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Why Kobe Bryant's Path to Title No. 6 Has Never Been a Longer Road

Kobe Bryant has been on a quest for his sixth title since concluding the 2010 playoffs, and the road has never been tougher.<p>Bryant celebrated his fifth championship at the end of the 2009-10 season in an epic seven-game series. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in the title round, …

Basketball

Ranking the Best Defensive Shooting Guards in the NBA

The second part of our five-part "best defensive players in the league" series ranks the shooting guards.<p>All the rankings are based on Weighted Averaged Metrics (WAM) and Weighted Averaged Metrics with Scouting (WAMS), two new metrics.<p>WAM is obtained by compiling various other metrics that include …

Basketball

Miami Heat vs. the 2014 NBA Field, Who Ya Got?

Everyone agrees that the Miami Heat will be a major threat to win an NBA title next season. Taking home the last two championships tends to create that sort of consensus.<p>But what if you had to bet on the winner of the 2014 NBA Finals, and you could only pick one of two options: the Heat, or …

NBA

17 Examples Of Kobe Bryant's Insane Work Ethic

And there's one reason why — his insane work ethic.<p>Even after going down with a devastating Achilles injury at the end of the 2012-2013 season, Kobe kept working, and now he says he's way ahead of schedule on his recovery. In fact, he says he "shattered" the timetable for recovery from his surgery, …

Michael Jordan

It Turns Out Several College Football Stars Have Signed Hundreds Of Items For Autograph Dealers

Clowney, who is projected to be the top pick in next year's NFL Draft, recently had more than 200 autographed items authenticated by JSA, a company that specializes in authenticating autographs, according to <i>GoodBullHunting.com.</i><p>Many of those items are now for sale, or were recently for sale, on eBay.<p>…