Happy Birthday, Moochie Norris

The NBA was desperate for some semblance of authenticity at the outset of this century, anything with a beat, preferably something that bled. There was a reason that Allen Iverson owned every bit of the 2000-01 season, even the parts that the Lakers won.

The league was bland, its best player was Tim Duncan and its best rookie was Elton Brand. The league…

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