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The 2003 New Jersey Nets were one of the more doomed NBA Finalists in recent memory. A decade later, they look like one of the more interesting teams of their era. How did such a boring team get so retroactively fascinating?

Elvis Andrus is a franchise cornerstone in Texas, despite a dearth of franchise-player statistics. But there's more to the game than what's measurable, and the quantifiable part of Elvis Andrus' game has little to do with why Rangers fans love him so much.

All basketball players work in the same medium, with something like the same tools. This doesn't mean they're all the same type of artist, though. We know the greatest players not just by the new things they create, but by how they create them.

The Philadelphia 76ers only won one title with Julius Erving and Moses Malone on the team. In retrospect, it was enough. An excerpt from The Classical Magazine Vol. 2: Get Buckets

His hat is bumped. His starchy banana-like fruit of choice may or may not be supernatural. Fernando Rodney is a closer, and an imperfect one, but thankfully he's also a lot more interesting than that.

How did one of baseball's most free-spending and extravagant franchises become one of the game's messiest and most endearing teams? The awesomeness of Yasiel Puig helps, but it's not the whole answer.

Domonic Brown was a prodigy, then a bust, now he's spent two weeks becoming  a superstar. For a guy who swings at everything, he's been mighty patient getting there.

Most of us have a pretty good idea of what we think Ultimate Frisbee is. Even if it may not be entirely accurate or unbiased, it's stayed the same since the sport started in 1967. But, as money enters the picture, and Olympic dreams begin to grow, the sport has begun to change in a way that not even those involved totally understand. 

As a tennis player, John Isner has his strengths and weaknesses. But the experience of watching him play one of his signature, self-annihilating marathon matches is like nothing else, even for non-fans.

Major League Baseball's rules regarding PEDs aren't perfect, and neither is the league's enforcement of those rules. Neither of those is a reason to surrender, or a reason not to applaud MLB's recent attempt to enforce those rules.