Time Travel to see Larry Bird Play for the Boston Celtics Again

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Welcome to LWOS Basketball department “NBA Time Traveler Series,” the column that imagines which retired player from an NBA franchise one would most want to travel back in time to see them play again in their prime. The LWOS Basketball department will review each of the 30 NBA franchises and which retired player would be […] READ MORE


The Devolution of Roy Hibbert

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Back in 2012 Roy Hibbert’s star was well and truly rising. He was a twenty-five year old All-Star who, per basketball-reference, had just posted 12.8 PPG and 8.8 RPG during the regular season and 11.7 PPG and 11.2 RPG in a postseason that saw his Indiana Pacers win their first playoff series since 2005. Free […] READ MORE


Questioning LeBron James' Leadership

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What makes an NBA legend?  Undoubtedly talent and overall ability is the first measurement, but what gives the Larry Bird’s, Michael Jordan’s and Kobe Bryant’s the edge over the rest is their fire, their heart, and their ability to make the rest of their team rally behind them.  Lebron James  is one of the best […] READ MORE


NBA Rewind: Dominique vs. Bird in a Game 7 Shootout

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The Last Word on Sports offseason series “NBA Rewind” takes a look back at some of the most memorable performances in NBA history. After squeaking out a 102-100 road victory in Game 6 of the 1988 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Boston Celtics returned home for a Game 7 showdown against the Atlanta Hawks. The […] READ MORE


The Free Agent Market for Lance Stephenson

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They say maturity comes with age and experience. That may not be the case for Lance Stephenson. The 23-year-old has had his fair share of downs over his young career and for some reason he’s not learning from any poor judgement he makes. Over the 2014 NBA Playoffs it felt as if the Indiana Pacers […] READ MORE


NBA Coach to a Successful NBA Executive, It Happens

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The biggest news in the NBA over the past week has been the hiring of legendary coach Phil Jackson as President of the New York Knicks.  Phil’s coaching resume speaks for itself, and he now will try to prove that he can not only conquer the bench and but also the executive office. With no […] READ MORE



Indiana Pacers Sign Andrew Bynum For the Rest of the Season

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At the beginning of January, Andrew Bynum was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Chicago Bulls and then promptly waived and released. While the Bulls and no other NBA team wanted to pay the center the $6 million remaining on his contract for the remainder of the season if he was on an NBA […] READ MORE


Larry Bird Returns to Pacers Front Office

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Well, Larry, did you enjoy your one-year vacation?   The Indiana Pacers announced today that Larry Bird’s one year sabbatical will end and he will again be the team’s president.  The team made the news official on their website this afternoon. “Larry Bird’s one-year sabbatical from the Pacers’ presidency will officially end on Thursday, when the […] READ MORE