I Said It: Kemba Walker Is The Best Player In The Country

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There would be something universally appealing, even to members of the Basketball Atheists Society, about the hoop gods arranging an NCAA championship game pitting UConn against BYU.


Duke’s Nolan Smith: “We’re not the defending champions”


Coach K's four national championship teams at Duke University have been defined by threes.


Duke vs. Michigan State: The All-Time Alumni Showdown

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If Kemba Walker hadn't decided to turn into Tiny Archibald in Maui, tonight's Duke vs.


Atlanta Hawks 2010-11 NBA Season Preview

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As NBA training camps get underway, we preview the upcoming season with the "Highs and Lows" system -- predicting the respective ceiling and basement for each team.


The G.O.A.T. graces Day 2 of the World Basketball Festival

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Perhaps you've heard about this thing we've got going on called the World Basketball Festival.


NBA Playoff Preview: The secret to guarding Dirk Nowitzki

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It sounds strange to make a favorable comparison between a future Hall of Famer and a former NBA journeyman -- and have the journeyman set the standard of said comparison -- but watching Dirk Nowitzki drop 36 points in Dallas' Game 1 win over San Antonio the other night, I couldn't help but think of Christian Laettner.


Defending Champs

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The Lakers are still the smart bet to defend their championship, but we're also not counting out the Thunder in their first-round series.

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My Top 10 Favorite Duke Blue Devils of the Past 25 Years

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As our editorial team was brainstorming content for the Sweet 16 games this Thursday and Friday we realized that most of us had some kind of attachment to at least a few of the squads represented.

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Duke’s “Big Three” Bringing Back the Cool Factor

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One by one, Kyle Singler, Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith walk into the small media room inside Cameron Indoor Stadium and take a seat behind a wooden table with one mic amidst a sea of digital recorders.


There Will Never Be Another Dream Team

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"You will see a team of professionals in the Olympics again, but I don't think you'll see another team quite like this.


The Forgotten Badass

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The e-mails started early yesterday morning, and unfortunately I was asleep through most of the exchange.



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Laettner aboard a Polish naval vessel.

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