brandon Ingram’s one and only year at Duke University. That year, he shot to the top of draft boards across the countr...
Michael DePrisco3 months ago
How the Boogie-Davis Duo Has Fared so Far This Season
Almost immediately after the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, the New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings finalized a trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to "The Big Easy." The trade sent shockwaves through the...
Dan O'Shea3 months ago
It's Time For LeBron To Hand The Crown Off To Giannis
For years, people have been trying to remove LeBron James as the league’s best player. Ever since he uttered the words, “not five, not six, not seven...” people have stormed the castle as they tried t...
Myles Stedman3 months ago
Anthony Bennett Revelations Show Some NBA Front Offices Are Not Doing Their Job Properly
On Wednesday, The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd published online an excerpt from his new book, The Blueprint: LeBron James, Cleveland’s Deliverance, and the Making of the Modern NBA. The excerpt detailed how...