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NBA Radio Host and Senior Writer, Bleacher Report
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Bleacher Report (Sirius 93/XM 208) and NBA (Sirius 207/XM 86) radio host, B/R senior writer and video analyst, occasional NBA sideline reporter.

Is Stephen Curry Prepared to Take NBA Spotlight Away from LeBron James?

bleacherreport.com — Let's face it: It's hard not to like Stephen Curry. Go down the list of qualities an NBA star needs to connect with an audience of any ilk and he checks off every box. Jaw-dropping skills mixed with an air of sometimes-I-shock-myself humility, check. Boyish good looks, check.

Left Alone, Jimmy Butler Has Found NBA Stardom One New Family Member at a Time

bleacherreport.com — By now, many are familiar with the story of how Jimmy Butler grew up, how his mom kicked him out of their home in bedraggled Tomball, Texas, and at 13 was taken in by a surrogate family. Jimmy Butler hates that story.

Kings' Moves Setting Table for DeMarcus Cousins to Demand Escape

bleacherreport.com — Getty Images/Melissa Majchrzak Once upon a time there was a talented young big man who made his way to Northern California. He came from a big-time college program and arrived, arguably, with a bigger presence than anyone or anything attached to the NBA team he was joining.

The Mystique of Tiger Woods

molhimawk.com — Tiger Woods hasn't finished atop the leaderboard of one of golf's four major tournaments in six years now. That's six years for someone to stake his claim to Tiger's throne, to capture the world's attention - not to mention his endorsements - and become the kind of appointment-viewing attraction that Tiger was.

Soft No More: NBA Euros Shedding Old Stereotypes One Player at a Time

bleacherreport.com — Jae C. Hong/Associated Press Remember the days when foreign players in the NBA were labeled "soft" until proven otherwise? And how it seemed American players took delight in serving as quality-control inspectors, sometimes even if they were teammates? (Example: Michael Jordan and Toni Kukoc.)

NBA Insider: Hawks Built to Win Now, but Can They Succeed in Playoffs, Too?

bleacherreport.com — Atlanta isn't merely the home to Ludacris, boiled peanuts and a hundred intersecting streets named Peachtree. Now it's also a petri dish to determine if the championship hybrid developed by the San Antonio Spurs can grow somewhere other than the Alamo City.

With Rose Back to Help Offense, Bulls Find Surprising New Source of Stress

bleacherreport.com — The health of a certain All-Star's left knee could very well be the linchpin to the Chicago Bulls' hopes of reaching the NBA Finals for the first time since Michael Jordan hung that wrist nearly 17 years ago in Salt Lake City. It's just not the one belonging to Derrick Rose.

Losing with a Star Isn't Easy but Can Pay off Later for Those Caught in Middle

bleacherreport.com — Every now and then a team, despite having a superstar, struggles. Mightily struggles. Either the star is past his prime, ancillary pieces are missing or the two simply don't fit. There's an awkwardness about it all, as if some unwritten basketball code is being violated before our very eyes, the kind that makes you avert your gaze or stare in morbid fascination.

NBA Insider: The Fine Art of Tanking and of How the Commissioner Talks About It

bleacherreport.com — NBA commissioner Adam Silver is a dancer, especially when it comes to language. Case in point: his answer about whether or not tanking, or purposely losing games, as a rebuilding strategy exists in his league. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," he said in a recent TV interview with ESPN.

From Brooklyn to the Bucks, Jason Kidd Reveals He Has No Regrets over Move

bleacherreport.com — Jason Kidd's first year as a head coach, with the Brooklyn Nets, made a lot of headlines, most of them far different than the ones he inspired as one of the league's all-time premier point guards over 19 seasons. The Nets assembled both the oldest and highest-priced roster in the league with the hope of becoming instant champions.
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Feb 27, 2015

Beck/Bucher Debate: Are the Cavs or Warriors More Likely to Make the Finals? bleacherreport.com/articles/23773… via @bleacherreport

Feb 27, 2015

Beck/Bucher: Grading the Early Returns for the Big Teams at the Deadline bleacherreport.com/articles/23784… via @bleacherreport

Feb 27, 2015

Ric Bucher: No One Should Be Foolish Enough to Count out the San Antonio Spurs bleacherreport.com/articles/23794… via @bleacherreport

Feb 26, 2015

Beck/Bucher: Fact or Fiction on KG the Mentor, Bulls Title Hopes Fading and More bleacherreport.com/articles/23772… via @bleacherreport

Feb 26, 2015

Is Stephen Curry Prepared to Take NBA Spotlight Away from LeBron James? bleacherreport.com/articles/23779… via @bleacherreport

Feb 26, 2015

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Feb 19, 2015

A measly three days of no NBA action and I'm jonesing like James Woods in "The Boost." #afflicted #helpontheway

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