Monthly Archives: April 2012

Duncan has secured his place in history

For NBA writers, pregame with Gregg Popovich is a little like trading engaging barbs with Bill Maher. It can be humorous, but the guy you are talking to is a minimum of two times as quick as you and five … Continue reading

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Drazen was special

(Column first appeared in Newsday, June 19, 1993) By JAN HUBBARD Equating a loss in basketball with the loss of a life is ignorant and inappropriate. Drazen Petrovic died in a car accident in Germany Monday, and right now, anybody in his right mind … Continue reading

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Lakers vs. Spurs: Hidden rivalry

Sports is always in search of something special – rivalries, dynasties, the greatest. In so many ways, the rivalry between the Lakers and Spurs should qualify as classic. But the reality of the NBA is that there is one true … Continue reading

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Dirk criticism makes no sense

By Jan Hubbard (This column appeared in the FW Star-Telegram in April 2008) By JAN HUBBARD For the past few days, I’ve been trying to figure out how the course of the Mavericks-Hornets series would have changed if Dirk Nowitzki … Continue reading

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Odom’s 119 inept days in Dallas

A quick check of history reveals the saying “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” came from a 1785 Scottish poem by Robert Burns. Before translation, however, the original makes English sound like a foreign language: … Continue reading

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Larry Brown to SMU? Perfect

In his Hall of Fame career, Larry Brown has coached NBA teams to 1,520 victories in the regular season and playoffs, led ABA teams to 271 victories and college teams to 177 victories. For those counting, Brown has left a … Continue reading

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