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Around the Rim Pre-Draft Roundtable for NBA's HOOP magazine

Around the Rim Pre-Draft Roundtable for NBA’s HOOP magazine

I’ve been a long-time reader of the NBA’s HOOP magazine, going back to my high school days in Philadelphia when the Sixers won games as often as Halley’s Comet made an appearance. Just about everywhere I’ve lived, including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Fresno and Fargo, North Dakota, my love of the NBA […]

A Story About My Dad

A Story About My Dad

We had moved from Chicago to Peoria. I was a basketball player and being this was Illinois, the game was huge at all levels; from elementary school up to the Chicago Bulls, who came into being in 1966, everyone played basketball. Our elementary school basketball team was good. Exceptionally good. We were the odds-on favorite […]

College Coaches: Are They Worth The Big Money?

By Christopher Gabriel Blog Harbor and CGabriel.com Last week I was talking with a Tennessee Volunteers fan about, of all people, UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma.  The topic was Auriemma’s new contract that will pay him more than legendary Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt.  To suggest he was irate over this new development would be an understatement.  But […]

Celtics vs. Lakers: A Final Worth Watching…Finally

My love for the NBA began in 1966.  That was the year my hometown finally got a team.  That team:  The Chicago Bulls.  I remember the many nights in the late, great Chicago Stadium watching the likes of Jerry Sloan, Norm Van Lier, Chet Walker, Bob Love, Clifford Ray and Tom Boerwinkle play with such great passion […]

How’s Your Bracket?

By Christopher Gabriel, Blog Harbor For as long as I can remember, when the month of March rolls around I like millions of other Americans go underground into a secluded bunker filled with videotapes, stats and team profiles to prepare for the benchmark moment of the entire sports calendar: Filling in my March Madness, NCAA […]

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