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1/7/2022
17 : 34

Jokic’s GOAT season — RJ Barrett! — Born Ready is back

Friday, January 7th, 2022 The Opening Tip RJ Barrett sinks the Celtics Things may be going lopsided in Indiana, but at least the Pacers have their spiritual leader back A player we haven't seen in
12/24/2021
19 : 4

Old guy roulette — End of Staples — NBA Xmas deets

Friday, December 24th, 2021 The Opening Tip The Lakers closed out Staples Center in a very forgettable way Spreads, missing stars, game times for this year's Christmas slate A DC teacher cashed a
12/10/2021
18 : 14

Curry’s closes in — Rutgers! — Heat’s hidden gems

Friday, December 10th, 2021 The Opening Tip Rutgers basketball had the highlight of the night How do the Heat keep finding these random contributors? The Rockets are on the least likely seven-game win
12/3/2021
18 : 14

73-point win — Streaking Suns — Freedom joins Carlson

Friday, December 3rd, 2021 The Opening Tip The Suns' win streak is getting historic Enes Kanter Freedom has a new name and a new angle It doesn't sound like Kyrie Irving is coming back any time
11/10/2021
23 : 4

Jokic vs. Morris — Melo! — Good guy Grant

Wednesday, Nov 10th, 2021 The Opening Tip Carmelo Anthony is playing as well as he has in years. We have an anecdote to relay about Horace Grant and pet grieving. The CBB season started last night.
11/2/2021
19 : 54

NBA's shrinking generation — Franz Wagner! — Jas, ranked

Tuesday, Nov 2nd, 2021 We're back after a two-month hiatus! In order to adjust to current life and work schedules, we'll be switching to a once-a-week newsletter on Mondays. But we aren't
8/13/2021
17 : 44

Netflix’s Malice-Palace doc — Summer League Highlights — Poor Dennis

Friday, Aug 13th, 2021 The Opening Tip You can't watch the new Netflix doc on the Pacers-Pistons brawl without feeling for Jermaine O'Neal. The Nets might have another guy who can score like
8/6/2021
17 : 14

Team USA vs. France — Luka’s Olympics run — All Unsigned Team

Friday, Aug 6th, 2021 The Opening Tip Luka Doncic averaged a triple-double in his first Olympics. The best of the unsigned players. Japan's womens' team has a tall task (pun) in Sunday's
8/3/2021
17 : 14

Free Agency madness — Woj vs. Shams — Olympics update

Tuesday, Aug 3rd, 2021 The Opening Tip Every move from yesterday's free agency period. Who won last week's scoop-off: Woj or Shams? Team USA beat Spain this morning, and other Olympic notes. 1.
7/28/2021
18 : 34

NBAers at Olympics — Luka! — NBA Draft FAQs

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 The Opening Tip A breakdown of current and former NBA players in the Olypmics. It took Luka Doncic one game to become an Olympic legend. Jalens have taken over the NBA Draft.
7/21/2021
17 : 44

Bucks win — Giannis’ crowning moment — The toe that made this possible

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 The Opening Tip A bunch of stuff about Giannis and the Bucks. 1. A quick Giannis story Giannis' life story is simultaneously endearing and hard to fathom. For every
7/16/2021
9 : 7

Bucks won’t die — Giannis! — Kawhi update

Thursday, July 15th, 2021 The Opening Tip No team takes the identity of its best player as well as the Bucks. An ode to Giannis' virtuoso block last night. More details have emerged on Kawhi's
7/10/2021
6 : 0

Bucks hope(?) — International Harden — Rachel Nichols situation

Friday, July 9th, 2021 The Opening Tip A few reasons why the Bucks might still be able to make the Finals competitive. A Suns play from last night was reminiscent of how the 2014 Spurs played. A quick
7/6/2021
19 : 24

Bucks-Suns coin flip — Alcindor in MIL — Finals notes

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 The Opening Tip The Suns and Bucks share one of the better footnotes in NBA history Notes and news ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals We got retro with our GIFs Tonight's
7/2/2021
17 : 54

Favored Suns — Brook Lopez! — Shaq’s streak ends

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 The Opening Tip Brook Lopez turned into Shawn Kemp last night. The greatest streak in playoff basketball is over. The people have spoken on the smug deer vs. knee-padded hawk
6/29/2021
18 : 24

Battle of curses — Reggie Jackson! — Buck vs. Hawk

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 The Opening Tip Reggie Jackson is playing like he's never played before. Some good old Bucks and Hawks nostalgia. What's up with Damian Lillard? Tonight's playoff
6/25/2021
18 : 14

Destiny Clips — Trae Young! — Playoff’s high scorers

Friday, June 25th, 2021 The Opening Tip You can't kill the Clippers. Individual playoff scoring is way up from a decade ago. The slippery slope of a call from Clips-Suns Game 2. Tonight's
6/22/2021
17 : 4

Nate McMillan's fourth chance — Ben Simmons 😔 — NBA Lottery preview

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 The Opening Tip Ben Simmons is buried inside his own head. We have reached a compromise on the 2020-21 Brooklyn Nets. A quick primer on tonight's NBA Draft Lottery.
6/18/2021
17 : 14

Giannis, in paint — Doc’s chokes — Mavs mess

Friday, June 18th, 2021 The Opening Tip Can Khris Middleton get a little bit of respect? Doc Rivers has had great moments, but he's also let a Liberty Bell's load of series slip away. A quick
6/15/2021
17 : 54

Solo KD — Kawhi-light — Suns in 4

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 The Opening Tip Kawhi Leonard did something terrible to Derrick Favors last night. We salute you, #Sunsin4 guy. Trae Young continues to make a mockery of traditional NBA stats.