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Coach Nick is the founder of BballBreakdown and a former high school varsity basketball coach. Follow Coach Nick on Twitter, @BballSource.

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How Team USA Beat The World in the 2014 FIBA World Cup

September 15, 20140 Comments

While watching the dismantling of the Serbian National Team by Team USA in the finals of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, one thing that struck me amidst the dunks and 3′s was how bad their defensive execution was. Granted, in a blowout, it’s perfectly natural for players to relax a little bit, and maybe gamble […]

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How Can Boozer, Lee, And McRoberts Be Part Of A Top 5 Defense In The NBA?

August 21, 20140 Comments

While going through game footage from the 2013-14 season, a thought struck me: How was it possible that teams like the Bulls, Warriors, and Bobcats (Hornets, whatever) could start terrible defenders and yet still maintain an elite defensive ranking. I began diving into the defensive stats to see if something stuck out. Click here to […]

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Where LeBron James Attacks From In The Miami Heat Offense

June 4, 20140 Comments

We’ve all marveled at LeBron James since he joined the NBA in 2003. Some fans enjoyed his dunks, some delighted in his superior multi-positional defense, and others praised him for always striving to make the right play. As he ascended amongst the ranks of all-time greats, his shooting percentages took a significant jump, which happened […]

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The NBA in London: The English Perspective on the NBA

March 6, 20140 Comments

Coach Nick spoke with Dan Tan, our BBALLBREAKDOWN Correspondent from over the pond, to give us his insights into the first regular season NBA game ever played in England. Plus, we feature the #FanShots you’ve tweeted to us – don’t forget, if you’re at an NBA game, send us a shot and use the hashtag […]

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Why The Portland Trail Blazers May Not Compete For A Title This Year

February 5, 20142 Comments

Editor’s Note: We are happy to have Seth Partnow contribute this incredible analysis to BBALLBREAKDOWN. Seth will contribute regularly here, so make sure to follow him @WhrOffnsHppns and on his own website: Where Offense Happens The Portland Trailblazers have been one of the pleasant surprises of this season. With an all-NBA level season from LaMarcus […]

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Damian Lillard Thunders Down A Dunk Versus The Denver Nuggets

January 23, 20140 Comments

Damian Lillard has rapidly ascended the point guard pantheon this year, nailing clutch 3 pointers and running the top rated offense in the NBA. At the end of the 2nd quarter, Lillard took off both feet and just hammered this home.

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Pau Gasol With a Hilarious(ly Bad) Attempt To Play Defense vs Miami Heat

January 23, 20140 Comments

Pau Gasol turned in a pretty bad performance on defense during the first half of the Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers game tonight. This one was a doozy as he failed to even try to come over and offer any resistance to Mario Chalmers. While the Lakers might be tanking, they need to hide […]

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Nothing Is Sacred: Chris Bosh Video Bombs At The White House

January 21, 20140 Comments

As part of the Let’s Move Campaign sponsored by the White House and Michelle Obama, the Miami Heat filmed a commercial while visiting as 2013 NBA Champions. But this quickly devolved into a hilarious tongue in cheek documentary, allowing the Heat to perform their usual hijinks, with Chris Bosh video bombing the background.

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