NBA Top 10: Week 7

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Marc Stein may have his power rankings, but Black Butter has his…rankings

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NBA Top 10 — Week 1

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Stein may have his Power Rankings, but Black Butter’s got his…rankings

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Karma’s a Bitch

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Karma is a bitch. We’ve all seen examples of notoriously-prickish people getting their comeuppance, particularly satisfying if you witness it in person while sporting a smug “karma-is-a-bitch” smile on your face.  Karma has the power to alter events, both negatively and positively, and nowhere has that power been more relevant than in the sporting world [&hellip

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Congratulations Dallas Mavericks

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Say what you want about talent and athletic ability, but the better team won the 2011 NBA Finals. The Miami Heat can be scintillating in stretches, a two-man highlight reel of James and Wade soaring, slashing, and dunking on defenders. But too often Miami’s offense became focused on isolation for James or Wade, resulting in [&hellip

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The Mavericks Have Balls

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These Dallas Mavericks have balls. Huge, enormous German balls. Game 4 of the NBA Finals was just another chapter in the ongoing rise of the Dallas (and in particular Dirk Nowitzki) from choke artists to bona-fide fourth quarter assassins. My thoughts from another wildly entertaining Heat-Mavs showdown: 1. Even on a night that Dirk struggled [&hellip

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Top 25 NBA Players

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I would love to get into a wild shouting debate with anybody and everybody over this, so pile on. As a preamble, I’m going with best all-around players; which means they are not just scorers, passers, rebounders, etc., but fully rounded specimens. That’s what I mean when I say best player. That’s why Michael Jordan [&hellip

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Just Another Improbable Dallas Mavericks Comeback

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Ladies and gentlemen, we have a series. With six minutes to go and Dallas trailing by 15, it looked like the story would once again be about the combined brilliance of Lebron James and Dwyane Wade, as the duo unleashed devastation for the better part of three quarters. As we’ve seen time after time in [&hellip

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Defense and Depth

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Defense and depth.  In a game filled with so many superstars, it was the team defense and superior depth of the Chicago Bulls that stole the show in the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals.  Yeah, Derrick Rose wasn’t bad (28 points, 6 assists, 10-22 FGM-A).  Neither was the preying mantis known as Chris [&hellip

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Heat/Cavs Thoughts

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After suffering through The Decision, then watching Lebron strengthen the Heat while simultaneously ensuring the Cavs demise, Cleveland fans finally had something to cheer about (at least for one night) as the Cavaliers took down Lebron and his mates in a rocking Q Arena, 102-90.  Miami seemed disinterested for the majority of the game while [&hellip

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They Call Them Mellow Yellow

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When El Heat topped Los Lakers, I became really conflicted. I like watching the big 2 in Miami do work, and it was nice to see Chris Bosh able to function as a basketball player. But the Heat continue to confuse me. Are they good, or aren’t they? They get owned by every legitimate team [&hellip

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The Crying Game

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Following the Heat’s heartbreaking loss to Chicago on Sunday, coach Erik Spoelstra admitted that tears were shed by certain unnamed players in Miami’s locker room.  As the resident detective/research analyst here at Limited Playmakers, I feel as though it is my duty to shed some light on the problem.  After extensive examination of the situation [&hellip

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NBA Musings

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Football is over, my Colorado Avalanche are spiraling out of control, and college basketball hasn’t yet hit March (the official starting point for me to start paying close attention to every game).  The saving grace of late-February?  The NBA and it’s trading-deadline insanity.  Some humble thoughts from a busy week in the Association: -The upside [&hellip

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LP’s All Star Ballot

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BB = Black Butter; LBL = Long Ball Larry; WM = Watermelon Mamba 2011 Eastern Conference All-Star Ballot Guards Player Team Ray Allen Celtics Gilbert Arenas Wizards Mike Bibby Hawks Vince Carter Magic Mario Chalmers Heat Darren Collison Pacers Jamal Crawford Hawks DeMar DeRozan Raptors Raymond Felton Knicks Ben Gordon Pistons Richard Hamilton Pistons Devin [&hellip

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NBA Top 10 (Week Something)

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I could go back and count to see what week of the season we’re in, but I feel like I do too much research for these posts as it is. Either way, I’m guessing I’ll do it later as I research some other minute detail; so read on, if you’re curious to know either how [&hellip

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