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Brittney Griner Has a Real Shot at the NBA

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Soon Brittney Griner could be a Maverick in more than one sense of the word.

Dallas Maverick’s owner, Mark Cuban, has come out publicly and said that if Griner were the best player available on the board he would draft her. Griner has expressed interest.

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Ware’s Horrific Injury Extremely Rare

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It was one of those plays that, if you saw it live on television, you wished you hadn’t seen it.

Louisville guard Kevin Ware leapt up to defend a 3-point shot against Duke’s Tyler Thornton midway through the first half in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region final on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis.

He came down; his leg shattered in a way that is too horrific to describe.

Players on the Louisville bench screamed. There were reports some were physically ill. Several – including star Peyton Siva – were sobbing on the court. Read more…

Chaminade Beats Texas and Other Hoops Ridiculousness

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While we we’ve all been feeding our college football-frenzied selves over the last couple of weeks, very quietly the college basketball season has gotten underway.

But it’s not something we pay attention to. We’re too caught up in the BCS mess and bowl bids and rivalry week and … oh, hey, look, Maryland and Rutgers are joining the Big Ten! … to really notice.

Unless something big happens.

Like Chaminade beating Texas. Read more…

Brown Fired, Lakers Win

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It’s been a long year and a half for Lakers fans. For a fan base accustomed to winning, big and often, the fact that they didn’t advance past the first round of the playoffs in the 2011/12 season might have been reason enough to fire head coach Mike Brown. Add a 0-8 preseason and a 1-4 record to start the 2012/13 season and the Lakers’ management had reason enough to fire Brown on Friday. Read more…

Michael Phelps: The Greatest Olympian Ever…Or Not

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To say that I’ve been disappointed with NBC’s coverage of this year’s Olympic games is…well, it’s a huge understatement. There have been so many moments that left me confused, outraged, and overall disappointed.

One of the biggest irritations for me has been the crowning of Michael Phelps as “The Greatest Olympian Ever” by Bob Costas and company. Read more…