2017 NBA Playoffs: Still Nothing Worth Watching Until the Finals Begin

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If you haven’t checked in to the 2017 NBA Playoffs yet, don’t worry about it, as you haven’t really missed anything. Also, there’no rush on checking in, as you won’t need to until the NBA Finals begin June 1st. Maybe, if you want a warm-up, a preview show of sorts, you can half-heartedly consume the conference finals, and you still have a few days, almost a week until that gets going.

While these points are very debatable, the first two rounds being a pointless waste of time is something almost everybody can agree on.

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Top 10 Biggest Upsets in the History of Basketball

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Basketball is a fast and furious game, in which momentum often changes in an instant. Thrills and spills are guaranteed, and this short list of upsets are just a small sample of the many memorable games that have rocked this sport over the years.

This list is proof positive that it’s never really over until it is truly over, and complete turnarounds are possible at any point of play.

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2017 NBA Draft Lottery Conspiracy Theories for EVERY SINGLE TEAM

Every single NBA Draft Lottery, the conspiracy theorists will come out in full force.

In reality though, the lottery is just an endeavor of mixed integrity. The genuine, empirical truth likely lies somewhere between the two polarities of “hey, man it’s all manipulated by the league, the NBA Draft lottery Illuminati know!” and “just luck/serendipity! (or what economists call “pure competition”)

It’s rather sad though, how much the world has changed in such a short time since we did the first and only previous edition of this article in 2015.

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NBA Mock Draft Second Round 5/16/17

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2017 NBA Mock Draft.  Outstanding trades have not been taken into account with the second round. Also, if you’re into NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories, you’ll want to read the feature piece linked here.

(Updated: 5/15/17)

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NBA Mock Draft First Round 5/16/17

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2017 NBA Mock Draft.

(Updated: 5/15/17) Also, if you’re into NBA Draft Lottery conspiracy theories, you’ll want to read the feature piece linked here.

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Both Extreme NBA Conspiracy Theorists, the Militant Believers and the Deniers, are Wrong

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(Editor’s Note: this is being re-published from June 12, 2014. Also, check out the 2017 edition of this article from 2015, in which we made a conspiracy theory for every single team in the 2017 Draft lottery, drops Sunday, 6am central)

It’s summer so all your favorite shows are in re-runs; including the NBA Finals. The Miami Heat are here for the fourth year in a row, the San Antonio Spurs are here for the fifth year in the last eleven. Also, who the Spurs and Heat beat to get here, the Pacers and the Thunder, could have been easily predicted by anyone with at least an entry level knowledge of the NBA.

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Three NBA Conspiracy Theories that Might be Worth Re-examining

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(Editor’s Note: this is being re-published from June 12, 2014. Also, check out the 2017 edition of this article from 2015, in which we made a conspiracy theory for every single team in the 2017 Draft lottery, drops Sunday, 6am central)

You’ve all heard at least one of your friends say: “The NBA is rigged!” at least three times. If it has been said more than ten times by the individual, please slap this person across the face.

Maybe there are some NBA conspiracy theories that should be looked into, though. We now present to you three instances where the NBA may have been rigged within the last 10 years.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is Now the Richest Footballer in England

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Major questions surround the future football career of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. This past week, he flew to Pittsburgh, in the United States of America, to undergo knee ligament repair surgery. The procedure was successful, and Ibrahimovic vowed that he will return to action. His agent, Mino Raiola, also released a statement also claiming that Zlatan’s career is far from over.

It could still be awhile before he returns though, and when he does, it is unknown what team he will play for.

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Rajon Rondo Instagram Implosion Wasn’t the Chicago Bulls Death Knell After All

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The 2016-17 Chicago Bulls are probably the first team in NBA history to endure a total meltdown on Instagram, and later emerge stronger from it. Back on January 26th, Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo made comments that at the time seemed like they would effectively seal his exit from club.

Rondo went thermonuclear on his official Instagram account, making comments in response to Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade that, back then, seemed utterly impossible to walk back.

Sure, we all saw the friction with Rondo coming before the season began, given his past history, but no one really expected a scorched Earth action like what occurred that day.

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Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics NBA Playoffs Preview, TV Schedule Prediction

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Hey, at least it’s not Chicago Bulls versus a Lebron James led team in the NBA playoffs! That’s a story we’ve seen re-hashed more than Fast and Furious and Batman combined. The ending is just as entirely predictable too. The best thing you can say about #1 seed Boston Celtics versus #8 seed Chicago Bulls is that it’s not Bull-Cleveland Cavaliers.

This series might be slightly more interesting than Bulls-Cavs would be in 2017, but it won’t be as good as the legendary Bulls-Celtics first round series in 2009 which set an NBA Playoff record for the most overtime games (4) and periods (7) played.

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ESPN 30 for 30: Top 20 of All Time List

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Rating the best films in the ESPN 30 for 30 series is a highly debatable endeavor, as there are so many great documentaries to choose from. Click the title where highlighted for a review/feature on that specific film.

A year ago, I would have told you that there’s Hillsborough, the college football docs, and then there’s everything else. Still true, except now there’s Laettner, which towers above everything else.

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Derrick Rose SAT Scandal at Memphis Revisited in Coach Cal 30 for 30

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“It’s kind of like they were searching for something that wasn’t there,” Derrick Rose says as he appears in “One and Not Done,” the latest edition of the ESPN Films 30 for 30 series which debuts tomorrow night at 8 PM central.

“And Cal, we talked numerous times about it, and he was telling me, just focus on your career, and I’ll take care of the rest and that was that.”

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