Could an All-Euro Roster Compete in the NBA?

The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly moving to acquire Kristaps Porzingis from the Knicks, on the presumed belief that if one transcendent Euro white dude is good, two must be even better. But if one Euro white dude—whether it’s Dirk Nowitzki or Luka Doncic—can be a franchise cornerstone, why not just go whole hog and put a whole roster together of nothing but European white dudes? And what’s more, let’s limit this to white people, since the commonly held refrain around the NBA is that it’s a “black league” and also so this doesn’t just turn into a World Team kind …

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NBA Breakfast Special: Kristaps Porzingis, Pacers Killer

Kristaps Porzingis might as well just grow a horn out his forehead and make it official, because the NBA’s unicorn just had one of those games where he did to the Indiana Pacers what Reggie Miller used to do to the New York Knicks all those years ago in the playoffs. Porzingis went for 40 points, including at one point scoring 15 straight Knicks points as they roared back from a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit in a game where they trailed by as many as 19, pulling out a 108-101 lead behind a 36-17 final frame. I mean, it’s pretty much …

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