Jonas Jerebko 21 Points Full Highlights (2/25/2013)

A few years ago I saw something that interested me. It was a list of the best-selling NBA jerseys for each team.The usual suspects were there: Kobe, LeBron, Durant. But the one for the Pistons was odd. Surely it would be Tayshaun Prince or Rip Hamilton or someone good, right? Wrong. It was Jonas Jerebko….

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Viacheslav Kravtsov 8 Points/2 Dunks Full Highlights (2/19/2013)

Viacheslav Kravtsov has a funny name. At least to me, an American. I guess in Ukraine it’s a perfectly reasonable name. But from my point of view it’s just a mess of unpronounceable consonants. His nickname “Slava” just flows a lot better. But who cares about his name’s abundance of postalveolar sibilants? This isn’t a…

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Charlie Villanueva 21 Points/2 Blocks (2/8/2013)

Remember when Charlie Villanueva went crazy and chased Ryan Hollins all through the hallways of the Palace? I don’t even remember what Hollins did. Probably called him a cancer patient or something. Anyway, if my recollection is correct, Villanueva eventually cornered Hollins in the visitor’s locker room and slapped him in the nads, all while…

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Jose Calderon 15 Points/3 Assists Pistons Debut Full Highlights (2/4/2013)

Jose Calderon is a divisive player. Is he good or not? Raptors fans couldn’t decide. A good portion think that he pounds the ball too much, is too slow to set up an offense, and his assists are often the result of rushed attempt near the end of the shot clock. Another portion think that…

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Kyle Singler Career High 20 Points Full Highlights (2/1/2013)

I can’t believe what just happened! I guess I’d better tell you the story. Better get out your tissues. So I’m with my girl on a romantic date at the local Applebee’s. She’s gossiping about some girl crap I don’t even know, and, you know, I’m not really paying attention. So I take out my…

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Andre Drummond 18 Points/18 Rebounds Full Highlights (1/29/2013)

Andre Drummond is the perfect case study for why NBA scouting is crap. Except for a rare sure-fire prospect like LeBron or Anthony Davis it’s pretty much a crapshoot as to your draft pick being good. Players who are bad get picked comparatively high (Austin Rivers). Players who are amazing get picked comparatively low (Andre…

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Brandon Knight Career High 31 Points/Career Low 0 Assists Full Highlights (1/27/2013)

(Note: the following may make more sense if you read the description for my first Brandon Knight highlights) Noticeable just on the edge of hearing, the dull murmur of the city broke the otherwise perfect silence of the room. Brandon Knight tossed restlessly in bed. Somewhere inside he felt he’d had this dream before… “You…

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Austin Daye 20 Points Full Highlights (1/4/2013)

There are players known in basketball circles for being weird heights for their positions. Like Chuck Hayes the 6′ 6” center or Magic Johnson the 6′ 8″” point guard. Or Austin Daye the 6′ 11” shooting guard. What were his high school coaches thinking? “Oh hey Austin, yeah, why don’t you go stand around on…

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Greg Monroe Career High 35 Points Full Highlights (12/19/2012)

While most teams are happy just to have a center with full use of their arms and legs (sorry Oden), the Pistons are blessed to have a center that not only possesses that quality, but several other positive qualities as well: ballerina-esque footwork, a midrange game, punishing post play, and a manic pursuit of rebounds….

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Charlie Villanueva 19 Points Full Highlights (11/28/2012)

Before the season started I created a list (available upon request) of players (including nicknames) ranked by how likely it was that I make highlights of them. Every NBA player. And there right at the very bottom: 414. Charlie “Cancer Patient” Villanueva So here you are, gazing in bewilderment at the video title, wondering what…

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