LaMarcus Aldridge and the Power of Choice

LaMarcus Aldridge and the Power of Choice

LaMarcus Aldridge announced his retirement from basketball Thursday, ending what was by all measures an exceptional NBA career. In his parting statement he mentioned dealing with an irregular heartbeat during his final game with the Nets as the impetus for his decision, and knowing this wasn’t the first time a heart-related ailment had sidelined Aldridge […]

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 Igor Goes Back to Back

Igor Goes Back to Back

Igor Shesterkin needed to stop just 16 shots as he shut out the Devils for the second consecutive game. The Rangers played an excellent defensive game limiting the Devils’ opportunities all night. As a team they blocked 20 shots so, yes, they blocked more shots than New Jersey got on net. Anytime you can do […]

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 Mickey Moniak deserves his MLB shot

Mickey Moniak deserves his MLB shot

The Philadelphia Phillies recalled outfielder Mickey Moniak from the alternate site on Wednesday. In a corresponding move, the Phillies have placed outfielder Adam Haseley on the restricted list for personal reasons. After being selected number one overall in the 2016 draft just one month after his 18th birthday, Moniak debuted on mlb.com prospect watch at […]

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 Brooklyn Nets: LaMarcus Aldridge Retires From NBA

Brooklyn Nets: LaMarcus Aldridge Retires From NBA

Earlier today, it was reported that the Brooklyn Nets big man LaMarcus Aldridge has retired from the NBA. This due to an irregular heartbeat discovered after the Lakers game. Brooklyn signed Aldridge shortly after the trade deadline after he was bought out of San Antonio. In his five ages with Brooklyn, Aldridge was averaging 13 […]

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 Houston Rockets’ Round-Up Week 16

Houston Rockets’ Round-Up Week 16

Yes, the Houston Rockets are currently a whopping 14-41 with just over a month to play this season. Houston is in the bottom six in points, points allowed, net rating, and top five in pace. That means the Houston Rockets give up a lot of points, quickly, without scoring a lot of points. That’s not […]

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 Wild Quiet At Trade Deadline

Wild Quiet At Trade Deadline

The Minnesota Wild were rather quiet heading into the NHL trade deadline on Monday. Which, after a few days, I have come to terms with and completely agree with the decision. After reading into GM Bill Guerin’s decision to not make any moves, it actually shows a lot about his confidence in his team. Preparing […]

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 The Edmonton Oilers Down the Stretch

The Edmonton Oilers Down the Stretch

The Edmonton Oilers are starting down the stretch sitting in 3rd place in the Scotia North Division. The Winnipeg Jets have leap-frogged over them and are three points up on the Oilers. I wouldn’t say they have let the Winnipeg Jets leap ahead of them because it’s not really their fault they are on an […]

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 The Backcheck Podcast

The Backcheck Podcast

Every Monday and Wednesday, join Brendan Azoff and Stefen Rosner as they welcome guests from around the NHL. The boys break down league news and catch you up on the latest updates involving the New York Islanders and New York Rangers. Listen to an hour full of hard-hitting NHL talk through a rivalry lens.  Twitter:https://twitter.com/backcheckpodFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/Backcheckpod Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/7KXdkCsYSTGKOFdpMMUI5B?si=YN5dVkBeREKK9oi36y_SrQ […]

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 Robert Williams and Revival of the Boston Celtics

Robert Williams and Revival of the Boston Celtics

The Trade Deadline Before the all-star break, many questions were surrounding the Boston Celtics. The Celtics entered the trade deadline at 21-23, and there were many questions to be asked. Many believe that the key trade that Danny Ainge did was centered around former Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier. Fournier has had an excellent year […]

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