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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.

Elise Spiller13 days ago
If You're on the Fence About Leaving Your Sport: Read This
From the moment I could walk, I had a basketball in my hands. Of course, I tried almost every sport under the sun from softball to soccer to volleyball but in the end, I knew basketball was my sport. ...
Are Superteams Good for Sports?
Sport produces two types of fans. The casual fan who will take in a game for leisure or simply the aesthetic of the sport. And then you have the die-hard. The die-hard is there week in and week out. T...
A Case for the Warriors as an All-Time Great Team
Perspective is important. Generational perspective in terms of the greats is apparent. Previous generations are often outgrown as the current one evolves and as they refuse to do so. Just as thoughts ...
Young and Done
Trae Young has drawn many comparisons over the course of this season, from Stephen Curry to Damien Lillard to Kyrie Irving. Certainly, leading the NCAA in both points and assists as a true freshman ga...
Riley Reese2 months ago
Biggest Contracts in NBA History
Professional sports involves a lot of dedication and team-building. You can't buy that kind of passion, but if you take a look at the business end of things, it's clear you can definitely incentivize ...
Patrick O'Neill2 months ago
The NCAA Problem
If the news out of Arizona regarding basketball coach Sean Miller surprised you this weekend, you haven’t been paying attention. College athletics are magnificent in their awesome camaraderie and rega...
Prep to Pro
Mike Krzyzewski made headlines in early November of 2017 when talking about the current one and done rule and how it impacts student athletes. “I would totally be for kids being able [to go to the NBA...
J.S. Mellanby2 months ago
Are the Wizards Better Without John Wall?
This is a question that has been asked recently by fans, professional basketball commentators and personalities and even the players themselves. There is a simple answer to the question, no. The Wizar...
Goat Talk...
Kobe’s number 8 and 24 jerseys were retired earlier this year and straight from Magic’s mouth the words “Greatest Laker” were uttered. The greatest player in a franchise that saw Cap, Magic, Baylor, W...
Dan O'Shea4 months 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 Friday4 months 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'Shea5 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 Stedman5 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 Stedman5 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 Loy5 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 Strankman5 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...