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Some may say that athletes make too much money. While there are certainly players that help support that argument,  in the case of players like LeBron James, this couldn't be more wrong. So, why does the NBA restrict how much he can be paid? 

Finally, buddy-cop movie that's secretly a long satirical skit about the NHL, in which a mismatched pair of francophone and anglophone Canadian cops team up to solve a murder and realize, in the process, that they both really hate Gary Bettman.

Why does Basketball Twitter like a super-stylized ABC Family show about chatterboxing ballet dancers? For the same reason it likes basketball, mostly.

Cavaliers fans have, out of necessity, a strange relationship with Anderson Varejao. He plays hard, weirdly and reliably well, which makes him fun to watch. But the better he plays, the more appealing a trade piece he becomes for a team that's still rebuilding. How can fans love a player so much and spend so much time thinking about trading him?

There's nothing wrong with some idle speculation on the NCAA Tournament, especially as March approaches. But a little bit less of ESPN Bracketologist-in-chief Joe Lunardi, and the silly, over-certain pseudoscience he sells, might do us all some good.

We love teams. They become ours. Their fate becomes ever more crucial to our day-to-day well-being as the season—whatever the sport or activity may be—wears on to its inevitable conclusion. Then if “we” were good enough, it's on to the playoffs, and—if we're really blessed—to winning it all. Of course whether we win it all or not it all begins anew after a break of a month or three. The slate's wiped clean and we reinvest ourselves in the hopes of the ultimate outcome once more.

Reggie White only got one chance to make an uplifting, evangelical-flavored film about believing in yourself (and God). Thankfully, it features Pat Morita, Brett Favre, MC Hammer and wrestling's The Big Show. Surprisingly, it's kind of... good?

Kenneth Faried isn't an especially polished or skilled basketball player. But in his unrelenting verve and the way that he makes the most out of chaos, Faried is as good an example of what makes the NBA fun to watch as anyone else in the game.

After 25 Royal Rumbles, you'd assume 10-15 WCW PPVs would be nothing. You'd be wrong. Following Sumo Monster Truck matches, Towers of Dooms and King of the Road contests on the back of flatbeds, things got so crazy we had to be bring in an expert.  

Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals seem a lot further from their years of happy near-transendence than they actually are. With both wins and the old joy now scarce, it's worth wondering why a great team and its great player have gotten so dull and so serious, and what got lost in the pursuit of a Stanley Cup win.