James Harden Without Beard (GIF)
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by Paul Eide
3M ago
Believe it or not, there WAS a time when “James Harden with beard” was “James Harden without beard.” One look at James Harden without beard reveals why he grew the beard. What in the world did we ever do prior to the existence of GIFs? Harden’s beard looks so life-like, you’d swear it was a living entity. Check out this James Harden Beard GIF that details the growth of the most famous facial hair in the NBA and potentially in the world of sports. And yes, I’m including former Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson in that statement, even though you probably forgot about him. Actuall ..read more
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The Dirtiest NBA Team And Player
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by Paul Eide
7M ago
To find the dirtiest NBA team and players we looked at personal foul data for the last 5 seasons. And it turns out the Detroit Pistons are the most foul/dirty team in the NBA.  #BadBoys We analyzed NBA teams’ performance over the past five years to identify who committed the most personal fouls, and divided this against playing time to reveal the dirtiest of the dirty. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Detroit Pistons committed the most violations, with a foul recorded once every 11 minutes and 19 seconds. This is significantly higher than the league average offense frequency (one e ..read more
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The Cheapest & Most Expensive NBA Teams to Watch in 2022-23
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by Paul Eide
1y ago
The Indiana Pacers are the cheapest NBA team to follow, with costs adding up to $165.17 on average per game Oklahoma City Thunder and the Detroit Pistons take second and third, respectively Being the cheapest NBA franchise to attend a game can be good for a few reasons. First, it can increase attendance at games as more people will be able to afford to attend. This can lead to a more lively and exciting atmosphere at the games, which can be beneficial for both the players and the fans. Additionally, being the cheapest can also attract more casual fans who may not have been able to afford to ..read more
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How Big Is Zach Edey? BIG AF! But Also “Highly” Skilled
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by Paul Eide
1y ago
Zach Edey “hanging out” during a dead ball against Nebraska on 12/10/22 in the Pinnacle Bank Arena When I found out that the 4th ranked Purdue basketball team was headed just down the street from me to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, my first thought was “I’ve got to go and check out that big dude.” My second thought was, “Man I wish Gene Keady was still the coach so I could see him BLOW HIS STACK!” My third thought was, “His last name is pronounced the way people always pronounce mine – we must be related!” That “big dude” has a name and it is Zach Edey. How tall is Zach Edey? Edey ..read more
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Trae Young Jersey and Net Worth
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by Paul Eide
1y ago
Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alexanderjonesi/49368963397A Trae Young jersey has many variations. One of the reasons his net worth is so high. Not only is he a great player, but fans love him. As evidenced by his ranking on the 2022 Top Selling NBA jerseys. A Trae Young Jersey is the 8th most popular jersey sold out of all NBA players. The Trae Young jersey has even outsold players like Klay Thompson, Devin Booker, Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid, and Lamelo Ball. The only 6 players that have sold more jerseys than Trae Young are LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kev ..read more
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Beer, Hot Dog, and Ticket Prices For Every NBA Team
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by Paul Eide
1y ago
You don’t go to an NBA game to save money. But, what’s it gonna cost me to see a game and catch a buzz? Looking at that data below, two things determine average ticket resale price – recent success and strength of brand. For example, the Warriors are in full-fledged super team in dynasty mode. Which is why their tickets are the most expensive. And actually more than twice as expensive as the 4th place Boston Celtics. The Lakers have sucked since their bubble championship. But, they are the Lakers, one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world. Which is why they are the second most ex ..read more
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What NBA Player Makes The Most On Instagram?
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by Paul Eide
1y ago
Lebron James, Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook are the top three most influential NBA players on social media  Lebron could earn a massive $310,673 per sponsored post on his Instagram   Kevin Durant, Giannis, and Chris Paul are also among the top social media earners  New research shows that some of the most famous NBA stars could be earning big from their social media posts.  The study, conducted by odds comparison experts Sidelines.io, analyzed the Instagram follower counts and engagement rates of the biggest NBA stars to see who could be earning the most per spon ..read more
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The Most Popular NBA Teams In Europe
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by Paul Eide
1y ago
The most popular NBA team in every European country The Golden State Warriors are the most popular NBA team in 12 countries in Europe, according to Google searches The Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls take second and third, respectively New research has revealed the most popular NBA team in every European country. The study by sports media company OhBets analyzed Google searches of all NBA teams in every European country to see which team was every country’s favorite. It found that the Golden State Warriors are the most popular team across Europe, being the most searched in 12 co ..read more
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Which Player Does NBA Twitter Hate The Most? (Hint: LeBron)
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by Paul Eide
1y ago
Philosopher Carl Jung posited the idea that each of us has a Shadow Self. The Shadow describes those aspects of the personality that we choose to reject and repress. The parts of ourselves that we think society will disapprove of, things we would never say and do in public. Which brings me to Twitter, the ultimate cesspool. Limitless burner accounts aimed at your head, saying whatever they want, but would never say in RL to your face. The ultimate expression of the Shadow, perhaps in human history ever even beyond the Greater Twitter, is NBA Twitter. NBA Twitter is not a place you bring kids o ..read more
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The Worst NBA Draft In History
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by Paul Eide
1y ago
The 2013 NBA draft is easily the worst NBA draft in history. Just listen to these first 10 picks in order: Picked number one Anthony Bennett selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers picked number to Victor Oladipo by the Orlando Magic picked number three Otto Porter by the Washington wizards pick a number for Cody Zeller by the Charlotte hornets picked number five Alex Len by the Phoenix Suns pick six Nerlens Noel by the New Orleans Hornets picked number seven Ben McLemore by Sacramento Kings pick eight Kentavious Caldwell-Pope by the Detroit Pistons pick number nine reigning collegiate player of ..read more
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