Twenty-four years ago, the Hawks became the first NBA team to play in the Soviet Union when they topped the Soviet Georgia All-Stars 85-84 in an exhibition game. The event helped to promote the game in Eastern Europe and disproved the long-standing theory that in Soviet Russia, basketball plays you.
If you have a great blog piece that you think we should feature in Hoops Links, then send it to me at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. Here's this week's look around the blogosphere..
- Hinton's Sports Highlights looks at the Dwight Howard saga.
- Blazer's Edge wouldn't say that Portland is giving up this year.
- Basketball Prospectus looks at the best teams since 1992.
- Red94 delivers the epilogue of Goran Dragic vs. Kyle Lowry.
- Hardwood Paroxysm takes a trip to Dwyane Wade's world.
- Fear The Sword is impatiently waiting to see the Alonzo Gee situation resolved.
- Golden State Of Mind is high on Harrison Barnes.
- Celtics Blog writes that Jason Terry isn't a perfect replacement for Ray Allen.
- SLC Dunk reflects on the work of Jeff Hornacek.
- Bucksketball goes around the horn to preview the 2012/13 season.
- Pounding The Rock talks Las Vegas.
- Waiting For Next Year breaks down the Cavs' upcoming season schedule.
- Rufus On Fire is looking forward to watching Michael Kidd-Gilchrist this year.
- Bullets Forever gets to know A.J. Price.
- Liberty Ballers asks if the 76ers are playoff bound.
- The Basketball Post previews the 2012 Olympics.
- NBA 24 7 365 has ten games that they suggest skipping.
- Swish Appeal looks at Great Britain's women's team.
- The Hoop Doctors talk Nate Robinson.
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