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The announcement arrived today. NYC native and one of the illest, most unique talents to ever rise from the city asphalt, Chris Mullin, has been elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In lieu of the great news, I’m rewinding this selection from a couple of years back, as we celebrate Mo’s achievement.

Christopher Paul Mullin was a simple, neighborhood guy from Troy Avenue in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn. The love affair with hoops was a multi-generational thing that began in the driveway of the family’s small row house. Read More »

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The Orlando Magic are back in the building, yet people seem to be a little confused. Everybody’s saying that they haven’t been to the finals since they had Shaq. How can it possible that mainstream media not fully understand how indescribably incredible a young Penny Hardaway was, and the role he played in the equation?

In early December of 1991, we received our first glimpse. We’d heard the whispers about the kid from the rough streets of Memphis, Tennessee a few years earlier while he was tearing up high school ball. But it was undeniably confirmed that the young man was, indeed, a supreme talent on the night of his NCAA debut as he collected 18 points, 15 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 steals and 6 assists against DePaul. Read More »