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Shook Ankles: Hedo Turkoglu Isn’t Done Yet

December 27, 2011 Leave a comment

 

Reputations in the NBA are powerful, stick like a really sticky glue, and take an impossibly long time to go away. Hedo Turkoglu has his fair share of negative ones, but last night, the former Magic pillar played like his old self, making 3 three-pointers in the fourth quarter and doing more than his fair share to vanquish the visiting Houston Rockets. It was a retro performance, and one that could prove extremely meaningful in helping decide the ongoing Dwight Howard saga.

 

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Essay: The First Round’s All-Disappointment Team

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

In the NBA playoffs, basketball heroes are given brand new birth certificates. It’s a two month period where lives change: Money is earned or lost, reputations are rearranged or firmly etched in stone, and legacies become real, almost tangible things. It’s where games matter. Where rookies like Paul George and Gary Neal can poke their heads through the soil, take a look around, and realize they belong. Where those who thought they were in the league’s mythical Supreme Court of lifetime membership are first humbled, then relegated. In the playoffs, great players don’t always come through with special performances; big shots are missed—or worse, passed up—and perceptions take 180 degree turns on a night to night basis. Here’s a group of guys from the first round who most likely wish they had a redo.

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