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The Stepdown: My Senseless Hate for LeBron James

By Ron Evangelista

As a kid, weekend mornings were always the best time of the week. My mom cooking breakfast, fresh coffee brewing, and the sun slowly starting to envelop the vibrant city streets. However, what made it complete was my dad, me and my older brother watching NBA games on the TV.

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Where Were You When Ray Allen Saved the Heat?

Thanks to Ray Allen, the Miami Heat survived Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals. Where were you when Jesus Shuttlesworth took on his role as savior?

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The Stepdown: Manu Ginobili and the Inevitable Last Dance

By Ron Evangelista

Every once in a while, someone comes along that completely changes the whole blueprint of a sport. Sometimes, the game makes a player more than just a superstar, legend, or hall of famer. Sometimes, a sport breeds a hero. Jamaica had Usain Bolt, Mexico had Marco Antonio Barrera, and Switzerland had Roger Federer. For basketball-crazy Argentina, they have Emmanuel Ginobili.

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The Stepdown: Predictions for the Wild, Wild West

By Ron Evangelista, BuhayBasket contributor

Here comes the time when the men are separated from the boys. After a grueling regular season where we saw fits of drama, suspense and action, the NBA Playoffs are here.

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The Stepdown: Arwind Santos: Rings & Controversy

By Ron Evangelista, BuhayBasket contributor

In the world of Philippine basketball today, is there an individual as polarizing as San Miguel’s veteran swingman Arwind Santos? As good of a basketball player as he is, the former MVP has had his fair share of moments in his illustrious career, as he was never shy when it came to controversy.

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The Stepdown: Steve Nash & The Tale of 2 MVPs

By Ron Evangelista

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for one of the best point guards in the NBA. It was the age of wisdom for the two years that had Steve Nash bagging MVP honors, but an age of foolishness for Shaquille O’Neal and others who felt they deserved it over him.

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The Stepdown: Derrick Rose’s Fall from Grace

By Ron Evangelista

From being once an MVP, Derrick Rose found himself a kicker in a deadline day trade, then got waived. He now has another chance to redeem himself in Minnesota.

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