Category Archives: NBA

Just what are the best rivalries in sports?

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By Ray Hamill

One of the oldest and most enduring rivalries in all of sports was back on center stage Saturday when Army played Navy for the 115th time.

And that got me wondering, just what is the greatest rivalry in sports?

It’s a question I’ve raised before with a variety of guests on my weekly radio show and one that always results in a passionate discussion, and about the only certainty from it all is there never is a consensus top pick.

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In sports, Cleveland is the Wile E. Coyote of cities

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By Ray Hamill

When it comes to North American sports, there are plenty of long suffering fans out there faithfully following their team of choice and never giving up on dreams of success. But when it comes to cities that have suffered the most, nowhere compares to Cleveland.

In fact, it’s not even close.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the city’s last taste of success in any major sport, an NFL championship by the Browns in 1964, and I sure hope all the Clevelanders (yes, that’s what they call themselves) held a great big parade that day and really soaked it all up, because it’s been a long barren spell since. Continue reading

Are you ready for some playoff action?

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By Ray Hamill

The NBA playoffs got under way this weekend, and surprisingly for what is usually the most predictable tournament in all of sports, it looks pretty open this year.

Whether or not that translates to an exciting two months of action remains to be seen, but for now at least there’s plenty to consider …

* The big question in the East is whether anyone can seriously challenge the Heat or Pacers, who dominated the conference this season, even if both stumbled into the postseason.

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What latest injury means for Kobe’s future

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By Ray Hamill

Just how significant the news of Kobe Bryant’s most recent injury will be remains to be seen, but you have to wonder how much he has left in the tank.

At 35, Kobe is in his 18th season in the NBA, and that’s a lot of mileage on those knees, especially when you consider his seven postseason trips to the finals alone add up to more than two full additional regular seasons. Continue reading

North Coast Fan Zone

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On this week’s show, Ray and the panel break down the World Cup draw, and take a look forward to all the weekend action in college football and the NFL, including making their weekly picks … Radio show 12-6-13

Kidd makes his move, but is it a wise one?

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By Ray Hamill

It’s been an interesting start to Jason Kidd’s career as a head coach – and certainly more entertaining than the Nets’ on-court antics – but you have to wonder if he isn’t in over his head.

But then again, this shouldn’t really surprise us.

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