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OVERTIME: Pacers in good shape, Stevens looking at a rough year

BEN SIECK | ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR The National Basketball Association regular season tipped off last night. There are two teams the Butler community might have an interest in this season: the hometown Indiana Pacers and Brad Stevens’ Boston Celtics. After coming within one game of reaching last year’s NBA Finals, the Pacers should have their

Men’s basketball: Smith entertains professional prospects

Six-foot-eleven senior Andrew Smith is looking to continue his basketball career in the U.S. or abroad. To prepare, he’s entered St. Vincent Sports Performance’s rigorous pre-NBA draft training program, which he will continue up until the draft in late June. “Going from college to the NBA is very different,” Smith said. “There’s no real way

Who is this year’s NBA champ?

By Steven Peek, Colin Likas and Lance Rinker With 82 regular season games in the books, the National Basketball Association playoffs are underway. Sixteen teams have a clean slate and are competing for the crown. The field is a mix of strong holdovers, fresh faces and proven champions. This leads to a question for which

Will Butler have a lack of Mack?

Butler University junior guard Shelvin Mack has made himself eligible for the 2011 National Basketball Association Draft. He has not hired an agent and may therefore retain his eligibility if he withdraws before May 8. “I’m exploring my options and gathering information to see what opportunities might exist for me,” Mack said. “I’ve always had

LeBron James bombarded by hate mail

As a Cleveland fan, I’ll admit I was ecstatic to see the Miami Heat lose to the Boston Celtics in their first game of the 2010-11 National Basketball Association season. But as much as I enjoyed seeing the Heat struggle, I’m appalled by the recent string of hate directed at recent Heat acquisition LeBron James.

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