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    5 Biggest Blunders in College and Pro Basketball History

    The NBA and college basketball are filled with some of the world's greatest athletes and sports minds. At the player level, the beauty and grace of a jump shot is something to behold. In the front office, brilliant coaches, general managers and owners make decisions everyday the affect the direction of their respective teams and the spending of hundreds of millions of dollars. Unfortunately, these are still mortal men who are subject to being fallible at exactly the wrong moment in time. Here is a fun and often painful look at some of the biggest blunders in basketball history.

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    Ben McLemore IIl Gets Contract Extension From the Sacramento Kings

    For the Sacramento Kings of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, one of the players who have caught the team's eye is shooting guard Ben McLemore III out of the University of Kansas. General Manager and former Kings' player Vlade Divac has informed the three-year veteran that the team is picking up his contract option through the 2016-2017 season. This move is designed to assure that the team maintains good depth at the guard position and serves as a reward for a respectable 2014-2015 season.

    McLemore played his first three years of high school ball in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.

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    Stockton and his Steals

    The National Basketball Association has seen its fair share of record holders from most points to most rebounds the NBA has a treasure trove of statistics that will make you think these players are from another world. Typically “stealing” has a bad connotation but as we look at the careers of some players in the NBA we see that it can also be a very celebrated skill.

    Utah Jazz’s John Stockton is the leading “steal” player. Stockton is the only NBA player to have crossed the three thousand mark in steals. Stockton is leading this pack with over seven hundred steals over second placed all time star Michael Jordan.

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    The NBA Mourns the Loss of Moses Malone .

    Malone was known by his now famous moniker "Chairman of the Board", a title he earned because of his uncanny ability to rebound the ball, especially on the offensive end of the court. Not only was he known as a great player, teammate and leader, he was also known as a great man who became one of the NBA's most important ambassadors.

    It has already taken books to chronicle the career and accomplishments of the NBA's fifth best rebounder of all-time. After being offered a scholarship to play college ball at Maryland, Malone decided to turn professional and was drafted in the 1974 ABA draft as the first high school player to go straight to pro ball. After two highly successful years in the ABA with the Utah Stars and Spirit of St. Louis, Malone ended up with the Houston Rockets after the 1976 merger between the ABA and NBA.

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    Top 5 NBA Trades

    The history of the NBA has been marked by some of the greatest rivalries in modern sports. Those defining moments have never seized to amaze fans around the world, keeping them on the edge of their seats. Some rivalries are alive even today, and two sides clash to see who calls the shots. There’s some bad blood between them, and a lot of unfinished business, but it is all resolved fair and square on the court.

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    The Very First Basketball Game in 1891

    Surprisingly, unlike most sports whose origins are somewhat obscure, often being the combination of other sports and developed gradually through time, basketball has a very precise and fully known origin. Even the date of the very first game is known, December 21, 1891.

    It was all started by Dr. James Naismith, the son of two Scottish immigrants to Canada. By 1891, Dr. Naismith was teaching physical education in Springfield, MA at the YMCA International Training School; which today is Springfield College. While there, he was asked by the director of physical education, Dr. Luther Gulick, to come up with a new game students could play indoors during the winter that would help keep track and field runners in shape and would be relatively safe to play - particularly that it would have a small amount of physical contact so that the players wouldn’t get injured in this game.

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    Top 10 Trades in NBA History

    Basketball is a business. Icons from certain teams are sometimes traded when the time is right. Whether they are unhappy or aging or haven’t meshed with the coaching staff, trades are a part of the business that is the NBA. Here are the top 10 trades in NBA history (in no particular order):

    Scottie Pippen for Olden Polynice

    The six-foot-eight small forward from the University of Central Arkansas was traded after being drafted fifth overall in the 1987 NBA Draft. He was traded from Seattle to the Chicago Bulls for Olden Polynice. Polynice was a quality big man but Pippen would go on to become one of the greatest players ever. Playing the role of “Robin” to Michael Jordan’s “Batman” Pippen was one of the league’s best all-around players. He was a top-notch defender and excellent on the offensive end as he went on to win six NBA titles.

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    Top 10 Point Guards Of All-time

    The point guard position is one of the most important ones in the NBA, maybe the most important one. And that has always been the story in the NBA. The point guard is the one who has the responsibility to set up the team on offense. He is the one who advances the ball past the half court, trying to figure out the best way the team can score easy baskets. He is the one who has to find out which the strengths of his teammates are and at the same time which the weaknesses of the opposing defense are so that he chooses to play the right play. Of course, at the same time, he has to contribute by scoring baskets and on the other and of the floor, he is the first line of his team’s defense. In a way, he is the on-court coach or at least, that’s how things are supposed to be.

