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Venkataraman: A night at Roaracle

Thoughts, musings and impressions from a glorious night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, where the Golden State Warriors seized control of their second-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies with a blowout 98-78 victory: 1. I hate Bay Area traffic. Having cajoled a close friend to come to the game and to drive himself, myself and my roommate, we…

Curry carrying the Warriors

Over the last ten years, the correlation between success in college basketball and in the NBA itself has been all over the map. Think of the most recognizable collegiate players, like Tyler Hansbrough, Adam Morrison, JJ Redick, John Wall and Derrick Rose. Among that list, some players have flashed brilliance, some have shown true greatness and the rest have been “meh”. Hansbrough, Morrison and Redick seem to typify this player: incredible in college, but just another body in the hyper-competitive NBA.