Alexey Shved 11 Points/1 Huge Dunk Full Highlights (2/10/2014)

Alexey, despondent during a blowout not in the Timberwolves favor, walked back onto the court with sadness. Suddenly, his teammate Ricky Rubio approached him with some words of advice. “Change this face, be happy, enjoy!” Ricky urged, patting him on the shoulder. After glaring at him for a second, Alexey couldn’t help but smile at…

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Marco Belinelli 20 Points Full Highlights (2/10/2014)

Marco Belinelli sat on his couch, laptop in lap, glass of Merlot in hand. Directing his browser to youtube.com, he searched “marco belinelli, today”. He always liked to keep track of what people were saying about him on various social media sites. As usual, some unrelated stuff came up first. Random Spurs videos with him…

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Chris Johnson 14 Points/4 Threes Full Highlights (2/9/2014)

Chris Johnson stood in the checkout line, filling out a form for the supermarket’s loyalty program. The store was convenient to his house, so he figured that a few dollars of savings here and there would pile up in the long run. When he handed back the form, the checkout clerk’s eyes grew wide when…

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Gerald Green 25 Points Full Highlights (2/8/2014)

Gerald Green clambered up to the top of the bookcase. It was easy, even as a three-year-old, since the couch provided a convenient intermediate platform from which to climb even higher. His plan, so far, had executed without hitch; his mom was washing dishes in the kitchen, his dad too busy with the newspaper to…

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Patty Mills 32 Points Full Highlights (2/8/2014)

Patty Mills sat behind the wheel of his rented SUV, parked inconspicuously in the parking lot of a strip mall in Lubbock, Texas. Astros cap on his head and sunglasses obscuring his eyes, he read the local paper with amusement. “BED BATH & BEYOND BANDIT STRIKES AGAIN!” Beneath this urgent, front-page headline was a picture…

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Steve Nash 19 Points/5 Assists/1 40th Birthday Full Highlights (2/7/2014)

The two men sat across the table from one another. The older was wearing a long white gown, matching his long white hair and beard. He observed a pocket watch held in his hand. The younger was donning a modern outfit of purple and orange, adorned with numerals. The younger spoke. “I would like to…

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Larry Sanders Career High 25 Points/15 Rebounds Full Highlights (2/5/2014)

Larry Sanders sat dutifully in his seat during Ms. DeJong’s 7th grade social studies class. They had just completed the unit on the history of Mesopotamia, and were now moving on to world geography. The large roll-down world map was hanging in front of the blackboard. The school-district had had an unexpected budget surplus; one…

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Josh Smith 25 Points Full Highlights (2/5/2014)

I sit at my computer, mouth agape, lost for words. Josh Smith, at the free throw line (0:30), clanks one badly off the back rim…but I look at the box score, and it reads “Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)”. How could it be? The ball did not go through the hoop, therefore…

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DeMarre Carroll Career High 22 Points/4 Assists Full Highlights (2/5/2014)

Mike Budenholzer paced frantically about the room. “We have to start somebody at small forward. That much is known. But who? Who?” A nameless assistant coach piped up, “What if we start Lou at the two and move Kyle to the three?” Budenholzer slammed his fist on the table. “No! Lou is our spark off…

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Danny Granger 16 Points Full Highlights (2/3/2014)

Lance Stephenson walked silently through the cemetery, lost in his thoughts. He came here often to clear his head; the people here would not bother him for autographs or favors. Sometimes, when he breathed deep, he imagined that the air entering his lungs contained the accumulated wisdom of all those who had chosen this spot…

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