    Of course, nowadays, we’re seeing players other than point guards playing the spot. Shooting guards, small forwards and even power forwards sometimes play the role of the playmaker, with LeBron James and Kevin Durant being just two of the many examples. But things were not always that way. We’ve seen a bunch of great point guards passing from the courts of the NBA through the history of the league. Let’s examine the top 10 of them.

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    Top 10 PF in NBA history

    The best Power Forward of all time… there are many great candidates from many different eras and they way to judge would be so hard, you could go on individual success (stats awards etc.) players like Karl Malone and or you could do it on winning and success of the team they were in, then the top of that list become McHale, Tim Duncan and Dennis Rodman all of whom have been very successful, however I have made my list of the top few PFs on a mixture of both success in stats and success in play offs and regular season. The other problem is distinguishing a PF from the C because of the lack of height many of the larger forwards ended up playing center.

    NO.10 Dirk Nowitzki,
    Dirk is one of the better shooters of all time, his name is often compared to greats like Larry Bird and Kevin McHale. Dirk over his career he has averages of 22.4 points a game, along with 8.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists a game defensively he averages just less than a steal and one block a game. Dirk shots efficiently with 47 percent from the field and 38% from beyond the arch he is also a very successful line shooter, at 87% from the line (he has his routine in which he hums whilst taking his shot) Dirk has won an MVP, and in the same season(06-07) his Dallas mavericks won 67 games, He has been selected to seven All Star teams, and he has been selected to eight All-NBA teams, with three of them as a first-team member. He is also the first and only player from Europe to win an MVP. His style is more of finesse than brute and strength you seem him do some really good mid range jumpers do open up his inside game, as many bigger men struggle with guarding a player with his permitter abilities.

    NO.9 Dave Debusschere
    Dave was one of the first super Power forwards nicknames “D” and “BIG D” which stood for defence, he was an amazing player with unreal hustle and determination definitely in his times top handful of defenders. In 1996 he was recognised at being in the top 50 players of all time and is unlucky not to be higher on this list. Everyone who ever came up against would leave bruised, he is one of the most physical players of all time. He was never afraid of trading elbows and really fighting for a rebound or lose ball. He was also known for his Amazing Defensive skills, which helped earn his nicknames, he made the All Defensive 1st team 6 times. In his career he averaged a solid 16.1 points and 11 rebounds a game as well as getting 3 assists and shooting 43.2% from the field. A player like him in more recent times was Dennis Rodman, however Dennis didn’t have nearly the same offensive game as Dave. His style of play almost the opposite of Dirk’s as Dave would power it home more often.

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    The First Basketball: The Mesoamerican ballgame

    Well before James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891, the peoples of Mesoamerica had a very similar game where the point was to get a ball though a hoop. The games origins date back as far as one-thousand years before the common era. The game has gotten many names over the years such as; juego de pelota in Spanish; pitz in classical Mayan; and ullamaliztli in Nahuatl. Each area had a variation of the game with different rules and customs but generally the game was the same. The game, which combined aspects of modern basketball, soccer and modern American football, was popular in both secular and religious life before the Spanish invasion of the area starting in 1520.

    The game is played with a rubber ball called an ulama and depending on the region can either be played like soccer were a ball must go into a ground goal or like basketball were the ball must go through a stone “hoop” mounted above the playing court. Like the game itself, the courts vary in size and structure as well; from the very small courts found through-out small Mexican villages to the huge courts found at places such as Chichen-Itza. The size and scale of the game and court had an impact on exactly what type of game was going to be played. Much like in modern sports in areas were equipment is rare, the players had to make do with any substitutes they could find. This appears to be exactly the case with the Mesoamerican ballgame, and is a likely reason as to the variations of the game. In the more rural areas the game is played much lower to the ground and the ball is kicked or struck with the lower body more. In the more urban areas where materials and equipment is readily available the game is played higher up on the body, and decorative protective masks are sometimes worn.

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    JFK, LBJ, Watergate and the NBA Commish.

    There are many strange connections in history and politics, but maybe none as strange as how an eventual NBA commissioner would play a role in bringing down a president. Before David Stern’s monarchial grasp on the office there was Larry O’Brien. A Massachusetts native of Irish decent born in the birthplace of basketball, Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Before he became the commissioner of the NBA, O’Brien had been one of the most successful political strategist in American politics. He had a natural talent for politics and got his very first campaigning job when he was 11 years old in 1928. O’Brien slowly moved through the ranks of the Democratic party until in 1952 a young Massachusetts war hero approached him about leading his campaign for Senator; that young mans name was John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

    O’Brien did such a successful job on Kennedy’s election campaign that in 1959, when the Senator was running for president, he asked O’Brien to be in charge of his election campaign. After Kennedy won the 1960 presidential election O’Brien became a special assistant to the president.

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