Why the NBA MVP Award Doesn’t Matter

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As the NBA season inches closer to the finish line, the MVP race becomes a hot topic among NBA talking heads, but who wins the award really shouldn’t matter. Sunday’s Cavaliers-Rockets matchup, where Houston outlasted Cleveland in overtime, reinforced a feeling that I have had for a while now, which is that the NBA MVP race doesn’t matter and you […] READ MORE



Determining the NBA’s Most Hated Team

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After seeing the terrific response to the Determining the NHL’s Most Hated Team article written by Ben Kerr, one of the our hockey experts here at Last Word on Sports, and our NFL version written by Rick Wiseman, and the baseball version from Larry Scotti, there needed to be a similar article done about the […] READ MORE


Why the Miami Heat Don't Need To Be Number 1

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Have you ever gotten so good at something that after awhile of doing whatever you’ve mastered becomes boring? Take a video game for example, or to be more specific, let’s say NBA 2k14. You already have the game set to it’s highest difficulty, but yet you’re destroying the computer simulated competition time and time again. […] READ MORE


Shaq Buys a Minority Interest in Sacramento Kings

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Former NBA Superstar Shaquille O’Neal was one of the most hated players in Sacramento during his time with the LA Lakers.  The Kings had a good team in those years, led by Chris Weber, but they never seemed to beat the Lakers come playoff time.  Shaq even poked fun at the dominance, referring to the […] READ MORE


A Quick Guide to Essential NBA Finals Records

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UPDATED 2015 Welcome back to Peculiar Side of Sports.  Every so often something in sports perplexes me, and I just hate not knowing something.  So, I do what any normal, sane sports fan does – I search ad nauseam for the answer by any means necessary.  The good news is that I take all my hard work […] READ MORE


NBA Knee-Jerk All-Stars (Eastern Conference Starters)

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Yes, the season has barely started, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the All-Star Game. As most of you know, the NBA eliminated the Center position from the All-Star ballot. People think it’s the death of a position, but it’s just something the league had to do. With Andrew Bynum out, we’re […] READ MORE