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Orlando Suffers The Same Loss They Did Last Year: "Jason Williams turns 34 today and was retired at this time last season. But the Orlando Magic will be asking more from the veteran point guard out of the University of Florida after learning on Tuesday that all-star Jameer Nelson will be out four to six weeks with a knee injury. The club said that Nelson will undergo arthroscopic surgery today to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. After enduring injuries, illnesses and Rashard Lewis' suspension since training camp, the Magic figured their luck had changed until Nelson's injury caught them by surprise." Now it's time for that depth to show itself. [Orlando Sentinel] (0)(15957)

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Video: Kobe Bryant With The Behind The Backboard Bucket

Video: Michael Crabtree’s First Career Touchdown

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Thanksgiving:

We will be taking a one week break from the blog as we travel for the holiday. Videos of key NFL and NBA games will be posted daily. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Dirk Nowitzki: Vastly Underrated And Enormously Fun To Watch

Dirk NowitzkiLast night, the so-called best power forward ever Tim Duncan and his Spurs traveled into Dallas to take on the Mavericks for the second time this season. But instead of Duncan coming away with a win, his counterpart, Dirk Nowitzki, took over the second half, with Duncan checking him most of the time, and dominated him.

Duncan got his usual 22 points (on 36% shooting might I add) and 12 rebounds, but that’s nothing close to the production Dirk had for his Mavs. Nowitzki scored 34 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter and overtime alone, hitting the best jump shots in the world over Tim Duncan’s weak contests. At one point, Mark Jackson brought up the point that Dirk is without question the best shooting seven footer the game has ever seen and he is spot on. Who else can nail three’s consistently, hit fadeaway jumpers while keeping control of their body and get to the rim by dribbling the basketball instead of asking for it in the post and making a move at seven feet tall? No one. Continue reading…

Tim Lincecum Captures His Second Straight Cy Young Award

Tim LincecumTim Lincecum was the best pitcher in baseball this season. It’s that simple. Yeah, Zach Grienke, who won the AL Cy Young Award was pretty darn good, but if you put Lincecum and Grienke head-to-head against the same line-up on any given day, Timmy has him beat.

Despite the controversey Lincecum ran into no longer than two weeks ago when he was charged with marijuanna possession in his home state of Washington, the Giants’ ace was able to capture 11 of the first place votes, 12 seconds and nine thirds from the Baseball Writer’s Association of America. His total of 100 points was good enough to beat Adam Wainwright, who finished third even though he had the most first place votes (12) and Chris Carpenter, who was left off the ballot twice, giving Javier Vazquez and Dan Haren some votes as well. Continue reading…

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Replacing Attacking the Boards today will be a piece on Dirk Nowitzki that will go up later today.

Video: Kobe With The Play Of The Year

Orlando Suffers The Same Loss They Did Last Year:

“Jason Williams turns 34 today and was retired at this time last season. But the Orlando Magic will be asking more from the veteran point guard out of the University of Florida after learning on Tuesday that all-star Jameer Nelson will be out four to six weeks with a knee injury. The club said [...]

Brandon Jennings Gives Doubters A Huge Slap In The Face

To start this article off, let’s revisit my column from July 13th to get a little perspective on Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings.

There were a lot of doubts about Brandon Jennings on Draft Night. Some said he was too childish for the NBA while others said he had the highest ceiling in [...]

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Alright, now that the weekend is over, it is really time to get back to business. I guarantee Attacking the Boards will be up tonight.