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Essay: Chuck Hayes Is Still A Hero

November 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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Chuck Hayes is the same height as Michael Jordan. Yet he’s routinely matched up against centers and power forwards as he begins his eighth season in the NBA. It begs the question: how does a guy that stands only* 6’6″ hold his own with the big boys of the league? With thighs that could crush a piece of steel, that’s how; with a 250 pound torso that’s as immovable as Stonehenge; and with great defensive footwork and an ability to crowd opponents who are silly enough to pick up their dribble.

Primarily though, it’s those thighs and big butt that serve as the foundation for Hayes’ ability to defend so well on the low block.  David West found out the hard way a couple nights ago, even though his Pacers ended up winning the game in double overtime.

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Commentary: Selecting From The Worthy

April 11, 2011 Leave a comment

My parade of season ending award delivery will mercifully run its course soon enough, but first let’s take a look at one of the more overlooked yet genuinely important honors: Coach of the Year. Has there ever been a more wide open race than the one we’re currently in midst of? Doc Rivers is dealing with ridiculous pressure in Boston, Tom Thibodeau is making one hell of a first impression leading one of the league’s best teams in Chicago, George Karl (coming back from cancer) had to deal with the trading of his franchise player and magically turned it into one of the league’s happier stories, and Doug Collins started 3-13 but has since made Philadelphia a sexy sleeper pick.

But nobody, in my humble opinion, deserves the honor more than the Hornets head man, Monty Williams.

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