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‘Melo Out, Old Man!

I remember Monday night’s exchange between our two announcers vividly: Mike Breen: “What incredible defense from Anthony! Clyde, why can’t he do that every night?” Walt (Clyde) Frazier: “Because it
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The Denver Knicks

I know, I know . . . it’s March Madness, and I should be totally focused on the way my UConn Huskies have unexpectedly crashed the Final Four. Not to mention how my blind faith in them (see “Head, or
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Head, or Heart?

I sit in awe as I watch Robby, cold and calculating, fill out his bracket. He’s got Kentucky over West Virginia in the second round. Sure, he knows Calipari’s a sleazeball — and that West Virginia
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Mission Accomplished

My older brother Matt: I’m not even sure it would be good for UConn to make a big run in the Big East Tournament. Me: Are you kidding me? It’s the Big East Tournament. Matt: If they play three, four,
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Deliverance

I’ve been a New York Knicks fan for over 40 years. I doubt this is something that Robby can even begin to grasp. He’s only 17 years old, and he’s already on his third NBA team: First Orlando, then
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One Ball? Booooring

Obviously, my dad doesn’t like the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. He doesn’t like people jumping over cars (Blake Griffin), or people dunking and grabbing teddy bears off of the rim with their teeth (Serge
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The Real Reason We Ski

Robby, you’re totally right. No one likes to ski. But . . . everyone loves apres-ski. Trouble is, you can’t get to the apres without the ski. It’s like in baseball: What team wouldn’t like to go
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America’s National Wasteoftime

Unfortunately, I pretty much share the same feelings as my dad on the topic of “Top 5 Players,” so I’m not going to waste time arguing about it. Also unfortunate is the fact that my Tuesday shoulder
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Is ‘Melo a Top-Five Player?

With a mischievous grin and a taunting gleam in his eye, Robby asks me, “Do you think ‘Melo is a top-seven NBA player?” In that one short, quirky question (note that he said, top-seven, not top-five),
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Kemba

Do I even have to address the rec basketball post? My dad’s right. He’s not a high school senior. So let us have our fun, let us not play any defense, let us throw up our half courters, and let us
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