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The Six Degrees of ̶K̶e̶v̶i̶n̶ ̶B̶a̶c̶o̶n̶ Vince Carter

There used to be a game people would play called “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” where people would try to connect Bacon to any given person in Hollywood in six degrees or less. It was a spoof of the concept of six degrees of separation and an interview Bacon once gave in which he talked about having worked with just about everybody in Hollywood, it was popular enough to inspire books and become engrained in pop culture, and anybody who actually played it must have been the biggest film nerd in the world.

There’s even a website that’s been around for 20 years now entitled The Oracle of Bacon. The Oracle of Bacon uses an algorithm that compiles nearly a million IMDb pages to find links to Bacon.

Why in the world am I writing about Kevin Bacon?

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A Fisher and 10,000 Lakes (and Other Triste Tales About the Troubled Timberwolves)

Considering the start of the NBA’s existence was ushered in with complete dominance from the team representing the city of Minneapolis, there was bound to be a certain air of excitement emanating throughout the Twin Cities when it was announced that, after nearly thirty years of absence, professional basketball would be returning to the city that was once able to claim many of basketball’s biggest stars – George Mikan, Vern Mikkelsen, Elgin Baylor, Clyde Lovellette, and Slater Martin – as well as four of the first five NBA championships.

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Superteam Or Nah?: 1947-1954 Minneapolis Lakers

A large topic of debate among NBA fans everywhere in recent years has been the presence of superteams. Do they prevent parity? Are they bad for the league? Are they a new concept? Are they unnatural? Are they even a real thing?

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