Blog Posts by Kelly Dwyer

  • Carmelo Anthony and Jim Boeheim take in the gold. (Getty Images)
    Carmelo Anthony and Jim Boeheim take in the gold. (Getty Images)

    Wes Unseld was 32 when he won his first NBA championship, as was Oscar Robertson. Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were 31, 32 and (about to turn) 33 when they won their first title. Dirk Nowitzki was a week away from turning 33 when he won his first ring. Clyde Drexler was a week away from turning 33 when he won his. David Robinson, who recently warned the Golden State Warriors to enjoy what they have (before they’ve taken in a title with Kevin Durant) was a few months away from turning 34. Jerry West had just turned 34 when he won his.

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    Carmelo Anthony is 32. The second-best player on his team this year will be 21, his franchise’s top free agent prize of the offseason is a 31-year old center who has fallen off significantly over the last few years due to injury (while shooting 38 percent and averaging 4.3 points a game in 2015-16), and his

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  • After falling in Olympic play, Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is A-OK

    Mirotic averaged 11.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in eight Olympic games. (Getty Images)
    Mirotic averaged 11.8 points and 5.6 rebounds in eight Olympic games. (Getty Images)

    Luckily for all involved, the 2016 Olympics passed without any major injuries in the Men’s Basketball realm. There will be a bit of fatigue – San Antonio Spurs fans were no doubt fretting over every bead of sweat Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and especially Pau Gasol dropped mid-August – but once again returning NBA players managed to escape the Olympic turn without a significant malady.

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    The streak of good luck seemed to run out early on the Olympiad’s final day on Sunday, though, when Team Spain’s Nikola Mirotic went crashing to the floor following an entanglement during his team’s (infamous) bronze medal win over Australia. The Chicago Bulls forward stayed behind in the play while crutching his right knee in pain on the floor for several minutes after a collision, leading some to fear that he had torn ligaments in that knee in the

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