Archive for the 'National Basketball Association' Category

The Best Defense

For a long time, it has seemed that the NBA has lost its sense of defense. The days of a dominant center like Celtic Bill Russell making the paint a dangerous place to play, or of NY Knick Walt Frazier picking pockets and starting fast breaks had almost come to feel like ancient history to…

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Decision-Making God’s Way Podcast

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Every day we are faced with a thousand different choices. So in the face of so many options, how do we know which decisions are the right ones? We’ll tackle that question on Sports Spectrum as we talk with Cincinnati Reds pitcher Lee Hyde and the chaplain of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, Herbie Kuhn. Discover…

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Keeping Control

We’ve all seen it—an NBA forward takes a hard foul, and gets up swinging his fists. A pitcher throws at a hitter’s head, and both benches clear. Hockey players drop their gloves and start going at each other. The intensity of emotions that are stirred in the midst of competition are at the same time…

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Every Game Counts Podcast

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When it comes to the playoffs, every game counts!  Join the Sports Spectrum team as they examine the pressure of the post season, and find principles that can help us both on and off the court. We’ll hear from Mike Rupp of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, as well as Orlando Magic broadcaster, David Steele.  “Every…

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Every Game Counts

With both the NBA and the NHL playoffs moving toward their respective conclusions, it is a good time to be reminded of how spectacular game sevens can be. The same thing will be true this fall when Major League Baseball hits its own postseason stride. A game seven is one of the best moments in…

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A Better Way

We’ve all seen it—an NBA forward takes a hard foul and gets up swinging his fists. A pitcher throws at a hitter’s head, and both benches clear. Hockey players drop their gloves and start going at each other. The intensity of emotions that are stirred in the midst of competition are at the same time…

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Unexpected Struggles

For the Indiana Pacers, this postseason has been marked by a level of struggle that no one expected for the number one seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs. For a team that came through the regular season as a bona fide favorite for the NBA crown, the Pacers have faced a remarkable challenge from…

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Wearing A Mask

In recent days, there was a minor controversy in the NBA concerning none other than LeBron James—the Association’s best player. Having recently suffered a broken nose, he took to the court last Thursday night for the first time since his injury, wearing a black mask to protect his nose. After the game, however, it was…

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When Life Unravels – Part 2 Podcast

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How do you get by when life leaves you battered and bruised? On Sports Spectrum, we’ll tackle the second part of our two-part series called “When Life Unravels.” Hear from former Detroit Lions linebacker, Chris Spielman, and Detroit Pistons play-by-play announcer, Mark Champion, as they explore what to do when life doesn’t play fair. “When Life…

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Time to Reflect

One of the things that frustrates me about basketball, whether it be college or pro, is that the last few minutes of the game take so long to play out. As the clock is running out, the pressure increases and the speed of the game picks up dramatically. With the frenzied pace of the game,…

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