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1991 Portland Trail Blazers: A Championship Drive Comes Up Short

1991 Portland Trail Blazers: A Championship Drive Comes Up Short

1990 had been a breakthrough year for the Portland Trail Blazers. After four straight years of first-round playoff exits, the franchise broke through under first-year coach Rick Adelman and made the NBA Finals for the

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The Story Of The 1990 Boston Celtics

The Story Of The 1990 Boston Celtics

The 1990 Boston Celtics entered the season in territory the franchise hadn’t experienced since the late 1970s—rebuilding mode. Larry Bird missed almost the entire 1989 season due to the back problems that would ultimately end

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The Tim Duncan Legacy: Where’s His Place Among The All-Time Greats?

The Tim Duncan Legacy: Where’s His Place Among The All-Time Greats?

Editor's Note: This post, published in the aftermath of  the San Antonio Spurs' 2014 NBA title is even more timely this week, with Tim Duncan's retirement announcement.  The San Antonio Spurs now have five NBA championships

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1998 San Antonio Spurs: The Beginning Of The Tim Duncan Era

1998 San Antonio Spurs: The Beginning Of The Tim Duncan Era

The David Robinson era that began in San Antonio with such promise in 1990 had gone through seven years of regular season success and playoff disappointment, before an injury to Robinson resulted in the Spurs

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1999 San Antonio Spurs: The Championship That Ushered In The Duncan Era

1999 San Antonio Spurs: The Championship That Ushered In The Duncan Era

The NBA was apparently so distraught by the end of the Michael Jordan era following the 1998 NBA Finals that they didn’t want to play anymore. The owners locked out the players, the start of the season

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