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Analysis: Have The All Blacks Become The USA Basketball Of World Rugby?

There is a belief in some circles that FIBA’s decision in 1989 to allow professional basketball players to compete in the summer Olympics ruined the game of international basketball. Between 1972 and 1988 the United States men’s basketball team had won just two Gold medals from four possible tournaments. The US had famously boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow due to the Soviet Union’s decision to …

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Nba Finals Game 4 – Deep Dive and How the Game Was Won and Lost

The Golden State Warriors have evened the series at 2 games a piece, triumphing over The Cleveland Cavaliers 103-82 Tuesday night. That scoreline flatters them slightly, this was a competitive game through three quarters. Here I will look at where the game was won and lost. The phrase must win was created for game 4 of The 2015 NBA Finals. …

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The NBA Finals – The Weirdest Moments So Far

Game 4 of the NBA Finals was packed with all sorts of funky moments that if you saw just one of would make them instantly memorable, but to have so many was truly hilarious. The Quicken Loans arena lends itself to moments of goofyness, watching games on T.V from their it often feels like more than a religious experience than …

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How The Cavs Won Game 3 & The Adjustments GSW Must Make

Conor O’Mahony looks at how the Cavs won game three and the adjustments GSW must make.  _____ Cavs Defence On Steph Curry Watching Curry play in game 3 of the finals through the first three quarters, a thought began to form in my mind. Curry was playing like LeBron did in the 2011 NBA Finals vs the Dirk Nowitski-led Dallas …

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Warriors Win Game 1- Talking Points

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Game 1 was all kinds of amazing. However I really feel that the Cleveland Cavaliers had to win last night to have any hope of knocking off the Golden State Warriors. Lets run it back, and I’ll explain why. The Cavs Played as Well as they Can and Still Lost. LeBron played out of his mind, going off for 44 …

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CLUTCH: Kyrie Irving Puts On A Clinic, Seals Career High 57 Points

Kyrie Irving left the basketball world in awe on Thursday night as he set a new career high and franchise record, scoring 57 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers in their overtime victory against defending NBA champions San Antonio. Irving made all of his seven three-pointer attempts and his ten free-throws and went for 20 of 32 shooting from the field …

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NBA: Postpone the Funeral, Spurs Win Five Straight Games

Here Conor O’Mahony discusses the San Antonio Spurs’ recent return to form, which has seen them win five games in a row.  Obituaries were being written for the 2015 San Antonio Spurs two weeks ago. They had lost four games in a row, culminating in a pummelling by The Portland Trailblazers 111-95 on the 25th of February. Sports reporters, as they do whenever …

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An In Depth Look At Kobe Bryant’s Return To The Court

Kobe Bryant has gone through a torturous eighteen months since going down with a torn Achilles tendon late in the 2013 season. Conor O’Mahony discusses the Black Mamba’s impending return. During the 2012-2013 season the Los Angeles Lakers and Kobe Bryant faced every situation imaginable. The Lakers trotted out 5 All Stars on opening night* and looked for all the …

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League Pass: Top Five Team To Watch In The NBA

Garbh Madigan takes us through the top five most entertaining teams to watch in the NBA, a.k.a. the League Pass Teams. There aren’t a lot of us who stay up until four or five in the morning (Irish time) to watch NBA basketball.  It certainly is not an achievable feat unless the basketball is of an entertaining quality.  This is …

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Why We Love The NBA (Pt. 3): Scoring & Kevin Durant

Day three of this special feature on “Why we love the game” centres on Kevin Durant and scoring. Conor O’Mahony discusses. The NBA is a league which promotes scoring. For fans this constitutes celebrating rim-busting dunks, fadeaway threes and exquisite offensive ball movement. It is not at all unusual to watch a game of soccer for two hours and not …

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Why We Love NBA (Part 2) – The Playoffs

Conor O’Mahony is here with Part 2 of this special feature looking at ‘Why We Love NBA’. Part 2 focuses on the all important playoffs; that time of the year where dreams are made, and crushed. Check Out Part 1 – The Brilliance & Hilarity of Gregg Popovich. The playoffs are the payoff for the eighty-two game slog of the NBA regular …

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Why We Love NBA (Part 1) – The Brilliance & Hilarity of Gregg Popovich

In the first of three articles on why we love the NBA, Conor O’Mahony examines the little things which make the NBA compulsive viewing. Part 1: Gregg Popovich Greg Popovich is a writer’s most pleasant dream and worst nightmare, quite often simultaneously. Pop is imminently quotable, but you better come prepared to a press conference with him, otherwise you run the …

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NBA Finals – Five Talking Points From Game 5

The San Antonio Spurs avenged last year’s NBA Finals defeat to Miami with a devastating performance in Game Five to win their fifth ever NBA Championship. 1)      Team Ball The San Antonio Spurs style of basketball has had so many labels placed on it over the season, European Style, Team Ball, Pass Happy etc. The only label that matters is that it …

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Kawhi Leonard Leads The Spurs To NBA Championship

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius. Twelve months on from their heartbreaking loss to the Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs have risen to the top of the NBA ladder. A 104-87 victory in Texas on Sunday night gave Gregg Popovich’s side their fifth …

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NBA Finals – Five Adjustments For Game 3

Miami accomplished exactly what it needed to – split the two games in San Antonio. Now returning to home turf what do the Heat need to do to ensure they defend their home court? What can San Antonio do to steal one of the upcoming games in South Beach? 1. Feed Tim Duncan In the first quarter of Game 2 it …

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Five Talking Points From Game 1 Of The NBA Finals

1. The Air conditioning It seems unfair to San Antonio’s ridiculous 4th quarter offence that something as trivial as an air conditioning unit is the main talking point. Then again these 2014 playoffs have created more non-basketball related headlines than most years so why should the finals be any different? The first mention of the (not Miami) heat in the …

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