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He’s reaching offensive heights even MJ and Kobe didn’t

To get anywhere interesting in the discussion about James Harden‘s place in NBA history, you have to accept the idea that “best” isn’t a fixed descriptor. It’s a mantle that changes hands all the time as the game advances. Continue reading He’s reaching offensive heights even MJ and Kobe didn’t

Kobe Versus Klay: A Tale of Two 60s

On December 5, 2016, on an otherwise ordinary night of NBA action, Klay Thompson dropped 60 points in less than 30 minutes of playing time, becoming the first player in 30 years to do so. It’s not the first time Klay suddenly combusted during a game—his 37-point single-quarter outburst against the Sacramento Kings last year comes to mind. But 60? In under 30 minutes?? That’s efficiency on another level.

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