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Author: Blaine Henry

Golden State Warriors Success Has Changed the NBA

In the past three years, the Golden State Warriors have been the talk of the NBA. In 2014, the Warriors won their first title since 1975. They beat a cripple Cleveland Cavaliers where LeBron James shined and almost won the Finals MVP in a losing effort. The next season, they break the regular season record, previously held by Michael Jordan and the Bulls’ 95–96 team. They set a record for most three point shots made in a season. The Warriors were the first to ever make 1,000 in a season. They were a juggernaut. And then they fell to...

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Demetrious Johnson versus Anderson Silva: Who is the real GOAT?

Now that Demetrious Johnson has broken Anderson Silva’s record for most title defenses, people are getting ready to crown a new GOAT. But, is “Mighty Mouse” truly the best ever or is the UFC’s greatest of all-time (GOAt) still “The Spider?” Determining who has had a better run of title defense presents some difficulties. Body of work is a criteria that is incredibly important deciding a winner in this debate. Similar to BCS era college football, just because a team is undefeated doesn’t mean they are the better team. Much like football, we have to dive deeper into each fighter’s reign to see how well they fared. The Body of Work Says it All An issue with the body of work argument, which leans in favor of Silva, is how long the division has been a part of the UFC. While Silva took the title from Rich Franklin, The UFC brought in the flyweight division with a tournament to crown the inaugural champion. A tournament that included Johnson, John Dodson, Ian McCall, and Jussier Formiga, it was no walk in the park to make it out alive. An established division has more talent in it. In addition to a more established division, middleweight also tends to have more talent than flyweight. Take a moment to think about the defenses Silva had versus Johnson’s. Anderson Silva title matches: Rich Franklin (22–1), Nate...

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UFC 216: When there is wrong or right, ‘Mighty Mouse’ will join the fight

UFC 216 was destined to be historic. When Demetrious Johnson was first scheduled to fight Ray Borg, the MMA gods decided that was not the day worthy to dethrone Anderson Silva’s title defense record. That day was pre-destined to be October 7. After the tragic shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Strip Music Festival, the UFC donated $1 million to the city and it’s victims. Dana White and company love this city that accepts them many times a year. So they gave back, and what a night it was. Beneil Dariush and Evan Dunham battle to a...

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Biggest Moves of the NBA Off-Season

CLEVELAND, OH – JUNE 09: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The off-season for the NBA this season has been the equivalent of Los Angeles traffic before Christmas. Nothing but chaos. The face of the NBA has shifted...

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