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Michael Jordan turns 51 today and his contribution to basketball will never be forgotten. With six NBA championship rings under his belt, Jordan can still teach young jocks a lesson or two on the court. Celtics star Larry Bird described him as “God disguised as Michael Jordan,” after Jordan scored a playoff record 63 points…

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On February 1st, 2014, the David Stern Era officially ended in the National Basketball Association. The man who ran the league for a generation stepped down after 30 years at the helm, three decades that saw the league explode in popularity, falter after the decline of its Golden Era stars, and then re-emerge as a powerhouse on the back of a new generation of stars led by a King in Miami.

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Dunks like this is usually the exclusive territory of acrobatic sky-walker Blake Griffin. But when Los Angeles Clipper’s center DeAndre Jordan’s one-handed alley-oop dunk over his victim, Brandon Knight, it became an immediate Internet sensation that nearly overloaded Twitter and other social media platforms. But Knight is eight inches shorter and some 80 pounds lighter…

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No one can duplicate the fantastic feats of Magic Johnson, or even Larry Bird, for that matter. The leader of the Los Angeles’ legendary “Showtime” fast break in the 1980s became the first and only player to ever win an NCAA and NBA titles back-to-back. Bird, of course, returned the following year and won a…

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After segregation was lifted in the National Basketball Association and African Americans were allowed to showcase their skills at the highest level, the sport’s demographic paradigm began to shift radically. At one point in the late 1970s, it became almost exclusively black, which turned off the mostly white customer base at arenas. The trend has…

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Has there ever been a professional athlete who has been more admired, attained more cultural cachet and procured more respect after he retired than Earvin “Magic” Johnson? With his place in Los Angeles Lakers and NBA lore as firmly entrenched as the bronze statue that sits outside the Staples Center in downtown L.A., the man…

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