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  1. Today’s players more athletic than 20 years ago, but are they better?

    Sep 13, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Lakers, Game 5

    Nobody in their right mind wonders if Magic Johnson, Dr. J or Larry Bird could compete in today’s NBA. Certain players would succeed in any era. But could the average NBA player from the 1980s compete in the NBA of 2011? Well, let’s make that 2010 because who knows if there will be an NBA…

  2. James Naismith’s draft of 13 original rules for basketball up for auction

    Oct 26, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT

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    James Naismith invented an elegantly simple game. Just 13 rules. The game has evolved. There has become amazing complexity to get to the simple goal of putting the ball in the basket. The rulebook is now painfully thick. But you can own the original, simple 13 rules. Ian Naismith, grandson of James, is putting the…

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