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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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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Shaquille O’Neal Explains His Flat-Earther Comments

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NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal made some waves lately for his flat-Earther comments. Over All-Star weekend, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar Kyrie Irving revealed that he believes the Earth is flat. To make matters worse, we also learned that Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green isn’t convinced the Earth is round. Green said even doubts the authenticity of satellite photos which convey the Earth’s shape.

The week reminded us of a few years ago when we learned L.A. Clippers superstar Blake Griffin is a creationist. So there you go- not one, but three big name NBA players who don’t believe in basic, pure science.

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NBA on Christmas Day: Full Schedule, Storied Tradition

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It’s a tradition we’ve all come to know and love- the NBA on Christmas Day. 

The NFL has Thanksgiving. College basketball has St. Patrick’s Day. College Football has New Year’s Day, and they’re trying to claim New Year’s Eve as their own, but it’s going over like a lead balloon thus far. Boxing Day (December 26th) belongs to The English Premier League while Yuletide is one with the National Basketball Association.

On Sunday, Dec. 25, ABC and ESPN will combine to present over 13 consecutive hours of NBA action over five games. It’s the NBA on Christmas Day for the 15th consecutive year on ABC/ESPN. They don’t really have to compete with the NFL either. Obviously, the NFL owns Sunday, but this weekend most of their slate is on Saturday, Christmas Eve.

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Phil Jackson Opens Up on Past Marijuana Use, NBA Weed Culture

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Phil Jackson smoked marijuana? NO WAY! And it wasn’t medicinal, and instead recreational? YOU DON’T SAY!

The Zen master is totally chill and relaxed, so it makes sense that he smoked the good weed, I mean just look at the featured image here. The New York Knicks President appeared on this week’s episode of We Need to Talk on CBS Sports Network, and he talked about the culture of the sticky icky icky in the NBA.

Here’s what the legend of two extremely iconic franchises, the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, had to say.

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We Should All Support Stan Van Gundy, Regardless of NBA Fandom

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The following message is brought to you by a lifelong Chicagoan, member of the Chicago Bulls media corps and lifelong Bulls fan.

There was a time, not very long ago, when the Bulls’ biggest and fiercest rival was the Detroit Pistons. The rivalry still lives on to some extent today, just on much a smaller scale. I’m not saying Bulls fans need to trade in their red and black for red, white and blue of the Pistons, but they should support Pistons Coach Stan Van Gundy.

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L.A. Lakers Ready to Break Through This Season? Maybe?

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This is alien to Los Angeles Lakers fans, what’s been going on in with the team the past two seasons. This upcoming season likely won’t be much better either. Hope springs eternal on NBA opening night, but the L.A. Lakers have been given 1000/1 odds to win the NBA title according to Sports Betting Dime.com

The same sports book gives them very poor odds, 500-1, to win the Western Conference as well.

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Duke’s Brandon Ingram Going #2 to the L.A. Lakers Will Happen

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Los Angeles Lakers fans would love to see Ben Simmons (profiled in detail here) get the opportunity to wear gold and purple, just like he did in college and high school, but it’s not going to happen. It’s been confirmed, Simmons is going first to the Philadelphia 76ers, and that means Brandon Ingram is going to Los Angeles at two.

These are the predictable picks in the NBA Draft. Then things start to actually get interesting, and the real draft begins at #3 with the Boston Celtics. 

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