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Kevin Burke

The Hoop Doctors Interview Alonzo Mourning

The Hoop Doctors Interview Alonzo Mourning

March 25, 2010 – Kevin Burke Each year Gatorade honors America’s elite high school student-athletes on the principles of athletic achievement, academic excellence, and exemplary character in the sports of football, volleyball, baseball, softball, and boys & girls cross country, basketball, soccer, and track & field. Past winners include many of today’s top professional athletes, [...]

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Nice Win For Northern Iowa, But Don’t Crown Them Just Yet

Nice Win For Northern Iowa, But Don’t Crown Them Just Yet

March 22, 2010 – Kevin Burke Nobody saw that Northern Iowa win over top seeded Kansas coming. I bet Northern Iowa didn’t see that win coming. It was a great win for their program and was refreshing to see for college basketball. But, let’s not lose sight of what happened, because they haven’t won anything by beating [...]

March 22, 2010 Kevin Blogs, Kevin Burke 0

Is John Wall Overhyped?

Is John Wall Overhyped?

March 22, 2010 – Kevin Burke Believe me. I know that sounds blasphemous, but hear me out. Every so often a high school talent gets much praise for dominating his opposition. He is usually faster, quicker and more athletically gifted than his counterparts. The most recent such phenomenon was Kentucky’s John Wall. Wall’s high school [...]

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Three Problems with the NCAA Tournament

Three Problems with the NCAA Tournament

March 16, 2010 – Kevin Burke The brackets are out, so let the over analyzing and misguided pontification begin. While all of that is going on, I’ll be busy trying to figure out the answer to three burning questions about the NCAA tournament that I can never seem to figure out. There are only 4 [...]

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Top 5 Smaller Guard Dunks Over Big Men

Top 5 Smaller Guard Dunks Over Big Men

March 10, 2010 – Kevin Burke A few nights ago, Deron Williams both surprised and posterized Derrick Rose with a very sneaky fast break dunk. Is it me, or does it seem like these smaller guards are climbing the ladder more often. Although Derrick Rose isn’t a big man in basketball terms, for some reason [...]

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The “One and Done” Rule’s Impact on College Basketball

The “One and Done” Rule’s Impact on College Basketball

March 8, 2010 – Kevin Burke Ever since David Stern enacted the mandate that players must be one year removed from high school in order to enter the NBA Draft (the “One and Done” rule), there has been much emotion involved in what this rule truly means. Is this rule in place to improve the [...]

March 8, 2010 Kevin Blogs, Kevin Burke 5

Thanks for the Memories, A.I.

Thanks for the Memories, A.I.

March 3, 2010 – Kevin Burke Due to an undisclosed ailment of his daughter, Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers have decided that it is in the best interest of both parties that he does not return to the club this season. I have no problem with that. Family comes before work. But with this hierarchy [...]

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Kevin Durant’s Emergence Makes Greg Oden Look Even Worse

Kevin Durant’s Emergence Makes Greg Oden Look Even Worse

February 26, 2010 – Kevin Burke Kevin Durant’s string of consecutive games scoring 25 points or more came to an end a few nights ago, at 29, against the Spurs. That’s the second longest streak in history. Second only to MJ’s 40 straight games in the ’86-’87 season. Durant is an unguardable scoring machine. When he [...]

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Kobe Saves the Day, but Bynum Steals the Show

Kobe Saves the Day, but Bynum Steals the Show

February 24, 2010 – Kevin Burke Even at the tender age of 31, Kobe Bryant is still inarguably the most talented player in the league (the Kobe vs. LeBron debate isn’t even really a debate as far as I’m concerned) and his performance against the Grizzlies Tuesday night is exactly why. After sitting 5 games, plus the [...]

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Is T-Mac More than Just a Rental?

Is T-Mac More than Just a Rental?

February 22, 2010 – Kevin Burke The general consensus around the league is that Tracy McGrady is washed up, done, a bum. I can’t blame people for feeling that way. In fact, about a year ago I put T-Mac in the Penny Hardaway – Grant Hill Club. That is an exclusive club whose members are guys who [...]

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